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Rail News: December 2009

December 30

High-Speed Rail
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Rail Industry Trends
Public-private partners mark completion of CREATE's seventh project Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART assigns Butler as interim police chief Read More »
Passenger Rail
Vermont agency, Amtrak schedule daily stops at refurbished Castleton depot Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit takes wraps off Edison Station parking lot Read More »
Passenger Rail
New York, North Carolina and Georgia agencies mark milestones Read More »
Passenger Rail
An update from Gannett Fleming. Also: In Memoriam - Kevin Lawlor Read More »

December 29

Passenger Rail
PATCO postpones fare hike, proposes 2010 budget Read More »
Passenger Rail
Cost of Muni ride to rise in San Francisco Read More »
Passenger Rail
New York City Transit turns to real-time rider information system Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra expands parking at Crystal Lake station Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit opens airport LRT extension Read More »
Passenger Rail
Updates from AECOM Technology, Wabtec, MISCOR Group and Encore Rail Systems Read More »

December 28

High-Speed Rail
Virginia DRPT seeks feedback on Richmond/Hampton Roads high-speed report Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR weekly report: Carloads flat in U.S., up in Canada and Mexico Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN's board bids bon voyage to CEO Harrison, welcomes successor Mongeau Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Vancouver port lands federal appropriation for freight-rail access project Read More »
Passenger Rail
Connecticut receives first two new rail cars for Metro-North service Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Illinois commission OKs two grade crossing upgrades Read More »

December 23

High-Speed Rail
Local Texas governments form high-speed rail organization Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
'Port Tracker' report: Container volume gains on near-term horizon for U.S. ports Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Health care bill debate diverts Senate's attention from short-line tax credit measure, ASLRRA says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Rail represented 40 percent of total ton-miles in '07, federal commodity flow survey shows Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP is minority supplier development council's corporation of the year Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit to close Little Falls station Read More »
Passenger Rail
Updates from Siemens Mobility, Bombardier and Parsons Brinckerhoff Read More »

December 22

Passenger Rail
APTA: Transit-rail ridership tumbles in year's first nine months Read More »
Passenger Rail
N.Y. MTA completes No. 7 subway extension's first phase Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolinx begins to build Toronto light-rail line; VIA Rail lands new CEO Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Seattle port acquires BNSF corridor Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Arbitrator onboard for CN/TCRC; CN yardmasters join UTU; BLET promotes two execs Read More »
Passenger Rail
Updates from AnsaldoBreda, FreightCar America, GE South African Technologies, RailComm and Georgetown Rail Equipment Read More »

December 21

Rail Industry Trends
STB report: U.S. Class I workforce continues to contract Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA's 2010 budget locked in at $1.27 billion, locked onto service cuts Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF, UP to serve new Wyoming logistics hub Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RailAmerica subsidiary terminates lease of CP line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Alliance Grain to acquire Finora's rail-served processing plants in Canada Read More »

December 18

High-Speed Rail
Illinois senators make case for high-speed funding Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Rockefeller introduces STB reauthorization bill in Senate Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB reauthorization bill mark-up a non-event - commentary by Tony Hatch Read More »
Passenger Rail
Greater Cleveland RTA rejects staff's 2010 budget proposal; WMATA faces service cuts to trim operating budget deficit Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR weekly report: Carloads up in Canada and Mexico, down in U.S Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BLET members ratify five-year BNSF contract Read More »
Passenger Rail
Updates from Bombardier, Ansaldo STS USA, Knorr-Bremse, GE Transportation and Parsons Brinckerhoff Read More »

December 17

High-Speed Rail
Florida governor signs high-speed, commuter-rail bill into law Read More »
Passenger Rail
Florida enacts bill to spur passenger rail; FTA advances light-rail project in Texas Read More »
Passenger Rail
New York MTA approves 2010 budget Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Baird report: Spot market demand, traffic volume a tad better for rail sector Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
N.C. DOT, NCRR and NS complete second mainline restoration Read More »
Passenger Rail
Denver RTD selects Washington as next GM/CEO Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from Stella-Jones, Thales, Siemens, Pacer International, Invensys Rail and U.S. Development Group Read More »

December 16

Rail Industry Trends
Upon further review(s): A diary of a week's worth of dissecting the STB reauthorization bill draft - by Tony Hatch Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolinx acquires portion of CN line in Toronto Read More »
Passenger Rail
Massachusetts, MBTA dignitaries launch Fitchburg line improvements Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
KCS reassigns Goode to VP post; RailAmerica assigns three execs to VP positions Read More »
Passenger Rail
Santa Clara VTA funds more Caltrain safety upgrades Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Texas town to create industrial rail park Read More »

December 15

High-Speed Rail
Congress signs off on FY10 transportation funds Read More »
High-Speed Rail
CHSRA releases new business plan Read More »
Passenger Rail
Solow steps down as Metrolink CEO to oversee 'interagency collaboration' Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
KCSR obtains EPA grants to upgrade locomotives Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FRA study shows variable start-time T&E workers are less alert, UTU says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RTA report: Tie purchases climb, but production falls in November Read More »
Passenger Rail
Santa Clara VTA institutes more cost-saving measures Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from Greenbrier, Vossloh, ProTran1, Nomad Digital and Railinc Read More »

December 14

Rail Industry Trends
Rockefeller advances draft version of STB reauthorization bill in Senate Read More »
Passenger Rail
Five transit agency boards carry out busy agendas Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. railroads maintain recent traffic momentum; UP sets monthly ag unit train, grain volume records Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CN/TCRC, BLET and UTU note recent developments Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Pennsylvania DOT provides $24.5 million for 39 freight-rail projects Read More »

December 11

High-Speed Rail
Florida legislators sign off on passenger-rail bill, improve odds of receiving HSR funds Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Western U.S. planning agencies form new HSR alliance Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Alstom to supply signal system for Spain's new high-speed line Read More »
Passenger Rail
House/Senate conferees sign off on FY10 appropriations bill Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF schedules stockholder vote for Berkshire buyout; UP marks 'Pipeline Express' milestone; CP cements police union contract Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Iowa Pacific lands $64.4 million RRIF loan Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metro Transit sets station opening, notches initial Northstar ridership Read More »
Passenger Rail
Denver RTD names three finalists for vacant GM post Read More »
Passenger Rail
Updates from Alstom, Thales and RailComm Read More »

December 10

High-Speed Rail
Conference committee includes $2.5 billion for HSR in FY10 appropriations bill Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
October's Transportation Services Index tumbles to eight-year low Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit awards first Mass Transit Tunnel contract, advances bridge and light-rail projects Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP reassigns four executives Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
November traffic totals an '09 highlight for U.S. railroads, AAR says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CN negotiates 21st local mitigation agreement for EJ&E integration Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from CIT, Koppers, Eta Phi Systems, C.K. Industries and REMSA Read More »

December 9

Passenger Rail
Bill would bolster 'weak' transit-rail safety oversight, USDOT's LaHood says Read More »
Passenger Rail
New siding eliminates Amtrak, UP bottleneck in Missouri Read More »
Passenger Rail
Denver RTD forms panel to help recruit GM Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP's coal train loadings lag again in November Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NS becomes U.S. Green Building Council's first Class I member Read More »

December 8

BNSF Railway
Berkshire/BNSF deal passes antitrust muster, faces class-action suit Read More »
Passenger Rail
USDOT doles out dollars for Intelligent Transportation Systems in Dallas, San Diego Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA station garage garners additional funding, advances to construction phase Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF takes on switching, classification duties at Houston-area yard Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Illinois commission OKs two grade crossing improvement projects Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from Summation Research, IBM, Bombardier and Knichel Logistics Read More »

December 7

High-Speed Rail
Virginia DRPT completes draft EIS for Richmond-Hampton Roads higher-speed rail project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Short-line tax credit extension gains congressional backers; Iowa short line lands USDOT grant Read More »
Passenger Rail
APTA: House 'sends message' to DHS, TSA about bolstering transportation security Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA ponders FY2011 budget possibilities Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSX's National Gateway garners additional backers Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Canadian railway association reaches 90-year marker Read More »

December 4

High-Speed Rail
Rail suppliers say they would bump up U.S. manufacturing for HSR development Read More »
Passenger Rail
New York, New Jersey port authority proposes $6.3 billion budget for 2010 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
North American railroads register slight traffic declines during holiday week, AAR says Read More »
Passenger Rail
UTA's TRAX light-rail system turns 10 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Maryland Transit Administration to upgrade freight-rail line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
OnTrackAmerica receives $75,000 donation from Rail World's Burkhardt Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from GE Transportation, Vossloh and Midland Manufacturing Read More »

December 3

High-Speed Rail
Midwest high-speed association's Harnish recounts HSR observations from trip to Japan, China Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Florida lawmakers discussing high-speed funding during special session Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Ohio DOT, rail commission urge 3C communities to consider station-area development Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CN, TCRC reach strike-ending agreement Read More »
Passenger Rail
Nation needs to provide $15 billion for public transportation, APTA says Read More »
Passenger Rail
Toronto lines up developer, construction manager for Union Station upgrades Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Massachusetts Coastal to acquire CSXT's operating rights on South Coast Lines Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Canadian railway association releases new 'trends' publication Read More »
Passenger Rail
Updates from Bombardier, Siemens Mobility and Parsons Brinckerhoff; In memoriam: WABCO's Turner Read More »

December 2

Rail Industry Trends
TCRC strike update: CN makes pitch to end walkout, union claims Class I has rejected several offers Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Value of freight transported among NAFTA nations slips in September, USDOT says Read More »
Passenger Rail
Streetcar projects eligible for new USDOT grants Read More »
Passenger Rail
Capitol Corridor authority installs Kutrosky as managing director, extends BART's management contract Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP to increase train speed on Wisconsin line Read More »

December 1

High-Speed Rail
Illinois officials, Midwest high-speed group lobby for $4 billion HSR appropriation in 2010 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. roads reach highest weekly carload total in '09, AAR says Read More »
CSX Transportation
Brown to succeed Ingram as CSXT's COO Read More »
Passenger Rail
Toronto subway extension under way Read More »
Passenger Rail
New Mexico county OKs mixed-use development near Rail Runner station Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Jacobs returns as Kansas and Oklahoma's GM Read More »
Passenger Rail
Updates from Ansaldo STS USA, RailComm, Nomad Digital, ISIS Consultants and ChemLogix Read More »
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