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Rail News: July 2004

July 30

AAR traffic update: U.S. roads set fifth weekly intermodal volume record in 2004 Oregon's Tri-Met posts 16th consecutive year of record ridership Expenses take a large bite out of RailAmerica's second-quarter earnings U.K.'s ScotRail contracts Cubic to install electronic gating systems Texas grants to help five railroads obtain RailPower hybrid switchers FCM orders six tampers, one grinder from Harsco Track Technologies GATX promotes Ciancio, Duddy to SVP

July 29

CPR's second-quarter revenue surpasses $1 billion, operating ratio drops to 78 2Q: KCS registers fifth-straight quarter of revenue growth, earns net income vs. loss Tex-Mex adds second agent to canine patrol unit BLET wins 10th small road election since 2001 NRC, REMSA seek 'breakthough innovations' presenters for January conference

July 28

NS holds down costs, raises record revenue during the second quarter LA MTA cuts workers' compensation costs CSX's quarterly financial results reflect service problems, higher costs Korean city contracts Bombardier-led consortium to build line CPR, local agencies to conduct haz-mat accident response drill in Wisconsin South Florida RTA appoints citizen advisory committee member AAR releases annual Class I analysis report TNT Logistics to manage rail transportation at K.C. automotive facility

July 27

Financials: BNSF reports record quarterly freight revenue, earnings Greater Cleveland RTA makes the grade in self-analyzing report card CSXT caps off two-year infrastructure improvement project near Chicago South Florida RTA increases morning, afternoon rush hour service Consolidated Rail, CSXT, NS follow through on plan to restructure Conrail's debt New Hope Valley Railway celebrates centennial Druten joins KCS' board Greenbrier chairman files suit to prevent company from adopting 'poison pill'

July 26

UP agrees to sell Sacramento yard site to real estate developer TEA-21 reauthorization: Fifth extension pushes congressional vote into fall STB reschedules open voting conference to hearing date on small road line abandonment procedures WMATA obtains more federal funds for Blue Line extension Carmen Division lodge appoints Wilhelm acting local chairman Second-quarter financial scorecard: Wabtec increases sales, reduces debt

July 23

AAR traffic totals for week 28: U.S., Canadian roads remain on carload growth track Federal funds to help pay for preliminary engineering on Virginia corridor CPR claim seeks full freight-bill payment from coal shipper CTA completes Cermak branch station work TTX adds, modifies cars to keep up with railroads' rising equipment demands FTA awards $2.3 million to Rutgers University for public transportation training programs Cattron-Theimeg obtains locomotive remote-control system orders from Belgian, Swiss railroads French transit authority contracts ALSTOM to supply CITADIS trams New York Regional Rail settles yard-dumping suit

July 22

UP's mid-year financial report: Despite high traffic volume, sluggish service slashes earnings North Carolina's Triangle Transit Authority obtains federal funds for commuter-rail line Majority of CAW-represented workers approve strike as option to prompt VIA Rail contract negotiations KCS partners with Mississippi transportation department to improve, close crossings Maryland Transit Administration adds fare inspectors to prevent freeloaders In memoriam: Former Wabtec President, CEO Davies Harsco Track Technologies lands Stoneblower order 'Down Under' Holland acquires E. O. Paton International

July 21

CSXT's car shops in overdrive to increase coal hopper supply Amtrak, Pennsylvania ready to resume Keystone Corridor plan BNSF employees remain 'On Guard' for suspicious items, activity Cleveland participates in program linking home buying to public transportation Rail-car orders, deliveries still on the rise, ARCI says NYCT to fill in the gaps on station's platforms Portec Rail Products to acquire Salient Systems

July 20

Fluid network key to CN's second-quarter, first-half financial success USDOT transportation center contracts TIAX to analyze passenger car safety Truckers' recently revised hours-of-service rules are illegal, federal appellate court says Bombardier appoints Pihl to head finance National Cargo Security Council expands certification program on anti-terrorism, theft VIA Rail partners with Expedia to expand online offerings UP obtains software to distribute business data online Rail Transit '04 coming to Baltimore in fall UTU-represented Rochester & Southern workers ratify first contract in three years

July 19

AAR traffic update: U.S., Canadian roads continue to pump up volume past year's midpoint Los Angeles MTA begins light-rail extension BNSF's prevention program targets trespasser fatalities National Mediation Board offers online 'help desk' D.C.-area transit training tunnel obtains 'innovation' award Software companies team up to provide transit project management tools SSA Global acquires Arzoon's assets

July 16

CN consolidates five U.S., Canadian bulk commodity groups into one unit North County Transit District proceeds with passenger-rail line House subcommittee earmarks $80 million for Sound Transit's Central Link Next phase of passenger security screening program shifts to Connecticut UP to construct child development center near Omaha digs NJ Transit approves FY2005 budget Midwestern track maintenance workers ratify CN contract Pennsylvania ponies up more than $7 million to help small roads improve infrastructure Iowa Interstate promotes EVP Miller to president

July 15

CN: BC Rail now a done deal Amtrak's outlook is stable, Standard & Poor's says Las Vegas monorail now newest strip attraction USDOT forms credit council to oversee department-wide loan programs House bill would require railroads to keep local responders in the loop on haz-mat car moves, stops Steelroads Web site expands short-line event reporting tool

July 14

Greenbrier more than doubles quarterly revenue, records record rail-car backlog Appeals court rules in favor of New York Regional Rail in adverse abandonment case WMATA preps Largo Town Center extension for late 2004 opening Amtrak's Acela Express campaign pays dividends Rail America posts monthly, year-to-date carload gains Parsons Brinckerhoff creates "place making" division BNSF unveils 'online marketplace' to connect shippers, transloaders

July 13

Union Pacific, AAR respond to NY Times grade crossing safety series MBTA to begin security checks before Democratic National Convention CPR selects NS' TransWorks for intermodal platform Former UTU presidents receive two-year sentences

July 12

KCS opens fuel loading facility in Oklahoma CSXI charging fee to pick up empty intermodal equipment in southern California BLET members elect northern district general committee officers

July 9

UP to control carload volume as fall peak preparation measure NJ Transit obtains FTA grants for line extension, station renovation Through June, U.S. roads show no signs of traffic slowdown, AAR says U.S. roads register huge gain with first-half grain moves, USDOT says Alameda Corridor's governing board: Chairman Colonna, Vice Chairman Hahn switch seats International Union of Railways report recommends ways to improve European rail infrastructure

July 8

KCS boots up Web-based car tracing application Minneapolis light-rail line well-received during service's first week BNSF adds shutdown systems to three Vancouver terminal switchers NS special agent ranks as second-ever railroad police officer to attend FBI academy Dallas, Garland & Northeastern to lease, operate UP line University of Wisconsin to conduct 4th annual conference on railroad engineering, construction

July 7

Economy's still on a roll: April's Transportation Services Index sets another monthly record VRE adds parking at Woodbridge station TriMet sets another monthly ridership record Alcatel to provide train control for D.C. airport people mover CN secures terms for $800 million debt offering BLET elects general committee members, vice chairmen UTU-represented Rochester & Southern workers weigh ratification of five-year pact Portec Rail appoints Caroli to head international business development

July 6

Piping up: CPR moving millions of pounds of large-diameter pipe from Canadian mill to America's Heartland Southern California's Metrolink adopts FY2005 budget NS offers Six Sigma training to suppliers, small-road partners Metra to build bigger Schaumburg station Central Illinois Railroad can begin operating Peoria-area branch line, STB says Cement association honors concrete-based public transit projects UTU committee to map out union's modernization path Pittsburgh short line purchases Digital Concepts' traffic-control system

July 2

Canadian competition bureau blesses CN's BC Rail deal Reagan's funeral, D.C. visitors spur record-high June ridership for WMATA RailAmerica: Australian competition commission gives Freight Australia sale stamp of approval Charlotte trolley system stages a comeback Timber Rock Railroad leases another Texas line from BNSF SEPTA Web site gets a makeover CN implements ENSCO's track-asset management system Hoglander to chair National Mediation Board

July 1

CN creates service department, appoints Mohan to head unit Jersey City PATH station nears pre-Sept. 11 ridership figures KCS one-third of the way to closing 15 grade crossings by year end Proposed FRA rule would ensure event recorders withstand train accidents On a revenue roll: New York Regional Rail's trucking arm carries two-month load In memoriam: Middletown and New Jersey Railway co-founder Rasmussen << Previous Next >>
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