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Rail News: February 2007

February 28

Rail Industry Trends
Amtrak posts double-digit ridership growth on Illinois, Acela Express trains Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSXT boots up Web-based interchange performance measurement tool for short lines Read More »
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Intermodal
Indiana ports set cargo-handling record in 2006 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSXI's monthly fuel surcharge to rise in March Read More »

February 27

Rail Industry Trends
FRA says 'nay' to DM&E's federal loan request Read More »
Intermodal
BNSF, King County and Port of Seattle to transfer ownership of unused rail line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
ECORail readies Kentucky plant to treat, market wood ties Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
ARINC opens Pittsburgh office to support surface transportation, security projects Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Econify boots up Web-based inventory location service for rail industry Read More »

February 26

Labor
UTU-Canada, CN reach tentative agreement, but strike will go on until late March ratification ballot Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Amtrak ridership on the rise in Michigan Read More »
People
RailAmerica: Giles to succeed Swinburn as CEO; Redfearn and Howe to step down as president and CFO Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CPR joins U.S. Army's post-military job placement program Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolink names Crary assistant executive officer of operations Read More »

February 23

Intermodal
Severe storms, UTU strike reduce U.S. and Canadian roads' weekly carloads, AAR says Read More »
Passenger Rail
New Mexico chooses route for Rail Runner extension to Santa Fe Read More »
Passenger Rail
Utah transit agency takes delivery of first FrontRunner locomotive from MotivePower Read More »
Labor
Former TCU International President Kilroy dies Read More »
Financials
Trinity sets freight-car backlog record in fourth quarter Read More »
Financials
Wabtec generates record sales, increases cash flow Read More »

February 22

Passenger Rail
LIRR's ridership, on-time performance rise in 2006 Read More »
Labor
It's time for federal legislation to end UTU-Canada strike, CN says Read More »
People
Wiedefeld, Waters assume Maryland Transit Administration's top two posts Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Wisconsin & Southern seeks state funds to restore service on abandoned lines Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RailAmerica mourns passing of Central Operations President Hulstrom Read More »
MOW
Nicoloff succeeds Kulmer as A&K Railroad Materials' president Read More »

February 21

Rail Industry Trends
Congressional bill, lawsuit latest attempts to stall DM&E's federal loan application Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA to install ticket vending machines at two Metra facilities Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Canadian government appoints panel to review federal rail safety act Read More »
Passenger Rail
VRE wraps up Quantico Creek bridge project's second phase Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
IANA creates card program to help truckers manage fuel purchases Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Railex installs computer system to help manage warehouse, rail produce shipments Read More »

February 20

Labor
UTU-Canada's strike against CN is legal, Canadian labor relations board says; contract negotiations to resume today, union says Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra carries record number of passengers in 2006 Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit proposes to raise ticket prices, change fare structure Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Canadian government's ecoFreight program to promote environmentally friendly freight transportation Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Rail industry to defend right to keep convicted contractor employees off railroad property, AAR says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FreightCar America marks opening of second Roanoke production line, delivery of first hybrid coal car to NS Read More »
People
New York governor nominates Kluger as MTA's inspector general Read More »

February 16

Rail Industry Trends
Feds release funds for Chicago's CREATE program; seven projects slated to start construction Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
SEPTA proposes FY08 fare hike to help make up $150 million budget deficit Read More »
Amtrak
President signs off on bill to fund Amtrak at FY06 level Read More »
Labor
UTU-Canada rejects offer to resume bargaining and end strike, CN says; deal limits ability to resume picketing, union says Read More »
Intermodal
AAR weekly report: Intermodal loads go up, but carloads remain down for U.S. roads Read More »
Financials
Florida East Coast boosts revenue, profit despite drops in aggregate and automotive traffic Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CTA expands mobile security network pilot Read More »

February 15

Rail Industry Trends
Rail safety bill would empower FRA to regulate rail workers' service hours Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CTA reiterates need for $6.1 billion in capital funds over five years Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Transportation Services Index registers first year-over-year decline since 2001 Read More »
Financials
BNSF, CSX to repurchase more outstanding common shares Read More »
C&S
Union Switch & Signal to install automatic train-control systems in Greece, Italy Read More »
Financials
ARI sets revenue, earnings records in 2006 Read More »

February 14

Rail Industry Trends
House subcommittee hearing: Railroads and Congress can do more to ensure rail workers are well rested, speakers say Read More »
Labor
UTU-Canada strike at CN likely to linger into next week Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
New Orleans planning commission obtains FRA funds to study passenger terminal redevelopment Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NJ Transit proposes ticket price hike in FY2008 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
KCSM advances plan to build Lazaro Cardenas terminal, spend more than $300 million on capacity projects Read More »
Mechanical
UP and GE schedule California 'green' tour to tout environmentally friendly locomotive technology Read More »
Mechanical
Fitzpatrick to succeed Santomero as FreightCar America's chairman Read More »

February 13

Rail Industry Trends
Four design teams to submit proposals for San Francisco intermodal transit center Read More »
Financials
Genesee & Wyoming generates more revenue, income in 2006 Read More »
M&A
Fortress Investment Group to close on RailAmerica acquisition Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BART hires firm to oversee Transbay Tube retrofitting Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF, UP to serve southern Illinois ethanol plant Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Bombardier to help fill Chinese railway ministry's order for 500 freight locomotives Read More »
People
VHB appoints Byrne senior project manager of train controls Read More »

February 12

Labor
UTU-Canada members launch strike against CN; Class I claims strike is illegal Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Washington state DOT to acquire third PCC branch line from Watco Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
LA MTA, developers break ground on $600 million project at Hollywood & Vine station Read More »
C&S
Ohio rail commission OKs upgrades to seven grade crossings Read More »
People
Wi-Tronix appoints Cozzi VP of sales Read More »

February 9

Intermodal
AAR: U.S. and Canadian roads' slow start reaches five weeks Read More »
Mechanical
WMATA to purchase new passenger cars Read More »
People
KCS promotes Evans, Franko to AVP positions Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Anacostia & Pacific to install RMI's wireless transportation management system on 34 locomotives Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
ALSTOM to supply trainsets for SNCF, freight locomotives for Veolia Cargo Read More »
Passenger Rail
Railhead Vision Systems to provide onboard surveillance systems for Metra Read More »

February 8

Rail Industry Trends
Fourth-quarter volume gain caps off another record-breaking year for intermodal industry, IANA says Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA opens larger concourse at North Station Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSXI to double Charlotte terminal's capacity Read More »
People
KCS names Mylin AVP of revenue accounting, disbursement Read More »
Financials
FreightCar America registers record sales, reduces backlog Read More »
Mechanical
Henneberry joins AIG as president and CEO of rail services unit Read More »

February 7

Rail Industry Trends
President's FY08 budget proposes $1.4 billion for transit projects Read More »
Intermodal
Tacoma port projects record container volume, intermodal lift increase in 2007 Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA to operate trains on Greenbush Branch for first time in almost 50 years Read More »
Labor
CN implements contingency plan in wake of UTU-Canada strike mandate Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Montana Tractors honors BNSF Logistics as carrier of the year Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Amtrak's multicultural ad campaign targets African-Americans, Hispanics Read More »
MOW
O'Rourke to manage Sperry Rail Service's North American operations Read More »

February 6

Rail Industry Trends
Bush Administration proposes $9.4 billion for federal transit program, $800 million for Amtrak in FY08 Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS churns out revenue and income records, reins in operating ratio Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Virginia rail agency to select intermodal terminal site in April Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
State study shows 26 Wisconsin & Southern-used bridges need 286k-related upgrades Read More »
People
NS appoints Earhart, Werner to VP positions Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Santa Clara VTA to release updated draft environmental report for BART extension Read More »

February 5

Rail Industry Trends
House votes to freeze Amtrak's FY2007 appropriation at FY2006 level Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FRA pilot program encourages yard workers to anonymously report near-miss accidents Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Santa Clara VTA obtains state funds for BART extension Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CN to boost Toronto terminal's capacity by one-fourth Read More »
C&S
RailComm installs wireless control system on two crossovers at BNSF's Tulsa yard Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Bombardier to supply 321 TALENT 2 trains for Germany's Deutsche Bahn Read More »

February 2

Intermodal
AAR: U.S. railroads' carloads, intermodal loads drop for fourth-straight week Read More »
Mechanical
Rail-car deliveries to drop slightly to 69,000 units in 2007, bounce back to 70,500 units in 2008, EPA says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Timken obtains order to supply, recondition tapered bearings for German bogie manufacturer Read More »
Intermodal
Nober, Mulvey to teach master's program transportation courses at Denver intermodal institute Read More »
M&A
ShockWatch acquires temperature sensor manufacturer IntroTech Read More »

February 1

Rail Industry Trends
DM&E's Powder River Basin project stands up to environmental review, FRA says; Still need environmental study on former I&M line, STB says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
House OKs measure to fully fund transit programs in FY2007 Read More »
Labor
STB data shows U.S. Class Is' workforce increased 1.6 percent Read More »
Passenger Rail
New York MTA creates task force to secure LIRR, Metro-North rights of way Read More »
Mechanical
UP begins to use first of 60 'Gen-Set' switchers at L.A.-area yards Read More »
People
KCS appoints Wochner senior VP and chief legal officer Read More »
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