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Rail News: November 2006

November 30

FRA report: Fatigue a train accident-causing risk railroads could reduce by changing crew scheduling practices UP changes proposed San Antonio intermodal terminal's layout to ease school district's traffic concerns Bombardier Transportation increases income, logs more orders in third quarter AAR issues 2006 edition of 'Railroad Facts' publication Cubic, EDS receive RFID award for jointly developed smart card

November 29

CN sets 2007 capex budget at $1.4 billion Biggs to succeed Randolph as TCU's international secretary-treasurer CTA to purchase 7,000 composite crossties from TieTek Idaho short line installs Transpo's crossing panel system at Boise grade crossing GATX decorates freight cars to promote Chicago museum's model railroad exhibit

November 28

Sound Transit to begin final design on University Link extension October tie purchases and production plummet below seasonal averages, RTA says BNSF names Kotter VP of customer integration Wabtec to acquire German friction product supplier Becorit GmbH CSXI to raise monthly fuel surcharge for first time since September Bombardier to build 34 driverless light-rail vehicles for Vancouver's TransLink

November 27

Bank of America Securities' shipper survey shows railroads' performance on the uptick as year winds down Bombardier to build more high-capacity trains for French railway TTCI upgrades car analytic simulation tool March Networks, Bombardier to install surveillance system on London Underground trains Carmanah Technologies sets sales, revenue records in third quarter

November 22

CSXI counts on additional capacity, technology to meet demand NS promotes Mazur to head strategic planning Nebraska railway council issues grants to three short lines Railroads move share of all-time-high valued freight across U.S. borders in 2005, BTS says HDR acquires NYC-based engineering firm

November 21

MBTA unveils draft five-year capital plan U.S. transit officials study European passenger-rail safety initiatives Russian steelmaker Evraz Group to acquire rail producer Oregon Steel Mills Gannett Fleming, Dering Consulting Group create joint venture consulting firm ENSCO names Kesler VP of rail technology division

November 20

Deal to build bridge component plant for PRB project a 'calculated risk,' DM&E says CN's fuel surcharge to go down on New Year's Day WMATA receives recognition for New York Avenue Station public-private partnership DART appoints Adler to head procurement UP: Ringing in the holiday season by bringing Christmas trees to California IANA installs Sonzala as chairman, elects other officers RMI recognizes railroads and shippers with 'Fast Track' awards

November 17

CPR forecasts earnings, revenue gains next year Denver RTD launches Southeast Corridor service CN opens grain distribution center in Edmonton Charlotte transit agency gets green light on 2030 system plan Pan Am Railways appoints Fink president, names six other execs Metro-North refurbishes Yonkers police offices Global Railway's G & B Specialties acquires ESSCO's rail gear line

November 16

CTA approves $1.1 billion operating budget, $2.7 billion five-year capital program Four chemical shippers form panel to promote development of new chlorine tank-car designs Pacer names Uremovich to succeed retiring Orris as chairman, CEO Houston METRO to install Wi-Fi network at 47 locations Ohio scenic railroad tabs Wait as president, CEO Three women graduate from Massachusetts rail operator's engineer training program CN installs wireless chassis tracking system at Brampton terminal

November 15

RailAmerica to be acquired by asset management firm, become private company LA MTA's Catoe to take the reins as WMATA's general manager Canada to provide millions for transit security improvements Former RailAmerica CEO Marino forms holding company, acquires first short line Miller wins IANA's 2006 Silver Kingpin Award; chassis pool team takes home achievement award Koppers: Heller to succeed Ladd, Woerle to succeed Heller in rail products division LIRR contracts Interfleet to monitor, manage service vehicles Mitsui Rail Capital names three execs

November 14

Wheeling & Lake Erie lands second RRIF loan UP marks opening of state-of-the-art locomotive shop at Nebraska yard Providence and Worcester's revenue, income climb in third quarter IANA names Denver, Maryland universities as scholarship award recipients STB's Nottingham names Campbell chief of staff Pacer's intermodal, specialized trucking divisions win top transportation and logistics honors Global Railway registers revenue, earning gains in third quarter

November 13

AAR: U.S. and Canadian railroads move more intermodal loads, fewer carloads in week No. 44 KCSM, Nuevo León to jointly develop regional logistics hub in Mexico MARTA OKs $13.8 million budget adjustment to improve system Schneider National finds fast lane with Mexico Express intermodal service Murray to succeed White as GM of BNSF's Southwest Division Bombardier to supply vehicles, upgrade systems for Las Vegas airport people mover Watco names Hamilton GM of two Pacific Northwest short lines

November 10

MBTA restructures fares NS, state rail commission to upgrade 18 crossings in Ohio town New Mexico government agencies mull options for commuter-rail extension UP's military recruiting efforts earn magazine's No. 1 rank for second-straight year Indiana short line to serve new Honda assembly plant Tacoma port reconfigures two junctions to speed up rail traffic Ohio rail commission to provide loans, grants for three freight-rail projects Cubic to upgrade WMATA's fare-collection system

November 9

Voters approve transportation ballot measures NJ Transit proceeds with Penn, South Amboy station projects Wisconsin & Southern proposes funding plan to ensure state-owned track is 286k-compliant by 2015 Mediation board releases Metro-North union coalition from mediation ARI overcomes production shutdown, sets earnings and backlog records in third quarter Minnesota rail authority seeks short-line operator for steel mill spur Koppers promotes Bryon and McCormack to VP positions, appoints Stadler to board Bombardier to supply 100 TRAXX locomotives to Spanish railway

November 8

Transportation Services Index ends three-month slide in September BNSF sets coal tonnage record in October KCS makes management changes in U.S. and Mexican operating departments California voters approve transportation improvement measures Russack to retire as BNSF's corporate communications chief; Keating to assume his VP post Bombardier/Alstom consortium to supply trains to Swiss railway CN names Kachroo to newly created sales, marketing position

November 7

Wabtec Railway Electronics to install ETMS on Metra locomotives, cars North Dakota contracts consultant to develop container unit-train service for state's ag products CN recognizes four short lines' freight-car reporting performance UP-sponsored tank-car safety course at TTCI logs 28 'graduates' Amtrak, Wandrian to launch Web-based booking system for international travel agents Timken promotes Mihaila, Fracassa to SVP

November 6

North American intermodal volume reaches record 3.7 million units in third quarter, IANA says Houston METRO posts ridership record in FY2006 LA MTA reduces travel times on Metro Gold Line BNSF seeks to buy land in Dallas industrial park for proposed intermodal terminal Bombardier to supply 51 MOVIA trains to Shanghai metro Greenville & Western Railway assumes control of former CSXT line TPI Composites to open freight-car deck plant in Ohio TRE's Sklannik to chair civil engineer society's transportation security group

November 3

U.S. railroads register carload and intermodal load gains in October, AAR says FTA green lights BART's Warm Springs extension Panhandle Northern Railroad workers join the BLET NJ Transit improves pedestrian crossings at stations Grain association to STB: Keep tabs on rail capacity, speed up rate challenge process Troy takes reins as Kelso Technologies (U.S.A.) president AREMA adds interactive job board to Web site

November 2

Florida East Coast Railway's profits, revenue rise in third quarter RTA report: Tie purchases and production tumble in September, but continue to outpace 2005 totals CSXI's November fuel surcharge to fall 1 percentage point Maryland Transit Administration installs surveillance system at Camden Yards station North Carolina Railroad to install CWR on 15 track miles Trinity increases revenue, boosts rail-car backlog in third quarter Intermodal vet Erickson to chair containerization history foundation

November 1

Mexican line reconstruction delays, after-tax charges lead to third-quarter loss for Genesee & Wyoming Illinois Western to serve Alternative Energy Sources' second ethanol plant in Land of Lincoln Carroll to step down as FreightCar America's chief executive SEPTA unveils new service center in headquarters CSXT supervisor takes home AAR's environmental employee excellence award Wright takes seat as VIA Rail chairman Greenbrier boosts rail-car backlog, increases earnings in FY2006 << Previous Next >>
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