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Rail News: February 2005

February 28

Rail Industry Trends
CN, Ontario Northland to team up on traffic routes Read More »
People
WMATA shuffles top management Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR update: U.S., Canadian roads remain on traffic roll Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Chinese railway ministry contracts Bombardier-led consortium to build cars for Tibet line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB schedules hearing to gather feedback on stand-alone cost procedures Read More »
MOW
TieTek parent North American Technologies Group under new ownership, leadership Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Rail supply industry veteran Whalen Jr. dies Read More »

February 25

C&S
'Officer on the Train' an eye-opening exercise for railroad, city police Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Pennsylvania grants more than $10 million to help short lines recover from floods, rehabilitate track Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RTA report: Crosstie purchases rebound in January after December chill Read More »
MOW
CSXT to use ZETA-TECH's broken-rail detection software Read More »
People
Former CSXT CEO Drucker to chair private New York City college Read More »

February 24

People
KCS promotes three executives Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Miami-Dade Transit to begin engineering work for $2.5 billion extension Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP to speed up trains in Texas, Louisiana towns Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Tuned in: MARTA to add digital television, radio network to passenger cars Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB hands down decisions on nine cases at open voting conference Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Oregon's TriMet to implement fare increase Read More »
Mechanical
KCS to lease former passenger locomotives from Helm Financial Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Florida developer to build transit village near commuter-rail system Read More »
Labor
Canadian Auto Workers members ratify Ontario Northland contracts Read More »
C&S
Madrid infrastructure company contracts ALSTOM consortium to supply signal equipment Read More »

February 23

Rail Industry Trends
TFM obtains written court order calling for adjusted value-added tax refund Read More »
Passenger Rail
Minnesota House OKs Northstar funding at less than one-third of governor's proposal Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF to help move historic box car to new California home Read More »
MOW
Amtrak, Pennsylvania DOT to improve more Keystone Corridor track Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Vancouver library to preserve historic CPR photos Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
APTA: International conference draws attention to scarce U.S. transit security funding Read More »
Intermodal
Dubai Ports finalizes CSX World Terminals deal Read More »
Intermodal
Optimization Alternatives activates monitoring system at L.A. intermodal terminal Read More »

February 22

M&A
OmniTRAX's new Alabama road raises short-line roster to 15 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSXT honors Chicago SouthShore & South Bend's marketing acumen Read More »
Intermodal
MHF Logistical Solutions moves first radioactive waste-carrying container via rail Read More »
M&A
Progress Energy finds buyer for Progress Rail Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Elgin, Joliet and Eastern selects RMI's systems to improve rail-car management Read More »

February 18

Rail Industry Trends
Justice department's antitrust division to scrutinize BNSF's, UP's coal rates Read More »
Passenger Rail
New WMATA chair to focus on passengers, funding in 2005 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR traffic update: U.S., Canadian roads and TFM making strides at February's midpoint Read More »
People
Interfleet appoints Davies to SVP post Read More »
Labor
CPR, CAW-TCA come to terms on tentative contract Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
French railway contracts Nortel to manage GSM-R network Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
USDOT's Volpe center lets contract for transportation security software Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
George Meany Center schedules haz-mat training course for rail workers Read More »

February 17

Rail Industry Trends
CSXT asks U.S. district court to block D.C.'s haz-mat ban Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Tying up loose ends: Santa Clara VTA refines extension plans to obtain 2007 FTA grant Read More »
Safety
KCS, FRA survey safety developments at K.C. meeting Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Buffalo transportation authority installs security cameras Read More »
Intermodal
BNSF offers expertise to Swedish retailer/U.S. intermodal shipper Read More »
Labor
Carriers committee, UTU begin bargaining talks Read More »
Labor
Former BMWE President Berge dies Read More »

February 16

Rail Industry Trends
USDOT creates agencies to administer technology, research and haz-mat safety Read More »
Passenger Rail
Gunning for more passengers: Ridership shoots up on Caltrain's Bullet trains Read More »
MOW
UP continues to upgrade infrastructure in the Southwest Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
SEPTA delays fare increases, service cuts a second time Read More »
Financials
4Q: RailAmerica reaches revenue goal, but can't rein in expenses Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
MBTA to install wireless communication network in subway system Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Arkansas small roads form association Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Greater Cleveland RTA to rehab 40-year-old station Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RSI prepares agenda for annual spring legislative conference Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Parsons Brinckerhoff to manage construction of Chinese line Read More »

February 15

Rail Industry Trends
Safety inspections are improving, but FRA will take IG's report to heart, administration says Read More »
Passenger Rail
Virginia legislature to fund VRE expansion, improvement projects Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Security: BNSF employees keep eyes, ears open Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Rail not part of CTA's rising ridership equation in 2004 Read More »
MOW
UP to upgrade more Arkansas mainlines Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Caltrain extends Amtrak operating agreement Read More »
Financials
Genesee & Wyoming ramps up annual revenue, increases income Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain to upgrade San Mateo station Read More »
Intermodal
McDevitt to manage UPS' intermodal network Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Bombardier completes Turkish light-rail system, appoints new board members Read More »

February 14

Labor
CN, UTU reach tentative agreement affecting 2,600 Canadian workers Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Smith Barney/Citigroup report: Service metrics show U.S. Class Is struggling to speed trains, slow glut of cars on line Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSXT ready to open REDI training center in Atlanta Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
ASLRRA seeks entries for annual safety person, marketing awards Read More »
Mechanical
GE Transportation inaugurates locomotive repair shop in Twin Cities Read More »

February 11

Rail Industry Trends
Three for three: U.S., Canadian roads and TFM score more traffic during February's first week, AAR says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
House committee reintroduces TEA-21 reauthorization bill Read More »
C&S
BNSF to reduce regional radio repair shop roster from 20 to one Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Denver RTD obtains FTA grant for new light-rail line Read More »
MOW
UP upgrades track in Arkansas, Oklahoma Read More »
Passenger Rail
New York, New Jersey passenger-rail project to double capacity Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
RailAmerica's January carloads rise more than 2 percent Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NJ Transit contracts American Bridge to repair, rehab drawbridge Read More »
People
Tri-City & Olympia tabs Samples as business development director Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
New York City Transit inks deal with Unisys for desktop support services Read More »

February 10

BNSF Railway
BNSF to develop container transfer facility with L.A. port Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
KCS, Tex Mex reps talk transition strategy Read More »
Financials
Henriques to head Florida East Coast; railroad subsidiary to retain role as profit rainmaker Read More »
Labor
FRA first: No MOW worker or contractor deaths to report from previous year Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NIT League creates committee to promote transportation security Read More »

February 9

Intermodal
IANA report: Unprecedented volume growth makes 2004 memorable for North American intermodal industry Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Bush Administration's FY2006 budget proposes funds for transit projects Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Proposed ethanol plant could fuel Pennsylvania short line's annual carloads Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
New York MTA contracts IBM to provide information technology services Read More »
Intermodal
President's proposed FY2006 budget bypasses U.S. port security funding needs, American port association says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Houston METRO to hold terrorism training seminars Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Lott to chair Senate's transportation subcommittee Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Intrade International to supply track geometry vehicle for Chilean copper miner Read More »

February 8

Rail Industry Trends
SAFETEA in numbers: Bush Administration proposes $284 billion transportation reauthorization bill as part of FY06 budget Read More »
Amtrak
President's FY2006 transportation budget proposes more funds for public transit, none for Amtrak Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BTS' latest transportation index indicates economy still in good shape Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Bush proposes infrastructure security program in FY2006 budget Read More »
Intermodal
Alameda Corridor authority green lights shuttle train demo, inland truck depot Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Pittsburgh port authority to proceed with fare increase, service cuts Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Transandian line to traverse Andes Mountains, serve as critical rail corridor Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
GO Transit opens 55th station Read More »
Labor
Pennsylvania short line, UTU reach tentative pact for T&E employees Read More »

February 7

Safety
BNSF reduces non-accidental haz-mat releases 27 percent in 2004 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Amtrak's California lines post record quarterly, monthly ridership Read More »
Labor
CPR, UTU come to terms on tentative pact for Soo Line yardmasters Read More »
Passenger Rail
SEPTA settles Paoli yard contamination lawsuit Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Reading, Blue Mountain & Northern names Michel president Read More »
Passenger Rail
Northstar Corridor authority considers fuel options for commuter-rail service Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
RAILINC boots up online rail-car disposition service Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit to upgrade floor illumination on 555 cars Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
ARINC, Pacer provide financial aid for tsunami relief efforts Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Eurostar adds passengers, increases market share in 2004 Read More »

February 4

Rail Industry Trends
Two new Senate bills address rail haz-mat safety Read More »
C&S
FRA fines CSXT for violating crossing safety regulations Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR January data: Weather woes erode U.S. roads' carloads; TFM rallies with traffic tallies Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF, UP can compete for southeast Houston shippers' business, STB says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP pegs Naro to head Mexican operations Read More »

February 3

Rail Industry Trends
NS, shipper launch operations at larger New Jersey ethanol terminal Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Pennsylvania port authority obtains funding for Gateway Center station Read More »
Intermodal
CSXI, UP to provide 'Passport' intermodal service to western Mexico Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
APTA: 2004 a good year for transit rail, but TEA-21 needs to be resolved in 2005 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
British railroad obtains 100th 'Class 66' locomotive from EMD Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Santa Clara VTA polishes off double-track project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Wabtec acquires, renames Rütgers Rail assets Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
New York/New Jersey port authority upgrades fare gates Read More »
People
Portec Rail shuffles executive staff Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Harsco to supply grinder for Chinese light-rail system Read More »

February 2

Rail Industry Trends
Council passes bill to temporarily ban haz-mat moves in D.C.; rail industry doubts rerouting will reap safety rewards Read More »
People
Canadian transport minister nominates Coté for top VIA Rail post Read More »
Safety
KCS calls blitz, rolls out desktop database to improve safety Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain eliminates San Jose crossing Read More »
People
UP appoints Krehbiel, Whited to new AVP positions Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Bombardier obtains tram order in Spain, bogie contract in Asia Read More »
Mechanical
CSXI maintains monthly fuel surcharge at 10 percent Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RSI seeks applications for scholarship program Read More »

February 1

Rail Industry Trends
BNSF lands 144 industrial development projects in 2004 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Houston METRO obtains federal funds to study light-rail extensions Read More »
Labor
Canadian small road's branch line to serve as hands-on training railway Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BART police officers to obtain mobile access to emergency situation data Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
USDOT appoints Smith to head FRA's safety programs Read More »
Passenger Rail
Long Island Rail Road contracts Earth Tech for on-call construction management Read More »
Mechanical
Rail-car orders, deliveries to maintain momentum into 2006, EPA says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Greenbrier co-founder, former Chairman and CEO James dies Read More »
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