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Rail News: November 2004

November 30

Rail Industry Trends
STB approves KCS' application to control Mexrail Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
VTA to add closed-circuit TVs at stations, transit centers Read More »
Gradall | Sponsored
Gradall Introduces New Rapid Drive Models To Its Fleet
Labor
UTU members ratify CN agreement affecting Northern Quebec Territory Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit's Web site gets a new look Read More »
Intermodal
CSXI's December fuel surcharge to drop 1.5 percent Read More »
People
Cubic adds Weaver to board Read More »
People
Montreal, Maine & Atlantic appoints Jones to succeed Schauer as head of sales, marketing Read More »
Intermodal
UP selects Science Applications International to supply automated gate system Read More »

November 29

Labor
IC&E, BLET agree to arbitration, ending strike threat Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
California appellate court redefines utilities' jurisdiction for state light-rail systems Read More »
M&A
Rio Valley Railroad to lease UP lines in Lone Star State Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Sound Transit to obtain $80 million in federal FY05 budget for Central Link project Read More »
Intermodal
Indiana ports' October tonnage reaches eight-year high Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Amtrak appoints Smith CFO Read More »
Mechanical
Montana Rail Link orders 16 SD70ACe locomotives from EMD Read More »
Passenger Rail
North County Transit District awards San Marcos Loop contract Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Retlif Testing Laboratories founder Poggi receives independent lab council's highest award Read More »
People
URS Corp. names Sacket VP, director of transit programs Read More »

November 24

Rail Industry Trends
CN, UP join Class Is' growing co-production pact crowd Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Maryland Transit Administration to reopen south-end stops, begin final double-tracking phase Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF ranks sixth among top 100 technology savvy companies, magazine says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
DART drops Love Field tunnel from expansion plans Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Canadian railway association releases annual trends report Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
WMATA to obtain federal funds for FY2005 projects Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Schneider National subsidiaries hand out 'carrier of the year' awards Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Washington Group teams with France's RATP to offer operation, maintenance services to U.S. transit agencies Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
GATX Rail to participate in Responsible Care program Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Metro Transit to add more than 1,200 parking spaces for light-rail passengers Read More »

November 23

C&S
FRA: Train horn rule to take effect April 1 instead of next month Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Allegheny County port authority to proceed with fare increases, service cuts Read More »
Labor
Railroad police appropriately enforce employee-related policies, USDOT says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
PATH ridership on a roll at temporary World Trade Center station Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
European rail conference attendees stress sustainable transport system challenges Read More »
Passenger Rail
LIRR locomotive engineers reject contract proposal Read More »
C&S
BNSF selects 10East's mobile platform for signaling department Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Charlotte Area Transit System to begin initial design for streetcar system Read More »
MOW
Grease institute publishes Portec Rail alliance partner's paper on soybean-based rail curve lubricant Read More »
C&S
Madrid Metro contracts Bombardier to install signal systems Read More »

November 22

Labor
CN MOW workers make switch to Steelworkers' representation Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak: Congress approves $1.2 billion appropriation for FY2005 Read More »
Mechanical
Cedar American to take delivery of 200 flat cars from Johnstown America subcontractor Kasgro Rail Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
New York, New Jersey port authority to help fund Penn Station platform extension Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
In memoriam: Hansen Inc./A. Stucki Chairman, CEO Hansen Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Sound Transit contracts Parsons Brinckerhoff to construction-manage Tukwila light-rail project Read More »
Mechanical
GE rail-car leasing unit names Thompson leader of new intermodal segment Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Colorado Railcar obtains Canadian DMU and coach order, continues to build Alaska Railroad vehicle Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Inaugural international transportation management seminar coming to Houston in March Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
WMATA opens first in-fill station Read More »

November 19

Rail Industry Trends
AAR update: U.S. roads just miss another weekly intermodal volume record, TFM continues to hit traffic-building target Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA to implement customer service initiatives Read More »
Mechanical
NS to install 1,600 locomotive-mounted cameras by the end of 2005 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
San Diego Trolley obtains $26.5 million federal grant for light-rail extension Read More »
Safety
KCS takes safety support to front-line level Read More »
Passenger Rail
Federated Financial creates rail subsidiary to lease passenger cars Read More »
People
Keller to manage transportation services for UP's San Antonio unit Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Amtrak needs adequate funding for infrastructure repairs in FY05, council says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
ADS Logistics brings rail service back to Louisiana facility Read More »

November 18

Rail Industry Trends
BNSF to add transload, direct-rail facility to Texas logistics center Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
WMATA orders more subway cars from ALSTOM Read More »
M&A
Arkansas Midland to lease, operate another UP line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Secret Service recognizes NJ Transit's security efforts during Republican National Convention Read More »
People
RailAmerica names Hunter to head New England Central Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Nokia to supply radio communication system for China Metro line Read More »
People
Former CN president/CEO Lawless, Prime Minister MacDonald enter Canadian Railway Hall of Fame Read More »
People
WAGO appoints Artmann president of North American operations Read More »

November 17

Rail Industry Trends
CN, CPR unveil additional collaborative ventures Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
SEPTA expects to obtain additional FY2005 funds Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FRA to UP: 'Clean up your safety act in San Antonio' Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Sacramento Regional Transit District provides South Corridor Phase 2 update Read More »
People
Union Switch & Signal appoints two VPs Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain, SamTrans seek the spotlight Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Mi-Jack's Tippit wins 2004 IANA 'Silver Kingpin' award Read More »

November 16

Supplier Spotlight
CPR selects RAILINC's NextPath VAN messaging services Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Light-rail demonstration project under way for WMATA Read More »
Intermodal
Barging ahead: New York Cross Harbor builds customer base Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
VTA completes final environmental report, contracts engineer for BART extension Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF offers 'personalized' Web page for customers Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
WMATA to open in-fill station Read More »
Intermodal
Schneider National unveils stackable intermodal container Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Wabtec's Vapor-Stone subsidiary to overhaul doors, HVAC systems for London Underground cars Read More »
People
Magnus tabs Boyle as sales manager Read More »

November 15

Financials
Genesee & Wyoming completes $257 million debt refinancing Read More »
Financials
3Q financials: Metal products, intermodal help drive Providence and Worcester revenue increase Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF to host December freight-rail operations research workshop Read More »
People
Indiana Port Commission appoints Cooper acting executive director Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
American and Ohio Locomotive Crane partners with Chinese manufacturer Read More »

November 12

Rail Industry Trends
AAR traffic update: U.S., Canadian roads still ahead of 2003 levels; TFM remains on a tear Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CASTing call: VRE asks passengers to take on role of safety observers Read More »
Intermodal
North American intermodal industry's third-quarter volume registers largest gain since 1Q 2003, IANA says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
WMATA to begin building Anacostia light-rail line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Pulling rank: UP among top military friendly employers, magazine says Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Bombardier's debt rating downgraded Read More »
Mechanical
Class I orders 35 hybrid locomotives from RailPower Read More »
Mechanical
Intelligent Power Systems to supply components for National Railway Equipment's prototype switcher Read More »

November 11

Rail Industry Trends
NTSB updates transportation safety improvement wish list Read More »
High-Speed Rail
California High Speed Rail Authority proposes route alignments Read More »
Labor
NMB teams with Massachusetts university to improve online dispute resolution tools Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NJ Transit to assemble management team for Meadowlands project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
North Carolina railway association elects board members Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
GCRTA unveils preliminary FY2005 budget Read More »
MOW
North American Technologies seeks stockholder approval to change ownership, management Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NJ Transit moves forward with Hamilton Station parking deck Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
EMD wins Illinois pollution prevention award Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Swedish railway contracts Citytunnel builders Read More »

November 10

Rail Industry Trends
KCS, financing partner mark opening of Oklahoma fuel facility Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
MBTA to phase in new automated fare-collection system Read More »
Labor
CPR builds track at Calgary college for on-campus conductor training Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Alcatel completes interlocking system upgrade at first of four Romanian train stations Read More »
People
Florida East Coast promotes Bramlitt to VP, CFO Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Amtrak installs LED signals along Northeast Corridor Read More »
Financials
'Robust' rail-car market helps Greenbrier register record fiscal-year revenue Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Transportation management system users now number 20 short lines, RAILINC says Read More »

November 9

Rail Industry Trends
After a one-month climb, the Transportation Services Index fell in August Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CTA board approves two FY2005 budgets Read More »
People
KCS' Davies to retire, consult on TFM transaction Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain registers ridership increase for four straight months Read More »
People
BNSF promotes five AVPs to VP positions Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Phoenix-area voters approve transportation sales tax extension Read More »
M&A
Nebraska, Kansas & Colorado RailNet to acquire two BNSF lines in Cornhusker State Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
BART contracts Cubic to complete fare collection system integration Read More »
M&A
STB conditionally approves Buckingham Branch's plan to lease CSXT line, sublease NS line in Virginia Read More »
People
New York, New Jersey port authority appoints Fox deputy executive director Read More »

November 8

Rail Industry Trends
From two- to three-teamer: CN teams with NS, CPR to improve eastern Canada-to-eastern U.S. service Read More »
Passenger Rail
San Diego's North County Transit District reviewing bids for SPRINTER's university loop Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB arm issues draft environmental statement on proposed Texas line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
MBTA to rehabilitate State Street Station Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF presents 'partnership' awards to four short lines Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
GE receives locomotive, train control orders in China Read More »
Mechanical
Wabtec to provide components, assembly services for RailPower's hybrid locomotives Read More »

November 5

Rail Industry Trends
North American roads register October traffic gains, AAR says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Relationship building: BNSF hosts first technology forum to strengthen ties with suppliers Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Caltrain to begin building $76 million maintenance facility Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Sacramento RT posts record September ridership Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP is 'living up' to commitments at L.A., Long Beach ports, railroad officials say Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Maryland Transit Administration contracts ARINC to provide on-call consulting services Read More »
People
BNSF appoints Piggott, Bischler to AVP positions Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Home Depot dubs the Hub Group intermodal carrier of 2004 Read More »

November 4

Safety
Recent fatalities signal need for workers to be more vigilant about safety, FRA's Monro says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Decision 2004: Voters weigh transportation referendums Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Smith Barney/Citigroup report: Class Is' service metrics show improvement Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Santa Clara VTA contractor to control corrosion at facilities along BART extension Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR, ASLRRA schedule first-ever joint safety conference Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NJ Transit police using mobile tool to access databases, improve security Read More »
M&A
Washington DOT buys Watco short line's rights of way Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Swedish railway contracts SWECO to provide consulting services for track realignment Read More »
Financials
Third-quarter income, revenue skyrocket for The Andersons Rail Group Read More »

November 3

Rail Industry Trends
Proposed FRA rule calls for locomotive crashworthiness improvements Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Bombardier, EDI Rail to build commuter trains for Australia's Queensland Rail Read More »
Financials
Hurricane aftereffects eat up portion of Florida East Coast's third-quarter revenue, profit Read More »
Safety
Emergency responders complete UP-sponsored tank car safety course Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Canadian rail industry holds own 'Day on the Hill' Read More »
Financials
Trinity Industries' third-quarter revenue rises, but material costs 'impede' income recovery Read More »

November 2

Rail Industry Trends
CPR proposes grain-handling system revisions in Canada Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Sacramento RT to share fiber-optic cable with nine public agencies Read More »
Financials
Genesee & Wyoming increases third-quarter income, lowers operating ratio Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Survey: Congressional candidates favor public transit Read More »
Labor
Arbitrator's decision ends four-year contract debate between NCCC, IBEW Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA Web site gets a new look Read More »
M&A
Cattron Group acquires industrial remote-control product supplier Remtron Read More »
People
HNTB Corp. names former Army general Rhoades SVP, division president Read More »
M&A
Portec Rail to acquire all of Kelsan Technologies' stock Read More »

November 1

MOW
BNSF to train workers on track inspection data management tool Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra officials take a stand against CTA's funding proposals Read More »
M&A
New Genesee & Wyoming subsidiary initiates Illinois operations Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CTA notifies employees of layoff plans Read More »
M&A
Progressive Rail to lease, operate UP line in Badger State Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra to build Palos Park station as part of SouthWest Service upgrade Read More »
C&S
Transport Canada grants more than $10 million to upgrade 92 crossings Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Vapor Rail to manufacture doors for Bombardier-built subway cars in the UK Read More »
Labor
Canadian technical college holds commencement for first group of conductor trainees Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
In memoriam: Earth Tech SVP Bergerson Read More »
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