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Rail News: February 2004

February 27

MOW
UP routes southern California-bound traffic over BNSF's Arkansas line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Amtrak to revise Michigan-to-Chicago service Read More »
Labor
CN, UTU reach tentative agreement covering GTW workers Read More »
Passenger Rail
South Florida RTA obtains $28 million from USDOT for double-track project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NS helps develop more than $1 billion worth of industrial projects in 2003 Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Spanish railway contracts Bombardier-led consortium to maintain high-speed trains Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. roads register robust weekly traffic figures, Canadian roads and TFM record up and down data, AAR says Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA to replace Orange Line signal system Read More »
Mechanical
Trinity obtains BNSF's 6,000-hopper order, offers senior notes to generate working capital Read More »

February 26

Labor
CN, CAW officials back at bargaining table Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
KCS' year-old transportation plan is paying service accuracy dividends Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
EWS replaces 'Royal Train's' two power units with one EMD locomotive Read More »
Mechanical
Wheeling & Lake Erie rolls out Johnstown America's specially built aggregate cars Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Transentric sells rail-car tracing software to Texas oil refinery Read More »

February 25

Rail Industry Trends
FRA to ease, hasten RRIF application process as promised, ASLRRA says Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Spanish railway awards shuttle, variable gauge train contract to ALSTOM/CAF consortium Read More »
Mechanical
CSXI's March fuel surcharge to hold steady at 4.5 percent Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BART contracts Cubic for smart-card software Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail retirement board appoints Arfa head of hearings, appeals Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
VIA Rail tests new wireless Internet service Read More »
Mechanical
RailPower lines up another shipper to test hybrid Green Kid switcher Read More »
People
STV promotes SVP Spearing to chief strategic growth officer Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Wabtec Railway Electronics, Cobra Europe attain ISO 9001:2000 status Read More »

February 24

Rail Industry Trends
STB schedules last public hearings tied to Conrail merger oversight Read More »
C&S
FHWA should act on rail committee's crossing safety recommendations, AAR's Hamberger says Read More »
Labor
UTU-Canada asks appellate court to review CIRB's decision to reword representation election ballots Read More »
Intermodal
MHF Logistical Solutions to market container for radioactive-material moves Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UPS continues streak as top transportation company in Fortune poll Read More »

February 23

Rail Industry Trends
BNSF banks on campaign to turn up the heat on track buckle prevention Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Houston METRO proposes light-rail extension Read More »
Intermodal
Portland port picks Anacostia & Pacific to form rail switching firm Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Amtrak expects Acela ridership boosts from new marketing campaigns Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Peoria seeks STB approval to build connecting track, convert segment into trail Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit adjusts Secaucus Junction timetables Read More »
Mechanical
Kelso can market pressure-relief valve to North American tank-car users, AAR says Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
WMATA to install credit card fraud-identifying software Read More »
People
Greenbrier promotes Olinger to VP, controller Read More »

February 20

Labor
Canadian Auto Workers launch CN strike after negotiation stalemate Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA Chairman Smith outlines 2004 obstacles, goals Read More »
MOW
BNSF to build track serving Stockton, Calif., industrial park Read More »
Passenger Rail
Long Island Rail Road implements online ticket service Read More »
Labor
UP continues search for train-service candidates Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Siemens to implement product-development software Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Weekly AAR traffic figures so-so for U.S. railroads, strong for Canadian roads and sickly for TFM Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Spanish railway contracts Alcatel-led consortium to provide C&S technology Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Note to railroads: UPS has the nation's best customer service, survey says Read More »

February 19

Labor
Canadian labor minister, mediator try to prevent CAW strike against CN Read More »
Mechanical
KCS to purchase 74 locomotives from lessor Read More »
Financials
Financials: RailAmerica increases quarterly, annual revenue; reduces debt-to-capital ratio Read More »
People
OmniTRAX appoints former RailAmerica SVP Sauer to top marketing post Read More »
Intermodal
Savi Technology offers updated software, RFID tags targeting container safety Read More »

February 18

Rail Industry Trends
In memoriam: Former Penn Central, B&O president Langdon Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
US&S to cut jobs after Network Rail cancels contract Read More »
Intermodal
Schneider National opens Pacific Northwest intermodal field office Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Houston METRO registers more than half a million riders on new light-rail line Read More »
Financials
Wabtec increases year-over-year earnings for sixth-straight quarter Read More »
People
ARINC names longtime exec Jacoby chairman Read More »
People
National Steel Car names Bertram regional VP of marketing, sales Read More »
People
Bombardier names Navarri head of rail transportation group Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
New York City Transit contracts Wabtec to provide additional subway-car components Read More »

February 17

Labor
Canadian Auto Workers reject CN agreements, plan to strike Friday Read More »
M&A
Watco Cos. to acquire Camas Prairie from North American RailNet Read More »
Intermodal
Make it seven quarters in a row of North American intermodal volume growth, IANA report says Read More »
C&S
BNSF banks on teen meetings, school presentations to boost crossing safety Read More »
People
National Steel Car appoints Pickel regional VP of marketing, sales Read More »

February 16

Rail Industry Trends
AAR traffic figures: Intermodal still primary driver, but carloads not taking a back seat for U.S., Canadian roads Read More »
Safety
Rail tunnel fires: How to minimize risk, maximize safety, report says Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit approves $22.9 million in viaduct repairs Read More »
Mechanical
The Andersons assumes ownership of all Railcar Ltd./Progress Rail rolling stock Read More »
Mechanical
Greenbrier's Nova Scotia workers ratify three-year pact Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Libya to host international transportation conference in fall Read More »

February 13

Financials
Deutsche Bank transportation conference: Second day, same positive economic sentiments expressed by Class I execs Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Senate passes $318 billion reauthorization bill; House recommends TEA-21 extension Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FRA provides public another two months to comment on interim train-horn rule Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Budget woes continue for Port Authority of Allegheny County Read More »
MOW
North Carolina Railroad, NS choose contractor to replace rail bridge Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
World Trade Center PATH station sets higher-than-expected commuter figures Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Indiana Rail Road set to spend a record amount of MOW dollars to handle increasing traffic Read More »
People
TRE names Sklannik COO Read More »
MOW
FRA doles out $4.6 million RRIF loan to Oklahoma short line Read More »

February 12

Financials
Deutsche Bank transportation conference: Day one presentations focus on improving economy, accelerating earnings Read More »
Safety
KCS senior staffers conduct series of town hall meetings to stress safety, service Read More »
People
OmniTRAX handpicks Hollowell to head Colorado short line, build region's business Read More »
M&A
Indiana short line to operate Ameren's Show Me State small road Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Smart and Secure Tradelanes expands to South Africa, adds Taiwanese port Read More »

February 11

Financials
Genesee & Wyoming's full year, quarterly financial figures multiply in Australia, subtract in North America Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak requests $1.8 billion in FY05 Read More »
Financials
Florida East Coast Railway helps color parent company's financial ledger black Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Port Authority of Allegheny County receives federal funds to extend light rail, enhance community programs Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Pacific Harbor Line to regain scrap-metal recycling customer Read More »
Passenger Rail
HNTB to study proposed Kansas City, Mo., commuter-rail line Read More »
Mechanical
Hydrogen generator supplier on board for fuel cell-powered locomotive project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
WMATA to build West Falls Church station parking structure Read More »
People
Florida East Coast appoints Popky EVP, CFO Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
ALSTOM obtains two contracts from French national railway Read More »

February 10

Rail Industry Trends
BNSF's 2003 industrial development scorecard surpasses $1 billion Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Watco forgoes annual budget process in favor of overall operating plan Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
OmniTRAX promotes EVP Parker to COO Read More »
Mechanical
Railroads play role in reducing UPS' fuel usage, greenhouse gas emissions Read More »
Mechanical
Florida East Coast Railway to install MPL Technology's lubricating stick on all locomotives Read More »

February 9

CSX Transportation
CSXT cuts 120 management positions; plans to issue more pink slips Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Transportation leaders experience war game to enhance security efforts Read More »
Labor
CSXT, UTU to test guaranteed rest at several yards Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
SEPTA to close community information center Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Shapira starts up Pennsylvania short line, raising small-road roster to three Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Cubic-led consortium to bid on Denmark smart-card system Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
New York Regional Rail attracts investor, issues common stock and adds board members Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
WMATA to solicit public comments on proposed police station Read More »
MOW
North American Technologies finances debt, shuffles senior staff to prompt composite tie production Read More »

February 6

Rail Industry Trends
AAR January traffic tally: U.S., Canadian roads register carload gains; combined intermodal traffic still strong Read More »
Labor
Teamsters Canada Rail Conference outpolls UTU for right to represent CPR workers Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FTA recommends FY2005 New Start funds Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Texas Transportation Institute to conduct safety study for Houston METRO Read More »
Intermodal
UP unveils intermodal service designed to speed freight across Mexican border Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Amtrak signs agreement with AT&T wireless to install Internet at stations Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
'Day on the Hill' still a go for next week despite Senate ricin scare, ASLRRA says Read More »
Passenger Rail
VRE obtains FTA funds for additional station parking Read More »
Mechanical
TTX seeks STB approval to extend flat-car pooling authority until 2019 Read More »

February 5

Rail Industry Trends
CSXT charges Duke Energy 'reasonable' coal rates, STB says Read More »
Intermodal
Puerto Rico plans to construct the Caribbean's signature port Read More »
C&S
CSXT to place 10East's mobile device in all signal maintainers' pockets Read More »
Mechanical
Agricultural-product shipper plans to test drive RailPower's Green Kid Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
International rail consultant Interfleet Technology acquires GB Railway's RSE Management Read More »

February 4

Rail Industry Trends
Rate case corrections favor utility's argument against NS, STB says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Senate Finance Committee recommends TEA 21 transit funds Read More »
MOW
KCS sets 2004 MOW agenda Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Draft environmental reports complete for California's proposed high-speed rail system Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSXT honors Virginia county administrator for promoting 'Parks for Growth' program Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
WMATA awards control system contract to ARINC Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Newly reorganized Railroads of New York elects officers, names executive director Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Amtrak contracts Wabtec to provide brake actuators Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
National Cargo Security Council book offers shipment security tips Read More »

February 3

Mechanical
Rail-car market report: 2003 deliveries, orders and backlog reveal a rebound, but some constraints remain, ARCI says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
USDOT proposes FY2005 budget Read More »
Labor
BMWE to participate in FRA-sponsored fatigue study of MOW workers Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSXT honors two Florida short lines' business-boosting efforts Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
GE Rail/MHF Logistical Solutions' remote-monitoring system targets rail security Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Wabtec's locomotive, rubber-product subsidiaries attain ISO 9001:2000 designation Read More »

February 2

People
Change at the top: UP pegs three-man team to lead company Read More »
Passenger Rail
New York MTA advances car purchase for Metro-North Railroad Read More »
Labor
United Steelworkers members approve CPR contract Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Maryland Transit prepares for double-track project, reconfigures routes and reduces headways Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NS registers record-setting performance for UPS during 2003 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CTA reopens fourth station on the Blue Line's Cermak (Douglas) branch Read More »
Intermodal
CSXI's monthly fuel surcharge surpasses 4 percent Read More »
Mechanical
RailPower forms subsidiary to foster U.S. presence Read More »
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