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Rail News: October 2005

October 31

RailAmerica's earnings go up, but so do expenses TriMet to showcase final design plans for I-205 light-rail extension Transport Canada provides more federal funds for crossing projects Sentry Technology to provide traveling CCTVs for South African railway DART boots up Spanish Web site ESCO Equipment Service co-founder Gehr dies Canadian Hall of Fame announces 2005 inductees

October 28

Record busters: U.S. railroads register more than 250,000 intermodal loads in a week, AAR says Freight-car builders still on pace to eclipse 60,000 deliveries, ARCI says New York/New Jersey port authority displays design for new PATH cars Providence and Worcester, UTU sign dotted line on eight-year contract Amtrak to provide 'quiet car' on Hiawatha trains Emergency responders take UP's tank-car safety course at TTCI New Jersey coalition seeks STB ruling to provide states control over rail-yard waste sites GE Plastics introduces infrared-absorbing window application for public transit market

October 27

UP continues to follow operational, financial improvement path GO Transit to add, adjust service on two lines Florida East Coast boosts railway's revenue, operating profit MBTA to conduct training drill on commuter-rail line Houston METRO holds networking forum for small businesses Citizens for Rail Safety boot up informational Web site

October 26

NS overcomes hurricane's wrath, fuel costs to earn record quarterly income Third-quarter results: CSX posts record earnings, lowers operating ratio SEPTA prepares for potential strike CTA to poll public on 2006 spending plan Senate transportation committee holds hearing on rail security bill LA MTA seeks comments on Exposition light-rail project Wabtec's third-quarter sales up, expenses down Miami-Dade Transit contracts Parsons Brinckerhoff to manage rail, bus expansion L.B. Foster, CXT upgrade equipment at Nebraska concrete-tie plant

October 25

Third-quarter results: BNSF improves operating ratio more than 20 points, sets revenue record CPR registers record revenue, reduces operating ratio in the third quarter NJ Transit to phase-in service for second Hudson-Bergen line segment Houston METRO to develop mixed-use project above medical center BNSF's shuttle trains for Southwest Grain reach triple digits CN seeks to abandon seven Saskatchewan branch lines MBTA to expand commuter-rail lot Railtech Schlatter helps Steel Dynamics design CWR plant L.B. Foster to provide ties, continuous-welded rail for Utah rail line HDR acquires transportation consulting firm S.R. Beard

October 24

Senate approves $1.45 billion for Amtrak in FY2006 Canada to provide $500 million for rail, port infrastructure projects Metra proposes FY2006 budget, fare increase Nober to leave STB after chairmanship term expires at year end Amtrak to restore a portion of Sunset Limited service early next month Hawkins to succeed Endres as head of BNSF's governmental affairs RailtecMéxico 2006 coming to Guadalajara in January Santa Clara VTA seeks passenger feedback American Council of Railroad Women name UP's Marshall 'Woman of the Year'

October 21

BNSF to delay mileage-based fuel surcharge launch for several shippers New York/New Jersey port authority proposes record-high security budget U.S. railroads set second intermodal traffic record in two weeks, AAR says WMATA scores high in customer satisfaction Sound Transit ponders purchasing additional light-rail vehicles Crosstie purchases down, production up in the third quarter, RTA says APTA nears $100,000 in hurricane relief donations Maier to step down as RailPower's top exec Miami-Dade Transit to hold open houses on airport extension Hub Group sets quarterly net income record

October 20

U.S. railroads have a month to correct switch alignment problems, FRA says Hurricane Stan not kind to Genesee & Wyoming's Mexican railroad Utah Transit Authority to consider fuel surcharge RailWorks sells products/services division to newly formed Tangent Rail New funding model needed for intercity passenger rail, coalition says RailPower obtains orders for nine Green Goats, names Garcia to board Smart Card Alliance names new board leaders, members European standardization committee, railway association to share research, expertise

October 19

CN's third-quarter report card: 'A' for earnings, income and operating ratio Another year, another high-water mark for Amtrak's annual ridership Agreement requires the DM&E to improve safety program, FRA says APTA report: All modes post second-quarter increases Tri-Rail to unveil new Boca Raton station Steel Dynamics to acquire rival Roanoke Electric Steel WMATA offers online calculator to compute driving vs. fare costs RailWorks: List assumes chairman post, Levy takes top office Caltrain nears completion of Hillsdale Station project 10East customizes handheld computer for the rail market

October 18

Global Railway to close down YSD Industries TWU, UTU propose simultaneous strike at SEPTA NJ Transit puts finishing touches on station restoration project UP siding project under way in Portland DART elects board officers, names director Ohio railport installs warehouse management system Transportation Research Board's 85th annual meeting set for late January in D.C. Underwriters association provides data-gathering tips for rolling stock insurers

October 17

Sacramento RT posts record monthly ridership FRA to hand out more than $2 million in grants Rail-car deliveries still on the rise, two reports say NJ Transit to add service on several lines Long-time BNSF veterans Tolle, Grundmann to retire at year end Belden, the 'heart and soul' of UTU's national legislative office, dies Mohall Central to acquire, Northern Plains Railroad to operate BNSF's North Dakota line Alaska Railroad seeks public comments on Wasilla project's environmental report

October 14

U.S. railroads' carload traffic finally succumbs to weather-related woes, AAR says NJ Transit awards contracts for Hoboken Terminal development, restoration projects Déjá Vu: KCS to pre-pay property taxes to aid Hurricane Rita rebuilding efforts UP orders 111 environmentally friendly switchers from RailPower, MotivePower Siemens lands $84 million contract to build LRVs for Edmonton extension Bombardier-led consortium to provide FLEXITY trams for Austrian railway Strike at major customer's mine leads Ontario Northland to furlough workers, defer spending New York MTA names new police chief Parsons Brinckerhoff to design Edinburgh light-rail lines Brussels seminar sheds light on European rail industry research

October 13

Amtrak board approves resolution to create Northeast Corridor subsidiary NJ Transit continues ridership rebound BNSF, UP alter maintenance plan for joint Powder River Basin line Newton to head Cattron's North American rail services Amtrak trains to reach 95 mph in Michigan U.S. surface transportation trade with NAFTA partners tumbles in July after June gain Harsco Track Technologies adds ballast cleaning to service portfolio WMATA opens $17.4 million parking structure Transport Canada develops youth campaign to promote transportation jobs in Quebec

October 12

Government Accountability Office: Federal agencies need to better manage transit-rail security Escalating gas prices help Pittsburgh port authority attract passengers BNSF to install remote-controlled blue flag system at California yard Sacramento transit district to open light-rail extension LA MTA completes environmental work for Exposition light-rail line UP to unveil custom-painted locomotive honoring President Bush GE Rail Services adds Emro, Schitter to management staff Schneider National opens logistics office in China, closes loop on motion-based training simulators in North America

October 11

House, Senate consider FY2006 transit appropriation, bless security bill BART expands rush hour capacity BNSF honors employee team for simplifying wheat tariff system Amtrak expands ticket sales in international market Watco takes wraps off new Arkansas short line Lockheed Martin subcontracts Intergraph to provide software for New York MTA security system Small roads using RailSync services surpass 50 mark, Railinc says

October 10

CN only Class I to boost train speed in the third quarter, Smith Barney/Citigroup says WMATA completes summer trackwork CN police officers union ratifies two-year contract extension

October 7

NJ Transit ramps up security following NYC subway threat Not even hurricane-related traffic hiccups are slowing U.S. railroads' carload gains, AAR says CTA unveils $1 billion 2006 budget Transportation Services Index falls for second-straight month Chinese railways contracts TTCI for trackside acoustic detection technology UP caps off four-year crossing signage project DMJM Harris promotes Chmielinski to president, COO Cornerstone Systems opens Boston-area office

October 6

Amtrak to restore City of New Orleans, Crescent service FRA haz-mat advisory: Railroads, chemical shippers need to speed up, keep tabs on tank cars Congestion at major U.S. ports in the 'low' category, retail federation report says Pittsburgh port authority to gather public comments on Maglev project KCS makes advances on e-commerce curve BNSF's Krajenta, Weekley take home League of Railway Industry Women's top honors Utah Transit Authority opens $1.2 million light-rail station Longtime chair Williams to retire from San Diego MTS board Vest assumes Genesee & Wyoming VP post

October 5

D.C.-area leaders pledge to nail down dedicated dollars for WMATA USDOT to provide funds to restore transit service in the Big Easy BLET organizes 13th short line in three years GO Transit orders 26 locomotives from MotivePower Talgo/Bombardier to provide high-speed trains, power heads for Spanish railway Kohut out, McManaman in as Global Railway's chief exec Greenbrier appoints Wilsted to oversee operations, corporate development Kelso Technologies lands Mexican patent for pressure relief valve

October 4

NS reopens Katrina-damaged intermodal terminal, yard in Big Easy Eby joins FRA as deputy administrator BNSF's Keller wins economic development achievement award

October 3

It's official: RailAmerica adds Alcoa's four roads to short-line roster Contract squabbles continue for SEPTA, TWU Amtrak posts ridership gains on California trains BNSF seeks larger piece of Mexican business pie Thompson, Owen resign from Global Railway's board << Previous Next >>
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