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Rail News: November 2004

November 30

STB approves KCS' application to control Mexrail VTA to add closed-circuit TVs at stations, transit centers UTU members ratify CN agreement affecting Northern Quebec Territory Sound Transit's Web site gets a new look CSXI's December fuel surcharge to drop 1.5 percent Cubic adds Weaver to board Montreal, Maine & Atlantic appoints Jones to succeed Schauer as head of sales, marketing UP selects Science Applications International to supply automated gate system

November 29

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

November 24

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

November 23

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

November 22

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

November 19

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

November 18

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

November 17

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

November 16

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

November 15

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

November 12

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

November 11

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

November 10

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

November 9

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

November 8

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

November 5

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

November 4

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

November 3

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

November 2

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

November 1

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