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Rail News: March 2006

March 31

C&S
Federal Highway Administration calls on states to install stop or yield signs at 'passive' crossings, AAR says Read More »
People
UP makes management changes in operations, track engineering departments Read More »
Mechanical
Class Is' faster train speeds might signal end to artificial car demand, Rail Theory Forecasts says Read More »
M&A
Iowa Interstate to acquire OmniTRAX's Great Western Railway of Iowa Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RTA report: Tie purchases and production rise slightly in February Read More »
People
Waites resigns as CPR CFO, Grassby to take on position in acting role Read More »

March 30

BNSF Railway
BNSF closes 3,000th grade crossing under six-year-old program Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
South Dakota city backs DM&E's Powder River Basin project Read More »
Passenger Rail
Orange County Transportation Authority earmarks $14.5 million for Metrolink improvements Read More »
People
Squires, Galanko assume new VP posts at NS Read More »
Passenger Rail
Utah Transit Authority takes delivery of steel rail for new commuter line Read More »
People
Genesee & Wyoming names Liucci chief accounting officer, global controller Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Railinc rolls out new-and-improved RailSync Command services Read More »

March 29

Passenger Rail
Minnesota Senate signs off on $60 million bonding bill for Northstar Corridor Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Florida East Coast awaits federal judge's ruling on mining permits, case's affect on aggregate business Read More »
Mechanical
Paducah & Louisville orders locomotive digital video recording systems from Advanced Video Technologies Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
WMATA police to conduct first station and train inspection under new morning rush program Read More »
Labor
UP dispatchers vote down proposal to join American Train Dispatchers Association Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Bush nominates Hoglander, Tredick for National Mediation Board seats Read More »
Mechanical
Smart-Hose Technologies unveils hose safety system Read More »

March 28

Passenger Rail
Metrolink to raise ticket prices 5.5 percent to recover fuel costs Read More »
Intermodal
CSXI's monthly fuel surcharge to rise 1.5 percentage points in April Read More »
Passenger Rail
Capitol Corridor reaches 10 million passenger mark Read More »
Mechanical
Metro-North contracts Simmons Machine Tool to supply underfloor wheel truing system Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
RMI creates rail certification program for operational best practices Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
National Railway Labor Conference boots up 'rail facts' Web site Read More »
Financials
Strong Canadian dollar and YSD plant closing drag down Global Railway's 2005 revenue, earnings Read More »

March 27

Passenger Rail
USDOT puts passenger car crash-management system to the test Read More »
Kansas City Southern
Kansas City Southern de México forms velocity committee to help boost train speed Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NS to transfer ownership of shuttered Hollidaysburg shops to local development group Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Mackay to assume Canadian railway association's top post Read More »
M&A
American Railcar Industries arranges deal to acquire Custom Steel's stock Read More »
Financials
Providence and Worcester increases income, revenue in 2005 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
WMATA, Virginia transportation department seek feedback on Dulles airport extension Read More »

March 24

Mechanical
SEPTA to purchase 104 Silverliner cars for $244 million Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Partners complete preliminary engineering for Dulles Corridor Metrorail extension Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Coal key to reducing United States' energy costs, National Coal Council study says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Amtrak contracts ALSTOM to manage Acela fleet maintenance Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
3PL 'bridges' its Chicago distribution center with CSXT terminal Read More »
Financials
NS marks 175th anniversary, releases annual report chronicling best-ever year Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
ENSCO opens rail maintenance, office buildings in Pennsylvania Read More »

March 23

M&A
RailAmerica small road's right of way to become Canadian passenger-rail line Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain to rebuild Redwood Creek bridge Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR schedules St. Louis meeting to discuss freight-car maintenance initiatives Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Gardner to retire as Railinc president, West to assume post in acting role Read More »
People
Greater Cleveland RTA re-elects Dixon, Burtzlaff to top board posts Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB to raise half its fees for handling transportation transactions and disputes Read More »
People
ALSTOM names De Souza GM of New York manufacturing facility Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NRC to conduct 3rd annual equipment auction at Progress Rail's Illinois yard Read More »

March 22

Rail Industry Trends
Bombardier-led consortium to build 10 commuter trains for Hungarian railway Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Nashville jury awards former CSXT conductor $2.9 million for on-the-job injuries Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Cleveland RTA to seek public feedback on proposed fare hike Read More »
Mechanical
Progress Rail Services to hold initial public offering Read More »
Safety
Alaska Railroad to conduct safety train tour Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF to help turn abandoned Kansas, Arkansas lines into nature trails Read More »
C&S
Carmanah Technologies' annual revenue, earnings increase more than 100 percent Read More »
People
Transbay Joint Powers Authority board appoints Ford chairman and Hill, vice chairman Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Kelso Technologies to ramp up marketing efforts for pressure-relief valve Read More »

March 21

Rail Industry Trends
AAR launches ad campaign to promote railroading as a public-benefiting industry Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metro-North to begin operating earlier morning trains Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FRA appoints Strang associate administrator for safety Read More »
Labor
York Railway workers give thumbs up to UTU contract Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Former Whiting Corp. President Gibson passes away Read More »
People
Montreal, Maine & Atlantic names Sheahan, Arnold to key engineering posts Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
WMATA to present FY07 spending plans to the public Read More »

March 20

Rail Industry Trends
LA MTA secures $208 million in state funds for Exposition light-rail line Read More »
C&S
Kansas City Southern Railway continues to extend traffic control system on Meridian Speedway Read More »
High-Speed Rail
California authority proposes Bay Area alignment options, station locations for high-speed line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NMB calls for second representation vote after ruling Stillwater Central interfered with first election, BLET says Read More »
People
Former STB Chairman Nober to join international law firm's transportation group Read More »
Passenger Rail
Developer to build housing, office and retail space near Tri-Rail station Read More »
People
Schultz to head transportation for Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
American Railway Development Association to hold 100th annual meeting Read More »

March 17

MOW
Class Is to invest $8 billion in infrastructure improvements in 2006, AAR says Read More »
Intermodal
Intermodal's still up, carloads still flat Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Wabtec conducting internal investigation of Pioneer Friction subsidiary Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Good Jobs First cites 25 top economic development projects near transit lines Read More »
Mechanical
Wausaukee to supply components for NYCT subway, Phoenix light-rail cars Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Santa Clara VTA committee to rank proposed projects Read More »

March 16

Amtrak
Amtrak requests $1.6 billion for FY2007 Read More »
Safety
2005 was safest rail year ever, FRA says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NAFTA partners moved $698 billion in goods in 2005, BTS says Read More »
Labor
CPR ratifies agreements with rail traffic controllers, police officers Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
MARTA works out kinks in real-time train information system Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSXT bestows annual environmental incident response award to SUNPRO Read More »

March 15

Rail Industry Trends
BNSF to expand Chicago-area logistics park Read More »
Financials
UP boosts first-quarter, full-year earnings projections Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Bombardier to supply 146 FLEXITY trams for Frankfurt transit authority Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB schedules May hearing to review railroads' fuel surcharges Read More »
C&S
CMI-Promex, GE team up to develop plastic signal housing Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Passenger counts up, freight volumes down in 2005, international rail union says Read More »
People
Global Rail names Martin head of North American sales and marketing Read More »
People
Wilcock to chair Transportation Research Board's commuter-rail committee Read More »

March 14

Rail Industry Trends
KCS makes payments to Grupo TMM, consulting firm to comply with TFM agreements Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Sacramento agency to reduce train horns' decibel level Read More »
Passenger Rail
Connecticut DOT contracts Kawasaki to inspect, refurbish commuter-rail cars Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Logistics management firm honors BNSF's vehicle handling performance in 2005 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
GO Transit's ticket prices go up to cover rising costs Read More »
People
Reynolds succeeds Piggott as AVP of BNSF's expedited services Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Michigan university's railroad club joins AREMA as first-ever student chapter Read More »
People
Koerner to head Montana Rail Link's finances, administration Read More »

March 13

MOW
BNSF budgets more than $100 million for MOW work in California Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Virginia rail department to host open houses for high-speed corridor Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
WMATA proposes to allocate portion of advertising revenue for system improvements Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Genesee & Wyoming increases North American, Australian carloads in February Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Charlotte transit agency seeks input on streetcar project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Brashares takes helm as Transportation Intermediaries Association intermodal conference chair Read More »
C&S
Schaefer launches converter line for 'dead start' cranking Read More »

March 10

Rail Industry Trends
Rail industry focuses lobbying efforts on three legislative fronts during one-day D.C. event Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Chemical shippers lobby in D.C. to promote re-regulation bills railroads oppose Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Behavioral assessment course to provide WMATA police officers tips on spotting potential terrorists Read More »
MOW
UP battles weather and track conditions on Powder River Basin line Read More »
Passenger Rail
Northstar Corridor closer to final design stage Read More »
MOW
Steel Dynamics forms joint venture, prepares to enter composite tie market Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSXI lands Landstar Logistics' carrier of the year award Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Eurail posts 24 percent sales spike in 2005 Read More »

March 9

Passenger Rail
Utah transit agency to call commuter-rail line 'FrontRunner' Read More »
MOW
UP to upgrade track on St. Louis-to-K.C. line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Minnesota city backs DM&E's Powder River Basin project Read More »
Mechanical
American Railcar Industries sets fourth-quarter car delivery record, doubles year-end backlog Read More »
Passenger Rail
New Web site tells commuters how to cut transportation costs Read More »
Mechanical
VAE Nortrak North America names Abbott executive VP Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF donates Kansas depot to honor orphan trains' place in rail history Read More »
People
HDR appoints Taylor to head national transportation sustainability program Read More »

March 8

Intermodal
New York/New Jersey port sets container-handling record in 2005, launches security initiatives in 2006 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Transportation Services Index falls slightly in January Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Transport Canada to monitor CN's operations on B.C. route another 60 days Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolink to launch sealed corridor crossing improvement program Read More »
C&S
Housatonic Railroad markets dispatching system to other short lines Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Keokuk Junction, Burlington Junction founder Warfield passes away Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Oregon's TriMet to gather feedback on Portland Mall light-rail project Read More »

March 7

Rail Industry Trends
U.S. and Canadian railroads originate fewer carloads in February, AAR says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Charlotte transit agency to brand light-rail system as 'LYNX' Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Small road's 'CW' segment not covering operational costs, Washington state DOT says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
League of Railway Industry Women seeks applicants for 2007-08 scholarship program Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Amtrak to hold security expo at Chicago's Union Station Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
GE, Cubic introduce explosives-detecting ticket vending machine Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Quad Cities organize September event to honor more-than-century-old railroad bridge Read More »

March 6

Rail Industry Trends
LA MTA lets design/build contract for Exposition light-rail line Read More »
M&A
NS sells 42-mile Tennessee line to coal shipper Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Developer to help finance NJ Transit's parking deck Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
GoRail launches ad campaign to promote rail industry Read More »
MOW
UP to build two staging tracks in Tempe Read More »
People
BNSF appoints Jackson and Jones to GM positions Read More »
People
San Francisco Muni CEO Ford joins Caltrain's board Read More »
Mechanical
Trinity Industries sets quarterly revenue, full-year rail-car delivery records Read More »

March 3

Rail Industry Trends
FRA plans to issue regs aimed at reducing human factor-caused train accidents Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
ALSTOM to build infrastructure for driverless metro line in Milan Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Silver takes reins as APTA board chair Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
St. Louis Metro posts 15.7 percent ridership spike in January Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NJ Transit to offer improved service for Raritan Valley passengers Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AARS seeks applicants for Frank J. Richter Scholarship Read More »
C&S
Southwest Signal Engineering appoints Potter to finance post Read More »

March 2

Rail Industry Trends
Cleveland RTA considers implementing first fare hike in 13 years Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
U.S. Sugar using RMI's RailConnect system to track sugar cane movements Read More »
M&A
James River Coal acquires rail load-out facility, coal reserves from Indiana mineral company Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Amsted to build second Chinese wheel plant Read More »
Mechanical
WMATA seeks to build track to test trains, train employees Read More »

March 1

Rail Industry Trends
STB proposes rule to address stand-alone cost test procedures Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NS attracts $2 billion worth of new facilities and plant additions in 2005 Read More »
Passenger Rail
VIA Rail implements Internet Wi-Fi service Read More »
Intermodal
Genesee & Wyoming's Rail Link to serve new San Antonio port complex Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Pennsylvania to provide more than $10 million for freight-rail projects Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Amtrak contracts Yankee Holidays to handle vacations program Read More »
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