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Rail News: December 2008

December 30

Rail Industry Trends
Valley Metro launches service on Phoenix light-rail line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Three Class Is to further drop fuel surcharges in January Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CTA to hike fares Jan. 1 Read More »
People
Watco shuffles management staff at several short lines Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Canadian municipality federation, railway association extend agreement on rail issues Read More »
C&S
Updates from Savage Services, Bombardier, Alstom, Colorado Railcar and Professional Transportation Read More »

December 29

Rail Industry Trends
STB blesses CN's EJ&E acquisition; Class I questions board-imposed conditions Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Chicago transportation authority signs off on '09 budget Read More »
Intermodal
AAR: U.S., Canadian railroads continue to register fewer carloads in December Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CTA increases service on three lines Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
In memoriam: Red River Valley & Western/Twin Cities & Western co-founder and leader Kent Shoemaker Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Remember freight rail when developing stimulus legislation, rail organizations tell President-elect Obama Read More »
People
Reimer to succeed Jezuit as Quixote's chief executive Read More »

December 26

Passenger Rail
GO Transit completes Stouffville line underpass Read More »
Intermodal
CSXI adds trailer service, extends gate deadlines for Florida customers Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain set to hike fares in new year Read More »
Mechanical
BNSF teams take on locomotive management processes Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB seeks feedback on new role established by passenger-rail act Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. equipment finance industry's new-business volume plummets in November Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Women's transportation group recognizes California High Speed Rail Authority's Pourvahidi Read More »

December 23

C&S
FRA on path to develop PTC rules by first part of next year Read More »
Passenger Rail
Dallas council creates TIF district to promote transit-oriented development Read More »
Intermodal
BNSF, Washington state port hammer out tentative land/infrastructure pact Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FTA names Welbes executive director Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
KCS to move customer service, network operations centers to Missouri headquarters Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP garners honor for internships; CSXT receives recognition for health programs Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from Unit Rail, Caterpillar/Progress Rail, Bombardier, Professional Transportation and Interfleet Technology Read More »

December 22

Rail Industry Trends
Congressmen seek leaseback agreement relief for transit agencies Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
KCS' East Loop Bypass project gets USDOT nod Read More »
Intermodal
U.S., Canadian roads register fewer carloads in December's second week, AAR says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Santa Clara VTA registers more riders in November Read More »
Labor
UTU mourns loss of long-time legislative director, lobbyist extraordinaire Brunkenhoefer Read More »
Mechanical
CN to acquire 90 high-horsepower locomotives from EMD Read More »
BNSF Railway
Roberts to succeed Hill as BNSF's top mechanical officer; Class I reassigns other execs Read More »

December 19

Rail Industry Trends
New York/New Jersey port authority approves 2009 budget Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain completes Palo Alto station improvements Read More »
M&A
Another Indiana town forges mitigation pact with CN to address EJ&E-related concerns
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Rail Industry Trends
STB OKs quarry-serving line in Texas
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Labor
Gradia to succeed Allen as National Railway Labor Conference chairman Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Alabama, Virginia to provide grants for freight-rail projects, ASLRRA says Read More »
People
BART, VTA name new board leaders Read More »

December 18

Rail Industry Trends
New York MTA signs off on '09 budget, plans service cuts and fare hikes Read More »
Labor
CPR's temporary layoffs more a safety than cost-cutting issue, unions say Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Obama selects LaHood as transportation secretary Read More »
People
LACMTA's Snoble set to retire Read More »
Labor
Conrail Shared Assets, South Carolina railway workers ratify UTU contracts; two BMWED federations merge Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Genesee & Wyoming's AN Railway to serve reopened Florida port Read More »
C&S
Updates from AirBoss, GATX, Siemens, Railhead and FreightCar America Read More »

December 17

Rail Industry Trends
Texas commission: DOT needs a rail division Read More »
Passenger Rail
DART, TRE post more ridership gains in November Read More »
M&A
CN negotiates EJ&E-related mitigation agreements with two more Windy City-area towns Read More »
Intermodal
Indiana can tap intermodal opportunities arising from Chicago congestion, ITI's Finkbiner says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
California High Speed Rail Authority's Kopp attains 'infrastructure champion' honor Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF recognizes diverse business enterprise suppliers' efforts Read More »
C&S
Updates from Union Switch & Signal, Jacobs Engineering, WAAV, FCI Constructors and Transplace Read More »

December 16

Rail Industry Trends
USDOT seeks public, private high-speed rail proposals Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Sound Transit completes East Link draft environmental review Read More »
Mechanical
RailAmerica, Florida East Coast acquire four EMD locomotives Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
TriMet's light-rail ridership slips slightly in November Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RTA report: Tie purchases soar, production plummets in November Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CURE prioritizes rail reforms for next Administration, reaffirms 're-reg' call Read More »
C&S
WMATA installs new public-address system Read More »
C&S
Updates from Wabtec, Bombardier/Alstom, Railhead, RailComm, Boatright Enterprises and Railpower Read More »

December 15

Rail Industry Trends
Iowa Interstate obtains FRA approval for third RRIF loan Read More »
Passenger Rail
GO Transit releases strategic plan Read More »
High-Speed Rail
FRA to hold public meeting on maglev grants, completes California high-speed rail environmental review Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Rail's outlook is better than truckers' prospects, Zacks.com says Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Genesee & Wyoming's same-railroad traffic slips in November Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB releases draft environmental review of proposed Alaska Railroad line Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Updates from Alstom, Siemens, Lat-Lon, LRM Industries and HAX Technologies Read More »

December 12

Rail Industry Trends
New York/New Jersey port authority issues preliminary 2009 budget Read More »
Intermodal
U.S. roads' traffic totals way down in December's first week, AAR says Read More »
Passenger Rail
Rail Runner to open Albuquerque-to-Santa Fe route next week Read More »
MOW
NS to develop 3-D map of entire infrastructure Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Amtrak's California routes register ridership gains in November Read More »
M&A
CN hammers out mitigation pacts with two more towns Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Pennsylvania to provide 48 grants for freight-rail projects Read More »

December 11

Rail Industry Trends
Light-rail projects advance in Texas, Virginia and Washington Read More »
Labor
Slightly fewer people on U.S. Class Is' payroll in October Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Transportation Services Index inches up in October Read More »
Passenger Rail
GO Transit to add service on Lakeshore lines Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF sets PRB joint line coal tonnage record in November Read More »
Labor
U.S. Class Is' FMLA leave policies violate labor agreements, arbitration panel says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Three European rail groups hold 'green' side event at U.N. Climate Change Conference in Poland Read More »

December 10

Rail Industry Trends
Rail tonnage strong in '07, but '08 and '09 stacking up as different stories Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
San Francisco-area transportation group launches Transbay Transit Center's first phase Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. manufacturers expect a better second-half '09 than first, economic forecast shows Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Toyota starts up CPR-served automotive plant in Canada Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
New York senator calls on Amtrak to expand service Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. Rail seeks STB approval to lease, operate Indiana lines Read More »
C&S
Updates from 10East, Alstom, Thales, Retlif Testing Labs and RailComm Read More »

December 9

Passenger Rail
APTA: Transit ridership gains continue in 3Q Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Pennsylvania to provide $10 million for NS yard relocation Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CN, Chicago Heights agree on mitigation measures for EJ&E deal Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Four rail projects could move ahead if Congress OKs economic stimulus, Missouri DOT says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CTA renovates two more Brown Line stations Read More »
People
UP enlists Villarreal for board seat Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Reading, Blue Mountain & Northern celebrates silver anniversary Read More »

December 8

Rail Industry Trends
STB releases final environmental report on CN/EJ&E deal; Class I reaches agreement with Indiana town Read More »
Labor
Pittsburgh port authority, ATU reach four-year agreement Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Pennsylvania governor a proponent of CSX's National Gateway Read More »
Intermodal
'Port Tracker' report: U.S. container volume dips in November; another drop expected in December Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA, CTA redesign Web sites Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CTA makes West Side service improvements permanent Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FRA proposes rule on CWR safety standards Read More »
C&S
Updates from New York Air Brake, Wabtec, Alanco Technologies, Emcom Systems, Skelly & Loy and Interfleet Technology Read More »

December 5

Rail Industry Trends
U.S. roads' intermodal volume, carloads reach record lows in November, AAR says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
WMATA issues RFP for new, rehabbed rail cars Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Amtrak to study service offerings in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas Read More »
C&S
Illinois commission OKs two grade separation projects Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Twelve labor unions oppose Boardman's appointment as Amtrak CEO Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Obama tabs Napolitano as DHS secretary Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CTA to add energy-efficient lighting at facilities Read More »
C&S
Updates from Ansaldo STS, Bombardier, Railpower, Vossloh and ARCADIS Read More »

December 4

Rail Industry Trends
San Francisco agency receives FTA approval, awards management contract for Central Subway project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CN, Amtrak reach agreement on Chicago route usage; new study outlines benefits of 'J' deal Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
L.A. agency advances plan to extend Gold Line to L.A./Ontario airport Read More »
M&A
Watco awaits STB ruling on Michigan short line venture Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FRA appoints Eby as acting administrator Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
LIRR to build transit police station Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Teamsters Rail Conference voices opposition to proposed federal haz-mat/worker rule Read More »
C&S
Updates from MHF, Ansaldo STS, Nortel and Bombardier Read More »

December 3

Rail Industry Trends
L.A. County's sales tax measure passes — officially Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Rail project fund gains Texas commission backing for state infusion Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Ontario agency signs off on 25-year transportation plan, green lights first two projects Read More »
Intermodal
Tacoma port tests wireless container-tracing system Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
California coalitions call for infrastructure funds in stimulus package, list of construction-ready projects Read More »
Mechanical
BNSF delays fuel surcharge program changes Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from Timken, Super Steel, Bombardier, Alstom, Kelso Technologies, Siemens, EnerTeck and Southwest Signal Engineering Read More »

December 2

Rail Industry Trends
San Francisco transportation commission fills funding gap for Fairfield-Vacaville station Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
USDOT: Value of goods moving north, south across U.S. borders goes up in September Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
South Florida RTA seeks input on regional transportation issues, funding Read More »
Safety
California 'Officer on the Train' event raises public awareness of rail safety Read More »
People
SEPTA tabs Diggs as assistant GM of operations Read More »
Intermodal
CSXI introduces weekly fuel surcharge for domestic container program Read More »
C&S
North Carolina DOT to close another grade crossing Read More »

December 1

Intermodal
Thanksgiving holiday holds key to U.S. roads' weekly traffic gains, AAR says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
TriMet appoints deHamel to head finance, administration Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NS takes home Honda's service honor; UP wins award for health program Read More »
Labor
Ontario Northland, Steelworkers' union sign off on three-year contracts Read More »
Financials
Equipment finance business volume tumbles in October, leasing/finance index shows Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Charlotte agency's light-rail station attains highway administration honors Read More »
C&S
Updates from AECOM Technology, RailComm, VTG Aktiengesellschaft and CommScope/Andrew Read More »
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