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Rail News: February 2010

February 26

Tax credit bills top of mind in D.C. at annual 'Day on the Hill' AAR report: Weak coal demand drags down U.S. roads' weekly carloads LACMTA adds underground alternative to Regional Connector study Denver RTD advances FasTracks program measures WMATA to outfit cars with door control, rollback protection devices Updates from Bombardier, Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, AECOM, RailComm and Ricardo

February 25

U.S. Class I workforce a smidge smaller in January, STB says CSXI, UP to provide new domestic interline container program IPO, discontinued operation impact RailAmerica's quarterly results Haley joins San Francisco MTA as transit director Class 8 truck demand to remain flat for rest of year, FTR says

February 24

High-speed finance conference comes to Chicago Oberstar bill would give feds jurisdiction over transit-rail safety New York MTA to furlough 1,100 workers DART to delay opening of Orange Line's initial segment Iowa Pacific Holdings' U.K. subsidiary reconnects to Network Rail line UP receives National Governors Association's PPP award Updates from Cubic Transportation Systems, Wabtec, Steel Dynamics, Progress Rail Services. Also: In Memoriam: Joseph Silverio

February 23

Metra contracts TranSystems to design CREATE's Englewood flyover NYCT's annual ridership falls for first time in six years Michigan short line's MOW workers join BMWED NTSB adds passenger-car design to 'most wanted' safety improvements list Deibler to head newly formed Railroad Management Association

February 22

AAR weekly report: Heavy snow weighs down U.S. carloads KCS replaces BNSF on Dow Jones Indexes' transportation average WMATA takes 'inventory' of long-term capital needs Tie purchases slip, production holds steady in January, RTA says Seven freight-rail firms form 'Xrail' alliance in Europe Updates from Alstom, ArcelorMittal Steelton, OnTrackAmerica, Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, and Con-way Multimodal

February 19

US Railcar/ARI establish joint venture to manufacture DMUs Illinois lawmakers to consider creating HSR authority AAR conference shines spotlight on freight railroads' public policy goals, concerns IANA: Domestic container volumes ruled intermodal roost again in Q4 NJ Transit, WMATA seek ways to bridge budget gaps TSI slips slightly in December Transport Workers Union rejects SFMTA agreement Updates from US Railcar, FreightCar America, Koppers, RMI and ShipXpress

February 18

Virginia DRPT chooses route for higher-speed intercity service Siemens gears up to manufacture HSR trains in the U.S. HNTB survey: Americans still interested in high-speed rail USDOT doles out 51 TIGER grants for projects in 41 states, D.C. Double-digit carload growth in offing for Class Is, Baird analysts say FRA launches trespass prevention study in south Florida TransLink, DCTA, CSXT and Watco appoint execs SacRT seeks public input on mixed developments near stations

February 17

Russian Railways to launch high-speed service to Finland Two NYC-area projects to advance after feds dole out stimulus dollars CN assigns six execs to marketing team International experience, expertise shared at APTA/UIC high-speed practicums Greater Cleveland RTA locks in 2010 budget, factors in service cuts and layoffs GWI's new Canadian subsidiary to serve Quebec iron-ore mine Updates from L.B. Foster/Portec and Greenbrier Management Services

February 16

TriMet: MAX rail trips climb, bus trips tumble in January St. Louis Metro advances long-range transit plan UP to upgrade Houston-area line California rail constituents launch trespassing prevention campaign Washington state town seeks federal dollars to buy short-line segment Updates from Harsco, Ansaldo STS, Bombardier, EMD and MER MEC

February 12

APTA/UIC's High Speed Practicum - Chicago: Day Three BNSF shareholders back Berkshire buyout; deal nears finish line Ferromex, Ferrosur and KCSM reach rate agreement AAR report: U.S. railroads boost carloads for third-straight week CTA's board OKs bond sale for rail-car order, appoints acting general counsel L.A. MTA to review Eastside Corridor options with the public

February 11

APTA/UIC's High Speed Practicum - Chicago: Day Two AAR: U.S. carloads down, intermodal volume up in January TriMet proposes fare hike, service cuts to balance FY2011 budget Mississippi port authority helps fund rail line study RailAmerica's carloads climb in January MBTA offers commuters more real-time train arrival information

February 10

APTA/UIC's High Speed Practicum - Chicago: Day One Utah Transit Authority proposes TRAX, FrontRunner service cuts TriMet seeks public input on light-rail line NYCT to rehab five Pelham 6 line stations Sanchez Ugarte steps down as TMM president Updates from Bombardier, Hatch Mott MacDonald, EMD, Gannett Fleming and Schneider National

February 9

Amtrak awards maintenance shop contracts, steps up security for Winter Olympics Riverport Railroad receives option to buy industrial park, pursues 'rail-car mall' project New Mexico's Rail Runner to hike fares, suspend some service Baniewicz to manage The T's commuter-rail project Genesee & Wyoming's carloads fall in 2010's first month

February 8

USDOT approves $303.9 million in loans for Denver station rehab FTR: Intermodal reaches market share high in 4Q; heavy truck orders fall to seven-year low in January Genesee & Wyoming's revenue falls, operating ratio climbs RMI index: Short lines' carloads inch up in January Moody's downgrades ACTA's bond ratings Updates from GE Transportation, Thales, Bombardier, CIT Group and STV

February 5

Rep. Mica continues to push for high-speed service in NEC AAR weekly report: U.S. railroads register another carload gain CN to establish large logistics park near Calgary MARTA seeks public feedback on FY2011 budget, cost-cutting options UP's coal train loadings continued to lag in January Montreal, Maine & Atlantic pursues line abandonment as 'last resort' Updates from Bombardier, SKF, Kelso Technologies, Thales and HNTB Corp.

February 4

FTA rating 'positively positions' BART extension for New Starts dollars, VTA says Honolulu light-rail system set to receive $55 million in feds' FY2011 budget Montreal port's volume dropped in '09, but export grain posted gain Garth succeeds Herman as GM of Watco's Baton Rouge Southern Illinois commission OKs upgrades to five grade crossings

February 3

FTA: Proposed FY2011 federal budget would fund 27 major transit projects San Francisco subway's second phase receives 'medium-high' FTA rating UTU, TCU join OneRail coalition Alexander succeeds Bonjour as BNSF's AVP-technology services Reiner to succeed Dungan as Chlorine Institute president Updates from Ansaldo STS, Union Tank Car, ARINC, Parsons Brinckerhoff and Arch Wood Protection

February 2

ITI's Carmichael lauds Administration's HSR vision during Alabama address USDOT's FY2011 budget backs transit safety, infrastructure grant program Updated STB study: Railroads' rate hikes not a market power play Sacramento agency faces more service cuts, layoffs to cover budget shortfall Illinois provides $45 million for Chicago-to-Quad Cities passenger service Monique Pegues, The T's government relations point person who had a 'passion for transit,' passes away

February 1

Amtrak to conduct high-speed study in Michigan Hanson Professional Services to conduct high-speed analysis in Illinois USDOT's FY2011 budget earmarks $1 billion for HSR HNTB appoints high-speed group leader Gertler as SVP CREATE partners land $133 million in federal ARRA funds for flyover STB rules UP must provide new rates to chlorine shipper; Class I disputes decision Freight-car deliveries to total 16,000 in 2010, 21,000 in 2011, EPA says Shucet succeeds Townes as Hampton Roads Transit CEO CSXT, UTU forge agreement on tentative five-year pact Updates from New York Air Brake, CXT, Sam Schwartz Engineering, OnTrackAmerica and Tartaglia Railroad Services << Previous Next >>
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