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Rail News: June 2008

June 30

South Florida RTA gains recognition for bridge project, business strategies

Ansaldo STS OKs merger of Italian units; wins contracts in Italy and China

June 27

June carload swoon continues for U.S. and Canadian railroads, AAR data shows

SEPTA to lease passenger cars from NJ Transit

Federal court places preliminary injunction against UTU, sheet metal workers merger

Updates from Thales, Skanska, Alstom, MHF and Motiva Enterprises

June 26

UP-sponsored tank-car safety course nets 24 participants

Illinois commission OKs pedestrian underpass project

June 25

Nation needs to tap more of railroads' fuel efficiency and 'green' appeal, AAR's Hamberger tells Senate committee

Commercial equipment finance an active market in May, index shows

Rail Runner places event recorders on trains

Michigan State University marks first graduating class for railway management course

June 24

UP, NS partner to provide automotive co-loading service

BLET engineers, trainmen ratify Wheeling & Lake Erie contracts

June 23

MARTA to discuss potential rail extension to Gwinnett County

U.S. carloads plunge in latest week after damaging floods, AAR says

BNSF marks 4000th crossing closure in eight years, new intermodal customer coming to Chicago-area terminal

Updates from L.B. Foster, Union Switch & Signal, Pacer and SEKO

June 20

CEO poll: Fewer workers, more sales on many top execs' near-term agenda

CenterPoint Properties-commissioned study touts local benefits of proposed Chicago-area intermodal terminal/industrial park

Updates from Alstom, Energy Absorption, American Railcar Industries and Georgetown Rail Equipment

June 19

Independent proxy voting advisor backs four of TCI/3G's five CSX board nominees

COSCO to bring container vessels to Prince Rupert port

June 18

FRA-sponsored study targets T&E employees' work/rest patterns

Davies succeeds Benac as American Railcar Industries' CFO

Kush joins UP as AVP of corporate communications

June 17

SEPTA reaches tentative pact with transit police union

TCU's carmen members to vote on tentative Soo Line agreement

Grossman to retire from Genesee & Wyoming at month's end

Updates from GE, e-VERIFILE.COM, Bombardier and Nomad Digital

June 16

Alaska Railroad lands FRA grant to install PTC system on 68 locomotives

Updates from Lockheed Martin, Faiveley Transport, Siemens and TRANSED

June 13

FRA focuses attention on grade crossing accidents

Metro-North proposes Harrison Station transit-oriented development project

U.S., Canadian railroads report carload declines in June's first week

L.A. port's FY08-09 spending plan sets aside dollars for Pacific Harbor Line yard relocation project

McAllister joins Pittsburgh port authority as planning director

June 12

TCI/3G Capital Partners' CSX stock transactions violated federal securities laws, U.S. district court says

BNSF, NS to unveil new Columbus-to-L.A. container service next month

June 11

Sound Transit to expand Everett Station parking

Patriot Rail adds Louisiana & North West to short-line stable

BNSF appoints Rynearson AVP-compensation and benefits

Lasarte joins South Florida RTA board

June 10

UTU members ratify national agreement with carriers' committee

MBTA to start final design for Rockport Station

S.F. Bay area planners to prioritize transportation projects through 2035

Updates from National Railway Equipment, L.B. Foster, LightSpin Technologies, Azimuth Systems

June 9

Starling succeeds Shoener as KCS' president, COO

FRA seeks applications for intercity passenger-rail program

Caltrain wraps up Burlingame Station modernization

June 6

California Senate committee calls for more accountability, information from high-speed rail authority

SEC: TCI's CSX share transactions didn't violate federal security laws

North County Transit District pegs Patchett as interim director

AAR: U.S. railroads register more carloads, fewer intermodal loads in May

June 5

EMD retools old CPR locomotive into a 'Repower' unit

June 4

KCSM posts progress on 'paperless' car repair billing

VIA Rail ranks No. 35 in Canada's 'Top 100 Companies' list

North Carolina DOT to review crossing closure, improvement plans

Updates from Bombardier, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Skelly and Loy, and Wonderware

June 3

Permut to succeed Cannito as Metro-North president

BNSF names Gwilt, Irvin to HR management posts

Holt to oversee RailWorks' L.K. Comstock subsidiary, transit division

Watco acquires Fitzgerald Railcar Services' operations

Voyack joins NS as government relations director

June 2

Bethel to succeed Regan as CSXT's VP-mechanical

KCSR to introduce new management training program

Weyerhaeuser seeks 'strategic alternatives' for short line subsidiaries

Sound Transit to begin serving new Mukilteo station

CPR to clean grain from hopper cars' end sills

Genesee & Wyoming completes CAGY Industries acquisition

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