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Rail News: January 2005

January 31

Kansas City Southern
Year-end financial statement: KCS sets revenue, income records; slashes operating ratios Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA seeks proposals for new passenger cars Read More »
C&S
CSXT completes Chicago-area quiet zone Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Pennsylvania short line sets annual carload record Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
IANA, NITL hire firm to manage co-located trade shows, attract more international attendees Read More »
C&S
RailComm installs wireless automation system at UP yard Read More »

January 28

Rail Industry Trends
Mexican fiscal court upholds TFM's value-added tax refund claim Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain outlines 2005 capital projects Read More »
People
Evans to end six-plus year tenure at UP Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Utah Transit Authority proposes consecutive-year fare hikes Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
North American railroads to USDOT: Let us help rebuild railways in tsunami-impacted regions Read More »
People
Bush to nominate former DOT Deputy Secretary Jackson to similar Department of Homeland Security post Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Home Depot honors BNSF as a top transportation provider in 2004 Read More »
People
WMATA shuffles board roster Read More »
MOW
CXT lands long-term concrete tie contract from UP Read More »

January 27

Financials
Financials: CPR's fourth quarter a bit soft, but full-year results are solid Read More »
Passenger Rail
Minnesota Senate gives thumbs up to Northstar commuter-rail funding Read More »
Mechanical
KCS orders 30 SD70ACe locomotives from EMD Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Sacramento RT to review budget process with residents Read More »
People
NS fills five senior executive positions Read More »
Intermodal
New York/New Jersey port authority's intermodal terminals shatter container volume record in 2004 Read More »
MOW
KCS sets infrastructure improvement agenda for Meridian Speedway Read More »

January 26

Financials
NS attains annual '7 + 7' goal — more than $7 billion in revenue, operating ratio in the 70s Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Phoenix's Valley Metro obtains $587 million FTA grant for new light-rail line Read More »
Financials
Making a financial statement: CN registers lowest-ever operating ratios, sets income records Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Santa Clara VTA schedules public meetings on BART extension Read More »
MOW
BNSF calls all-out track maintenance blitz on California mainline Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Sound Transit hosts open house on Central Link light-rail construction Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Tompkins to head Volpe Center; Frankel to leave USDOT post Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Sacramento RT to hold hearings on proposed light-rail system modifications Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Rail is safest, cleanest transportation mode in Canada, railway association survey says Read More »

January 25

BNSF Railway
BNSF registers best quarterly operating ratio in four years; adopts new name to reflect forward-moving resolve Read More »
Financials
Year-end financials: UP sees income fall and operating ratio soar; prepares 'Unified Plan' network redesign for 2Q roll out Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX posts promising 4Q earnings, operating ratio Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
KCS, TMM clear potential U.S. antitrust hurdle to TFM transaction Read More »
Labor
Iowa, Chicago & Eastern, BLET hammer out four-year contract through mediation Read More »

January 24

Intermodal
NS rolls out its own 'Blue Streak' intermodal service Read More »
Passenger Rail
Minnesota Senate committee approves Northstar funding Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Texas Pacifico revives rail service on former South Orient line Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Bombardier announces more corporate reorganization moves, layoffs Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad lands FRA's eighth RRIF loan Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Interfleet obtains contract to study light-rail vehicles Read More »
People
Lampe takes presidential reins at Chicago SouthShore & South Bend Read More »
People
Edwards and Kelcey taps Warzala as VP of design Read More »
Mechanical
Rail-car orders increased 50 percent in 2004, ARCI says Read More »

January 21

Short Lines & Regionals
NYC economic development agency seeks operator to re-establish service on Staten Island Railroad Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NJ Transit proposes fare increase in FY2006 Read More »
Financials
2005 Outlook: RailAmerica expects 10 percent rise in revenue, 2 percent climb in carloads Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
SEPTA to gather more public comments on proposed fare increase Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
North Carolina Railroad to redevelop 13 stations to create revenue stream Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Amtrak continues to increase ridership in Pacific Northwest Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Transit Rail completes $2.5 million investment in New York Regional Rail Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Pennsylvania's Chocolate Town to build intermodal center Read More »
People
Rail Scale taps Payne as president Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
WMATA increases ridership, security during inauguration events Read More »

January 20

Rail Industry Trends
Routing protocol pact: BNSF, CN to reduce interchange locations from six to four, bypass Chicago Read More »
C&S
UP upgrading track, crossing surfaces around San Antonio to speed up trains Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Federal truck safety administration to re-examine hours-of-service rules Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Iowa Interstate becomes full-fledged AAR member Read More »
People
Chicago's Belt Railway appoints Paras GM of transportation Read More »

January 19

Rail Industry Trends
UP to reopen parts of storm-damaged western lines by Monday Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Minneapolis' Hiawatha ridership still on the rise Read More »
Labor
Teamsters conference-represented train crew workers ratify CPR contract Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Cubic creates smart-card parking systems division Read More »
Intermodal
Indication of intermodal growth: Vancouver port increases volume 11 percent in 2004 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Passenger-rail association seeks to increase membership, awareness Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Retired NMB mediator Ingles dies Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Romanian metro orders 20 MOVIA trains from Bombardier Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Brazilian miner CVRD to acquire more rail cars, locomotives for three subsidiary railroads Read More »

January 18

Rail Industry Trends
CPR, coal shipper choose mediation to resolve rate dispute Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Bay Area residents want regional transportation authority, survey says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Amtrak's Milwaukee airport station to open today Read More »
M&A
Off the abandonment list: Wisconsin purchases CN line to preserve rail service Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
ASLRRA accepting applications for women's scholarship program Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Railway Association of Canada appoints Lafreniere to manage railroads' radio spectrum Read More »
People
Carter to succeed long-time Alfred Benesch Chairman Sandberg Read More »

January 17

Labor
CN, Steelworkers settle on tentative contract Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Greater Cleveland RTA increases annual ridership for second-straight year Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF's real estate department changes name, but not charge to land more revenue Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART service is highly recommended, survey says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NS moves military vehicles, equipment for Operation Iraqi Freedom Read More »
Passenger Rail
Minnesota could approve state funds for new commuter-rail system later this year Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RDC-led consortium assumes control of Mozambique's railway, port Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Bombardier to supply low-floor trams for German transit agencies Read More »
Mechanical
FreightCar America leases NS facility to establish third rail-car production plant Read More »

January 14

Rail Industry Trends
Grupo TMM shareholders sanction sale of TFM stake to KCS Read More »
Passenger Rail
Diesel costs fuel TriMet to propose fare increase Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR traffic report: U.S. roads pick up where they left off in 2004 Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA awards contract for Wilson station rehabilitation Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
It might take weeks to repair storm damage, restore operations in the West, UP says Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA posts budget proposals online Read More »
Intermodal
GE Security's tamper-resistant container passes field tests Read More »
People
Sacramento agency appoints board chairman, vice chair Read More »
People
Union Switch & Signal appoints McGee COO Read More »

January 13

Mechanical
GM to sell EMD to Greenbriar/Berkshire-led investor group Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Severe western storms bring UP traffic to screeching halt Read More »
MOW
KCS gathers gangs at annual start-up meetings to talk MOW turkey Read More »
M&A
Washington state short line leases track from BNSF Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
RMI projects second-straight banner year for product sales Read More »

January 12

Rail Industry Trends
Young appoints LaTourette to chair House's railroad subcommittee Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
WMATA installs smart-card system at newest facilities Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR publishes 21st edition of 10-year trends book Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Calgary Transit raises a few fares Read More »
Intermodal
Multi-Link Terminals to expand intermodal capacity in Finland, Russia Read More »
Passenger Rail
GO Transit replaces Union Station monitors Read More »
Financials
Quarterly financials: Greenbrier off to good start in FY2005 Read More »
Mechanical
FreightCar America to sell stock publicly through IPO Read More »

January 11

Safety
FRA to issue safety advisory on switching procedures Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CTA completes Cermak branch rehabilitation Read More »
Safety
Bulkmatic Transport accepts plea agreement for breaking federal haz-mat transportation laws, USDOT says Read More »
Labor
Canadian labor board ponders service implications of possible CN strikes, lockouts Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Alaska Railroad to review capital projects at Fairbanks open house Read More »
M&A
Trucking firm leases North Las Vegas track to new short line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Bright and early: NJ Transit to add morning train on River LINE Read More »
Mechanical
Union Tank Car, Kelso Technologies to jointly produce, peddle pressure-relief valves Read More »

January 10

Rail Industry Trends
USDOT traffic-flow survey: Trucks moved vast majority of U.S. freight by weight, value Read More »
Passenger Rail
Utah Transit Authority obtains $34.8 million in FTA grants Read More »
M&A
Watco expands into West Virginia by leasing CSXT line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Sound Transit seeks public input on long-range plans Read More »
M&A
Anacostia & Pacific to lease BNSF lines in central Minnesota, inaugurate short line No. 5 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Greater Cleveland RTA to begin building new station Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB's shipper assistance program lends hand to 120 companies in 2004 Read More »
People
Georgetown Loop historic road appoints Gores general manager Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Former CSX Technology execs form PPT Solutions Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Wabtec Rail to refurbish car interiors for British rolling stock lessor Read More »

January 7

Rail Industry Trends
AAR's annual traffic tally: 2004 a year to remember for North American roads Read More »
Passenger Rail
Northstar Corridor Development Authority crosses fingers for 2005 funding Read More »
People
Caltrain names 2005 board chairman, vice chair Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Transportation Services Index registers second-straight monthly rise in October Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
TriMet to install security monitoring system Read More »
Intermodal
BNSF promotes Hickerson, Malesa to head intermodal business segments Read More »
M&A
OmniTRAX's U.S, Canadian short-line roster reaches No. 14 Read More »
People
The Andersons, RailWorks name VP/general counsels Read More »

January 6

Rail Industry Trends
CSXT offers real-time interline prices on the Internet Read More »
Passenger Rail
Alaska Railroad's New Years' resolution: To improve passenger-, tourist-rail services Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Mexican appellate court upholds TFM's VAT refund claim Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA to offer car-sharing services at more stations Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
A British accent: TTCI opens London office Read More »
People
MBTA police promotes MacMillan to deputy chief Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
New York Regional Rail settles legal cases, sells more stock to Transit Rail Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
SAFLINK to provide biometric services, supplies for homeland security program Read More »
People
Sheahan to administer Montreal, Maine & Atlantic's engineering department Read More »

January 5

Rail Industry Trends
U.S. surface transportation trade with NAFTA partners continues to tick up, USDOT says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Alaska Railroad to review capital projects at Anchorage open house Read More »
MOW
KCS in midst of upgrading Meridian Speedway line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NJ Transit one step closer to opening Newark City Subway extension Read More »
Mechanical
BNSF, UP seek ways to reduce emissions on pre-2001 locomotive engines Read More »
Passenger Rail
MotivePower to supply locomotives for Albuquerque commuter-rail system Read More »
M&A
Small road obtains trackage rights to South Dakota-owned lines Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
French railway contracts Bombardier to supply 100 high-capacity cars Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Railroad Cooperation and Education Trust adds five railroad contractors to RTOA ranks Read More »

January 4

Rail Industry Trends
President Bush to designate FTA's Jamison as acting FRA administrator Read More »
Labor
Unified front: Seven rail labor unions form coalition to strengthen negotiating position Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Western Carolina Railway boots up new Web site Read More »
Mechanical
Rail-car deliveries to increase 18 percent to 52,300 units, Rail Theory Forecasts says Read More »
Mechanical
AAR approves Standard Steel's 'K+' axle design Read More »

January 3

Rail Industry Trends
FRA's final reflectorization rule to take effect March 4 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
SEPTA to hold off on fare increases, service cuts Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit to expand late-night service on Newark City Subway Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Preparing to take on TFM: KCS adds Shoener, Zidar to exec staff; promotes Heavin Read More »
MOW
UP budgets $54 million to upgrade San Antonio-area infrastructure Read More »
M&A
OmniTRAX to obtain Washington state lines from BNSF, set up new small road as operator Read More »
Intermodal
CSX World Terminals buys larger piece of Asia Container Terminals pie Read More »
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