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Rail News: November 2005

November 30

NTSB issues recommendations on preventing train accidents, haz-mat mishaps Algoma Central Railway workers ratify CN contract KCSR closes two crossings, targets additional closures Bombardier Transportation registers less revenue, more orders CSXI's monthly fuel surcharge to drop in December NJ Transit to add, upgrade ticket vending machines Mathieu assumes RailPower Technologies' top post

November 29

New Mexico DOT to acquire BNSF mainline for commuter-rail service Orange County Transportation Authority approves five-year plan NJ Transit to be anchor tenant at NYC's Moynihan Station BNSF boots up Web page to attract candidates with military experience Miami-Dade Transit to review progress on airport extension VIA Rail appoints Fraser as director FreightCar America replaces metal coal-car component with plastic part

November 28

BNSF, South Dakota settle on new purchase price for state-owned line Canadian government to provide $110 million in transit security funding FY2006 transportation bill earmarks $6.5 million for BART extension to the Silicon Valley Greenbrier to reduce Canadian plant's rail-car production, workforce Canadian government to lease 12,000 grain hoppers to farmer coalition Westerfield joins New York & Atlantic as general superintendent Bay area transit agencies to develop regional rail plan

November 23

North American crosstie purchases rise, production falls in October Congress signs off on $8.6 billion FY2006 transit bill Long-time Providence and Worcester President Harrold passes away BART notes progress on earthquake safety project Cattron introduces digital event recorder for industrial locomotives Majority of Santa Clara Valley residents consider public transit a travel option Australian miner orders 10 SD70ACe locomotives from EMD Car accounting, services association elects 2006 officers

November 22

New Jersey short lines sign interline agreements with Conrail, CSXT and NS KCSR leases Mississippi branch to new Watco short line FTA should help cut light-rail project costs, transportation research center says Pittsburgh-area port authority, ATU agree on three-year deal Eight Canadian railroads obtain federal funds for clean-air projects UTU ratifies four-year agreement with SEPTA Transportation marketing association: Good-bye Trannys, hello Compass awards Small shipments association opens membership to all transportation modes

November 21

CSXT offers online interline prices for traffic terminating on NS, CPR New York/New Jersey port authority seeks planning assistance from universities AAR data: U.S., Canadian railroads move fewer carloads, more intermodal loads U.S. railroads remain in hiring mode, retirement board says Houston METRO restricts rail platforms to ticket holders Operation Lifesaver boots up new Web site, unveils new logo Rail travel group Wandrian names Bernat CEO L.B. Foster to turn Colorado rocket parts facility into rail component plant HNTB names Taylor associate VP for south Florida's public transportation projects

November 18

Young to succeed Davidson as UP's top executive CPR, British Columbia port to jointly improve rail infrastructure, service Amtrak's Cascades service sets annual ridership record CN celebrates 10th anniversary as publicly held company, sets strategy for next five years VIA Rail inks deal with Parsons to implement Wi-Fi service on trains, in stations Amtrak completes restoration of historical California depot Alabama short line's T&E workers join UTU MHF Logistical Solutions to launch 'smart' sensitive-cargo service St. Louis MetroLink extension contractors receive AGC honors

November 17

San Diego Trolley to begin preliminary engineering for new extension L.A. port sets container-volume record in October Bombardier-led consortium begins to build Korean light-rail line Class I 'ideally suited' to serve Asian shippers, BNSF says Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad names GM, managing director Short line association's legislative committee to meet during NRC's California conference Portec adds load securement catalog to Web site

November 16

House subcommittee holds hearing on Amtrak's state of affairs CPR's revenue and rates to rise, capital spending to drop in 2006 Senate bill seeks to secure U.S. ports, containers Amtrak's Northeast Corridor engineers, MOW workers issue strike warning CN, UTU come to terms on tentative contract for conductors Greater Cleveland RTA outlines 2006 spending plans L.A.-area transportation coalition members discuss ways to improve regional traffic flow Balfour Beatty recounts post-Katrina contract work SEPTA, UTU negotiate tentative pact Canadian regional, railway association train emergency responders

November 15

FRA, BNSF to test wireless switch monitors in dark territory TSA adds dogs, attracts transit agency to canine program Stefflres first duo to win IANA's Silver Kingpin Award Toronto agency begins prep work for third track UP to speed up trains on Iowa line Providence and Worcester's revenue up, income down in the third quarter Sound Transit to review transit options with local residents Transpo installs crossing system for Nebraska short line

November 14

BNSF appoints three execs to VP positions San Diego agency shovels dirt for SPRINTER maintenance building Caltrain registers ridership, revenue gains during FY2006's first quarter BNSF to fine-tune freight-car reservation program Intermodal industry veteran Beers joins Pacer Stacktrain as EVP RailComm provides automation systems for two UP yards DMJM Harris names three SVPs

November 11

Weekly AAR data: U.S. railroads' traffic still on the upswing Texas voters OK plan to fund rail-line relocations, crossing closures CTA approves budget, green lights line extension studies Las Vegas Monorail's ridership, revenue holds steady in October Genesee & Wyoming's traffic slows in October GCRTA contracts college to provide emergency-response training Waters joins Intermodal Transportation Institute's board Altamont Commuter Express to install surveillance cameras onboard trains Coe assumes post as GATX Rail's managing director

November 10

Amtrak supporters voice opinions on Gunn's termination New York state residents OK $2.9 billion transportation plan CTA awards $173 million signal contract Latest Amtrak reform bill would eliminate routes, on-board services Wal-Mart honors BNSF, Florida East Coast as carriers of the year RailAmerica registers carload gains in October Home Depot recognizes UP as railroad of the year NTSB to release latest wish list on transportation safety improvements Kelso Technologies lands pressure relief valve order from Rescar Industries

November 9

Rail delays cause moderate congestion at West Coast ports, retail federation says Amtrak fires Gunn, launches national search for new leader CPR to sell 92-mile line to Indiana Rail Road DART to discuss Irving/DFW light-rail extension UP's military recruiting efforts earn magazine's No. 1 rank Voith Turbo to supply transmissions for Russian railway's passenger cars Employees tout NS' connection to communities through speaker network Mitsui Rail makes changes to executive roster

November 8

USDOT to tighten reins on Amtrak SEPTA reaches tentative agreement with TWU, UTU Transportation Services Index in midst of two-month slide ATU-represented workers ponder strike at Pittsburgh port authority BNSF continues to upgrade joint PRB line House bill would silence train horns in suburbs during off-peak hours Snyder succeeds Daly as head of CSXT's network operations

November 7

DM&E to seek $2.5 billion federal loan to fund Powder River Basin project, additional trackwork FRA rule will require railroads to conduct more continuous-welded rail inspections Transport Canada places train-length limit on CN to prevent derailments in B.C. Sound Transit's light-rail extension receives 'high' FTA funding rank North American intermodal traffic increases for 14th-consecutive quarter, IANA says Greater Cleveland RTA begins to serve new Red Line station KCS adds Zuza, Banks to executive roster EnviroFuels contracts Romic to distribute rail products overseas

November 4

GAO: More business practice improvements needed at Amtrak AAR: 2005 could be banner year for U.S. rail workers' safety Senate adopts Amtrak reform bill Weather a damper on U.S. railroads' October carloads, AAR says Chamber of Commerce foundation outlines new transportation funding ideas The Andersons' rail division drives up income, revenue in the third quarter Harsco Track Technologies lands another long-term rail grinding contract Trinity Industries increases third-quarter revenue by one-third

November 3

KCS subsidiary buys 75 locomotives California high-speed authority OKs environmental report Copeland takes reins as Balfour Beatty Rail president BNSF installs steel-post fences to reduce wind force UTA postpones fuel surcharge plans RailPower to gauge Japanese market for hybrid locomotives Greenbrier's FY2005 revenue reaches $1 billion Indiana commuter-rail agency contracts RailComm to provide operating rules training

November 2

KCS' third-quarter results reflect benefits of TFM acquisition, detriments from hurricanes TWU, UTU enter third day of strike at SEPTA BNSF honors three short lines for 'exceeding expectations' STB to study Alaska Railroad line's environmental effects CSXI's monthly fuel surcharge continues to creep up CTA awards ATM, parking facility management contracts GE to build 300 locomotives for China's railway ministry

November 1

Green takes presidential reins at CPR; Ritchie remains CEO Genesee & Wyoming boosts third-quarter revenue in North America, Australia UP names four supervisors to new management positions 'Upbeat' rail-car market won't miss a beat next year, EPA says << Previous Next >>
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