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Rail News: November 2008

November 26

Amtrak
Amtrak names Boardman interim CEO Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Canadian court rejects CN's, CPR's appeal of federal grain revenue ruling Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FRA, PHMSA issue final rules on haz-mat route safety/security procedures Read More »
People
North County Transit District appoints Tucker to top post Read More »
Intermodal
Three Class Is' fuel surcharges to fall in December Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RTA report: Tie production up, purchases down in October Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CTA to hold more public hearings on Red Line extension Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from Bombardier, The Allen Group, LEDtronics and ARCADIS Read More »

November 25

Rail Industry Trends
UTA to hold off on fare hike Read More »
People
Renjel to manage CSX's strategic infrastructure initiatives Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
TriMet to add light-rail trains Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NS turns to wind turbine to help power up second yard Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Canadian railway association releases annual 'trends' report Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain unveils new platform at California Avenue station Read More »
Intermodal
Montreal port welcomes additional ship traffic Read More »

November 24

Rail Industry Trends
St. Louis Metro signs off on fare hike Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Amtrak unveils new St. Louis transportation hub Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Canadian railroads, environmentalists team up to bolster fuel storage tank safety/security Read More »
Passenger Rail
Busy turnstiles for DART, TRE in October Read More »
Labor
Western New York & Pennsylvania T&E workers join BLET Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Washington university gives Sound Transit green light to build station Read More »
Mechanical
TTCI, U.K. arm adopt asset management modeling tool Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from Miner Enterprises, Parvus, Knorr-Bremse, Faiveley Transport, ArcelorMittal Steelton, FreightCar America and Visionaire Read More »

November 21

Rail Industry Trends
MTA's 2009 budget and long-term financial plan call for cost-cutting measures  Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB sets Coos Bay Line portion price at $16.6 million Read More »
Intermodal
AAR: U.S. and Canadian railroads continue to report traffic downturn in November Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Santa Clara VTA sets ridership record in October Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
ITI, IANA elect new board members Read More »
Passenger Rail
VRE completes maintenance facility Read More »
Labor
Bruno to direct BLET's regulatory affairs; Brooking to represent UTU members in CSXT's Great Lakes Division Read More »

November 20

Rail Industry Trends
Two of three California Amtrak routes still gaining passengers Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
ELFA to Secretary Paulson: Include the commercial finance market in your 'rescue package' thinking Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Mica to brief high-speed rail stakeholders on RFP requirements Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Freight shipments between U.S., Canada, Mexico hit record high in 2007 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR comments on DHS rail security final rule Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Feds issue 'science-based' hours-of-service rule for truckers Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Updates from JMA Railroad Supply, Union Switch & Signal, Tideworks Technology and Interfleet Read More »

November 19

Rail Industry Trends
Transit leaders ask federal government to guarantee SILO/LILO agreements Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Metra signs off on 2009 spending plan, outlines capital funding needs Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CN, city of Crest Hill reach agreement on transaction-related mitigation plan
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Rail Industry Trends
Public-private sector cooperation needed to meet nation's infrastructure needs, CSX execs say
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Kansas City Southern
KCS' Haverty named 'Entrepreneur of the Year' finalist by Ernst & Young Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NYCT riders give Flushing and Canarsie lines average scores Read More »
C&S
Illinois commission OKs seven grade crossing projects Read More »
People
Updates from Railinc, Miner Enterprises, Southern Illinois Railcar, RailComm, Bombardier and Tideworks Technology Read More »

November 18

Rail Industry Trends
DHS issues rule to strengthen rail security Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FTA anticipates grant agreement for Sound Transit light-rail extension Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
IANA bestows 'Silver Kingpin' to Pacella Trucking's Baima; Ernst & Young honors KCS' Haverty Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Los Angeles MTA posts double-digit rail ridership gains in October Read More »
Intermodal
U.S., Canadian railroads off to slow traffic start in November, AAR data shows Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Passenger-rail coalition urges Congress to fund transit projects as part of new economic stimulus bill Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FRA should make exceptions to electronic device order, BLET and UTU say Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Anacostia & Pacific launches Gulf Coast Switching subsidiary Read More »

November 17

Amtrak
Amtrak's Kummant resigns as CEO Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Transportation Services Index slips in September Read More »
People
CSX's Mancini; KCS' Ballesteros and Befort assume new high-ranking positions Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA, Belgian bank reach leasing deal settlement Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB seeks public comments on Pan Am Southern proposal's environmental report Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
New York/New Jersey port authority reviews cross-harbor project, freight movement strategy Read More »
Labor
BNSF, unions to settle RCL dispute through binding arbitration Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from L.B. Foster, Harsco, Siemens/Bombardier, OPW Fluid Transfer and HDR Read More »

November 14

Rail Industry Trends
CPR to slash capital spending in 2009 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
LRV industry going strong, German consulting firm says Read More »
M&A
NS, Watco seek STB approval for smaller-scale Michigan transaction Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Amtrak honors rail leaders at Illinois, Wisconsin DOTs Read More »
Financials
Providence and Worcester boosts income, revenue Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF bestows 'achievement' awards to three short lines Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Carmichael to address Intelligent Transportation Systems conference in NYC Read More »
Financials
Updates from Amsted Rail/IONX, Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Nexans, Interfleet, Railpower and Lodging Enterprises Read More »

November 13

Rail Industry Trends
Railroads' liquidity on solid ground, Fitch Ratings says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
USDOT's proposed RRIF rule changes a detriment to well-working program, congressmen say Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
TriMet registers record passenger count in October Read More »
M&A
Global transportation/logistics industry's M&A activity off 2007's pace, PricewaterhouseCoopers says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Washington city green-lights Icicle Station project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Canada Line launches trial run Read More »
Labor
Iowa Northern workers join UTU Read More »

November 12

Rail Industry Trends
IANA 3Q report: Domestic intermodal traffic surges, international traffic sputters Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Four Class Is land in top 30 on G.I. magazine's annual list of best military employers Read More »
Passenger Rail
New coalition to back transit efforts in Michigan Read More »
Intermodal
Staten Island Railroad, CSX launch dedicated intermodal service Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
LACMTA to tout transit's advantages at area colleges Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
'Railway Interchange' co-located trade show coming to Minneapolis in 2011 Read More »
Financials
Updates from Wi-Tronix, AirBoss, LEDtronics, Global Railway Industries and IntraPoint Read More »

November 11

Rail Industry Trends
STB should speed up EJ&E decision-making despite court rejection, CN says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Four Class Is continue to face fuel surcharge-fixing charges Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Texas toll authority, Fort Worth and UP agree on lead track project at hump yard Read More »
High-Speed Rail
California high-speed authority outlines project benefits, funding plan Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF boosts PRB coal loadings in October Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CTA to make 'experimental' service changes permanent Read More »
People
King joins Tacoma Rail as superintendent Read More »
C&S
Updates from Alstom, Timken, Miner Enterprises and RailComm Read More »

November 10

Intermodal
Latest rail-car, intermodal market forecasts far from rosy Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB schedules public meeting to discuss CN/EJ&E deal's environmental review Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain notes ridership, revenue gains in FY2008 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RDC, LeGrand America to launch Steel City Flyer passenger service Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
TTCI ramps up emergency response, domestic preparedness training efforts Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FRA seeks state applications for small railroad infrastructure repair grants Read More »
People
MacMillan becomes MBTA's new police chief Read More »
Intermodal
Montreal port pumps up third-quarter cargo volume Read More »

November 7

Rail Industry Trends
Denver's RTD, UP reach preliminary agreement on FasTracks-related transactions Read More »
Intermodal
AAR's October scorecard: U.S. and Canadian roads tally fewer carloads, intermodal loads Read More »
MOW
BNSF takes wraps off Cajon Pass triple track Read More »
Passenger Rail
TRE registers 20 millionth rider Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB seeks public feedback on rail competition study Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NYCT receives recognition for energy-saving efforts Read More »
C&S
Updates from Bombardier, Invensys Rail Group, Alstom and ALK Technologies Read More »

November 6

Passenger Rail
Voters approve 23 transportation ballot measures Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
DHS to provide $388 million in FY09 transit security grants Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR honors BNSF's Staley for 'environmental excellence' Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Railroads, rail labor unions recognize Obama Administration's potential Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
American Honda honors BNSF's service performance; Bon-Ton Stores recognizes Schneider National's intermodal efforts Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Vitality Products places ethanol plant feasibility study on hold Read More »
Financials
Updates from ARI, Greenbrier, Invensys and EnerTeck Read More »

November 5

Labor
U.S. Class I workforce shrinks in September, STB data shows Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
New England passenger-rail authority seeks to raise Amtrak Downeaster fares Read More »
Mechanical
Rail-car delivery outlook rosy for rest of year, not very promising for next two years, EPA says Read More »
Labor
Short line workers ratify UTU/Timber Rock pact Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
VIA Rail receives recognition for new customer service program Read More »
MOW
UP initiates track upgrades in Iowa Read More »
C&S
Updates from Trainyard Tech, The Andersons, Harsco and Wabash National Read More »

November 4

Rail Industry Trends
Honolulu completes draft environmental report for proposed transit-rail system Read More »
M&A
Logistec to acquire QRC's Sydney Coal Railway Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RTA's September report: 'Tis the season for tie purchase, production drop-off Read More »
C&S
Canadian city caps off grade separation on CPR line Read More »
People
Ambler to join BNSF as VP of corporate relations Read More »
Passenger Rail
South Florida RTA to hold two more transportation workshops Read More »
C&S
Updates from Siemens, Ansaldo STS, Granite Construction, U.S. Development, Portec Rail, ARCADIS and Visa Read More »

November 3

M&A
CN lands deal with Quebec Railway to acquire three short lines, one freight-rail ferry Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB sorts out Coos Bay Line dispute, schedules field hearing to review Yucca Mountain line Read More »
Passenger Rail
Chicago's RTA to set aside funds for additional Metra service Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF, nine unions delay USDOT's new drug test rule a second time Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
KCSR, Texas DOT to explore line relocation options Read More »
Passenger Rail
Michigan agency to take on WALLY commuter-rail project Read More »
Financials
Genesee & Wyoming sets operating income record, boosts earnings Read More »
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