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Rail News: November 2009

November 30

Rail Industry Trends
Canadian locomotive engineers launch strike at CN Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CP to test biodiesel in winter operations Read More »
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Stimulus dollars to help fund rail spur rehab on Long Island Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sydney Metro receives three design/build bids for subway's first stage Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
'Day on the Hill' coming to D.C. in February Read More »

November 25

High-Speed Rail
California governor, senators make their case for high-speed stimulus funds Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Bombardier, German Aerospace Centre partner to conduct R&D for next-generation high-speed trains Read More »
Passenger Rail
Amtrak rings up more Illinois route riders in FY09 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Watco launches Idaho railroad, Adrian & Blissfield plans HQ relocation Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF preps for UPS' peak season Read More »
Passenger Rail
Jacobs joins South Florida RTA's board Read More »
Passenger Rail
SEPTA rebuilds Crestmont station Read More »
Passenger Rail
Updates from Advanced Rail Management, Cubic Transportation Systems, DRI Corp. and GE Transportation Read More »

November 24

Rail Industry Trends
U.S. ports might pump up container volume come February, 'Port Tracker' says Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP improves Donner Pass tunnels to bolster double-stack operations Read More »
Passenger Rail
Two transit agencies, short line receive recognition Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Glavin to manage Texas DOT's new rail division Read More »
Passenger Rail
St. Louis Metro to replace outdated bridge Read More »

November 23

Rail Industry Trends
TWU members approve SEPTA pact; FRA denies BLET/UTU attempt to prohibit one-person crews Read More »
Passenger Rail
Flowers to become Charlotte transit system's CEO Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Ohio rail commission OKs grants for freight-rail projects Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA makes switch to six-car Blue Line trains Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Illinois commission OKs improvements at three BNSF crossings Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from The Seneca Group, Diamond Phoenix and Fast Lane Transportation Read More »

November 20

High-Speed Rail
Ohio to consider running DMUs on proposed 3C corridor Read More »
High-Speed Rail
USDOT officials take notes on Russian high-speed rail program Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Thales to maintain portion of Spain's high-speed rail network Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Russian Railways to begin Moscow-St. Petersburg high-speed service next month Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Freight rail more than doubles trucks' fuel efficiency, FRA study shows Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR weekly report: North American railroads register slight traffic gain Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSXT introduces GenSet switchers at Indiana yard Read More »
Passenger Rail
Amtrak to rehab bridge, SEPTA to expand station parking lot Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Southern Cal industrial organization honors UP's environmental efforts Read More »
Passenger Rail
Updates from Pentadyne Power, Siemens Mobility, Gannett Fleming, LTK Engineering and Railinc Read More »

November 19

Passenger Rail
New York MTA sets final spending plan for 2010 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB report: U.S. Class I workforce shrinks some more in October Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF bestows 'achievement' honors to three short lines Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Tie purchases, production plummet in October, RTA says Read More »
Passenger Rail
GO Transit eyes Niagara Falls extension Read More »

November 18

High-Speed Rail
FRA issues final HSR safety strategy and grade crossing guidelines Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Sorrow becomes BLET's 22nd president Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit, Seattle work to advance First Hill streetcar line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CREATE partners modify Central Corridor portion of Chicago program Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN reaches EJ&E-related mitigation agreement with Lake Zurich Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
KCS the first Class I to implement new Umler system, railroad says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from GE Transportation, RailAmerica Operations Shared Services, Balfour Beatty, RailComm, Tideworks Technology and Invensys Rail Read More »

November 17

High-Speed Rail
GE, Chinese Ministry of Railways partner to capitalize on high-speed rail opportunities Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra OKs 2010 operating budget Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
IANA: Federal amendment will advance global equipment registry Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit begins close-call reporting pilot program Read More »
Passenger Rail
Massachusetts spends stimulus dollars on MBTA trackwork laborers Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX to create double-stack corridor in Philadelphia Read More »

November 16

High-Speed Rail
URS tabs Simonetta to oversee HSR practice Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA blesses 2010 budget, puts off fare hike Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metro-North, Amtrak and TransLink start or complete station projects Read More »
Passenger Rail
Transit, road contractors expect less business in 2010, coalition poll shows Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Revenue, income plummet for Providence and Worcester Read More »
Passenger Rail
Austin's Capital Metro to hike fares in January Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from GATX, Tideworks Technology, Faively Transport, Portec and Mass. Electric Read More »

November 13

High-Speed Rail
North Carolina DOT continues to plug away on incremental HSR plans Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
IANA, AAR note slight nudge in intermodal loads Read More »
Passenger Rail
USDOT's stimulus scorecard: More than 10,000 projects funded Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Transportation Services Index slips in September Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Railmark Holdings sells Michigan short line Read More »
Passenger Rail
VIA Rail to upgrade Chatham Subdivision line, build station Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from Global Railway Industries, Greenbrier, Thales, Savage Services and Axion International Read More »

November 12

High-Speed Rail
Knorr-Bremse inks $746 million deal to supply components for Chinese high-speed trains Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
ASLRRA garners more congressional supporters for short-line tax credit extension Read More »
Passenger Rail
TriMet: MAX light-rail ridership rises, but total trips fall in October Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RailAmerica drives up income, drives down operating ratio Read More »
Passenger Rail
Riders give DART high satisfaction rating in latest poll Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
TTCI's data warehouse reaches subscriber milestone Read More »

November 11

Passenger Rail
WMATA to appeal arbitration award governing ATU agreement Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NS, BNSF draw attention for 'green' efforts Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Biscan succeeds Cochran as South Central Florida Express VP Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FRA's Coplen attains American Evaluation Association honor Read More »
Passenger Rail
Vendors to save CTA $1 million in 2010, Chicago agency says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from GE Asset Intelligence, GE Transportation, Koppers, RailComm and New York Air Brake Read More »

November 10

High-Speed Rail
RAC survey: Majority of Canadians support high-speed rail Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit to help Seattle port preserve Eastside rail corridor Read More »
BNSF Railway
Berkshire Hathaway to sell UP, NS shares prior to BNSF buyout Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain releases draft short-range plan Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP one of nation's top military-friendly employers, GI Jobs says Read More »
Passenger Rail
New Oshawa station, board member on tap at VIA Rail Read More »

November 9

Canadian National Railway - CN
Foote to leave CN Read More »
Passenger Rail
Amtrak names Alves inspector general Read More »
Passenger Rail
Virginia transportation commissions approve Keolis operating contract for VRE Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSXT tabbed for Maryland's 'Green Registry' Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Canadian minerals firm to build refinery near CN mainline Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from FreightCar America, Hollysys Automation Technologies, Trimble/China Railway Eryuan Engineering Group, Environmental Packaging Technologies and Nomad Digital Read More »

November 6

High-Speed Rail
CHSRA signs cooperation agreement with southern California communities, seeks input on maintenance facility development Read More »
Passenger Rail
NYCT appoints Prendergast as Roberts' successor Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF, BLET reach tentative accord Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR weekly report: North American rail traffic ends October with a thud Read More »
Passenger Rail
Congress extends SAFETEA-LU through mid-December Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Pinsly to acquire two Arkansas short lines Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Trinity Industries, American Railcar Industries, The Andersons and Wabtec/Vapor Rail Read More »

November 5

Passenger Rail
Roberts resigns as NYCT's president Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF to boot up new Umler system on Nov. 7 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSXT, chemical shipper complete track upgrades Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
'Class 8' orders skyrocket in October, FTR says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UTU proposes amendments to national contract Read More »

November 4

Rail Industry Trends
NMB's proposed union election rule changes draw support, criticism Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
California port pursues rail-related project for Honda traffic Read More »
Passenger Rail
TWU members launch strike at SEPTA Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Canadian government funds 35 crossings projects; North Carolina DOT completes pedestrian crossing Read More »
Passenger Rail
RRDC teams up with German operator, British railway investor to operate Berlin intercity trains Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from RMI/ExpressYard, EnerSys, Pacer, Dapco and EMCOR Group Read More »

November 3

High-Speed Rail
Skoropowski to help lead HNTB's southeastern high-speed, passenger-rail projects Read More »
BNSF Railway
Berkshire Hathaway to buyout BNSF for $44 billion Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NS to upgrade Philadelphia intermodal terminal as part of Crescent Corridor initiative Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP's coal train loadings lag again in October Read More »
Passenger Rail
L.A. MTA to seek new car procurement bids after AnsaldoBreda declines option Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Genesee & Wyoming generates less revenue, cuts more costs Read More »

November 2

Passenger Rail
SEPTA, TWU resume negotiations; BLET, UTU challenge FRA's hours-of-service rule changes Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak unveils new long-term strategic, financial plans Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
New rail spurs coming to CSX-served coal facility in Kentucky, Canadian iron-ore processing plant in Quebec Read More »
Passenger Rail
California's Capitol Corridor caps off fiscal year with ridership, revenue drops Read More »
Passenger Rail
VIA Rail to rebuild 12 passenger cars for 'Canadian' line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from CIT, Whitmore Manufacturing, Halcrow, Eta Phi Systems and SynchroNet Intermodal Services Read More »
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