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Rail News: September 2005

September 30

Hurricanes not hurting U.S. roads' traffic, AAR says Class Is' service metrics still show pluses and minuses, Smith Barney/Citigroup says WMATA to add bomb-containment trash cans on platforms South Florida RTA elects new chair, vice chair Teamsters Rail Conference report: U.S. railroads' safety, security measures not up to snuff Operation Lifesaver airs radio spots to raise motorists' awareness about fall peak's, hurricanes' effect on rail traffic Nortech to provide components for GE Rail's locomotive camera Federated Financial hires Bagwell to head passenger car leasing division

September 29

Moorman to take top NS office as president/CEO, Goode to remain chairman through January CTA completes station rehab NS sets coal volume record in the second quarter ALSTOM-led consortium lands contract for Venezuela Metro line extension TFM appoints Garcia Acosta to top commercial officer post Alaska Railroad to unveil design for new intermodal transportation center Reynolds assumes AVP role in KCS' information technology department Pennsylvania grants more than $13 million for 12 freight-rail projects Sharma Group acquires Talgo's car-rehab division

September 28

TSA to provide explosive detection canine training to officers from 10 transit agencies Amtrak to raise ticket prices, reduce discounts NS names Atlanta office building after long-time leader Goode CSXI's monthly fuel surcharge climbs to 20 percent Transit-oriented development on the rise in Dallas, economists say Timber Rock reopens subdivision to traffic, continues to clear track APTA honors public transit agencies, leaders Castilaw takes helm as Montreal, Maine & Atlantic's first transportation superintendent New Jersey Transit orders another 131 cars from Bombardier Canadian transportation association hands out annual awards

September 27

Hurricane Rita wreaks havoc for roads operating in Texas, Louisiana Bombardier enters passenger vehicle spare parts market Hurricane Rita puts hurt on Watco's Louisiana short-line start up North County Transit District lets contract for $24.4 million maintenance facility San Diego Trolley's newly expanded Green Line a popular choice for passengers Chinese intermodal firm tours BNSF's intermodal facilities San Mateo County Transit District takes top APTA honors for marketing campaigns Siemens, TIME Magazine to reschedule security summit Lytle joins CIT Rail Resources' senior management team

September 26

More people turning to transit as gas prices increase, APTA says Montreal, Maine & Atlantic appoints Rushmore VP marketing GE, Cubic develop plans to integrate explosives detection technology with fare collection systems

September 23

Railroads hunker down as Hurricane Rita nears Texas, Louisiana NJ Transit extends light-rail operating contract, approves rehabilitation projects Hurricane not a hindrance: U.S. roads set two weekly traffic-volume records, AAR says Texas' Capital Metro inks passenger-vehicle deal with Stadler WMATA appoints Woodruff CFO Electrical workers union members ratify CPR agreement

September 22

Katrina, robust demand aren't slowing rail traffic, AAR says Amtrak to begin operating full Acela schedule NS rolls out 48-foot trailer management program NJ Transit, Red Cross promote emergency preparedness at stations BMWED to represent continuous-welded rail supplier's workers Leif to direct KCS' labor relations

September 21

NS close to creating its own train-control system FRA's upcoming RCL safety report will raise questions about using remotes on mainlines, AAR says KCS to pre-pay taxes to Katrina-ravaged Louisiana, Mississippi counties UP unveils locomotive commemorating the 'Katy' Cedar American promotes Mittleider, Gabel to executive posts

September 20

UP opens $100 million Dallas intermodal terminal VTA updates BART extension plans KCS names four AVPs to helm consolidated purchasing department Santa Clara VTA to open Vasona light-rail extension Crossing fatalities down, but trespasser deaths still a safety concern, FRA says MBTA unveils pedestrian-friendly Gloucester station Allegheny County port authority rejects fact finder's labor contract recommendations Czech Republic rail agency lets contract for mainline rebuilding project RailComm installs yard automation system for Alton & Southern Railway

September 19

UP names three execs to senior operations positions Railroads can help reduce major U.S. cities' highway congestion, study says Canadian railway association launches annual safety, environmental awards STB hands down six rail-related decisions at open voting conference Rail Retrievers adds six specialized freight cars to its fleet

September 16

Katrina costly for CSX, potential revenue stream for RailAmerica road Amtrak holds off on fare increase AAR weekly report: Hard to gauge Katrina's impact on U.S. roads' traffic CTA awards construction contracts totaling $68 million FRA boots up demonstration Web site to avoid close calls, change railroad/worker safety culture PATCO obtains federal funds to upgrade passenger cars STB schedules public hearing to prompt Staggers Act discussion, debate WMATA closer to establishing passenger advisory group Retired Air Force General Cook joins BNSF's board

September 15

Class Is put stop to post-Katrina service metric slip, Smith Barney/Citigroup says UP keeps trains, dollars pumping into Katrina-ravaged region NJ Transit takes wraps off new multi-level cars In with the new: More cars, locomotives display BNSF's latest logo Bombardier lands 22-tram add-on order from Brussels transport authority RailAmerica, Genesee & Wyoming post carload gains Jamison trades FTA deputy administrator hat for similar one at TSA

September 14

BNSF, UP exhibit clean-air technologies at California events NS expands bulk transfer terminal in Steel City NJ Transit's River LINE hits three-million passenger mark NY/NJ port authority seeks new revenue sources Pressure relief valve sales, revenue on tap for Kelso Technologies Optimization Alternatives rolls out operations management software division Chartwell International acquires waste-by-rail logistics firm

September 13

Post-Katrina update: Railroads continue to rebound from hurricane's wrath Years in the making: KCS settles TFM's value-added tax claim dispute with Mexico Genesee & Wyoming names Powell, Tilley to VP posts TieTek bags 60,000-tie order from BNSF Simpson, Geller retain top BMWED posts Trotter takes helm as Cattron's first VP of quality RMI attracts more than 90 customers to online service products since April

September 12

Katrina doesn't dampen U.S. roads' monthly, weekly traffic tallies, AAR says Amtrak to hike fares, expand reserved service MBTA to rebuild Morton Street station CN seals five-year deal with machinists union Foreign relations: U.S. federal grant to help open Russian market to American suppliers CTA continues to expand security camera network Curtright, Smith assume higher BNSF posts CN, Steelworkers team up to tackle safety BART seeks comments on earthquake safety plan

September 9

RailAmerica to purchase four short lines from aluminum manufacturer CSX to pay property taxes early in Gulf Coast region Maryland Transit to expand MARC station, upgrade system L.A.-area sanitation districts contract J.L. Patterson to design landfill rail spur NS to promote haz-mat transportation safety in Northeast Former Siemens exec van Ark takes reins as SVP of ALSTOM's NAFTA Region WMATA prepares passengers for possible ridership surge

September 8

NS provides funds, financial assistance and other aid to Gulf Coast communities and workers PATH to upgrade surveillance system WMATA names Dziduch line manager Metra unveils new Crystal Lake station EMD, Dalian to provide 300 locomotives to Chinese railway VIA Rail contracts Allstream to install voice and data services

September 7

New York/New Jersey port authority begins to build World Trade Center station Transportation Services Index falls for first time in three months Light-rail line under way in Edmonton Energy department releases draft environmental analysis of Yucca Mountain line Francisco Cuevas Feliu takes helm as TFM's CFO New Orleans port on path to recovery from Hurricane Katrina Metro-North contracts MotivePower to overhaul locomotives Long-time Maine Central leader, independent spirit Miller dies MBTA closer to adopting train operating system

September 6

APTA, transit agencies offer assistance to Gulf Coast residents Post-Katrina update: Class Is lend hand to Gulf Coast region employees, residents Utah Transit Authority begins to build commuter-rail line CPR on track to expand western Canada capacity by year's end Rail retirement board rates a 90 in customer satisfaction survey UP lets contract for automated gate system at Utah terminal WMATA contracts Parsons/Delon Hampton to provide on-call engineering services RailPower to provide hybrid engine kits for tugboat, barge market

September 2

Post-Katrina: Class Is slowly make headway in clean-up, repair efforts Houston METRO restructures, cuts jobs AAR traffic data: U.S. roads post second-highest weekly intermodal record, Canadian roads register carload rebound Everything old is new again: SEPTA restores trolley service in North Philadelphia Michigan short line, dinner train provider boosts business in 2005 Sound Transit to add Sounder commuter-rail train Kansas & Oklahoma to acquire UP line in Jayhawk State Texas Rail Advocates name speakers for South Central high-speed corridor conference REMSA hands out scholarships to five college students Washington Group offers help for Gulf Coast reconstruction

September 1

Class Is continue to deal with Hurricane Katrina's aftermath NS' Maestri assumes additional public affairs duties Arkansas Midland to assume operations on more UP lines BART solicits issuer for credit card reward program KCS, NS to install Wabtec Global's wireless car maintenance, billing system Machinists union ratifies contract with U.S. railroads Mirwaldt, Savage join VIA Rail's board << Previous Next >>
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