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Rail News: October 2004

October 29

Rail Industry Trends
AAR: Another week, another intermodal traffic record for U.S. railroads Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Sound Transit mulls second Central Link station near stadiums Read More »
Financials
Fuel, casualty costs and special charges add up to third-quarter loss for RailAmerica Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
China's Guangzhou Metro orders more metro cars from Bombardier-led joint venture Read More »
C&S
Construction to begin soon on two California quiet zones Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB tabs Hart to mediate rate dispute Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
GE lands loan guarantee to sell 25 locomotives to Grupo Ferroviario Mexicano Read More »

October 28

CSX Transportation
CSX increases third-quarter income and revenue, decreases costs Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS reports record third-quarter revenue, higher income Read More »
MOW
BNSF opens Wyoming triple-track section ahead of schedule Read More »
Intermodal
CSXI's November fuel surcharge set at 13 percent Read More »
Labor
BMWE members approve Teamsters merger Read More »

October 27

Financials
CN posts promising third-quarter income growth, Class Is' best operating ratio Read More »
M&A
OmniTRAX to lease CSXT's Atlanta line, lead industrial development push at adjacent park Read More »
Intermodal
Indiana ports' September cargo reaches three-year high Read More »
Financials
Timken increases third-quarter sales, income Read More »
Financials
LED product supplier Carmanah Technologies posts best-ever quarterly financial figures Read More »

October 26

Financials
CPR makes strides with third-quarter revenue, income; loses a few steps with expenses, operating ratio Read More »
Financials
Special charge for asbestos, environmental liabilities escalates BNSF's third-quarter expenses, operating ratio Read More »
People
CPR: Green takes COO reins, Lamarre leaves board Read More »
Mechanical
Rail-car market update: Plate, flat-rolled steel product prices to be cut in half next year, Rail Theory Forecasts says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR issues 2004 edition of rail facts guide Read More »

October 25

Rail Industry Trends
'Jobs' bill becomes law: Class Is can drop diesel tax, short lines will collect trackwork tax credit Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NJ Transit to help communities take advantage of economic opportunities along River Line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB hands out six decisions at open voting conference Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Allegheny County port authority receives recognition for FY2004 budget Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP proposes plan to reduce more engine emissions at California yard Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Cubic to install smart-card system for Italian transit agency Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSX sets policy on 'poison pill' plans Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Iowa, Chicago & Eastern offers $10,000 reward, seeks answers to switch tampering Read More »

October 22

Rail Industry Trends
CN opens two offices in China, appoints Tonsager to head Asian arms Read More »
People
New York, New Jersey port authority names state commissioner Ringler executive director Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. railroads set weekly freight volume record along with another intermodal traffic high-water mark, AAR says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Charlotte Area Transit System to unveil station designs for new light-rail line Read More »
People
BNSF appoints Shewmake AVP, state government affairs Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
NYCT contracts iVoice to install speech recognition system Read More »
Financials
Wabtec increases third-quarter earnings, net income Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Swedish railway to install LED signs onboard high-speed trains Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
RMI to reorganize, augment Atlanta offices Read More »

October 21

Financials
Financial fallout: Network congestion, fuel costs shrink UP's third-quarter income, inflate operating ratio Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NJ Transit opens MSU station Read More »
C&S
KCS partners with Missouri DOT to improve crossing safety Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Houston METRO tops safety record for third-straight year Read More »
MOW
Tie production up, purchases down in September, RTA says Read More »
Intermodal
Ports Plus a part of KCS' marketing equation Read More »
People
GATX promotes CFO, SVP Kenney to president Read More »

October 20

Financials
Financials: Any way you slice it, an 'extremely strong' third quarter for NS Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
TriMet to redevelop Gateway Transit Center Read More »
C&S
FRA funds crossing safety projects in Tar Heel state Read More »
Passenger Rail
DART part of Fannie Mae's Smart Commute program Read More »
Labor
CPR reaches tentative agreement with Teamsters Canada Rail Conference Read More »
M&A
Lloyd's Register Rail acquires Blue Print Rail Read More »
Mechanical
CSXT purchases International Electronic Machines' wheel inspection system Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.K.'s Great North Eastern Railway relies on software to increase returns on ticket revenue Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Quixote reorganizes six subsidiaries into three divisions Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Alcatel completes initial design of London Underground signal system Read More »

October 19

Rail Industry Trends
CN, CPR partner to speed up Vancouver port traffic Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit to tweak timetables, improve customer service Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF changes wheat rates to meet small shippers' needs Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
APTA inducts Dyer into Hall of Fame Read More »
Mechanical
ARCI report: Rail-car orders, deliveries continue quarterly climb Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Mapping it out: CTA helps passengers navigate around communities Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR appoints Thompson to manage CREATE program's rail projects Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
DART contracts Behlman Electronics to supply signal generators Read More »
Mechanical
Johnstown America to deliver 375 aluminum auto-carrying cars to CPR Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
More and more passenger roads using composite materials, report says Read More »

October 18

Rail Industry Trends
AAR: U.S. roads miss all-time weekly intermodal volume mark, continue to hit traffic stride Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak sets ridership record in FY2004 Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Small roads' year-to-date traffic up more than 10 percent, RMI says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Allegheny County port authority proposes fare increases, service cuts to balance FY05 budget Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB arm releases preliminary environmental impact analysis on proposed Montana line Read More »
C&S
CTA to begin upgrading Brown Line signal system Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP to donate unused rail bridge to Oregon city Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Romania railway contracts Alcatel to modernize interlocking systems Read More »
People
KCS appoints Byrd AVP-taxes Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Amtrak to enforce baggage limits Read More »

October 15

M&A
Remotes controlled: Cattron Group acquires CN's Beltpack business Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
WMATA obtains $3.3 billion capital funding commitment from state, local governments Read More »
Mechanical
RailAmerica begins to roll out RAILINC's transportation management system Read More »
Financials
3Q financials: J.B. Hunt posts 46.5 percent net earnings increase Read More »
Passenger Rail
South Florida RTA obtains funds to continue DMU testing Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
'Heavy Haul' conference/exhibit coming to Rio in June '05 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Bombardier-led joint venture obtains trainset order from China's Ministry of Railways Read More »
Passenger Rail
Southern California Regional Rail Authority contracts JLP engineering firm to provide on-call services Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
MARTA to make fare payments a 'breeze' Read More »

October 14

C&S
Ohio rail commission receives FRA grant to study crossing safety device Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Chinese railway ministry awards ALSTOM contracts worth more than $1 billion Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSXT environmental program manager wins AAR's excellence award Read More »
Passenger Rail
New Mexico government agencies order commuter cars from Bombardier Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Wisconsin & Southern helps 'haul the load' for the U.S. economy, USDOT's Whitmer says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Shanghai transit agency contracts ALSTOM-led consortium to supply trains Read More »
Intermodal
Calling all trucks: CSXI implements wireless communication system Read More »
M&A
Burns Engineering acquires Heery Transportation Group Read More »
Labor
Wabtec adds two years to electrical, machine workers contract Read More »

October 13

Labor
UP to tie wellness programs to medical plans Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Sound Transit seeks public comments on North Link extension Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB schedules hearing to address coal shipper's rate case against BNSF, UP Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Bombardier, ALSTOM to build additional cars for Belgian railway Read More »
Intermodal
U.S. needs to form a 'truly integrated' intermodal system, Horizon Lines' Raymond says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Caltrain contracts Parsons Brinckerhoff to provide on-call services Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
RailAmerica, Genesee & Wyoming tally more North American carloads Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Montreal Metro to install surveillance cameras throughout underground network Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR celebrates 70th anniversary Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Caltrain, WageWorks to promote commuter benefits program Read More »

October 12

Rail Industry Trends
House, Senate pass bill proposing repeal of railroads' fuel tax Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
APTA develops public transit operation, maintenance standards Read More »
C&S
UP on track to complete crossing safety program Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Finnish railway to improve onboard information systems Read More »
M&A
Progressive Rail's plan to lease two Wisconsin lines, control new short line runs into regulatory snag Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Sea Containers creates separate passenger rail, ferry divisions Read More »
MOW
Portec Rail, partner unveil 'multi-season' curve-rail lubricant Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
French railway, Delta to end codesharing agreement Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Progress Rail to automate procure-to-pay process Read More »

October 11

Rail Industry Trends
Logistics Park II: BNSF to build intermodal facility in southern California Read More »
Passenger Rail
USDOT grants $74 million to LIRR for East Side Access project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR traffic update: North American roads register monthly, quarterly and year-to-date gains Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
North Carolina's Triangle Transit Authority selects United Transit Systems to build DMUs Read More »
M&A
Illinois RailNet acquires two BNSF lines in Land of Lincoln Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Port Authority receives $46 million USDOT grant for Stage II light-rail project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Pennsylvania DOT provides $7.8 million for eight railroad projects Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CTA campaign advocates increased state funds Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Kazakhstan railway orders another 200 locomotive kits from GE Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Hiawatha ridership still rising in Minneapolis Read More »

October 8

Short Lines & Regionals
AAR, ASLRRA augment the Rail Industry Agreement Read More »
M&A
STB to hear arguments on CSXT, Buckingham Branch Railroad lease transaction Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR sets sights on Virginia Tech for railroad research lab Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Flourishing rail-car market a 'bellwether' of economic growth, Frankel says Read More »
M&A
Roper Industries to acquire TransCore Holdings Read More »

October 7

Rail Industry Trends
Mexico's Foreign Investment Commission reverses field, approves KCS' application to acquire TMM's TFM interest Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
LA MTA contracts Parsons Brinckerhoff to perform preliminary engineering on Gold Line extension Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Transportation Services Index stops slide, sets another 14-year record in July Read More »
Passenger Rail
North County Transit District begins SPRINTER construction Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Canadian coal shipper signs transportation agreements with CN, Alberta RailNet Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Charlotte Area Transit System gets local thumbs up on federal grant agreement Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
RAILINC service offers railroads, trading partners a tool to exchange electronic data Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Survey: More L.A. commuters choosing trains, buses over automobiles Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Canadian chemical producers schedule haz-mat transportation conference Read More »

October 6

Intermodal
IANA committee approves revisions to 'roadability' agreement Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Maryland Transit Administration to test trains on double-tracked line Read More »
MOW
BNSF's 2004 double-track projects on the Transcon draw to a close Read More »
Passenger Rail
New York, New Jersey port authority's AirTrain extension still going strong Read More »
C&S
NS, Mississippi transportation department complete crossing upgrades Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
MARTA to install new information technology system Read More »
People
Watco shuffles marketing management staff Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Sacramento Regional Transit District marks South Line extension's anniversary Read More »
Mechanical
Greenbrier names Whiteley chairman, aims to renew Furman's president/CEO contract Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Amtrak to hire more minority-, women-owned law firms Read More »

October 5

M&A
Southwestern Railroad leases, operates BNSF line in Land of Enchantment Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
TEA-21 extended for the sixth time while other funding measures advance Read More »
Mechanical
EPA rail-car report: Orders remain on the rise, but castings crunch still a production downfall Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CTA proposes two FY2005 budgets Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR appoints Usher senior director, business services Read More »
Passenger Rail
South Florida RTA obtains $13 million federal double-tracking grant Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Genesee & Wyoming to centralize some of newest short lines' functions through RMI's Web-based system Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
DART closer to completing extension to American Airlines Center Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Pacer Global Logistics receives Ryder System's intermodal carrier award Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Indian railway to install wireless communications network Read More »

October 4

Rail Industry Trends
CPR, NS seek STB approval for portion of Northeast haulage-sharing plan Read More »
Labor
UTU-represented conductors ratify SEPTA agreement Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. roads set weekly intermodal volume record for second-straight week, AAR says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
New York, New Jersey port authority extends a hand to the homeless Read More »
MOW
CPR increases capacity to move more export grain Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
WMATA to build new parking structure Read More »
People
Terry joins KCS as SVP, general counsel Read More »
Passenger Rail
School's in session: SEPTA police help keep students in the classroom Read More »
Mechanical
RailPower promotes Ballachey to CFO Read More »
People
St. Louis Metro names Jones VP of government, community affairs Read More »

October 1

Union Pacific Railroad
UP to power up locomotive fleet with environmentally friendly units Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit purchases BNSF right-of-way to extend commuter-rail service Read More »
Mechanical
U.S., Canadian roads' damage claim payouts drop, AAR says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Remainder of Hiawatha line set to open ahead of schedule Read More »
People
RailAmerica reviews options to 'dispose' of Canadian short line, elects board member Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA opens 17th parking lot Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Missouri city obtains FRA grant to study freight-train routes, grade separations Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Total Logistic Control extends rail-car switching contract with Rochelle Read More »
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