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Rail News: August 2005

August 31

Hurricane Katrina puts the hurt on Class Is', other roads' operations

CPR creates scholarship program for female conductor trainees

BNSF takes home Honda's service award a seventh time

Veraldi to assume acting CEO post at Pittsburgh port authority

Triple Crown top intermodal service provider, magazine says

Greenbrier's GMS to process car hire payables for FECR

Kelso Technologies obtains first order for tank-car relief valve

August 30

June a boon for U.S. surface transportation trade with NAFTA nations, USDOT says

CSXI's fuel surcharge to surge upward in September

Watco reorganizes regions, shuffles management staff

Wabtec renews license agreements with long-time Japanese partners

Lamphere resigns from CN's board

August 29

Pacific Harbor Line to obtain air emission-reducing locomotives for L.A.-area ports

Transport Canada studies wayside horns at two Quebec crossings

Greenbrier places operating units under one corporate umbrella

Keep division membership at status quo, BLET members say

August 26

AAR update: U.S. roads set another weekly container volume record, register second-best intermodal volume week

BNSF restores joint BN/UP line in Wyoming's Powder River Basin

Burns marks first week on the job as Santa Clara VTA's GM

Washington state port to build rail/barge transfer facility

FRA grants $2.4 million to Tacoma-owned short line

Maryland Transit Administration increases parking at Penn Line station

August 25

Class Is' service metrics not showing many signs of improvement, Smith Barney/Citigroup says

Triangle Transit to choose developer for regional rail project

NJ Transit to rebuild Woodbridge Station

BNSF commemorates opening of high-tech locomotive shop in Nebraska

Harsco Track Technologies obtains multi-year rail grinding contract

August 24

New York MTA selects Lockheed Martin to develop integrated security system

KCS employees mark years without a reportable injury

UTU, carriers' committee continue contract negotiations

MultiModal to sponsor European freight railway planning workshop in Belgium next month

August 23

On a mission: Canadian transportation officials head to China next month

Short-line carloads up 9.2 percent in the second quarter, RMI says

BNSF posts signs, passes out free food to thank truckers for part in intermodal traffic growth

Modoc academy orders hybrid Green Goat switcher

Minami to helm USDOT's small, disadvantaged business office

August 22

FMSCA revises truckers' hours-of-service rules a second time within two years

Bombardier to manufacture 14 LRVs for Mexico's Metrorrey

CTA approves station equipment contract, pedestrian pathway agreements

Indiana Eastern Railroad to lease CSXT line

Union Switch & Signal lands large UP software contract

Timken promotes Demerling, Hill to new senior positions

August 19

AAR: U.S. roads post second-highest weekly traffic, fourth-highest weekly intermodal volume

Railroad employee count back on track, retirement board says

CN adjusts service plan to increase intermodal capacity

ENSCO promotes ATE division managers

August 18

Federal district court OKs class action settlement tied to NS' South Carolina derailment

Sound Transit begins to install rail on Central Link line

RTA report: Following seasonal pattern, crosstie purchases fall in July

FRA provides Oregon port $1 million to update gantry crane

MARTA receives two financial reporting honors

Cooper takes helm as Indiana ports' executive director

August 17

Alcatel appoints Perraud to succeed transport division GM Friesen

ALSTOM delivers commuter trains to Swedish transit agency

AAR releases annual report analyzing U.S. Class I data

August 16

Watco leases BNSF lines in Montana, launches Yellowstone Valley Railroad

UP to purchase 10 Green Goats from RailPower

St. Louis Metro to raise fares next week

BNSF Logistics lands second-consecutive top-10 ranking in 3PL shipper survey

Maner joins Crouch Engineering as project manager

August 15

Santa Clara VTA to obtain funds for BART extension engineering, land use study

BNSF begins to incorporate redesigned cab stand in new AC locomotives

Providence and Worcester's second-quarter revenue rises, earnings fall

Chinese railway contracts Parsons Brinckerhoff consortium to manage high-speed rail project

Global Railway's second-quarter revenue, expenses show effects from M&A transactions

EnviroFuels Rail adds Gross to sales force

August 12

AAR: U.S. roads continue to boost traffic; Canadian roads, TFM report mixed results

RailPower boosts second-quarter revenue, production

Timken named U.S. ambassador to Germany

Cubic installs fare-collection system in Australia

NS to expand grain shuttle program

Seip consulting business sold to Occor

August 11

RailAmerica's carloads drop in July

Expanding capacity, fine-tuning ONE Plan will help CSX reach service-improvement and growth goals, top execs say

BART updates anti-terrorism program

Genesee & Wyoming registers monthly carload rise in North America, Australia

Sutton to oversee Ontario Northland's passenger services

A. Stucki appoints three to VP posts

August 10

President to sign SAFETEA-LU bill today

BNSF to lease NACS-controlled containers to Swift Intermodal

No congestion yet at busy U.S. ports, retail federation report says

SEPTA continues reconstruction work on Market Street line

KCS to upload software, manage real-time data in three departments

Best Buy honors BNSF's intermodal service performance

Planning officer de la Loza leaves LA MTA

Haddock joins Trinity's board

August 9

Transportation Services Index registers third month-over-month rise in May

President Bush signs energy bill backing clean coal technology

Paducah & Louisville to lease CSXT line, create Class III operator

NS appoints Rumsey to succeed retired Sniffen as AVP of C&S

Parsons Brinckerhoff to help design Denver RTD's expansion project

Gorton to manage operations for UP's Wichita Service Unit

August 8

SAFETEA-LU includes $80 million for Minnesota commuter-rail line

IANA 2Q report: North American intermodal volume speeds ahead of 2004's pace, but growth rate slows

U.S. roads' weekly traffic volume hits high-water mark

Watco to launch second short line in Big Sky Country

DART to place long-range plan on public display

Austrian railway exercises 60-train option with Bombardier-led consortium

Wimmer to manage operations of UP's Portland Service Unit

August 5

U.S. roads register only monthly carload gain, but all North American roads move more intermodal loads in July, AAR says

Same name, different chief: Greater Cleveland RTA appoints Joyce to head transit police

Pennsylvania ponies up $8 million for 52 freight-rail projects

UP names Hunt AVP of operations

Metrolink, Amtrak hit one-million mark with joint ticketing program

Cuff to join CSXT as chief engineer-MOW capital programs

Trinity Industries increases income, revenue in the second quarter

August 4

Transit agencies anxious to obtain funds through SAFETEA-LU

Class Is make 'modest' strides with service metrics, Smith Barney/Citigroup says

California high-speed authority releases environmental, implementation plans

RTA report: June tie purchases, production post double-digit gain over May

MBTA opens renovated Savin Hill Station

GATX appoints Fretz lead director to bridge board, senior management

ACTA's Chairman Hahn, Vice Chairman Colonna switch seats

August 3

UP, CSXT to offer dedicated cross-country perishables service

KCS registers revenue gain, net loss during first quarter as sole TFM owner

Oregon commuter-rail project back on track

Dorn to leave FTA, join World Bank

UP to EPA: Railroad isn't liable for lead contamination in Omaha

Utah Transit Authority contracts Bombardier to build bi-level cars

AAR retiree Dettmann joins rail security consultant's staff

Alaska Railroad implements security awareness program

Former UTU Vice President Wible passes away

August 2

Cedar American to acquire 600 covered hoppers

Genesee & Wyoming's second-quarter financial performance not in peak form

CSXI's August fuel surcharge holds steady at 14.5 percent

Minnesota technical college to offer state's first conductor training program

TTX launches container chassis-management system

August 1

So long TEA-21, hello SAFETEA-LU: Congress finally approves $286 billion transportation bill

New York/New Jersey port authority green lights $2 billion World Trade Center Transportation hub project

CPR adds 10 branch lines to three-year abandonment plan

TriMet records highest-ever ridership in FY2005

UP acknowledges heritage with specially painted locomotives

Utah Railway engineers, conductors ratify BLET contract

The Andersons acquires two Master Chemical subsidiaries

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