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Rail News: January 2007

January 31

People
UP: Long-time chairman and 47-year veteran Davidson retires; president and CEO Young assumes chairmanship Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Parsons Brinckerhoff to design Norfolk light-rail line Read More »
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Intermodal
CSXI's fuel surcharge to fall, UP's to rise in February Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolink appoints Roberts and Millhouse as chairman, vice chairman Read More »
People
CN EVP and 'precision railroading' practitioner Harris retires Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Bombardier to build 140 coaches for Swiss railway Read More »

January 30

Financials
CPR registers revenue and income gains, reins in operating costs Read More »
High-Speed Rail
California high-speed authority contracts environmental/engineering teams for three segments Read More »
Safety
WMATA to implement new safety program Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS sets '07 capital spending budget at $150 million, schedules Web site launch for February Read More »
Labor
Canadian Auto Workers-represented CN workers ratify four-year contracts Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
HDR to determine feasibility of streetcars in Cincinnati Read More »

January 29

Rail Industry Trends
STB's new rule requires railroads to correlate fuel surcharges with shipments' diesel costs Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
North American tie purchases set record in '06, post largest year-over-year gain in two decades Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Houston METRO, Washington Group to negotiate design/build contract for four new lines Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FRA issues advisory to prevent MOW-equipment train accidents Read More »
Passenger Rail
Capitol Corridor authority appoints Williams chairman; Courville, vice chairman Read More »
Passenger Rail
UP appoints Robinson to oversee Metra commuter-rail operations in Chicago Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Griffin Wheel upgrades Kansas plant to boost production capacity Read More »

January 26

People
Shorris to serve second stint as New York/New Jersey port authority's executive director Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Rail industry deregulation champion and former congressman Smathers dies Read More »
Passenger Rail
New Mexico agency to launch service on last leg of Rail Runner Express Read More »
People
WMATA swears in Catoe as GM, elects Deegan as chairman Read More »
People
CSX appoints Brown, Marks to VP posts Read More »
Mechanical
GATX Rail boosts '06 fleet utilization rate to 99 percent Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
South Africa's Spoornet to install TransCore's AEI system on 80,000 rail cars Read More »

January 25

Financials
UP sets annual and fourth-quarter revenue, income records Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA completes Uphams Corner station improvements Read More »
Intermodal
New York/New Jersey port authority's on-dock terminals set container volume record in 2006 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NJ Transit expands scope of design work for Newark Penn Station project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Freight-rail shipper coalition elects officers Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Bombardier to build more MOVIA metro trains for Romanian agency Read More »

January 24

Financials
NS sets four financial records in quarter, three in 2006 Read More »
Financials
CN's industry-best operating ratio drops to a record 60.7 in 2006 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NJ Transit considers fare increase to offset higher operating expenses in FY2008 Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain's ticket prices to rise for third time in two years Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Washington state's long-term port initiative addresses rail capacity constraints Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
San Francisco railway boots up redesigned Web site Read More »

January 23

BNSF Railway
BNSF registers record fourth-quarter earnings, income Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX drives up revenue and earnings, drives down operating ratio Read More »
Intermodal
UP, NS to offer new L.A.-to-Atlanta intermodal service Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA blesses draft environmental impact statement for New York/New Jersey THE tunnel Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Belgian railway orders 60 locomotives from Siemens Read More »

January 22

Rail Industry Trends
FRA issues safety advisory on yard crossings, rulemaking on rail line relocation/improvement program Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
New York/New Jersey AirTrain lines set ridership records in 2006 Read More »
Mechanical
Rail-car orders, deliveries and backlog fall in fourth quarter, ARCI says Read More »
M&A
Interfleet Technology acquires Canadian engineering firm LDK Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RMI increases railroad customer roster to more than 340 Read More »

January 19

People
New Jersey governor appoints committee to conduct national search for NJ Transit chief Read More »
Intermodal
U.S., Canadian railroads report traffic declines for second-straight week Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Congress considers funding FY2007 transit program at FY2006 level Read More »
Mechanical
Trinity's Rail Group sets quarterly backlog record at 38,850 cars Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Minnesota, New York railroad associations elect officers Read More »

January 18

Rail Industry Trends
UP to serve new ethanol plants in Idaho, Oregon Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Retirement earnings bill becomes law Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
New intermodal terminal at southern California airport on BNSF's agenda Read More »
Mechanical
UP to test filtering canister on locomotive in L.A. Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
A. Stucki acquires RJ Rail Services, wins two marketing awards Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Amsted Rail International appoints Cummings GM of Australian division Read More »

January 17

Rail Industry Trends
FRA, private-sector partners to develop federal design standards for stronger chemical-carrying tank cars Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Senators reintroduce Amtrak investment, improvement bill Read More »
MOW
BNSF to condense California trackwork into four-week project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
WMATA begins Navy Yard station improvements Read More »
Labor
CN's GTW territory workers ratify five-year agreement Read More »
MOW
North Carolina Railroad, Jamestown partner to build pedestrian underpass Read More »

January 16

Rail Industry Trends
CTA rail ridership increases 4.5 percent in 2006 Read More »
Labor
CN, Canadian Auto Workers negotiate three tentative agreements Read More »
MOW
UP sets annual coal tonnage record in Southern Powder River Basin Read More »
Intermodal
CSXI rolls out free-time program, capacity management system to reduce terminal congestion Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
TriMet to prep public for I-205 light-rail construction Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
USDOT appoints Brecht-Clark, Dillingham and Row to administrative posts Read More »

January 15

Rail Industry Trends
Sound Transit signs off on long-term expansion plan Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra, UTU reach seven-year agreement for conductors, assistant conductors Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Ohio rail commission approves three freight-rail projects Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
House bill proposes $1.5 billion for WMATA Read More »
Labor
BLET members create short-line committee Read More »
M&A
GE - Equipment Services acquires Terion Read More »

January 12

Intermodal
AAR data shows North American railroads stumble out of freight-traffic starting gate Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Cleveland RTA boosts ridership for fourth-straight year Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
San Francisco Muni to launch weekend service on T-THIRD extension Read More »
People
CSXT names Sanborn VP of Northern Region Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
North Star Rail to use RailRunner's terminal equipment at new Minnesota intermodal facility Read More »
Mechanical
TrinityRail to build rail cars, manage fleet for ethanol producer Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Timken to supply bearings to Bombardier for Spanish railway's high-speed locomotives Read More »

January 11

C&S
CTA to replace Loop signal system, reopen renovated Kimball Station Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
November's Transportation Services Index plummets to second-lowest level in two years Read More »
Passenger Rail
New Mexico agencies to build Rail Runner station Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
AnsaldoBreda to reorganize North American operations, relocate headquarters Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NS joins U.S. Army's post-military job placement program Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
GE to modernize 20 diesel electric locomotives for European leasing firm Read More »
MOW
CPR to phase in Lewis Bolt & Nut fastener as screw spike of choice Read More »

January 10

Rail Industry Trends
DHS to grant $373 million for transit and port security programs in FY2007 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Consortium sells Estonian railroad stake back to nation's government Read More »
Financials
Greenbrier's earnings, rail-car deliveries and backlog fall in first fiscal quarter Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Bombardier to refurbish light-rail vehicles for Utah Transit Authority Read More »
Passenger Rail
Illinois to join Midwestern passenger-rail advocacy group Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
10East introduces Internet-based mapping service Read More »

January 9

BNSF Railway
FRA approves BNSF's PTC system, marks first authorization since 2005's train-control regulation revisions Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Surface transportation security bill enters Senate Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
USDOT seeks to help states enact public-private partnership laws, spur transportation infrastructure investment Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF sets coal tonnage record in 2006 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Iowa DOT, Illinois county OK funds to improve infrastructure for proposed ethanol plants Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA to purchase locomotives, commuter-rail coaches Read More »

January 8

Rail Industry Trends
Schumer to re-introduce rail safety bill in Senate Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Sound Transit awards $38.9 million design pact for University Link extension Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB appoints Buttrey, Saylor and Zimmerman to new positions Read More »
People
Vest assumes Grossman's government, industry affairs responsibilities at Genesee & Wyoming Read More »
C&S
Lat-Lon lands another U.S. patent for wireless tracking, monitoring device Read More »

January 5

Intermodal
U.S. railroads break freight volume, intermodal traffic records in 2006 Read More »
Passenger Rail
Public transit ridership continues climb through 2006's first three quarters Read More »
Mechanical
Ragot to join FreightCar America as COO, succeed Carroll as top officer in April Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Utah Transit Authority to extend light-rail line to Salt Lake City intermodal hub Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Wisconsin shipper coalition calls on Congress to address 'unfair' rail rate hikes, 'inadequate' coal deliveries Read More »
MOW
RailWorks names Brace EVP, Bennett AVP of track systems division Read More »

January 4

People
NYCT President Reuter resigns to assume Parsons Brinckerhoff post Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Pittsburgh port authority proposes fare hikes, job cuts and service changes to balance budget Read More »
M&A
Iowa Interstate acquires Lincoln & Southern Railroad Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Chealander joins National Transportation Safety Board Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
InTrade International wins crane, rail-car mover orders in Venezuela Read More »

January 3

Passenger Rail
South Florida RTA surpasses 3 million passenger mark for first time Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Tacoma port, German institute develop software to monitor intermodal yard capacity Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
WMATA expands off-peak Yellow Line service Read More »
People
Scott, Poundstone join KCS as accounting department AVPs Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
3PL helps relieve produce growers' transportation headaches Read More »

January 2

Rail Industry Trends
TCU, Amtrak reach agreement covering reservation sales agents Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CN and CPR exceed grain revenue caps in latest crop year, Canadian Transportation Agency says Read More »
Intermodal
BNSF Logistics acquires Pro-Am Transportation Services Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Santa Clara VTA to renovate downtown San Jose station Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Home Depot honors Hub Group as intermodal carrier, innovator of the year Read More »
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