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Rail News: June 2006

June 30

CSXT to conduct maintenance blitz on line between South Carolina and Kentucky

MBTA redesigns car to carry more bicyclists

FreightCar America begins to deliver Wheeling & Lake Erie's first-ever new cars

ENSCO reaches $100 million mark in annual sales

June 29

LA MTA reaches tentative agreements with three unions

BNSF appoints Lambley as liaison to agricultural product shippers

Schneider National names separate intermodal, truckload presidents

Greenbrier's car deliveries, backlog fall in fiscal third quarter

MiTek Industries to acquire Robbins Engineering

June 28

CPR, steelworkers union hammer out tentative contract

Hub Group founder, intermodal pioneer Yeager obtains honorary degree from Denver university

CSXT to construct Virginia crossover next month

Rush, Quinn take on new positions at R.J. Corman Railroad Group

Emro takes helm as American Railcar Leasing's CEO

June 27

Push-pull passenger-rail operations are safe, FRA says

CSXI's July fuel surcharge to drop 0.5 percentage points

Buffalo & Pittsburgh restores service after repairing fire-damaged bridge

Shipper assigns fertilizer hoppers to GE Rail Services' freight-car maintenance program

June 26

STB data shows U.S. Class Is remain in hiring mode

CSXI scores success with chassis pool program

June 23

AAR Week No. 24 report: Coal plays lead role in U.S. roads' traffic surge

BMWED members re-elect Simpson as president, elect other officers

June 22

Hahs wins re-election as BLET's national president

RailComm installs automation system at UP yard

Bombardier to build third people mover system for Las Vegas airport

CN to use ultrasonic system to extend bridges' lifespan

June 20

NJ Transit to launch express service between New York, Atlantic City

BNSF's Piggott and Bischler to take on VP positions, Murray to retire

Santa Clara VTA names two top execs

Shumsky to head Florida East Coast's human resources department

BLET members reelect five National Division officers

June 19

UP sets first seven-day carloadings record outside fall peak

Utah Transit Authority gains $489 million federal grant for FrontRunner project

Kansas City Southern to install Wabtec's train/dispatching management system on U.S. and Mexican roads

Alaska Railroad shuffles executive staff

June 16

CN elevates Jablonski, Ruest to SVP level

Toll-free emergency phone numbers should be posted at more grade crossings, FRA says

NS orders 1,600 coal cars from FreightCar America

June 15

UP sets several coal train loading records in May

U.S. needs a 'truly intermodal' transportation system, NCIT's Sherry says

SEPTA to rehabilite trolley line

Trinity completes sale of fittings group

TieTek adds Darnell, House and Brink to executive ranks

June 14

KCS names Shoener president and COO; Haverty remains chairman and CEO

Kopp to join California High Speed Rail Authority

CN, KCS place orders for more than 100 locomotives

Same-railroad carloads fall for RailAmerica, Genesee & Wyoming in May

BNSF transports Asian steam locomotives to Illinois for RDC

June 13

RailComm to supply remote-control locomotive switching system to limestone miner

June 12

U.S. railroads originate record-setting number of carloads in May, AAR says

Utah, California agencies place joint locomotive order with MotivePower

Four Anacostia & Pacific small roads to spend millions on infrastructure and equipment

June 9

KCS appoints Borrows, Cornelsen to high-ranking financial positions

UP sponsors 37th tank car safety course at TTCI

June 8

BNSF sets units-handled record in May

Metrolink's monthly passenger count reaches 1 million for the first time

Siemens to provide traction control systems for passenger cars and locomotives

Railmark Holdings acquires short line and dinner train operator Coe Rail

BNSF to rely on rail fans' eyes and ears to help spot suspicious activity

Jarrett to manage DTE Rail Services' Indiana rail-car repair shop

June 7

Kansas City Southern to launch daily container/trailer service between Mexico and the U.S. Southeast

KCSR teams up with Louisiana DOT to upgrade 300 crossings

Tucker to head Virginia rail and public transportation department

Faiveley Transport appoints Tomar VP of marketing and business development

June 6

FTA launches joint procurement pilot program

WMATA realigns management structure

BNSF gets more bang for the buck at the diesel pump

Trimaran Capital Partners to purchase Standard Steel

RailWorks appoints transit division president, two risk management department heads

RailComm completes operating rules training for Indiana commuter road, short line

June 5

SEPTA, UTU reach tentative pact for conductors

June 2

Minnesota governor signs bonding bill for Northstar project

Shurstad takes Pacer International's presidential reins, passes Pacer Stacktrain's top seat to Finkbiner

L.B. Foster to provide fasteners for Canada Line

Trinity Industries sells fittings group

June 1

Schneider National to launch container service with CSXI and KCS

Surface transportation trade between the United States and NAFTA partners hits high-water mark in March

Chicago SouthShore orders 100 gondolas from Trinity Industries

GE/Credit Suisse joint venture to invest millions in transportation infrastructure

UP names Florence, Yedlick to general transportation superintendent positions

Trainyard Tech to install process control system at NS yard

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