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Rail News: October 2006

October 31

Kansas City Southern
KCS' revenue and income climb, expenses fall in third quarter Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolink hits 100-million-passenger mark Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BART launches construction on Dublin Transit Center parking garage Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Iowa Northern Railway to receive $25.5 million RRIF loan Read More »
Financials
RailAmerica registers revenue, income gains despite traffic losses in third quarter Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB issues new rules governing large railroad rate cases Read More »
People
RailWorks appoints Patterson, Rothschild to L.K. Comstock senior management posts Read More »

October 30

Rail Industry Trends
FRA issues final rule to limit locomotive cab noise Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Amtrak tweaks timetables on several routes Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS promotes three execs at U.S., Mexican railroads Read More »
Passenger Rail
Canadian government to provide millions for tribal passenger-rail operation Read More »
Passenger Rail
LIRR unveils intermodal center in Mineola Read More »
M&A
GE Rail Services to acquire Allrail Services' assets Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Brickle to manage TTCI's London research center Read More »

October 27

Rail Industry Trends
BNSF honors three short lines with annual achievement awards Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain backs transportation ballot measures Read More »
Mechanical
North County Transit District testing SPRINTER DMUs Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB should reconsider changes to rate challenge guidelines, agricultural consortium says Read More »
C&S
Union Switch & Signal lands short line's re-signaling contract, continues train-control work for regional Read More »
Intermodal
Intermodal pioneer, Pacer founder Orris to retire as firm's CEO within a year Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
International Paint opens Pittsburgh distribution center Read More »

October 26

Rail Industry Trends
CN might not honor passenger-rail service expansion agreement, Amtrak says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP, CSXT move first dedicated produce unit train between Washington state and New York Read More »
Safety
WMATA to test electric emergency-response vehicle Read More »
Financials
FreightCar America obtains order for more coal cars, rings up more sales in third quarter Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UTA carries 50-millionth TRAX passenger, seeks feedback on proposed extension Read More »
Financials
Wabtec boosts sales, income and earnings in third quarter Read More »
Mechanical
Portec Rail to distribute Highland Tank's oil/water separators to the rail industry Read More »

October 25

Financials
NS' third-quarter operating ratio of 70.1 matches nine-year-old record Read More »
Passenger Rail
Bombardier lands billion-dollar order to supply commuter trains for France's SNCF Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit to add, adjust train service on several lines Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Pennsylvania DOT provides $20 million for freight-rail projects Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
DART signs off on new long-range plan Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP to speed up freight, passenger trains in three Texas towns Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Canadian railway association releases annual publication on freight-, passenger-rail statistics Read More »

October 24

BNSF Railway
BNSF sets revenue, income and volume records in third quarter Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NS, plaintiffs to settle personal injury class action suit pertaining to last year's Graniteville derailment Read More »
Financials
Third-quarter results show CPR increases revenue, contains costs Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Transportation improvements a high priority in southern California, regional council says Read More »
C&S
Union Switch & Signal boots up dispatching software for CSXT Read More »
People
The Andersons appoints Moschella to direct rail group's operations Read More »

October 23

Labor
U.S. Class Is boost workforce in September Read More »
People
WMATA appoints Requa acting GM to succeed Tangherlini Read More »
Intermodal
U.S. railroads register ninth-highest weekly intermodal volume, AAR says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Metro-North completes Beacon Station improvements Read More »
Intermodal
BNSF's on-dock container loadings surpass 1 million mark Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CTA to install ticket vending machine at Metra Station Read More »
Mechanical
CIT Group appoints Keasling SVP, Kearby VP of CIT Rail Read More »

October 20

Financials
CN sets operating ratio record of 57.4 in third quarter Read More »
Passenger Rail
TriMet to launch construction on commuter-rail line Read More »
Intermodal
New York/New Jersey ports increase spending, scope of freight-rail capacity program Read More »
Labor
UP forms auto racing-like pit crew to speed up run-through train duties at Nebraska yard Read More »
People
Harney joins CTA as EVP of construction/maintenance Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
New York/New Jersey port authority to begin acquiring property for THE Tunnel Read More »
Labor
Chicago, Fort Wayne and Eastern locomotive engineers join the BLET Read More »

October 19

Union Pacific Railroad
UP sets all-time operating revenue and income records in third quarter Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FRA schedules compliance date for CWR joint bar inspection regulation Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CTA provides additional funds for Wilson Station project design Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSXT wins American Honda's annual 'rail destination' award Read More »
Intermodal
Chilean agency opens new Metro line Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Railinc seeks buyer for RailSync software suite Read More »
Mechanical
IEEE to develop standard for calculating transit-rail vehicle braking distances Read More »

October 18

CSX Transportation
CSX registers record revenue and income, reduces operating ratio into the 70s in third quarter Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metro-North's reverse-commute, off-peak ridership exceeds NYC-bound passenger count for the first time Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
GO Transit reaches one-billion passenger mark Read More »
Mechanical
GE's rail services unit names Wileman president, CEO Read More »
C&S
CTA contracts Edwards and Kelcey to manage signal, traction power project Read More »
Passenger Rail
SWAT to install surveillance systems on Capitol Corridor trains Read More »
People
McQuillan joins Optimization Alternatives as SVP Read More »

October 17

Rail Industry Trends
National intercity passenger railroad registers FY06 ridership, revenue gains Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF contracts development partner for Kansas logistics park, manager for domestic chassis pool Read More »
Labor
Grand Trunk Western territory trainmen ratify UTU, CN contract Read More »
Passenger Rail
Orange County Transportation Authority hires Parsons Brinckerhoff to oversee Metrolink expansion Read More »
M&A
CIT Rail acquires Bombardier's rail-car leasing division Read More »
MOW
Progress Rail Services CEO Ainsworth to serve as Caterpillar VP Read More »
C&S
FRA releases report, co-produces trucker tip cards to prevent crossing incidents Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Bombardier-led consortium to supply driverless vehicles to Malaysian transit agency Read More »

October 16

Rail Industry Trends
ARCI: Rail-car orders and backlog climb, deliveries fall in third quarter Read More »
Passenger Rail
Rhode Island to place transit funding measure on November ballot Read More »
Amtrak
Illinois to fund additional Chicago-to-St. Louis Amtrak trains Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Greenbrier acquires Meridian Rail Services, forms freight car-building joint venture with Mexican firm Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
MARTA implements business automation program Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB issues final environmental statement on Tongue River's proposed Montana coal line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RailComm installs remote-control derail system at Ohio CSXT yard Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Signal Training Solutions to relocate to larger facility Read More »

October 13

Intermodal
BNSF and CSX to create coast-to-coast intermodal corridor, expand route's capacity Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CTA proposes $1.1 billion 2007 spending plan, recommends capital projects Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Canada earmarks more than $500 million for western intermodal corridor initiative Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Genesee & Wyoming, RailAmerica register fewer 'same railroad' carloads in September Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Virginia to pony up $1.3 million for shippers' freight-rail projects Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
NBC Universal, Inova Computers to provide 'infotainment' in PATH stations and cars Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Smiths Detection, RedXDefense team up to create explosives detection system for transit industry Read More »

October 12

Rail Industry Trends
CTA to issue $275 million in bonds to help fund capital program Read More »
Mechanical
NJ Transit gears up for multi-level train service Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CN's freight forwarding subsidiary enters China Read More »
Passenger Rail
Oklahoma agency mulls commuter-rail line between Tulsa, Broken Arrow Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA to add trains on Lowell commuter-rail line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB schedules public hearing to review grain transportation issues Read More »
M&A
Long-time Santa Maria Valley owner sells railroad's assets to Coast Belle Rail Read More »

October 11

Rail Industry Trends
Wisconsin & Southern to serve fourth ethanol plant in Badger State Read More »
People
North Carolina's Triangle Transit Authority appoints King interim GM Read More »
M&A
Portec Rail acquires Vulcan Chain's railroad-related product line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Transit agencies, financial firms can team up to offer contactless fare payment system, Smart Card Alliance says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Containerization & Intermodal Institute names Yeager, Vitarana 2006 Connie Award winners Read More »
Mechanical
G&B Specialties co-founder Griffiths resigns from Global Railway's board Read More »

October 10

Rail Industry Trends
CTA's ridership, customer satisfaction up on two routes Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CPR takes home American Honda's rail performance award Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
MARTA introduces permanent 'Breeze' smart cards Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Electro-Motive Diesel to acquire Scottish firm's EMD-related business Read More »
Labor
CN, UTU reach tentative terms on five-year pact for Grand Trunk Western yardmasters Read More »
Intermodal
Denver university's intermodal institute sets enrollment record for executive master's program Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Skanska-led consortium to upgrade Prague line Read More »

October 9

Rail Industry Trends
St. Louis Metro carries half a million more passengers in September Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF breaks system-wide coal loading record in September Read More »
Amtrak
Illinois to add another Amtrak train to downstate route Read More »
M&A
Wabtec purchases Schaefer Equipment for $36 million Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
August's Transportation Services Index slips by widest month-over-month margin in five years Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Bombardier to build another 42 double-deck cars for German transit agency Read More »
M&A
DMJM Harris acquires Korve Engineering Read More »

October 6

Rail Industry Trends
Congress signs off on FY2007 homeland security funding but still needs to approve transit appropriations bill Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP reaches pact with state to build intermodal terminal in New Mexico Read More »
Safety
FRA proposes passenger-car safety regulations Read More »
Intermodal
U.S. railroads' carload, intermodal unit counts continued to climb in September, AAR says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
St. Louis Metro, Pittsburgh port authority obtain DHS security grants Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Schwarzenegger signs California's rail security bill Read More »
People
UP shuffles transportation department staff Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
MBTA to randomly inspect passengers' bags Read More »

October 5

People
CPR appoints Lambert EVP and CFO Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Surface transportation trade between U.S. and NAFTA partners reaches $55.9 billion in July Read More »
Passenger Rail
Connecticut commuter-rail services post ridership gains through August Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
DHS grants Denver RTD $1.2 million to install surveillance equipment in stations Read More »
MOW
NYCT to test TieTek's composite crossties Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
MHF Logistical Solutions develops GPS-based software for 'smart' rail cars Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
RMI unveils updated RailConnect Transportation Management System Read More »

October 4

Rail Industry Trends
Virginia's Hampton Roads Transit to begin final design on Norfolk light-rail line Read More »
People
Tangherlini withdraws application for WMATA's GM post; takes job as D.C. administrator Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Duos Technologies to implement surveillance system in UP tunnel Read More »
People
TTCI names Ehrlich GM of Emergency Response Training Center Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
California high-speed rail advocacy group elects new officers Read More »

October 3

Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail employees are receiving comprehensive security training, AAR says Read More »
Mechanical
Kansas City Southern Railway's fuel conservation incentive program pays dividends in August Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Port Authority of Allegheny County joins Google's trip planner program Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BroadWare Technologies to supply video surveillance, media integration for New York MTA security system Read More »
People
Railinc names Bolon VP and CIO Read More »

October 2

Rail Industry Trends
Senate confirms Peters as U.S. transportation secretary Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
LA MTA breaks ground on Exposition line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. railroads continue to boost intermodal volume, AAR says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BART begins to build first new station in three years Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Port security bill passes Congress Read More »
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