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Rail News: November 2010

November 30

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

November 29

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

November 24

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

November 23

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

November 22

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

November 19

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

November 18

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

November 17

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

November 16

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

November 15

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

November 12

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

November 11

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

November 10

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

November 9

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

November 8

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

November 5

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

November 4

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

November 3

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

November 2

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

November 1

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