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Rail News: January 2010

January 29

CP: Encouraging quarterly results cap off year on 'positive note' AAR weekly report: U.S. roads score more carloads for first time in 2010 DART, TRE land FRA funds for double-track project WMATA to implement four-month fare hike in March National Gateway's Ohio terminal will be high-tech, 'green' facility, CSX says

January 28

Visit HSRupdates.com for high-speed stimulus grant coverage NS: A few baby steps against the force of strong headwinds KCS boosts income, cuts costs and drives down its operating ratio Class Is set 2010 capital spending budgets Berkshire to replace BNSF on S&P 500 UP launches track upgrades in Arizona, lands on HR magazine's 'most-admired' list

January 27

High-speed rail grant announcement coming tomorrow APTA's Millar weighs in on pending stimulus grant announcement CN bucks headwinds to boost income, increase traffic from 3Q's level Transbay authority obtains loan for S.F. transit center's first phase Metra needs to offer more weekday service on Heritage Corridor, Rep. Lipinski says BNSF beefs up domestic container services NS: Hurlbut to succeed Dimino in top audit role, Bell joins board Updates from Bombardier, HDR, Amberg Technologies, RailComm and Loram

January 26

CN unveils new leadership team B.C. port's '09 volume reaches 12-year high; UP wins 3PL's '09 intermodal award CSXT's plant project scorecard: 92 in '09 Serious crimes committed on MBTA's system fall to 30-year low Greater Cleveland RTA's Calabrese joins USDOT's ITS committee

January 25

STB report: U.S. Class I workforce drops in December New York MTA seeks public feedback on proposed service changes President Obama nominates candidates for Amtrak's board, NTSB and NLRB Wisconsin & Southern calls on feds, state to provide funds for 'shovel-ready' projects CTA adds more station cameras, analyzes rail-car cameras Updates from Siemens Mobility, Thales, Axion International and Halcrow

January 22

BNSF scores with cost control, misses with revenue and operating ratio AAR weekly report: Carloads down in U.S., up in Canada and Mexico NTSB calls on FRA to require cameras, audio recorders in all cabs CTA's ridership slips 1 percent in 2009 Denver RTD to install ATS systems on 117 light-rail cars Updates from Bombardier, GATX, Alstom, CAF and TranSystems

January 21

UP: Financial results a result of the recession, but operational results a matter of resolve Wisconsin bill would create regional transit authority, advance commuter-rail line Berkshire shareholders OK Class B stock split STB to investigate CN's compliance with EJ&E merger conditions L.A. port registers only monthly gain of '09 in December

January 20

California grassroots group seeks to expand statewide HSR support APTA's Guzzetti talks high-speed challenges, opportunities 'Operating leverage' pulls CSX through 2009's financial quagmire Longbow survey: Freight-car demand, lease rates remain flat Tie purchases soar, production stabilizes in December, RTA says Kinder Morgan acquires three unit train ethanol terminals from USD Staten Island Railway to collect fares at remodeled Tompkinsville station Updates from EMD, Siemens, CIT, Alstom and Thales

January 19

Russian Railways marks one month of high-speed service Class Is, unions pledge donations to aid earthquake-ravaged nation Long Beach port pumps up volume in December; Vancouver port adds dual-hoist cranes KCSR to retrofit five locomotives WMATA seeks public input on deficit-reducion options Amtrak Virginia adds Burke Centre stop on Northeast Regional route

January 18

New York MTA lost millions of riders - and dollars - last year, state comptroller says WMATA GM Catoe to step down in April VRE sets single-day ridership record; TriMet and Capitol Corridor serve fewer riders in December BNSF nears 5,000th grade crossing closure in 10 years Neuburger to succeed Filler as TransitCenter's leader Updates from Icahn Enterprises/American Railcar Industries, Imagemap and TranSystems

January 15

Research institute proposes Ohio high-speed manufacturing center Study: Chicago-St. Louis high-speed link would create jobs, reduce CO2 emissions AAR weekly report: U.S. railroads off to rocky start in 2010 Virginia's DRPT installs new leader, releases draft freight-rail study Canadian capital advances light-rail system plan Ohio rail commission to help fund rail spur, bridge projects Sen. Dorgan to discuss Empire Builder service with Amtrak, BNSF Updates from Alstom Transport, Ansaldo STS and Knorr-Bremse Group

January 14

AAR, USDOT data show freight flows on way up after steep fall USDOT to change FTA's funding guidelines for major transit projects Amtrak sets quarterly ridership record, awards Connecticut bridge contract Metrolink cuts service, costs to balance budget California short line obtains environmentally friendly motive power

January 13

Bombardier supplies traffic-control system for Chinese high-speed line Florida high-speed group launches new advocacy campaign LaHood addresses HSR grants during TRB annual meeting FRA releases final PTC implementation rule UP and BNSF tout intermodal volume, service achievements in '09 Corn production poised to set record in 2010, USDA says Leadership changes on tap at NJ Transit, Hampton Roads Transit Patriot Rail promotes two execs; Livonia, Avon & Lakeville nears 45th anniversary Updates from I.D. Systems, Thales, Electro-Motive Diesel, RailComm and ARINC

January 12

Infrastructure upgrades, PTC and new rolling stock on Amtrak's 2010 agenda KCSR restructures operating department Short-line carloads tumble 25 percent in '09, RMI says CTA caps off Brown Line capacity expansion program Caltrain owner, Santa Clara VTA and Denver RTD elect officers

January 11

CSXT, Georgia team up to bolster rail security SFMTA can start final design for Central Subway, FTA says North Carolina DOT contracts interim short-line operator, partners with railroads to upgrade nine crossings WMATA seeks public feedback on ways to make up budget shortfall Wise to succeed Rickershauser as BNSF's network development head Updates from Portec Rail Products and Nomad Digital

January 8

Study: Economic benefits of Kansas-Oklahoma rail service would far outweigh cost CHSRA executive director Morshed to retire in March AAR weekly report: U.S. roads end year on carload downtick LIRR, Metro-North set on-time performance records in '09 Rail labor unions to launch national contract talks with NCCC Genesee Valley Transportation promotes Chesier, appoints Blount BART to provide free tickets to military personnel on leave Updates from Greenbrier, GE Transportation, B.H.I.T./Banyan Rail Services, FreightCar America and Unit Rail

January 7

STB blesses Alaska Railroad's plan to build North Pole line MBTA extends operator's contract, institutes operational improvements Reading & Northern acquires Towanda-Monroeton short line UTA seeks public feedback on draft environmental report for light-rail extension WMATA creates anti-terrorism team

January 6

Scott Wilson Group to help oversee Saudi Arabian high-speed project APTA lines up keynote speakers for HSR seminars Washington state port lands federal appropriation for rail spur Long Island Rail Road takes wraps off Brooklyn terminal Montreal port handled more grain, less containers last year Mulvey succeeds Nottingham as STB's vice chairman Gov. Quinn tabs Flores to chair Illinois Commerce Commission Updates from Siemens, AECOM Technology, RailComm and Kelso Technologies

January 5

First of four Alstom high-speed trains on the way to Finland UP's coal train loadings slipped a bit at year's end CN above, CP below annual grain revenue cap, transportation agency says Boardman to head Amtrak for 'indefinite' period Rhode Island purchases property for 'South County' commuter-rail station IANA installs new chairman, board members

January 4

Minnesota DOT outlines state's high-speed priorities Bombardier/Talgo consortium to maintain Spanish high-speed trains AAR weekly report: Intermodal up, carloads down for U.S. railroads Connecticut commission to consider funds for double-tracking Amtrak line RAC report: Canadian railroads envision 2010 rebound NJ Transit to resume stops in South Amboy WMATA to restore, enhance 42 stations An update from Trinity Industries and Quixote << Previous Next >>
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