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Rail News: January 2009

January 30

Rail Industry Trends
BNSF, Montana grain growers agree on ways to address rate disputes Read More »
Passenger Rail
Ohio governor expresses support for state's '3-C' Corridor Read More »
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Rail Industry Trends
AAR: Week No. 3 traffic as weak as Nos. 1 and 2 Read More »
Passenger Rail
SEPTA to rehab century-old station Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA elects new officers Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Virtual-reality training programs help UP tap into video-game generation Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Wheeler joins NS' VP ranks Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from Trinity, Advanced Rail Management, Interpipe, Timken, Harsco and BNSF Logistics Read More »

January 29

Passenger Rail
House signs off on amended economic stimulus bill, more transit funds Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
ASCE report card: Nation's infrastructure condition rates a 'D' Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
House rail subcommittee hearing sheds light on rail's role in the U.S. economy Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB adopts new method to calculate railroads' cost of capital Read More »
Passenger Rail
Parsons Brinckerhoff, Hatch Mott MacDonald garner honors for Sound Transit projects Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Tacoma port's container volume tumbles in '08 Read More »
Passenger Rail
VRE elects board officers Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Volume of new equipment finance business falls in December and 2008, index shows Read More »

January 28

Passenger Rail
House introduces economic stimulus package Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NS: Fourth quarter one for the record books Read More »
Passenger Rail
DART contracts Texas firm to design, build Blue Line extension Read More »
Passenger Rail
LACMTA tests train clearances on Eastside extension Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
KCSR switches from three operating divisions to two Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CHS acquires Winona River & Rail Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from Odebrecht, Steer Davies Gleave, Andrew, Brandt Road Rail, CIT Rail, Knichel Logistics and Railpower Technologies Read More »

January 27

Rail Industry Trends
CP: Revenue rises, but so do expenses and the operating ratio Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metro-North, LIRR to jointly purchase train parts Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Class Is' fuel surcharges continue to fall Read More »
Passenger Rail
Connecticut task force to identify, recommend solutions for rail station parking issues Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Short lines slow out of '09 traffic gate, RMI data shows Read More »
Passenger Rail
New Jersey gears up for annual state transportation conference Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Arizona land development to include inland intermodal port Read More »

January 26

Passenger Rail
Northeast Corridor businesses, APTA call for more transit funding in economic stimulus bill Read More »
Passenger Rail
Americans support infrastructure investment and accountability, poll shows Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF's on-time performance for UPS nearly perfect in peak season Read More »
Passenger Rail
Utah agency adds more FrontRunner service to Pleasant View Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Georgia port opens container transfer facility Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Seneca Group to serve FRA as RRIF program financial advisor Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from Viterra, Unitrac, GATX and Apollo Video Technology Read More »

January 23

Canadian National Railway - CN
CN: Favorable foreign exchange rate, falling fuel costs help prop up financial performance Read More »
Passenger Rail
LACMTA board advances three transit-rail projects  Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Senate confirms LaHood as U.S. transportation secretary; Molitoris succeeds Beasley as Ohio DOT's director Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Carloads, intermodal loads remain way down for North American railroads so far in '09, AAR says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
New York/New Jersey port authority to offer cash incentive to rail shippers Read More »
Passenger Rail
Santa Clara VTA posts ridership gains in December, 2008 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RTA report: Tie purchases plummet, production rises in December Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from Bombardier, Ansaldo STS, HLS Systems, Railinc, CIT Group, GATX, Dow AgroSciences and OPW Engineered Systems Read More »

January 22

Union Pacific Railroad
UP's earnings and income way up, operating ratio way down Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF bucks weak economy to post revenue, earnings and income gains Read More »
Passenger Rail
Ontario agency revises GO Transit expansion plans Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
LaHood closes in on Senate confirmation as U.S. transportation secretary Read More »
Passenger Rail
California intercity rail ridership rises in two corridors, falls in another in December Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Berkshire Hathaway boosts BNSF stake to 21.8 percent Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NS to improve intermodal service, open terminal in Florida Read More »

January 21

CSX Transportation
CSX drives up revenue and income, drives down operating ratio in recession's wake Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA shatters one-day ridership record on Inauguration Day Read More »
Passenger Rail
Connecticut DOT outlines cost-reduction measures for New Haven maintenance facility Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Container volumes plummet at Long Beach, Los Angeles ports in '08 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF to improve line running through three states Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolink elects new chairman, vice chairman Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from Lewis Bolt & Nut, Faiveley Transport, Vulcan Technologies, FCM Rail, Alstom and Lenord + Bauer Read More »

January 20

Rail Industry Trends
Chicago-area coalition calls on U.S. appellate court to block CN/EJ&E transaction Read More »
Passenger Rail
GO Transit begins grade-separation project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
KCS enhances KCSR service, advances bridge project in Laredo area Read More »
Passenger Rail
Santa Clara VTA receives funding allocation for real-time information initiative Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Major Canadian road to link B.C. ports, rail yards Read More »
Passenger Rail
Pittsburgh port authority completes mining work for North Shore project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Operation Lifesaver Canada seeks 'Cyr' award nominees Read More »

January 19

Passenger Rail
FTA advances projects for Sound Transit, Denver RTD Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Volumes down for all reporting North American railroads in 2009's first week, AAR says Read More »
Passenger Rail
Cleveland RTA marks sixth-straight annual ridership increase Read More »
Passenger Rail
Study assesses feasibility of Charlotte-to-Macon high-speed rail service Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Developer completes first phase of rail infrastructure at New Mexico industrial park Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FRA takes steps to address grade crossing, rail bridge safety Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
ACTA schedules meeting to review bridge, expressway project on Alameda Corridor Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from United Group, Bombardier and Interfleet Technology Read More »

January 16

Rail Industry Trends
House Democrats propose $10 billion for rail, mass transit in economic stimulus package Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Freight-, passenger-rail stakeholders form coalition to deliver unified message Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA's OK clears construction path for New York/New Jersey commuter-rail tunnel Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. Class I workforce shrinks in November, STB data shows Read More »
Passenger Rail
UTA to reduce fares; Altamont Commuter Express to raise ticket prices Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF speeds up container service between Washington state ports, central U.S. terminals Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
DART, KCS and Watco make management changes Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from Mitsui Rail, Knorr-Bremse, Orca Railway Systems, Veolia Transportation and ALK Technologies Read More »

January 15

Passenger Rail
Michigan governor approves legislation to advance Detroit light-rail line Read More »
Passenger Rail
TriMet serves more riders in December; New York/New Jersey port authority sets annual AirTrain ridership record Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Transportation Services Index slips again in November Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB seeks public comments on proposed solid-waste transfer facility rulemaking Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA posts ridership, on-time performance gains in '08 Read More »
Passenger Rail
Charlotte agency chooses alignment for light-rail extension Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Southern Railway to continue operating Vancouver Island corridor for three years Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Transport Canada to help fund six grade crossing closures Read More »

January 14

Passenger Rail
Utah authority obtains FFGA for Mid-Jordan line Read More »
Passenger Rail
Santa Clara VTA signs off on 25-year transportation plan Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
L.A.-area authority seeks public feedback on container terminal project's environmental impacts Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Genesee & Wyoming's same-railroad carloads dip in December, 4Q Read More »
Passenger Rail
Foundation provides grants for developing projects near transit lines Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RailAmerica boots up new-and-improved Web site Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from GE, Ansaldo STS USA and Timken Read More »

January 13

Rail Industry Trends
Freight-rail tax credit bill re-enters the House Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
USDOT final rule sets design standards for PIH-carrying tank cars Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Revenue and income climb in fourth quarter, CSX projects Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA outlines 'ready-to-go' capital projects Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF to upgrade track in Alabama, Texas Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Reps. Duncan, Shuster remain T&I subcommittee ranking members Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Innovation Fuels acquires rail-served terminal at Milwaukee port Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from RMI, Alstom/Bombardier, Pacer, Infor Public Sector and Professional Transportation Read More »

January 12

Rail Industry Trends
Glass half-empty: U.S. roads register traffic declines in '08; glass half-full: volume reaches fourth-highest total Read More »
Passenger Rail
VTA allocates millions for Caltrain improvements Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA records ridership spike in November Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Peabody cuts PRB coal production projection Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX shareholder settles suit with TCI, 3G Capital Partners Read More »
Passenger Rail
California High Speed Rail Authority to hold more public meetings Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Kansas City Southern de México to use train-handling simulators Read More »

January 9

Passenger Rail
WMATA proposes service, job cuts in FY2010 spending plan Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF’s PRB coal loadings reach new high-water mark in '08 Read More »
Passenger Rail
LIRR achieves best-ever on-time performance in 2008 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
'Port Tracker' report: U.S. container volume falls to lowest annual level since 2004 Read More »
Passenger Rail
Texas rail association ranks counties with highest rail accident rates Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Rail industry to memorialize UTU's Brunkenhoefer in main House hearing room Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from ENSCO, RailComm, RMI, Greenbrier, Arrow Reload Systems and Evans Network Read More »

January 8

Passenger Rail
USDOT ponies up $900 million for WMATA's Dulles Corridor project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Kohl, Baldwin reintroduce antitrust enforcement act in Congress Read More »
Passenger Rail
Oberstar proposes billions in economic stimulus funding for transportation projects Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Washington short line eyes economic stimulus to help fund track upgrades Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP sets PRB coal train loading, tonnage records in '08 Read More »
Passenger Rail
Transportation coalition appoints Corless to head campaign Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Illinois commission OKs plans, funds for two new bridges Read More »

January 7

Rail Industry Trends
Barrington, Will County seek to stop STB from advancing CN/EJ&E deal Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
SEPTA seeks input on upcoming capital programs Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
LACMTA to consider four Eastside light-rail options Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Geist will continue to head the House transportation committee in Pennsylvania Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CTA, I-GO launch joint card program Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from EMD, ARCADIS, Alstom, InteliSum and Guardium Read More »

January 6

Passenger Rail
Tri-Rail shatters ridership record in '08 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF schedules major trackwork, earns recognition for supporting Native Americans Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
RMI: Short lines post small carload drop through 2008's first 51 weeks Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
WMATA set to handle record crowds on Inauguration Day Read More »
Intermodal
Montreal port sets container traffic record in '08, preliminary data shows Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from Bombardier, STV, Alstom, HCL AXON, RMI, ARCADIS, Professional Transportation and Little Giant Crane Read More »

January 5

Rail Industry Trends
MARTA facing larger-than-anticipated budget shortfall Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Sound Transit proposes Link fare structure Read More »
Intermodal
U.S. and Canadian railroads end 2008 with a thud, AAR traffic data shows Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSX explores options for Greenbrier resort Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Stefflre succeeds Prince as IANA's chairman Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Rail-served carbon processing facility coming to Louisiana port Read More »

January 2

Rail Industry Trends
CN and CPR exceeded western grain revenue caps, Canadian Transportation Agency says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FRA advances environmental reviews for New Jersey bridge, California high-speed line Read More »
People
Redeker to oversee Connecticut DOT's public transit bureau Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FRA to revise locomotive engineer certification rule, increase civil penalties for safety rule violations Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
DART appoints Steele CIO Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Canadian railroad hall of fame adds three inductees Read More »
C&S
Updates from Alstom, Watco Mechanical Services and Alcoa Fastening Systems Read More »
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