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Rail News: March 2005

March 31

Union Pacific Railroad
UP budgets $1.3 billion for 2005 MOW program Read More »
Passenger Rail
State approves funding for Northstar commuter rail Read More »
People
CSX nominates former Sen. Breaux as board member Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit adds express trains at two stations Read More »
Mechanical
The Andersons adds 1,180 rail cars to lease fleet Read More »
Passenger Rail
VIA Rail's Vancouver-to-Toronto service to turn 50 Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Railinc launches two more IT products aimed at small-road market Read More »
Mechanical
Global Railway's YSD subsidiary lands box-car door orders Read More »

March 30

M&A
KCS to take control of TFM by week's end Read More »
Mechanical
Railroads need to acquire 70,000 rail cars annually to meet North American freight demand, FTR says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
APTA: Public transit ridership on the rise Read More »
Financials
CN tacks five years onto $1 billion credit line Read More »
M&A
Watco starts up West Virginia short line Read More »
Financials
Greenbrier increases quarterly revenue, rail-car deliveries Read More »

March 29

Mechanical
BNSF to bag freight bill, adopt mileage as basis of fuel surcharge Read More »
Intermodal
CSXI increases fuel surcharge for second-straight month Read More »
Financials
Providence & Worcester registers rise in annual revenue, income Read More »
C&S
Transport Canada provides funds to keep Operation Lifesaver afloat Read More »
M&A
Progress Rail Services sale a done deal Read More »

March 28

Labor
CN reaches tentative deal with electrical workers union, averts strike Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Allegheny County port authority ridership on the rise Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CN, NS forge routing protocol pact to improve traffic flow Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
TEA-LU includes funds for DART's Carrollton Station Read More »
Labor
Locomotive, car repair workers ratify CPR contract Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
VIA Rail reaches 10th year in the Land of the Rising Sun Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Short line association to hand out annual safety awards Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR update: U.S., Canadian roads' traffic on the rise, TFM's intermodal loads tumble Read More »

March 24

Labor
Electrical workers union strike won't affect rail operations, CN says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Mineta continues to push Amtrak reform Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Smith Barney/Citigroup report: U.S. Class Is show some recent improvement, but still struggle with service metrics Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
TriMet proposes FY2006 budget Read More »
Intermodal
U.S., Mexican city to create trans-Pacific trade corridor Read More »
M&A
Design firm VHB acquires transit planner BMI-SG Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF Logistics receives service honor from Owens Corning Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Carmanah Technologies expanding reach to Australian market Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Railway association creates brochure to tout rail's benefits to Canada Read More »

March 23

Labor
Electrical workers union to launch CN strike on Friday Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
GO Transit raises fares to fund capital projects Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSXT increases industrial development projects 20 percent in 2004 Read More »
Passenger Rail
Houston METRO terminates smart-card system contract with Cubic Read More »
Safety
U.S. roads see train accidents fall, crossing fatalities rise in 2004, FRA says Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
PATCO contracts Cubic to install smart-card system linking rail, parking services Read More »
Mechanical
Ontario Northland buys three used locomotives from Helm Financial Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.K.'s rail authority renews GNER franchise Read More »
Logistics
MHW Group launches logistics arm, appoints Haksteen CEO of new unit Read More »

March 22

MOW
UP, BNSF partner with Texas to relocate lines away from crowded cities Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
APTA , Smart Card Alliance create council to promote transit smart-card applications Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF boots up Web-based interline price application Read More »
C&S
Staten Island Railway upgrades signal system Read More »
Labor
Track maintenance workers approve CPR deal Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Long-time railroad consultant, passenger-rail engineering expert Banks dies Read More »
Financials
With revenue on the rise, UP brightens first-quarter earnings forecast Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA to hear passenger concerns at town hall meeting Read More »
Intermodal
Hub Group renames logistics unit Unyson Logistics Read More »
C&S
Alcatel to upgrade signal systems for Hungarian, Polish railways Read More »

March 21

Safety
BNSF to roll out rail incident response course nationwide Read More »
Labor
NS/union committee continues to seek best work-rest solutions Read More »
M&A
Watco ready to launch 11th short line Read More »
M&A
Greenbrier's Gunderson acquires two rail-car repair shops from GE Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
TMCA appoints Mantero to chair communication committtee Read More »

March 18

C&S
FRA postpones train horn rule effective date until late June Read More »
Amtrak
House FY2006 budget proposes $1.2 billion for Amtrak Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR traffic update: U.S. roads remain on roll; Canadian roads and TFM register slowdown Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Senate committee approves TEA-21 reauthorization bill Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
President to nominate Boardman as new FRA head Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
WMATA to add more bomb-resistant receptacles at stations Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Mexican agency's tax audit not favorable to TFM Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
North American tie production continues to lag behind purchases, RTA says Read More »

March 17

Labor
Carriers committee faces UTU lawsuit, mediation with union coalition Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Senate says nay to Amtrak funding amendment Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP to raise train speed limit in six Texas towns Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Long Island Rail Road launches email notification system Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB reschedules hearing on rail rate challenge methodology Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Bombardier to supply 36 freight locomotives to European leasing firm Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Brazilian railroad to undergo major upgrade, expansion Read More »

March 16

CSX Transportation
STB backs CSXT's opposition to D.C. haz-mat ban Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Senators introduce amendment proposing $1.4 billion for Amtrak in FY2006 Read More »
Labor
CN, engineers union postpone lock-out or strike deadline to continue contract talks Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Budget deficit blues: Caltrain proposes fare increase, service cuts Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NS' industrial development deeds lead to more carloads Read More »
Labor
SEPTA, TWU extend contract Read More »
MOW
BNSF begins two-month track maintenance project in the southeast Read More »
Mechanical
Rail-car builder beat: Trinity appoints officers, Wabtec raises delivery forecast Read More »

March 15

Labor
CN can lock-out workers, unions can strike if contract talks stall Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Swedish rail agency breaks ground on billion-dollar tunnel project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FRA awards RRIF loan No. 9 to Riverport Railroad Read More »
People
Coté can remove 'interim' from VIA Rail president/CEO title Read More »
People
Montreal, Maine & Atlantic names Lane C&S chief engineer Read More »
Passenger Rail
Alaskan tour operator offers service featuring 1950s-vintage cars Read More »
MOW
Osmose, Merichem Chemicals to market alternative wood-tie preservative Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AREMA schedules Clean Water Act compliance seminar in late April Read More »

March 14

Mechanical
CPR expects to spend less green by acquiring Green Goat locomotives Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit opens pedestrian overpass at South Amboy station Read More »
C&S
European rail systems to address interoperability issue Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Singapore agency procures simulator software Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Short line association to assemble training committee Read More »
Mechanical
SKF appoints Loose railroad business unit president Read More »
Mechanical
Greenbrier appoints Centurion to manage Mexican manufacturing plant Read More »

March 11

Rail Industry Trends
Three-for-three: U.S., Canadian and Mexican roads register weekly traffic gains, AAR says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
House passes TEA-21 reauthorization bill Read More »
People
Wochner to manage KCS' coal unit marketing, sales Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CTA contracts capital program manager Read More »
People
Thompson becomes Red River Valley & Western's first-ever SVP, GM Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NJ Transit seeks developer for transit village project Read More »
Labor
Negotiations with carriers stall over ground rules, rail labor union coalition says Read More »
Mechanical
FRA approves Boatright Enterprises' rail-gear inspection procedures Read More »

March 10

Rail Industry Trends
Canadian government to farmers coalition: Time to talk turkey about hopper fleet transfer Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
National Transportation Safety Board shuffles executive staff Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NJ Transit posts all-time ridership record in 2004 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CTA hires consultant to analyze expenses Read More »
People
Stolzman becomes Pacific Harbor Line's first-ever general superintendent Read More »
People
HNTB Corp. names top managers Read More »
Labor
BLET, BMWED officials from five states, D.C. form lobbying coalition Read More »
Mechanical
Recent North American orders raise Greenbrier's rail-car backlog Read More »

March 9

Rail Industry Trends
Condition of U.S. freight-rail infrastructure rates a low passing grade, civil engineering society says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Allegheny County port authority obtains state funds, resolves budget shortfall Read More »
People
Operations chief Harris becomes CN's third EVP Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Minnesota transit operator considers fare increases, service cuts Read More »
Financials
NS to offer 100-year notes, gain long-term capital Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
GO Transit to increase fares Read More »
Labor
BMWED, BLET survey members to determine rail security vulnerabilities Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Indian Railways to install train-control system based on European standards Read More »
People
Georgia Southwestern Railroad appoints McCullough CMO Read More »
People
Sea Containers names two SVPs, announces departure of co-founder Schlee Read More »

March 8

Safety
Federal officials, congressional leaders back rail industry's opposition to D.C. haz-mat ban Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
SEPTA obtains additional state funding, postpones fare increases and service cuts Read More »
C&S
FRA revises positive train-control rules Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
VRE seeks comments on fare increase proposal Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Transportation Services Index comes up short in December after three-month winning streak Read More »
Passenger Rail
Voith Turbo to provide final drives for Metra double-deck cars Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RailAmerica to appeal STB decision on Illinois line sale Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
J.L. Patterson nabs two awards from California engineering council Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Railroad academy, AAR promote industry's job potential at national workforce association forum Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Swedish transit agency contracts Cubic to design, install fare-collection system Read More »

March 7

C&S
CSXT to improve warning system monitoring, reporting procedures at New York grade crossings Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BART to continue managing Amtrak's Capitol Corridor service Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Average train speed a lingering service metric issue for U.S. Class Is, Smith Barney/Citigroup says Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA to test new passenger-car configuration Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Fortune list: Pacer International one of country's most admired companies Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NJ Transit's retired trolley cars to gain second service life at Bayonne development Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Railway Industrial Clearance Association sets annual meeting agenda Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Earth Tech earns design award for Miami airport station Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Italian railway contracts Ansaldo Segnalamento to install safety, traffic control systems Read More »

March 4

Rail Industry Trends
North American railroads' traffic flourishes in February, AAR says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
House committee approves $284 billion TEA-21 reauthorization bill Read More »
Safety
Canadian regional's workers remain injury-free for 1,000 days Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Alaska Railroad obtains $1.9 million FTA grant for Fairbanks intermodal facility Read More »
Mechanical
AAR approves New York Air Brake's pneumatic system Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
OK to park: FTA funds parking expansion at VRE stations Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
RailComm completes blue flag automation system at BNSF fueling facility Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Alcatel to install communications system for Shanghai metro Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
TTCI appoints Hannafious business development manager Read More »
People
STV promotes three executives Read More »

March 3

MOW
UP preps track in Texas for $42 million MOW project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FTA continues to fund facelift for historic Virginia station Read More »
Mechanical
BNSF routes poor-performing locomotives to Montana reliability center Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
APTA panel recommends WMATA make improvements Read More »
Labor
UTU-represented yardmasters at CPR's Soo Line ratify contract Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Digital Concepts to provide station management system for Metra, Amtrak Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Canadian railway association: No appreciation for federal depreciation policy Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NYCT contracts Granite/Schiavone to design, build subway station Read More »
Financials
Financials: Trinity registers quarterly, yearly net losses despite revenue gains Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Sweden's Skane region inks $77 million electric train deal with Bombardier Read More »

March 2

Union Pacific Railroad
UP to handle more containers, take more trucks off highways for L.A.-area ports Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
North American surface transportation trade rises 12.6 percent in 2004, BTS says Read More »
People
Montreal, Maine & Atlantic adds Williams, Haluzak to management staff Read More »
People
Cattron Group appoints Vaughn to head engineering Read More »
Intermodal
Pacer International tabs Munn as COO, Maillette as CIO Read More »

March 1

People
UP promotes three executives, elects board member to replace retiring officers Read More »
Labor
Steelworkers ratify CN contract; Class I continues to negotiate Canadian pacts Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSXI to increase fuel surcharge 1.5 percent in March Read More »
M&A
Georgia Central seeks STB approval to acquire CSXT line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Texas grant to help Corpus Christi port expand rail, military cargo capacity Read More »
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