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Rail News: November 2010

November 30

PATCO to hike fares on Jan. 1 Capitol Corridor carries record number of riders for Thanksgiving ASLRRA continues to lobby Congress for tax credit extension NS releases third annual sustainability report Ontario Northland passenger-rail service coming to Iroquois Falls North Carolina DOT adds warning devices at three grade crossings BNSF offers financial data online

November 29

Connecticut would take returned HSR dollars, Rell says Pittsburgh port authority to slash service in March AAR weekly report: More traffic gains for North American railroads Toronto's Metrolinx seeks firm to build Toronto airport spur Teamsters Canada-represented engineers ratify CN contract Sound Transit completes supplemental EIS for East Link project VIA Rail teams up with Communauto, VRTUCAR to provide car-sharing services Watco installs Thrall as interim regional VP Updates from Laird Technologies/Cattron, Finmeccanica, MIRATECH and Timken

November 24

CHSRA recommends high-speed construction starting point DART set to open remainder of Green Line on Dec. 6 L.A., Long Beach ports update 'clean air' action plan Maryland Transit Administration renovates BWI station platforms Toy retailers' brisk business means more containerized imports at U.S. ports, PIERS says California agency unveils 25-year transportation plan Trucked tonnage reached three-month high in October, ATA says Russian, Finnish railways team up on container train service

November 23

Metrolink to purchase 20 more cars from Hyundai Rotem CN earns 'excellence' grade in climate-change reporting Ohio utilities commission OKs grade crossing work BLET, UTU help craft fatigue management website CTA continues to test prototype rail cars TransLink retains one, adds two board members Updates from Siemens Mobility, FreightCar America and Bombardier

November 22

Minnesota AFL-CIO urges Walker to reconsider plan to kill Milwaukee-Madison project USDOT provides $50 million in grants for seven PTC projects STB: Rail regulation review hearing reset for February Ohio rail commission signs off on funds for seven freight-rail projects Caltrain begins early work on San Bruno grade separation KCSR completes trackwork on Missouri/Kansas line Washington State DOT provides $2 million for Columbia Basin Railroad project St. Lawrence Seaway experiences boon in export grain traffic, USDOT says Updates from Ansaldo STS, Parsons Brinckerhoff and Professional Transportation Inc.

November 19

AAR weekly report: Rail traffic continues to outpace '09 levels Long Beach port's volume hit three-year high in October Toronto Transit Commission contracts Aecon-led consortium to build subway extension TriMet gears up to open new station in Gresham Florida port to advance cold storage transfer, intermodal facility projects Houston METRO recognized by Texas comptroller for 'financial transparency' Watco assigns Rudd, Goins and Jeschke to new posts

November 18

U.S. Class I workforce swelled in October, STB data shows USDOT approves TIGER grant agreement for Minnesota's Union Depot Amtrak's Lynchburg service surpasses ridership, revenue goals UP wins California governor's award for GenSet; North Carolina DOT execs earn top honors for transit-rail efforts Fort Worth's T signs off on strategic plan Redfearn joins Patriot Rail as SVP, rejoins Marino's executive team Grade crossing upgrades on tap in Iowa, Ohio Updates from Westinghouse Air Brake and FreightCar America

November 17

Connecticut to order 42 more M-8s from Kawasaki Florida Rail Enterprise meets with prospective project bidders Expiration of federal tax provision could impact transit ridership in 2011, report says Wisconsin congressmen introduce legislation to use HSR funds for deficit reduction; California senators say they want Wisconsin's HSR money Teamsters Canada Rail Conference members ratify CN contracts Progress Rail to repower 16 Pacific Harbor Line locomotives TSA, L.A. Metro launch security campaign at Union Station Conference Board of Canada honors former CN leader Tellier Ohio rail commission to consider seven freight-rail projects Updates from a Bombardier-Alstom consortium, Bombardier Transportation, PBS&J and RailComm

November 16

Seven firms form consortium to bid on Florida HSR project MBTA launches construction on Yawkey Station project Patriot Rail seeks STB exemption to control six Weyerhaeuser short lines Canadian rail shipper coalition calls on feds to 'more effectively' address service issues Amtrak's biodiesel locomotive makes TIME's 'best invention of 2010' list Intermodal institute, national intermodal center weigh in on FRA's National Rail Plan Seyedian initiates NMB's new internship program Updates from GATX, Hulcher Services, Professional Transportation, Gaspesie Diesel, Cattron Group and VR Mergers & Acquisitions

November 15

Amtrak's Illinois ridership spikes in FY10 Labor, community groups rally for Wisconsin high-speed rail project KCSR adds automotive tracking system to K.C. terminal Hollysys obtains contract to supply train-protection system for Chinese HSR line CP transports heavy transformers from Minnesota to Alberta VIA Rail unveils design for Cobourg station GO Transit to add new service on Georgetown line Soy Transportation Coalition report: Rail still vital for soybean industry BTS releases fact sheet on major East Coast container ports Updates from IBM and Capgemini

November 12

Study: Successful international high-speed rail systems state case for building U.S. systems New York DOT seeks feedback on Empire Corridor EIS No Class I was 'revenue adequate' in '09, STB says AAR weekly report: North American roads remain on traffic roll NJ Transit receives federal security training grant, expands 'Quiet Commute' program Austin's Capital Metro to hike fares in January Rail bridges: Open in California, on tap in Indiana Schaffer to oversee Watco's mechanical services Sprint to provide wireless communications service in CTA subway Updates from FuelQuest, Harsco, KBR, Huntington Bancshares, TRAC Intermodal, Parsons Brinckerhoff and Kustom Seating

November 11

Talgo outlines implications for Milwaukee site if Wisconsin cancels HSR program CTA approves $1.3 billion spending plan for 2011 UP proposes $3 billion capital spending budget for next year RTD explores funding options to complete FasTracks program Transportation Services Index gained ground in September Pennsylvania DOT ponies up $32.5 million for 38 freight-rail projects VIA Rail completes design work for Belleville, Brockville stations Five Class Is among magazine's top military-friendly employers Texas town to open industrial rail park

November 10

Metra forms task force to examine, resolve emissions issues California intercity corridors post ridership gains in October UP earns ACC's 'responsible care' system certification BNSF honors three short lines' business-building achievements GO Transit creates Passenger Charter KCS railroads earn training, service honors Genesee & Wyoming's carloads climbed in October Updates from Greenbrier, RailServe, Mallory Alexander International Logistics, Cryo-Trans and Spectrum Infrared

November 9

LaHood to Walker, Kasich: HSR stimulus funds can't be used for other purposes AAR: U.S. carloads, intermodal loads climbed in October Amtrak: 'We are not reviving the ARC tunnel' CN speeds import vehicles through Halifax auto facility Northstar Corridor Development Authority puts extension plans on backburner VIA Rail to improve Windsor, Vancouver stations South Carolina DOT allows heavier international containers to travel on state highways Canadian government, CP honor transcontinental railroad's anniversary Updates from Ansaldo STS, Bombardier, Thales, Nomad Digital, Parsons Brinckerhoff and EI Systems

November 8

Doyle: Walker, USDOT need to discuss HSR's future in Wisconsin More projects, more funding still on CREATE's slate, UP's Payette says Expansion work begins at Virginia Metrorail station Tie production sizzled, purchases fizzled in September, RTA says NARP: New Jersey should continue with 'right-sized' ARC project North Carolina Railroad replaces ties; NCDOT completes six crossing projects WMATA obtains federal grant to participate in FBI program Brown becomes SVP-special projects for Watco Updates from Wabtec, Portec Rail, Gannett Fleming, Parsons Brinckerhoff and MERMEC Group

November 5

IANA: International volume 'remarkable,' domestic volume 'record-setting' in 3Q Minnesota DOT braces for election's possible impact on HSR plans North American railroads extend weekly traffic gains through October, AAR says Wisconsin halts work on HSR project WMATA proposes six-year capital spending plan Freight-rail execs address HSR-hosting issues at Wisconsin DOT conference BNSF promotes Fox to EVP of operations CN reaches EJ&E-related mitigation agreement with another Illinois village BART slams previous ridership record during World Series parade NS creates McKinnon scholarship at Intermodal Transportation Institute St. Louis Metro honored for public participation in long-range plan

November 4

Central Valley will be first to receive California high-speed funds For the most part, voters vote 'yes' on transportation Value of goods moving between NAFTA partners escalated in August, BTS says Updates from FreightCar America and RailComm Appointments at RailWorks, Macquarie Rail, and Skelly and Loy Class 8 truck orders rose for third-straight month, FTR says

November 3

UP: PRB coal train loadings climbed in October HSR's future threatened in Wisconsin, Ohio as Walker and Kasich win governorships SEPTA unveils first Silverliner V train New York commits $2.5 million for Niagara Falls facility, creates HSR planning board Intermodal Transportation Institute adds six board members TransLink's West Coast Express service turns 15 CP displays special flat cars at Canadian wind energy conference VIA Rail provides discounted fares for military personnel, veterans

November 2

Ice becomes BNSF's first president and COO; Rose remains chairman, CEO BART begins to build East Contra Costa County extension Montgomery to head Staten Island Railway CN, North America Stevedoring to construct steel transload facility in Chicago Genesee & Wyoming posts revenue, income gains Texas developer launches Denton County TOD project Updates from FreightCar America, Mitsui Rail, HDR, Vossloh and American Railcar Industries

November 1

Lautenberg launches investigation on ARC project cancellation Progress Rail to establish locomotive assembly plant in Indiana Canada needs more collaborative supply chain to be better Asian gateway, CN's Mongeau says EPA: Rail-car deliveries to reach 13,500 in 2010, 22,500 in 2011 MBTA renovates Copley Station WMATA completes survey examining agency's safety culture Maritime Administration seeks new national advisory council members << Previous Next >>
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