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Rail News: October 2009

October 30

Rail Industry Trends
CREATE partners let program's largest contractor award to date Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR weekly report: Not much change in North American carloads vs. last year Read More »
Passenger Rail
California agency chooses light rail for Monterey corridor, advances commuter-rail project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF a leader in climate change disclosure, Class I says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
OmniTRAX reassigns four executives Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from Wabtec, Portec Rail Products, Timken, CIT Group and Invensys Rail Read More »

October 29

High-Speed Rail
APTA, UIC to hold high-speed seminars early next year Read More »
Kansas City Southern
Quarterly results show signs of a 'modest recovery,' KCS' Haverty says Read More »
Passenger Rail
L.A. MTA to open Gold Line extension next month Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART extension would provide range of economic benefits, VTA study says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Chemical shipper acknowledges BNSF's service; retailer recognizes Schneider National's intermodal efforts Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NMB reaches nine-year high in closed cases Read More »

October 28

High-Speed Rail
APTA statement on FRA's preliminary rail plan Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NS beats Street's earnings expectation, remains upbeat about gradual traffic growth Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP, CSXT introduce joint 'RailChem Connect' service Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak to assume all commuter-train operations for Metrolink Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
KCS mines traffic from Mexican intermodal corridor Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSXT's Kurzanski attains AAR environmental honor for '09 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from Brookville Equipment, RailComm, Nordco, Ansaldo STS USA and Midland Manufacturing Read More »

October 27

Rail Industry Trends
CP reins in costs, but revenue and traffic take a tumble Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP, NS launch joint 'Gulf Coast Flyer' chemical service Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
USDOT convenes first-ever safety council meeting Read More »
Passenger Rail
California's Metrolink adds more train-stop systems Read More »
Passenger Rail
Pittsburgh port authority to hike fares, reduce light-rail routes next year Read More »

October 26

Passenger Rail
TWU strike looms at SEPTA; engineer contract talks to continue at CN Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA provides $75 million for Portland streetcar extension Read More »
Passenger Rail
New York/New Jersey port lets PATH signal contracts; Hampton Roads Transit awards light-rail station work Read More »
Passenger Rail
L.A. MTA board OKs long-range transportation plan Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RTA monthly report: Tie production stable, purchases slide in September Read More »
Passenger Rail
Updates from Invensys Rail, Thales, MERMEC Group, Nexans and Interfleet Technology Read More »

October 23

BNSF Railway
BNSF pushes productivity, cost controls in wake of eroding business from weak economy Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR carload report: U.S. volumes might make incremental strides in coming weeks Read More »
Passenger Rail
Honolulu awards light-rail system design-build contract to Kiewit Pacific Read More »
Passenger Rail
NYCT to test Bronx Express morning service a second time Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from Vossloh/Global Rail Systems, GATX, Unitrac, Penumbra Capital and RailRunner Read More »

October 22

High-Speed Rail
UK's Priestmangoode to help design Chinese high-speed trains Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP: No upturn yet, but latest operating ratio and volumes are reasons to be upbeat Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolinx backs advisory committee's recommendation for GO Transit electrification study Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
'Port Tracker' report: Container volume at major U.S. ports shows steady, but slight rise Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CN to purchase 70 locomotives from GE, EMD Read More »
Passenger Rail
Canadian Auto Workers at bargaining table with VIA Rail Read More »

October 21

Canadian National Railway - CN
CN: Revenue down, but costs were, too - and better things are coming in the not-too-distant future, execs said Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB: U.S. Class I workforce slips below 150,000 in September Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF's Kansas training center sets high-water mark for engineer evaluations Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
North Carolina Railroad installs Atkins as chair, Cameron as vice chair Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Canadian hall of fame honors two former railroaders, a city and a technology Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from Thales, Teradata, CIT, Wireless Matrix and Sharma & Associates Read More »

October 20

High-Speed Rail
Southern California transportation officials to lobby for federal high-speed stimulus funds Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra proposes 2010 budget, fare increase Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Eaton to succeed Ballesteros as KCSM's top sales/marketing officer; Emery assumes AVP role at KCSR Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Short-line tax credit extension continues to garner congressional support, ASLRRA says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
USDOT to provide $20.9 million for haz-mat first-responder training Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Canadian railroad association honors freight, passenger roads' environmental and safety efforts Read More »

October 19

High-Speed Rail
ELPC's Brubaker comments on preliminary National Rail Plan Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RailTrends Recap: Challenges, change - and reasons to believe Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FRA forges preliminary 'National Rail Plan' Read More »
Amtrak
VRE proposes to switch service providers from Amtrak to Keolis Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CREATE partners cap off significant project in Chicago Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Projects, pacts advance at ports in Vancouver and New York/New Jersey Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak receives stimulus dollars to replace electrical equipment Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from Gannett Fleming, Westway Group, Railinc and Transportation Certification Services Read More »

October 16

High-Speed Rail
Mica: High speed's recipe for success Read More »
High-Speed Rail
FRA unveils preliminary rail plan Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
TSI reaches slightly higher altitude in August, USDOT says Read More »
Passenger Rail
Gov. Rell: Bids for Connecticut yard facility beat estimates Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Saskatchewan welcomes Last Mountain Railway as province's latest short line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR weekly report: North American roads register more traffic declines Read More »
Passenger Rail
DART elects board leaders; Obama tabs Amtrak board members Read More »
Passenger Rail
Updates from Thales, Alstom, Jacobs Engineering, Colo Railroad Builders, and 'People' news from CargoWise edi, FreightScan and Dow AgroSciences Read More »

October 15

High-Speed Rail
Midwest high-speed association calls on Senate to match House's $4 billion HSR appropriation Read More »
High-Speed Rail
House subcommittee holds hearing on HSR Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolink eyes second fare hike in five months Read More »
Passenger Rail
New Jersey agency advances station restoration and transit center projects, revamps Web site Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Weekly intermodal volume reaches 10-month high in September, AAR says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. Justice Department charges BLET's Rodzwicz with bribery Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Jasmin to manage Watco's Montana short line Read More »

October 14

High-Speed Rail
Midwest high-speed association honors Quinn for support of 220 mph trains Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Russian Railways to partner with China to develop high-speed rail Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX: Cost controls, productivity advances help offset revenue and income setbacks Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA approves Honolulu's request to start preliminary engineering for light-rail line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
West Coast ports promote Asian gateway potential; Long Beach port changes container incentive program Read More »
Passenger Rail
Missouri proposes a regional commuter-rail system Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP to upgrade Nebraska line, NS to improve Illinois crossing Read More »
Passenger Rail
Updates from Bombardier, CIT, Skanska, RailComm and EnerSys Read More »

October 13

Amtrak
Amtrak registers second-highest passenger count in FY09; TriMet posts ridership drop in September Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA's agenda includes fare hikes, job cuts and new board leaders Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RailAmerica initiates initial public offering Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
IANA bestows Silver Kingpin honor to H&M International's Connors Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Wichita welcomes new grade separation Read More »

October 12

Passenger Rail
Long Island Rail Road disability claims display 'pattern of potential fraud,' Mica says Read More »
Passenger Rail
New York's MTA, San Diego's NCTD land 'green' TIGGER grants Read More »
Passenger Rail
Cost, ridership questions need answers before Amtrak restores service in Oregon, Sen. Wyden says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FRA makes $5 million available for short-line projects; BMWED ratifies Iowa Interstate pact Read More »
Passenger Rail
Updates from Vossloh, EKE-Electronics, Bombardier, Transportation Certification Services and Herzog Contracting Read More »

October 9

Rail Industry Trends
AAR weekly report: No inkling of traffic upturn for U.S. roads Read More »
Passenger Rail
L.A. MTA to present transit corridor study findings to the public Read More »
Passenger Rail
APTA presents various awards at annual meeting Read More »
Passenger Rail
New Mexico's Rail Runner to replace signal system with CTC Read More »
Passenger Rail
Wright retains seat as VIA Rail's chairman Read More »
Passenger Rail
Updates from IBM, Unit Rail, GE Transportation and Alstom; and 'People' news from HDR, LTK Engineering Services and Railinc Read More »

October 8

High-Speed Rail
Midwestern states seeking more than $11 billion in high-speed stimulus funds Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA maps out additional cost-cutting measures for 2010 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
National Gateway gains support; Jacksonville port lands federal grant Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB to hear arguments for major cases in public forum Read More »
Passenger Rail
North Carolina Railroad to study proposed commuter-rail line's potential Read More »
Passenger Rail
Denver RTD turns 15 Read More »

October 7

High-Speed Rail
FRA to announce all high-speed rail grant recipients in winter Read More »
Passenger Rail
Ontario minister: Metrolinx must meet 18 environmental conditions to advance GO Transit corridor expansion Read More »
Passenger Rail
Massachusetts to help pay for MBTA parking facility in Salem Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP's monthly coal train loadings lag again in PRB, Colorado/Utah Read More »
Passenger Rail
Utah Transit Authority obtains FTA grant for Orem intermodal center Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA's Carter rejoins FTA as chief counsel Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from Siemens, L.B. Foster, Invensys Rail, TransContainer/DB Schenker and RSI Read More »

October 6

Passenger Rail
Walder takes helm as New York MTA's CEO; APTA elects exec committee heads Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP, Progress Rail Services test prototype locomotive for more than 500 hours Read More »
Passenger Rail
Coming soon to Metrolink: Inward-facing locomotive cameras Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
KCS appoints Strong to head multi-modal accounts, promotes Mexican 'Palm Island' project Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA recognizes DART's FEIS for Orange Line project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from Alstom, RailComm, PowerRail Distribution, SynchroNet Marine and Xorail Read More »

October 5

High-Speed Rail
Michigan DOT seeks comments on Chicago-Detroit environmental assessment Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
N.C. DOT lands eight FRA grants for rail projects Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Obama tabs Rosekind for open NTSB seat; FRA, TTCI renew partnership pact Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Long Beach port obtains more public feedback on proposed rail facility Read More »
Passenger Rail
Color by numbers: MARTA uses primary colors to code four lines Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
KCSR to close another Louisiana crossing Read More »

October 2

Rail Industry Trends
New Umler system up and running, Railinc says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR weekly report: Southeast floods rain on U.S. railroads' traffic Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP cuts ribbon on new Kate Shelley Bridge in Iowa Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Stimulus funds should target high unemployment areas and create jobs more quickly, Mica says Read More »
Passenger Rail
Honolulu begins to build transit center Read More »
Passenger Rail
Updates from Skanska USA Civil, Siemens, Interfleet, GlobalOptions Group and RailComm Read More »

October 1

High-Speed Rail
New Hampshire DOT will not apply for Track 2 stimulus funds Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART, Metra launch major infrastructure improvement projects Read More »
Passenger Rail
L.A. MTA to begin pre-revenue testing on Metro Gold Line extension Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Steelworkers ratify CP pact Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Transportation fatalities down in '08, NTSB says; crossing deaths a distracted driver issue, OLI says Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit to offer weekend trains on Montclair-Boonton Line Read More »
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