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Rail News: December 2006

December 29

Rail Industry Trends
U.S. appellate court upholds STB's green-light decision on the DM&E's Powder River Basin project Read More »
Passenger Rail
New Mexico's Rail Runner opens Los Lunas-to-Albuquerque segment Read More »
Intermodal
U.S. roads set freight volume record for ninth-consecutive year Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Calgary Transit to raise ticket prices in 2007 Read More »
Intermodal
Pittsburgh Logistics Systems names Williams VP of rail strategy Read More »

December 28

Mechanical
WMATA notes 2006 accomplishments Read More »
Intermodal
CSXI's January fuel surcharge to match December's 17.5 percent Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Ohio political leaders reappoint four members to state's rail commission Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Bombardier/EDI joint venture to supply 15 trainsets to Western Australia Government Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Lighting supplier honors Nordco for saving energy at Wisconsin plant Read More »

December 27

Rail Industry Trends
NS asks federal court to approve class action agreement associated with Graniteville train accident Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
WMATA obtains $15 million in federal bonds to fund solar equipment Read More »
Mechanical
EPA certifies Railpower's three-engine diesel 'Gen-Set' switcher Read More »
People
Henry joins Twin Cities & Western as VP of marketing, sales Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Bombardier to supply 50 double-deck EMUs to Netherlands railway Read More »

December 22

Intermodal
U.S. railroads on pace to surpass 12 million intermodal loads for first time, AAR says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
SEPTA to use capital funds to balance operating budget Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Ottawa terminates contract for north-south light-rail extension Read More »
Labor
CN, BLET agree on tentative five-year pact for GTW engineers Read More »
Mechanical
Toronto Transit Commission awards $473 million subway car contract to Bombardier Read More »

December 21

Rail Industry Trends
GO Transit to add third track on Lakeshore West corridor, improve two stations Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Greater Cleveland RTA signs off on $386.8 million 2007 budget Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
New Orleans RTA resumes streetcar service on portion of St. Charles Line Read More »
People
BNSF appoints Shewmake, Johnson to high-ranking law department positions Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Florida Central Railroad turns 20 Read More »

December 20

Rail Industry Trends
Genesee & Wyoming realigns North American operating regions Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NJ Transit to refurbish, expand Metropark Station Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RTA report shows tie purchases sizzle, production fizzles in November Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Bombardier, EDI Rail to supply 20 commuter trains to Australian government Read More »
Mechanical
Ellman rejoins GATX as chief commercial officer-rail Read More »

December 19

Amtrak
Amtrak shuffles staff, reorganizes departments Read More »
Passenger Rail
LIRR lands $2.6 billion FTA funding agreement for East Side Access project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
WMATA implements hiring freeze, analyzes organizational structure Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FRA data shows U.S. railroads record fewer train accidents, worker fatalities through September Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
New York grants $60 million to help fund rail infrastructure improvements Read More »

December 18

Rail Industry Trends
Proposed federal rule would require railroads to determine safest, securest hazardous materials route Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
New York/New Jersey port authority signs off on 10-year capital plan, 2007 budget Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Independent panel to review, update Canada's 17-year-old rail safety act Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NJ Transit contracts consortium to oversee THE tunnel construction Read More »
Mechanical
UP to test locomotive exhaust 'scrubber' at California yard Read More »
MOW
L.B. Foster to provide track components for LA MTA extension Read More »

December 15

Rail Industry Trends
WMATA unveils $1.9 billion FY08 spending plan Read More »
MOW
FRA, NJ Transit and Amtrak study options to replace 100-year-old Portal Bridge Read More »
People
TTX names two senior execs Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FCM pledges $150,000 to help Michigan university develop rail manager education program Read More »
People
GATX appoints Earl, Porzenheim to VP positions Read More »

December 14

Rail Industry Trends
CPR to boost capex budget 6 percent in '07 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Sramek to succeed Hall as Operation Lifesaver's president Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA to offer more car rentals at more stations Read More »
Mechanical
FreightCar America delivers 100,000th aluminum coal car Read More »
Mechanical
TTX appoints Wells, Casey to VP positions Read More »

December 13

Rail Industry Trends
DM&E coal trains could delay Chicago-area BNSF and commuter trains - BNSF STB filing Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA lets contract for last batch of Brown Line station rebuilds Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Alstom to upgrade propulsion systems for Mexico City's Metro Read More »
Intermodal
BNSF to restore Pacific Northwest-to-Memphis container service Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Nathan Manufacturing acquires Airchime Read More »

December 12

Rail Industry Trends
NS budgets $1.34 billion for next year's capital improvements Read More »
Passenger Rail
Report: Midwest's passenger-rail lines could play a prominent role in emergency preparedness planning Read More »
Intermodal
KCS boots up Web-based tracing tool for intermodal customers Read More »
People
Ross succeeds Kline as Safetran Systems president Read More »
Passenger Rail
California's Capitol Corridor marks 15 years of service Read More »

December 11

Intermodal
In memoriam: Intermodal and trucking maverick J.B. Hunt Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain posts progress with commuter-rail safety campaign Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB arm issues supplemental environmental impact statement for proposed Texas line Read More »
People
DMJM Harris acquires Egis Semaly Read More »
Intermodal
New England Central to modify Vermont tunnel for double-stack traffic Read More »
C&S
RailComm to install remote-control automation system at shipper's Texas yard Read More »
People
HNTB Architecture appoints Caswell to head transportation practice Read More »

December 8

Rail Industry Trends
Oberstar, Mica to head Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Read More »
Intermodal
DHS, DOE to launch security initiative at overseas ports Read More »
People
BNSF promotes Moreland to public affairs EVP, hires Nober to succeed Moreland in law department Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Intermodal loads up, carloads down for U.S. and Canadian railroads in November Read More »
Passenger Rail
Presidential Emergency Board to investigate union/Metro-North dispute Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Lennon to head TSA's mass transit division Read More »

December 7

Rail Industry Trends
U.S. roads continue record-setting coal-carrying pace Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
TRANSCAER, energy department office team up to improve emergency responder training programs Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Swedish agency contracts Alstom to provide CORADIA regional trains Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Transportation safety board names Yager government affairs director Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Chinese railway ministry orders 20 trackside detection systems from TTCI Read More »

December 6

Rail Industry Trends
Sacramento agency set to open half-mile Amtrak/Folsom Corridor extension Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
KCSM to reconfigure two Mexican yards Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
TieTek opens composite-tie production plant in Houston Read More »
People
Wabtec appoints Anderson VP, GM of Schaefer Equipment Read More »
Mechanical
Railpower reaches contract settlement with customer over switcher order Read More »
People
Clarke joins Railinc as VP and CFO Read More »

December 5

Rail Industry Trends
FRA proposes to double civil fines for most safety regulation violations Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB data shows U.S. Class Is' workforce shrinks slightly in October Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CTA to test mobile security network Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Shipper to expand Montana grain exporting facility for BNSF shuttle trains Read More »
People
Phoenix agency appoints Curcio, Ketcherside as deputy executive directors Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Timken to supply bearing/housing systems for Vossloh's new European locomotive Read More »
M&A
ALSTOM to sell U.K. train renovation division to investor group Read More »

December 4

M&A
CN acquires Alberta short line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
KCS appoints Wochner interim general counsel to succeed outgoing Terry Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Virginia rail agency puts out call for public feedback on proposed intermodal terminal sites Read More »
M&A
Marubeni Corp. acquires Midwest Railcar Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Telvent to upgrade electrical infrastructure, implement smart-card technology for Mexico City Metro Read More »

December 1

Rail Industry Trends
New York/New Jersey port authority proposes $5.7 billion 2007 budget Read More »
People
CN adds one year to CEO Harrison's contract Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
New Orleans transit authority obtains $13.6 million FTA grant Read More »
Intermodal
Portland port to build connecting track between intermodal yard, Class I mainlines Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Pennsylvania DOT provides grants for 14 freight-rail projects Read More »
M&A
Bombardier acquires Transportation and Transit Associates' passenger-car overhaul division Read More »
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