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Rail News: October 2005

October 31

Financials
RailAmerica's earnings go up, but so do expenses Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
TriMet to showcase final design plans for I-205 light-rail extension Read More »
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Rail Industry Trends
Transport Canada provides more federal funds for crossing projects Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Sentry Technology to provide traveling CCTVs for South African railway Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
DART boots up Spanish Web site Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
ESCO Equipment Service co-founder Gehr dies Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Canadian Hall of Fame announces 2005 inductees Read More »

October 28

Rail Industry Trends
Record busters: U.S. railroads register more than 250,000 intermodal loads in a week, AAR says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Freight-car builders still on pace to eclipse 60,000 deliveries, ARCI says Read More »
Mechanical
New York/New Jersey port authority displays design for new PATH cars Read More »
Labor
Providence and Worcester, UTU sign dotted line on eight-year contract Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Amtrak to provide 'quiet car' on Hiawatha trains Read More »
Safety
Emergency responders take UP's tank-car safety course at TTCI Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
New Jersey coalition seeks STB ruling to provide states control over rail-yard waste sites Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
GE Plastics introduces infrared-absorbing window application for public transit market Read More »

October 27

Union Pacific Railroad
UP continues to follow operational, financial improvement path Read More »
Passenger Rail
GO Transit to add, adjust service on two lines Read More »
Financials
Florida East Coast boosts railway's revenue, operating profit Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA to conduct training drill on commuter-rail line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Houston METRO holds networking forum for small businesses Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Citizens for Rail Safety boot up informational Web site Read More »

October 26

Financials
NS overcomes hurricane's wrath, fuel costs to earn record quarterly income Read More »
CSX Transportation
Third-quarter results: CSX posts record earnings, lowers operating ratio Read More »
Labor
SEPTA prepares for potential strike Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CTA to poll public on 2006 spending plan Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Senate transportation committee holds hearing on rail security bill Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
LA MTA seeks comments on Exposition light-rail project Read More »
Financials
Wabtec's third-quarter sales up, expenses down Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Miami-Dade Transit contracts Parsons Brinckerhoff to manage rail, bus expansion Read More »
MOW
L.B. Foster, CXT upgrade equipment at Nebraska concrete-tie plant Read More »

October 25

BNSF Railway
Third-quarter results: BNSF improves operating ratio more than 20 points, sets revenue record Read More »
Financials
CPR registers record revenue, reduces operating ratio in the third quarter Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NJ Transit to phase-in service for second Hudson-Bergen line segment Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Houston METRO to develop mixed-use project above medical center Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF's shuttle trains for Southwest Grain reach triple digits Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CN seeks to abandon seven Saskatchewan branch lines Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA to expand commuter-rail lot Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Railtech Schlatter helps Steel Dynamics design CWR plant Read More »
Passenger Rail
L.B. Foster to provide ties, continuous-welded rail for Utah rail line Read More »
M&A
HDR acquires transportation consulting firm S.R. Beard Read More »

October 24

Rail Industry Trends
Senate approves $1.45 billion for Amtrak in FY2006 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Canada to provide $500 million for rail, port infrastructure projects Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Metra proposes FY2006 budget, fare increase Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Nober to leave STB after chairmanship term expires at year end Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Amtrak to restore a portion of Sunset Limited service early next month Read More »
People
Hawkins to succeed Endres as head of BNSF's governmental affairs Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RailtecMéxico 2006 coming to Guadalajara in January Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Santa Clara VTA seeks passenger feedback Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
American Council of Railroad Women name UP's Marshall 'Woman of the Year' Read More »

October 21

Rail Industry Trends
BNSF to delay mileage-based fuel surcharge launch for several shippers Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
New York/New Jersey port authority proposes record-high security budget Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. railroads set second intermodal traffic record in two weeks, AAR says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
WMATA scores high in customer satisfaction Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Sound Transit ponders purchasing additional light-rail vehicles Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Crosstie purchases down, production up in the third quarter, RTA says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
APTA nears $100,000 in hurricane relief donations Read More »
Mechanical
Maier to step down as RailPower's top exec Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Miami-Dade Transit to hold open houses on airport extension Read More »
Financials
Hub Group sets quarterly net income record Read More »

October 20

Rail Industry Trends
U.S. railroads have a month to correct switch alignment problems, FRA says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Hurricane Stan not kind to Genesee & Wyoming's Mexican railroad Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Utah Transit Authority to consider fuel surcharge Read More »
M&A
RailWorks sells products/services division to newly formed Tangent Rail Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
New funding model needed for intercity passenger rail, coalition says Read More »
Mechanical
RailPower obtains orders for nine Green Goats, names Garcia to board Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Smart Card Alliance names new board leaders, members Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
European standardization committee, railway association to share research, expertise Read More »

October 19

Financials
CN's third-quarter report card: 'A' for earnings, income and operating ratio Read More »
Amtrak
Another year, another high-water mark for Amtrak's annual ridership Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Agreement requires the DM&E to improve safety program, FRA says Read More »
Passenger Rail
APTA report: All modes post second-quarter increases Read More »
Passenger Rail
Tri-Rail to unveil new Boca Raton station Read More »
M&A
Steel Dynamics to acquire rival Roanoke Electric Steel Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
WMATA offers online calculator to compute driving vs. fare costs Read More »
People
RailWorks: List assumes chairman post, Levy takes top office Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Caltrain nears completion of Hillsdale Station project Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
10East customizes handheld computer for the rail market Read More »

October 18

Mechanical
Global Railway to close down YSD Industries Read More »
Labor
TWU, UTU propose simultaneous strike at SEPTA Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NJ Transit puts finishing touches on station restoration project Read More »
MOW
UP siding project under way in Portland Read More »
People
DART elects board officers, names director Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Ohio railport installs warehouse management system Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Transportation Research Board's 85th annual meeting set for late January in D.C. Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Underwriters association provides data-gathering tips for rolling stock insurers Read More »

October 17

Rail Industry Trends
Sacramento RT posts record monthly ridership Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FRA to hand out more than $2 million in grants Read More »
Mechanical
Rail-car deliveries still on the rise, two reports say Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NJ Transit to add service on several lines Read More »
People
Long-time BNSF veterans Tolle, Grundmann to retire at year end Read More »
Labor
Belden, the 'heart and soul' of UTU's national legislative office, dies Read More »
M&A
Mohall Central to acquire, Northern Plains Railroad to operate BNSF's North Dakota line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Alaska Railroad seeks public comments on Wasilla project's environmental report Read More »

October 14

Rail Industry Trends
U.S. railroads' carload traffic finally succumbs to weather-related woes, AAR says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NJ Transit awards contracts for Hoboken Terminal development, restoration projects Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Déjá Vu: KCS to pre-pay property taxes to aid Hurricane Rita rebuilding efforts Read More »
Mechanical
UP orders 111 environmentally friendly switchers from RailPower, MotivePower Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Siemens lands $84 million contract to build LRVs for Edmonton extension Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Bombardier-led consortium to provide FLEXITY trams for Austrian railway Read More »
Labor
Strike at major customer's mine leads Ontario Northland to furlough workers, defer spending Read More »
People
New York MTA names new police chief Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Parsons Brinckerhoff to design Edinburgh light-rail lines Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Brussels seminar sheds light on European rail industry research Read More »

October 13

Amtrak
Amtrak board approves resolution to create Northeast Corridor subsidiary Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NJ Transit continues ridership rebound Read More »
MOW
BNSF, UP alter maintenance plan for joint Powder River Basin line Read More »
C&S
Newton to head Cattron's North American rail services Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak trains to reach 95 mph in Michigan Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. surface transportation trade with NAFTA partners tumbles in July after June gain Read More »
MOW
Harsco Track Technologies adds ballast cleaning to service portfolio Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
WMATA opens $17.4 million parking structure Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Transport Canada develops youth campaign to promote transportation jobs in Quebec Read More »

October 12

Rail Industry Trends
Government Accountability Office: Federal agencies need to better manage transit-rail security Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Escalating gas prices help Pittsburgh port authority attract passengers Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF to install remote-controlled blue flag system at California yard Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Sacramento transit district to open light-rail extension Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
LA MTA completes environmental work for Exposition light-rail line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP to unveil custom-painted locomotive honoring President Bush Read More »
People
GE Rail Services adds Emro, Schitter to management staff Read More »
Intermodal
Schneider National opens logistics office in China, closes loop on motion-based training simulators in North America Read More »

October 11

Rail Industry Trends
House, Senate consider FY2006 transit appropriation, bless security bill Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BART expands rush hour capacity Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF honors employee team for simplifying wheat tariff system Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Amtrak expands ticket sales in international market Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Watco takes wraps off new Arkansas short line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Lockheed Martin subcontracts Intergraph to provide software for New York MTA security system Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Small roads using RailSync services surpass 50 mark, Railinc says Read More »

October 10

Rail Industry Trends
CN only Class I to boost train speed in the third quarter, Smith Barney/Citigroup says Read More »
MOW
WMATA completes summer trackwork Read More »
Labor
CN police officers union ratifies two-year contract extension Read More »

October 7

Rail Industry Trends
NJ Transit ramps up security following NYC subway threat Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Not even hurricane-related traffic hiccups are slowing U.S. railroads' carload gains, AAR says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CTA unveils $1 billion 2006 budget Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Transportation Services Index falls for second-straight month Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Chinese railways contracts TTCI for trackside acoustic detection technology Read More »
C&S
UP caps off four-year crossing signage project Read More »
People
DMJM Harris promotes Chmielinski to president, COO Read More »
Logistics
Cornerstone Systems opens Boston-area office Read More »

October 6

Rail Industry Trends
Amtrak to restore City of New Orleans, Crescent service Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FRA haz-mat advisory: Railroads, chemical shippers need to speed up, keep tabs on tank cars Read More »
Intermodal
Congestion at major U.S. ports in the 'low' category, retail federation report says Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Pittsburgh port authority to gather public comments on Maglev project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
KCS makes advances on e-commerce curve Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF's Krajenta, Weekley take home League of Railway Industry Women's top honors Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Utah Transit Authority opens $1.2 million light-rail station Read More »
People
Longtime chair Williams to retire from San Diego MTS board Read More »
People
Vest assumes Genesee & Wyoming VP post Read More »

October 5

Rail Industry Trends
D.C.-area leaders pledge to nail down dedicated dollars for WMATA Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
USDOT to provide funds to restore transit service in the Big Easy Read More »
Labor
BLET organizes 13th short line in three years Read More »
Mechanical
GO Transit orders 26 locomotives from MotivePower Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Talgo/Bombardier to provide high-speed trains, power heads for Spanish railway Read More »
People
Kohut out, McManaman in as Global Railway's chief exec Read More »
People
Greenbrier appoints Wilsted to oversee operations, corporate development Read More »
Mechanical
Kelso Technologies lands Mexican patent for pressure relief valve Read More »

October 4

Intermodal
NS reopens Katrina-damaged intermodal terminal, yard in Big Easy Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Eby joins FRA as deputy administrator Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF's Keller wins economic development achievement award Read More »

October 3

M&A
It's official: RailAmerica adds Alcoa's four roads to short-line roster Read More »
Labor
Contract squabbles continue for SEPTA, TWU Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Amtrak posts ridership gains on California trains Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF seeks larger piece of Mexican business pie Read More »
People
Thompson, Owen resign from Global Railway's board Read More »
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