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Rail News: November 2005

November 30

Rail Industry Trends
NTSB issues recommendations on preventing train accidents, haz-mat mishaps Read More »
Labor
Algoma Central Railway workers ratify CN contract Read More »
C&S
KCSR closes two crossings, targets additional closures Read More »
Financials
Bombardier Transportation registers less revenue, more orders Read More »
Intermodal
CSXI's monthly fuel surcharge to drop in December Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NJ Transit to add, upgrade ticket vending machines Read More »
Mechanical
Mathieu assumes RailPower Technologies' top post Read More »

November 29

Passenger Rail
New Mexico DOT to acquire BNSF mainline for commuter-rail service Read More »
Passenger Rail
Orange County Transportation Authority approves five-year plan Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NJ Transit to be anchor tenant at NYC's Moynihan Station Read More »
Labor
BNSF boots up Web page to attract candidates with military experience Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Miami-Dade Transit to review progress on airport extension Read More »
People
VIA Rail appoints Fraser as director Read More »
Mechanical
FreightCar America replaces metal coal-car component with plastic part Read More »

November 28

M&A
BNSF, South Dakota settle on new purchase price for state-owned line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Canadian government to provide $110 million in transit security funding Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FY2006 transportation bill earmarks $6.5 million for BART extension to the Silicon Valley Read More »
Mechanical
Greenbrier to reduce Canadian plant's rail-car production, workforce Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Canadian government to lease 12,000 grain hoppers to farmer coalition Read More »
People
Westerfield joins New York & Atlantic as general superintendent Read More »
Passenger Rail
Bay area transit agencies to develop regional rail plan Read More »

November 23

Rail Industry Trends
North American crosstie purchases rise, production falls in October Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Congress signs off on $8.6 billion FY2006 transit bill Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Long-time Providence and Worcester President Harrold passes away Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BART notes progress on earthquake safety project Read More »
Mechanical
Cattron introduces digital event recorder for industrial locomotives Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Majority of Santa Clara Valley residents consider public transit a travel option Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Australian miner orders 10 SD70ACe locomotives from EMD Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Car accounting, services association elects 2006 officers Read More »

November 22

Rail Industry Trends
New Jersey short lines sign interline agreements with Conrail, CSXT and NS Read More »
M&A
KCSR leases Mississippi branch to new Watco short line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FTA should help cut light-rail project costs, transportation research center says Read More »
Labor
Pittsburgh-area port authority, ATU agree on three-year deal Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Eight Canadian railroads obtain federal funds for clean-air projects Read More »
Labor
UTU ratifies four-year agreement with SEPTA Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Transportation marketing association: Good-bye Trannys, hello Compass awards Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Small shipments association opens membership to all transportation modes Read More »

November 21

Canadian Pacific
CSXT offers online interline prices for traffic terminating on NS, CPR Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
New York/New Jersey port authority seeks planning assistance from universities Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR data: U.S., Canadian railroads move fewer carloads, more intermodal loads Read More »
Labor
U.S. railroads remain in hiring mode, retirement board says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Houston METRO restricts rail platforms to ticket holders Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Operation Lifesaver boots up new Web site, unveils new logo Read More »
People
Rail travel group Wandrian names Bernat CEO Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
L.B. Foster to turn Colorado rocket parts facility into rail component plant Read More »
People
HNTB names Taylor associate VP for south Florida's public transportation projects Read More »

November 18

People
Young to succeed Davidson as UP's top executive Read More »
Intermodal
CPR, British Columbia port to jointly improve rail infrastructure, service Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Amtrak's Cascades service sets annual ridership record Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CN celebrates 10th anniversary as publicly held company, sets strategy for next five years Read More »
Passenger Rail
VIA Rail inks deal with Parsons to implement Wi-Fi service on trains, in stations Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Amtrak completes restoration of historical California depot Read More »
Labor
Alabama short line's T&E workers join UTU Read More »
Mechanical
MHF Logistical Solutions to launch 'smart' sensitive-cargo service Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
St. Louis MetroLink extension contractors receive AGC honors Read More »

November 17

Rail Industry Trends
San Diego Trolley to begin preliminary engineering for new extension Read More »
Intermodal
L.A. port sets container-volume record in October Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Bombardier-led consortium begins to build Korean light-rail line Read More »
Intermodal
Class I 'ideally suited' to serve Asian shippers, BNSF says Read More »
People
Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad names GM, managing director Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Short line association's legislative committee to meet during NRC's California conference Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Portec adds load securement catalog to Web site Read More »

November 16

Rail Industry Trends
House subcommittee holds hearing on Amtrak's state of affairs Read More »
Financials
CPR's revenue and rates to rise, capital spending to drop in 2006 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Senate bill seeks to secure U.S. ports, containers Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Amtrak's Northeast Corridor engineers, MOW workers issue strike warning Read More »
Labor
CN, UTU come to terms on tentative contract for conductors Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Greater Cleveland RTA outlines 2006 spending plans Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
L.A.-area transportation coalition members discuss ways to improve regional traffic flow Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Balfour Beatty recounts post-Katrina contract work Read More »
Labor
SEPTA, UTU negotiate tentative pact Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Canadian regional, railway association train emergency responders Read More »

November 15

Rail Industry Trends
FRA, BNSF to test wireless switch monitors in dark territory Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
TSA adds dogs, attracts transit agency to canine program Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Stefflres first duo to win IANA's Silver Kingpin Award Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Toronto agency begins prep work for third track Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP to speed up trains on Iowa line Read More »
Financials
Providence and Worcester's revenue up, income down in the third quarter Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Sound Transit to review transit options with local residents Read More »
C&S
Transpo installs crossing system for Nebraska short line Read More »

November 14

BNSF Railway
BNSF appoints three execs to VP positions Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
San Diego agency shovels dirt for SPRINTER maintenance building Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Caltrain registers ridership, revenue gains during FY2006's first quarter Read More »
Mechanical
BNSF to fine-tune freight-car reservation program Read More »
Intermodal
Intermodal industry veteran Beers joins Pacer Stacktrain as EVP Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
RailComm provides automation systems for two UP yards Read More »
People
DMJM Harris names three SVPs Read More »

November 11

Rail Industry Trends
Weekly AAR data: U.S. railroads' traffic still on the upswing Read More »
C&S
Texas voters OK plan to fund rail-line relocations, crossing closures Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CTA approves budget, green lights line extension studies Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Las Vegas Monorail's ridership, revenue holds steady in October Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Genesee & Wyoming's traffic slows in October Read More »
Labor
GCRTA contracts college to provide emergency-response training Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Waters joins Intermodal Transportation Institute's board Read More »
Passenger Rail
Altamont Commuter Express to install surveillance cameras onboard trains Read More »
Mechanical
Coe assumes post as GATX Rail's managing director Read More »

November 10

Rail Industry Trends
Amtrak supporters voice opinions on Gunn's termination Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
New York state residents OK $2.9 billion transportation plan Read More »
C&S
CTA awards $173 million signal contract Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Latest Amtrak reform bill would eliminate routes, on-board services Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Wal-Mart honors BNSF, Florida East Coast as carriers of the year Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
RailAmerica registers carload gains in October Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Home Depot recognizes UP as railroad of the year Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NTSB to release latest wish list on transportation safety improvements Read More »
Mechanical
Kelso Technologies lands pressure relief valve order from Rescar Industries Read More »

November 9

Intermodal
Rail delays cause moderate congestion at West Coast ports, retail federation says Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak fires Gunn, launches national search for new leader Read More »
M&A
CPR to sell 92-mile line to Indiana Rail Road Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
DART to discuss Irving/DFW light-rail extension Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP's military recruiting efforts earn magazine's No. 1 rank Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Voith Turbo to supply transmissions for Russian railway's passenger cars Read More »
People
Employees tout NS' connection to communities through speaker network Read More »
Mechanical
Mitsui Rail makes changes to executive roster Read More »

November 8

Rail Industry Trends
USDOT to tighten reins on Amtrak Read More »
Labor
SEPTA reaches tentative agreement with TWU, UTU Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Transportation Services Index in midst of two-month slide Read More »
Labor
ATU-represented workers ponder strike at Pittsburgh port authority Read More »
MOW
BNSF continues to upgrade joint PRB line Read More »
C&S
House bill would silence train horns in suburbs during off-peak hours Read More »
CSX Transportation
Snyder succeeds Daly as head of CSXT's network operations Read More »

November 7

Rail Industry Trends
DM&E to seek $2.5 billion federal loan to fund Powder River Basin project, additional trackwork Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FRA rule will require railroads to conduct more continuous-welded rail inspections Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Transport Canada places train-length limit on CN to prevent derailments in B.C. Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Sound Transit's light-rail extension receives 'high' FTA funding rank Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
North American intermodal traffic increases for 14th-consecutive quarter, IANA says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Greater Cleveland RTA begins to serve new Red Line station Read More »
People
KCS adds Zuza, Banks to executive roster Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
EnviroFuels contracts Romic to distribute rail products overseas Read More »

November 4

Amtrak
GAO: More business practice improvements needed at Amtrak Read More »
Safety
AAR: 2005 could be banner year for U.S. rail workers' safety Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Senate adopts Amtrak reform bill Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Weather a damper on U.S. railroads' October carloads, AAR says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Chamber of Commerce foundation outlines new transportation funding ideas Read More »
Financials
The Andersons' rail division drives up income, revenue in the third quarter Read More »
MOW
Harsco Track Technologies lands another long-term rail grinding contract Read More »
Financials
Trinity Industries increases third-quarter revenue by one-third Read More »

November 3

Rail Industry Trends
KCS subsidiary buys 75 locomotives Read More »
High-Speed Rail
California high-speed authority OKs environmental report Read More »
MOW
Copeland takes reins as Balfour Beatty Rail president Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF installs steel-post fences to reduce wind force Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UTA postpones fuel surcharge plans Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RailPower to gauge Japanese market for hybrid locomotives Read More »
Financials
Greenbrier's FY2005 revenue reaches $1 billion Read More »
Passenger Rail
Indiana commuter-rail agency contracts RailComm to provide operating rules training Read More »

November 2

Kansas City Southern
KCS' third-quarter results reflect benefits of TFM acquisition, detriments from hurricanes Read More »
Labor
TWU, UTU enter third day of strike at SEPTA Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF honors three short lines for 'exceeding expectations' Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB to study Alaska Railroad line's environmental effects Read More »
Intermodal
CSXI's monthly fuel surcharge continues to creep up Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA awards ATM, parking facility management contracts Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
GE to build 300 locomotives for China's railway ministry Read More »

November 1

People
Green takes presidential reins at CPR; Ritchie remains CEO Read More »
Financials
Genesee & Wyoming boosts third-quarter revenue in North America, Australia Read More »
People
UP names four supervisors to new management positions Read More »
Mechanical
'Upbeat' rail-car market won't miss a beat next year, EPA says Read More »
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