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Rail News: August 2006

August 31

Genesee & Wyoming acquires two short lines' assets, purchases NS line Bombardier Transportation to build 152 electric multiple-unit cars for London passenger road Columbus, Ohio, airport authority awards construction contract for NS terminal Metra orders five locomotive simulators from Corys TESS

August 30

Kummant to take reins as Amtrak's president and CEO BNSF to serve two new ethanol plants in Texas National Railway Equipment's 'Gen-Set' switcher matches more powerful locomotive's performance in parallel pull test at L.A. port Reeves joins KCS as associate general counsel Timken to provide journal bearing assembly for new German passenger train Siemens supplies first DMU to California's NCTD for SPRINTER line

August 29

ATU-represented Utah Transit workers to vote on new three-year pact Capitol Corridor authority adds trains on California line CSXI's September fuel surcharge to increase slightly to 23 percent LORD Corp. to supply fasteners for DART turnouts GE Rail Services promotes Gray to EVP of sales and service

August 28

AAR data: U.S. roads register more carloads and intermodal moves in week No. 33 Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner reaches highest-ever quarterly passenger count U.S. utilities build up stockpiles, drive up railroads' coal traffic, AAR says Carlin to head Loram Maintenance of Way's international business Sumwalt takes seat as National Transportation Safety Board member

August 25

North Carolina's Triangle Transit removes regional rail plan from New Starts process, seeks local funding FTA to give Northstar Corridor authority the green light to begin final design for new line Rochester clinic, coalition contact FRA a second time to oppose the DM&E's RRIF loan CPR cites six branch lines as abandonment candidates TRE's Sklannik named to U.S. DOT's Langston University intermodal committee Civil engineers society, transportation engineering journal seek papers on freight and passenger rail

August 24

BLET-represented SEPTA engineers ratify five-year contract BART obtains $2.9 million grant from California CSXI hosts celebrations at terminals to thank truckers for fruitful business partnership Maryland to develop land near commuter-rail station Seney resigns as Ohio rail commission's executive director Florida East Coast installs wireless video surveillance system to monitor boat traffic under drawbridge CPR to use 10East's mobile business platform in U.S. locations

August 23

Bear Stearns' shipper survey shows railroads are boosting service performance, AAR says Sacramento RT obtains FRA waiver to eliminate train horns Majority of Minnesotans and Rochester residents oppose DM&E's RRIF loan, Mayo Clinic-commissioned survey says Florida DOT seeks public input on southeastern Florida passenger-rail options BNSF thanks trucking partners for intermodal business boost by honoring drivers at terminal celebrations One in four transportation firms rate disaster preparedness plans as 'fair' or 'poor,' university survey says

August 22

UP shuffles sales and marketing staff Amazon.com selects BNSF subsidiary as logistics manager Long Island Rail Road President Dermody to retire CN to serve Alternative Energy Sources' new Illinois plant Indiana Rail Road reaches 20th anniversary AMSER Logistics names Axelson SVP-business development

August 21

BNSF closer to double-tracking entire 'Transcon' route U.S. roads register more intermodal loads, fewer carloads in week No. 32, AAR says Johnson Fain to develop land-use plan for LA MTA's Culver City station Alternative Energy Sources to build ethanol plant on UP mainline BNSF's California on-dock unit sets container-handling record in July Utah Transit Authority to host transit maintenance course

August 18

Escalating PRB demand prompts BNSF to change coal divisions Tie purchases and production plummet in July, RTA says UP to speed up trains through five Texas towns Virginia rail agency expands online grant application system Georgetown Rail Equipment appoints three execs Interfleet launches Web-based incident-reporting system in UK

August 17

FRA to revise safety regulations, promote ECP brake systems FRA seeks public comments on environmental findings before ruling on DM&E's RRIF loan Nottingham becomes Surface Transportation Board's fourth chairman St. Louis Metro unveils second customer service center FRA provides $1 million for Vermont Railway track project Balfour Beatty Rail names Koff VP of railroad services, opens L.A. office FreightCar America sells Johnstown car shell plant to United Industrial

August 16

STB gives DM&E green light to create subsidiary for Powder River Basin project Cleveland RTA adding surveillance systems, bomb-sniffing dogs 2Q: Providence and Worcester registers net income and revenue increases 30-mile section of Dutch high-speed line ready for passengers Long Island Rail Road yard earns 'Design-Build Project of the Year' award Dates set for 'Wheel/Rail Interaction '07'

August 15

Survey Says: Majority of Minnesotans favor DM&E plans Shippers making supply-chain efficiency gains, study says NJ Transit to expand 2-year-old Morrisville yard London railway contracts Wabtec to refurbish high-speed passenger cars Saginaw Bay Southern installs RailComm CTC system Port Authority Trans-Hudson to upgrade wireless network GATX renames European operations

August 14

AAR: Carloads continue to climb for U.S. and Canadian roads RailPower records revenue decline, but projects 4Q production increase $400 million ethanol plant to be constructed at Indiana port MBTA to add 186 security cameras throughout subway system CTA nears completion of two Brown Line station rehabs

August 11

2Q IANA Report: North American intermodal volume hits quarterly, monthly peak GATX Rail to purchase up to 4,000 rail cars from ARI Senate confirms Simpson as FTA head Genesee & Wyoming's North American carloads down, RailAmerica's flat Metra makes improvements to Stony Island, Bryn Mawr stations Providence and Worcester signs eight-year contract with TCU

August 10

ARI to build 'flexible' rail-car manufacturing plant UP, Union Tank Car and Dow form team, advisory group for next-generation tank car project CTA identifies $8 billion in capital funding needs Former Transportation Secretary Mineta joins intermodal firm's advisory board Brazilian agency awards 30-year operating contract Pacer International promotes Strutz to chief commercial officer of logistics arm

August 9

RailTrends conference coming to New York City in October Transportation Services Index's June swoon ends three-month winning streak St. Louis Metro to open MetroLink extension Intermodal industry veteran Prince joins KCS as VP of sales and marketing Houston METRO's light-rail system hits 25-million mark CSXT, BNSF Logistics gain top performer honors in magazine polls Study: Voter-approved transportation measures on the rise since 2000

August 8

Delaware & Hudson, Appalachian and Ohio workers ratify union contracts Metro-North to commemorate 100th anniversary of electric train operations Parsons Brinckerhoff to analyze options for relocating freight-rail line away from nation's capitol Caltrain tests wireless high-speed Internet onboard trains Kansas City Southern de México names Padilla legal director Pennsylvania to pony up more than $5 billion for public transit and freight-rail improvements the next four years Amtrak, Metrolink help power up 'Rail 2 Rail' on the Internet

August 7

SEPTA, BLET reach tentative agreement with assist from emergency board Class I workforces up almost 3 percent at mid-year, STB says Arizona Eastern Railway to build 10-mile line to build up carloads NJ Transit to improve fluidity, reliability of 96-year-old bridge State OKs Alaska Railroad's bond issue for MOW projects, equipment purchases NS to roll out 'Modal-X' door-to-door service Virginia agency names Page director of rail transportation Railinc hands presidential reins to West

August 4

Florida DOT to provide millions for freight-rail infrastructure, commuter-rail line AAR: Coal and grain help trigger U.S. roads' carload gain in July SEPTA posts 6 percent ridership gain on regional rail lines STB seeks public comments on proposed fuel surcharge practice changes MBTA, Rhode Island DOT take wraps off $18.5 million layover facility NS to open 'Shelocta Secondary' coal line in western Pennsylvania Tie purchases and production plummet in June after 'hot' May, RTA says FRA grants $679,000 for advanced train control development project New Senate bill proposes treasury department as provider of railroad retirement annuities

August 3

CSXT to transfer operation of commuter-rail corridor to Florida DOT KCS boosts revenue and income, reduces operating ratio Metro-North lets contract for Harmon yard modernization project NJ Transit awards $82.5 million tunnel engineering contract UP, partnership to test locomotive emission treatment system in California yard Revenue, profits roll in for Florida East Coast Railway in quarter No. 2 Siemens expands Sacramento passenger-car plant Georgetown Rail boots up revamped Internet site

August 2

NJ Transit approves $2.8 billion FY07 spending plan FTA to provide $104 million toward WMATA car purchase Small roads' carloads up 3.8 percent in 2006's first half, RMI says Australian transaction drives up Genesee & Wyoming's second-quarter income VRE orders another 50 bi-level cars from Sumitomo/Nippon Sharyo AAR releases annual analysis of U.S. Class I data RailComm installs wireless blue flag indication system at KCS yard

August 1

Greater Cleveland RTA's ridership, on-time performance rise in 2006's first half Former BN operations head and 'technology innovator' Henderson passes away WMATA to evaluate new interior car designs Car deliveries still on pace to surpass 76,000 units by year's end, EPA says CSXI's August fuel surcharge to go up 1.5 percentage points Conrail to install Duos' surveillance and video system in New Jersey yard Saft to provide batteries for 340 Port Authority Trans-Hudson cars << Previous Next >>
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