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Rail News: October 2011

October 31

Supplier Spotlight
Updates from Alstom, American Railcar, RMI and Salco Products Read More »
Labor
Veolia Transportation, UTU reach agreement on initial Tri-Rail contract Read More »
Diversified Metal Fabrication Inc. | Sponsored
Next Generation Hyrail Looks To Reduce Costs From Installation To Maintenance
People
Valley Metro board to combine top administrative posts Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
SEPTA, FTA officials open new Croydon station Read More »
Intermodal
Long Beach port extends public comment period for proposed container terminal Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit board approves MOU for East Link tunnel Read More »
Mechanical
EPA report: Robust demand will drive rail-car assemblies to 40,400 in 2011, 51,300 in 2012 Read More »
Intermodal
Reps. Hahn, Poe form House caucus to help promote U.S. ports Read More »

October 28

Supplier Spotlight
Updates from Progress Rail, Bombardier, HDR, Pacer, Timken and Parsons Brinckerhoff Read More »
Passenger Rail
SFMTA renames streetcar yard Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Short-line tax credit extension bills continue to garner congressional support, ASLRRA says Read More »
Passenger Rail
California commission awards $35.3 million for L.A. Expo Line's second phase Read More »
Passenger Rail
Michigan governor seeks ways to bolster the state's transportation infrastructure Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Amtrak California locomotives to exceed EPA emission standards Read More »
Intermodal
California commission appropriates $336.6 million for ACE trench project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: Carloads down for U.S. roads, up for Canadian and Mexican roads in week 42 Read More »

October 27

Intermodal
GWI's Benz, OmniTRAX's Long join intermodal institute's board Read More »
People
GWI's Powell wins AAR environmental excellence award; TTCI's Trevizo wins RTA research excellence award Read More »
Financials
RailAmerica ramps up revenue, income Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolinx selects Aecon/Dufferin joint venture for Air Rail Link work Read More »
People
UP appoints two managers, advances two trackwork projects Read More »
Passenger Rail
TriMet faces budget shortfall for FY2013 Read More »
High-Speed Rail
STB approves DesertXpress route Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS sets income, earnings and operating ratio records Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Saudi Railways issues contract for second phase of Haramain high-speed rail project Read More »
High-Speed Rail
High-speed rail petition posted on White House website Read More »

October 26

Supplier Spotlight
Updates from Harsco, Carmanah, Vossloh, ENSCO, Kelso, Wabtec and Trinity Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB to schedule public meeting on Grenada Railway's abandonment proposal Read More »
Passenger Rail
More people rode Amtrak's Missouri River Runner in September Read More »
Passenger Rail
Denver RTD set to open new Auraria West station Read More »
Intermodal
BNSF lands labor agreement for L.A. terminal; Florida delegation backs proposed CSX facility Read More »
Passenger Rail
Wind turbine program to save MBTA $100,000 per year, state officials say Read More »
Mechanical
ARCI: Rail-car orders, deliveries climbed in 3Q Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN ratchets up revenue, drives down operating ratio Read More »
Financials
Registration still open for next week’s RailTrends® conference Read More »
High-Speed Rail
STB approves DesertXpress route Read More »

October 25

People
Kingsberry to depart DTC, join PANYNJ Read More »
People
PANYNJ approves Foye as executive director; TriMet names labor relations, HR exec Read More »
Passenger Rail
LIRR drafts rider 'pledge' to improve service Read More »
Mechanical
Patriot Rail, CF Rail Services forge rolling stock services pact Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metro-North to resume full Port Jervis Line service a month ahead of schedule Read More »
Passenger Rail
Rio Metro increases New Mexico Rail Runner fares Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP: Revenue up, income and earnings down Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA OKs $75 million grant agreement for MBTA's Fitchburg line Read More »

October 24

Supplier Spotlight
Updates from Balfour Beatty, Bombardier, RailComm and Parsons Brinckerhoff Read More »
MOW
UP to bolster track in Nebraska, Wyoming Read More »
Mechanical
Ontario Northland wins AMT car refurbishment contract Read More »
Passenger Rail
Twin Cities' Metro Transit to receive $3.2 million from FTA Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA, VIA Rail open new stations Read More »
Passenger Rail
San Antonio council approves new streetcar system Read More »
Intermodal
Container volume slipped at L.A.-area ports in September Read More »
Passenger Rail
Ottawa releases short list of bidders for light-rail system Read More »
Financials
Registration still open for next month's RailTrends® conference Read More »
High-Speed Rail
FRA's Rae to join New York governor's office Read More »

October 21

Supplier Spotlight
Updates from Wabtec, AECOM, Colo Railroad, GATX and Ameresco Solar Read More »
C&S
BART to consider draft cell phone interruption policy Read More »
Class Is
CN eyes efficiencies from agreements with Agri-Food Central, UTU Read More »
C&S
Grade separations under way in California along BNSF line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
North American railroads registered mixed traffic results last week, AAR says Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Senate committee to consider two-year surface transportation bill on Nov. 9 Read More »
People
N.Y. Gov. Cuomo appoints Rae to state transportation post, nominates Lhota to top MTA office Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS sets third-quarter volume, revenue records Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Murray, FRA's Szabo announce Knowledge Corridor project Read More »

October 20

People
DART names new VPs of commuter rail, marketing Read More »
Passenger Rail
Valley Metro posted light-rail ridership record in September Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Work on NS' West Virginia intermodal terminal slated for spring Read More »
Class Is
Class Is land on magazine's top 500 'green' rankings; FEC wins environmental award Read More »
People
N.Y. Gov. Cuomo recommends Foye as PANYNJ's executive director Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA's Claypool releases 2012 budget recommendations Read More »
Class Is
Natural Resources Defense Council files federal lawsuit against BNSF, UP over California yard emissions Read More »
Financials
UP registers quarterly best revenue, income and earnings Read More »

October 19

Supplier Spotlight
Updates from Jason Inc., GE, Sapa, Tata Steel and Arch Insurance Read More »
Passenger Rail
TriMet launches multi-modal trip planner for riders Read More »
People
AASHTO's board elects Steudle president and Lewis, VP Read More »
Intermodal
CN acquires more eco-friendly containers, chassis Read More »
Safety
Canadian rail association honors roads' environmental, safety achievements Read More »
Labor
U.S. Class I headcount rose slightly in September, STB says Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
U.S. transportation, commerce departments partner to enforce 'Buy America' standards Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX: 'Underlying fundamentals' drive strong financial results Read More »
High-Speed Rail
FRA obligates $7.9 million to New York for Hudson Line signal improvements Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Canadian high-speed group releases federal report on proposed Ontario-Quebec corridor Read More »

October 18

People
Watco: Cox to head engineering, Williams to help manage short line Read More »
Intermodal
Study will help solicit funding for Tideflats-area transportation needs, Tacoma port says Read More »
Passenger Rail
New bus service expands Amtrak access in Wisconsin Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Missouri DOT seeks public input on statewide rail plan Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metro-North, Amtrak projects attain Brunel design honors Read More »
Passenger Rail
Amtrak's Capitol Corridor 'shattered' ridership, revenue records in FY2011 Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP lands Contrans account, eyes more collapsible container business Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Transit projects to receive share of $928.5 million in federal funds, LaHood says Read More »
High-Speed Rail
U.S. Departments of Transportation, Commerce partner to unearth U.S. suppliers for high-speed passenger car components Read More »

October 17

Supplier Spotlight
Updates from Skanska, Global Railway, STM-Service, Power Drives, RMI and Gannett Fleming Read More »
C&S
Quiet zone coming to Nebraska city; Upgraded crossing on tap for Michigan town Read More »
People
CSX: Reinke to succeed Ruehling as VP of federal legislation Read More »
Passenger Rail
Michigan, Missouri Amtrak routes ramped up ridership Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS, CSXT launch container services at Virginia port Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra's proposed 2012 budget includes 25 percent fare hike Read More »
Passenger Rail
Atlanta roundtable finalizes list of transportation projects for 2012 tax referendum Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
House bill would help restore transit service and jobs, supporters say Read More »
High-Speed Rail
FRA, Illinois DOT to hold hearings on Tier 1 EIS for HSR service; UP to issue RFP for Dwight-Pontiac permitting, reconstruction Read More »
High-Speed Rail
CHSRA receives $4 million in state bond funds to advance Los Angeles-San Diego engineering Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Central Illinois planning commission to study passenger-rail service to Peoria Read More »

October 14

Passenger Rail
TriMet posted ridership gain in September Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
September carloads up for Genesee & Wyoming, down for RailAmerica Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Transportation index slipped slightly in August, BTS says Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT to help fund transit projects in three states Read More »
Financials
Connecticut, New York announce funding for transportation planning projects Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak tops 30 million riders in FY2011 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: North American carloads climbed in October's first week Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Surface transportation funding measure could pass by year's end, LaHood says Read More »

October 13

Supplier Spotlight
Updates from Stella-Jones, Bombardier, RailComm, Transplace, Simmons, Hatch Mott MacDonald and SYSTRA Read More »
People
DART board elects officers Read More »
C&S
North Carolina DOT bolsters safety at four public crossings Read More »
MOW
Caltrain to install new rail bridge in San Francisco Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
In memoriam: Fort Worth & Western, short-line association leader Tom Schlosser Read More »
Class Is
(Re)opening soon: BNSF's last flood-impacted subdivision Read More »
Passenger Rail
New Hampshire DOT to draft new state rail plan next year Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Mica reiterates opposition to national infrastructure bank Read More »

October 12

People
KCS promotes Fussell to AVP post in carload business unit Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit kicks off next phase of 'ST2' project Read More »
Class Is
CN, animal feed firm forge supply chain collaboration pact Read More »
C&S
Expo Line upgrades under way in Vancouver to improve communications Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA OKs preliminary engineering phase for Maryland light-rail line Read More »
Intermodal
CSXT posts progress on National Gateway; Schneider National unveils 'Canada Direct' service Read More »
Passenger Rail
L.A., Baltimore transit lines among Obama administration's expedited infrastructure projects Read More »
Safety
FRA issues advisory to address switching operation safety Read More »

October 11

Canadian Pacific
CP set to collect food, monetary donations on the annual Holiday Train Read More »
Mechanical
Metrolink adds 10 cars for bicycle enthusiasts Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA recognizes TriMet's light-rail project for 'outstanding achievement' Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit opens new Plauderville Station Read More »
Labor
U.S. labor department data: September job growth slightly better than expected Read More »
MOW
Politicians break ground for Englewood Flyover project Read More »
Safety
Canadian legislators again seek rail safety act amendments Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA cuts more than 200 jobs in wake of FY2012 budget's release Read More »

October 10

Supplier Spotlight
Updates from Knorr-Bremse, Bombardier and PTSI Transportation Read More »
People
Stabler, Kalay assume new TTCI posts; Wisconsin DOT seeks rail specialist Read More »
Mechanical
RTD receives final FasTracks light-rail car Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Grafton and Upton opens transload terminal in Massachusetts Read More »
Labor
Four unions at CN's Algoma Central Railway ratify new contract Read More »
C&S
North Carolina DOT seeks public feedback on proposed grade separation Read More »
Class Is
Military magazine honors UP's recruitment efforts Read More »
Safety
California commission bans use of personal electronic devices by train operators Read More »
High-Speed Rail
CHSRA to revise Draft EIR/EIS for Fresno-Bakersfield segment Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Englewood Flyover groundbreaking to be held today Read More »
High-Speed Rail
California congressman proposes bill that would freeze California's HSR money Read More »
High-Speed Rail
CHSRA appoints Ross as deputy director of legislation Read More »

October 7

Supplier Spotlight
Updates from Alstom, Kelso, Railinc, ProTran1, ZF Group, Whitmore Group and NRC Read More »
Passenger Rail
CATS solicits public input on EIS for Lynx light-rail extension Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN aims to become a 'supply chain enabler,' Mongeau says Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain: Board approves FY2013 budget, August ridership sets record Read More »
Passenger Rail
GCRTA to hold grand opening for new station Read More »
Class Is
BNSF's flood-related costs? About $375 million, Rose says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: U.S. roads registered traffic gains in September Read More »
Labor
President Obama forms PEB to help resolve national contract dispute between NCCC, 11 unions Read More »

October 6

Class Is
Savage takes wraps off BNSF-served railport in Kansas Read More »
People
Las Vegas Railway Express elects Lamphere chairman Read More »
Passenger Rail
APTA honors several individuals, agencies for public transportation 'excellence' Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Private investor group acquires Iowa line from UP Read More »
Mechanical
San Diego agency's new low-floor trolleys enter service Read More »
Intermodal
Georgia port pumped up volume in FY2011 Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sen. Schumer calls on three federal agencies to help fund Ronkonkoma Hub project Read More »
Passenger Rail
Arizona DOT to solicit public input on proposed Phoenix-to-Tucson line Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Michigan DOT reaches purchase agreement with NS for Kalamazoo-Dearborn corridor Read More »

October 5

C&S
North Carolina DOT upgrades equipment at three crossings Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FTA recognizes DART's streetcar environmental assessment report Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS names West Virginia yard building after late coal executive Read More »
Financials
CTA facing $277 million deficit in 2012 Read More »
Class Is
Indiana airport authority signs off on CSX pact for CN track relocation work Read More »
Passenger Rail
Growth propels public transit to $55 billion industry, APTA says Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
September coal train loadings neared 1,100 in PRB, UP says Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Mica seeks six-year surface transportation reauthorization bill at current funding levels, spokesman says Read More »
High-Speed Rail
USDOT awards $196 million grant to Michigan for track, signal work Read More »
High-Speed Rail
CHSRA delays release of business plan by at least two weeks Read More »

October 4

Supplier Spotlight
Updates from Siemens, Koppers, SNC-Lavalin and HNTB Read More »
Passenger Rail
HRT launches online ticket sales for The Tide Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Nova Scotia to help fund RailAmerica short line for three more years Read More »
Class Is
CSX summit shone spotlight on bioenergy market Read More »
Labor
BLET members back strike; UTU reaches tentative pact with Texas short line Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Rail industry's after-tax cost of capital rose in 2010, STB says Read More »
Passenger Rail
Public transportation ridership rose in first half, APTA says Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Oct. 5 webcast: Marketing High-Speed Rail in a Volatile Political Climate Read More »

October 3

People
Watco assigns three execs to HR positions Read More »
Passenger Rail
TransLink earns gold sustainability status from APTA Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit to solicit public input on light-rail extension Read More »
Mechanical
Pacific Harbor Line to add low-emission engines to 16 locomotives Read More »
Intermodal
PANYNJ chairman appoints special committee to review agency practices Read More »
Intermodal
British Columbia to help fund upgrades to Vancouver port rail link Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT OKs New Jersey's plan to reimburse feds for cancelled ARC Tunnel project Read More »
Passenger Rail
Connecticut DOT won’t cut rail or bus services, will hike fares Read More »
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