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Rail News: March 2007

March 30

Rail Industry Trends
BNSF, NS obtain FRA waiver to begin testing ECP brake systems Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
House approves rail, public transportation security legislation Read More »
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Steel Ties Offer Cost, Operational Efficiencies Relative to Other Options
People
NS promotes VPs Squires, Dimino and Drake Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
New York/New Jersey port authority to become partner in NJ Transit's Access to the Region's Core project Read More »
Mechanical
Four Class Is contract ALK Technologies to help determine mileage-based fuel surcharges Read More »
Mechanical
Fairbanks Morse Engine, National Rail Equipment drop locomotive-engine part distribution deal Read More »
Passenger Rail
South Florida RTA contracts Bombardier for vehicle maintenance services Read More »

March 29

Financials
CSXT to address FRA's safety concerns, Ward says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
MBTA completes Charles/MGH Station modernization project Read More »
MOW
UP lifts new business embargo in PRB, upgrades track on Missouri line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Maryland Transit Administration acquires mobile communications vehicle for emergency responders Read More »
People
RailAmerica appoints three VPs Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Bach-Simpson to supply event recorders for passenger cars in New York City, Chicago and L.A. Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
National Railway Equipment obtains EPA certification for environmentally friendly switchers Read More »

March 28

Passenger Rail
New Mexico's Rail Runner to implement zone-based fare structure Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Inspectors find faults with CSXT's safety performance, FRA says Read More »
Passenger Rail
Cyr joins GO Transit as rail services director Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit begins to build Lakewood Station Read More »
Intermodal
CSXI to assess 18.5 percent fuel surcharge in April Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Farmrail crews to use handheld AEI readers for event reporting Read More »

March 27

Passenger Rail
Utah Transit Authority proposes FrontRunner fares, ticket price increases Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FRA approves RRIF loans for DM&E, RJ Corman Railroad Group Read More »
Intermodal
Alameda Corridor's train traffic rises 15 percent in 2006 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FTA sets FY2007 allocations for transit funding programs Read More »
Intermodal
BNSF intermodal university teaches international shipper 'students' about U.S. transportation system Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Parsons Brinckerhoff/Systra to help manage Mumbai metro project Read More »
Mechanical
Mitsui Rail Capital shuffles executive staff Read More »

March 26

Rail Industry Trends
MARTA boosts ridership, revenue in 2006 Read More »
Passenger Rail
TRE appoints Farquhar COO Read More »
Intermodal
AAR data shows carload and intermodal volume up in Canada, down in U.S. during latest week Read More »
People
Fenton joins OmniTRAX as COO Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Sound Transit seeks public feedback on East Link design Read More »
Mechanical
Dover Resources promotes Crouse to president of OPW Fluid Transfer Group Read More »

March 23

Rail Industry Trends
New York MTA launches program to beef up commuter-rail security Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NS' 2006 industrial development scorecard: 70 new facilities and 45 plant additions Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. Class I workforce shrinks a bit at 2007's start, STB says Read More »
People
Lew joins WMATA as agency's first-ever inspector general Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Virginia Sealing Products to help Kelso Technologies market pressure relief valves in North America Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
TTCI VP Hawthorne to retire at month's end Read More »

March 22

Rail Industry Trends
NYCT awards $337 million contract to joint venture to begin Second Avenue Subway project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Tie purchases and production tumble in February, RTA says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Amtrak to change eastern, Midwestern train timetables Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
North Carolina transportation board provides track improvement grants to 11 short lines Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Philadelphia port container terminal plan in limbo until distribution center relocation issue is resolved Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Dow, CHEMTREC partner to improve haz-mat car tracking and emergency information sharing Read More »
People
STV appoints Gentle to VP post Read More »

March 21

Intermodal
New York/New Jersey port authority posts record cargo volume in 2006 Read More »
Mechanical
KCS locomotives, cars to sport new 'heritage' paint scheme Read More »
M&A
Loram acquires Tangent Rail's grinding division Read More »
Intermodal
Hub Group promotes Pizzuto to EVP, CFO and treasurer Read More »
Financials
Global Railway boosts revenue and earnings, names new CFO Read More »
People
TPSC appoints Kramer VP of business development Read More »

March 20

Rail Industry Trends
New York derailment fallout: FRA to inspect CSXT's track, assess the Class I's rail inspection program Read More »
Labor
UTU extends ratification vote on tentative CN contract by two weeks Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA to spend Turner Broadcasting settlement proceeds on security improvements Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CTA seeks public input on proposed Red Line extension Read More »
Labor
South Buffalo Railway, UTU negotiate tentative conductors' contract Read More »
Labor
Lydon wins election as TCU international vice president Read More »

March 19

Rail Industry Trends
FRA, California High Speed Rail Authority to conduct environmental study on two proposed corridors Read More »
Mechanical
NS to stop applying fuel surcharges to local, non-intermodal public rates Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metro-North, Shore Line East to operate more commuter trains in Connecticut Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSXT joins EPA program to become 'Climate Leader' Read More »
Passenger Rail
Northern Indiana agency contracts Sumitomo/Nippon Sharyo to supply 14 commuter-rail cars Read More »
Labor
Workers at Greenbrier's TrentonWorks plant ratify three-year contract Read More »

March 16

Intermodal
U.S. roads' weekly traffic tallies reach 2007 high, AAR says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
House, Senate consider legislation to provide long-term transit security funding Read More »
Mechanical
Richmond Pacific Railroad unveils newly retrofitted, environmentally friendly switcher Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CTA to evaluate service on Chicago's south side Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Michigan Tech University's 'Railroad Night' brings together Class I recruiters, graduating students Read More »

March 15

Rail Industry Trends
Senate Budget Committee's FY08 budget resolution includes $1.8 billion for Amtrak Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Transportation Services Index tumbles in January Read More »
Labor
CSXT, BLET agree on tentative 'single system' contract Read More »
People
WMATA names three top execs Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF boosts PRB coal train loadings in February Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Charlotte transit agency takes delivery of final light-rail vehicle Read More »
MOW
UP completes L.A.-area trackwork a week ahead of schedule Read More »

March 14

Rail Industry Trends
Senate rejects, House introduces amendment aimed at rerouting rail haz-mat shipments around high-threat areas Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UTA reconsiders route alignment for TRAX airport extension Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FRA needs to investigate rail safety in New York state, Sen. Clinton says Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART to test motion picture advertising in tunnel Read More »
C&S
KCSR and Texas DOT to install crossbuck blades, emergency notification signs at public crossings Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RDC seeks international arbitration against Guatemalan government to resolve rolling stock lease dispute Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FTA strives to win Baldrige Award, become best federal agency Read More »

March 13

Rail Industry Trends
CSXT to adopt, BNSF to extend mileage-based fuel surcharges Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
DART Green Line will not include Dallas Love Field tunnel Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF lands 107 industrial development projects in 2006 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NS snatches shippers' frozen potato traffic away from trucks Read More »
Passenger Rail
Tampa-area organizations partner to prompt more public transit options Read More »
Safety
Harrisburg registers lowest '06 injury ratio among NS' 11 operating divisions Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Digital Concepts to implement traffic-control system for San Diego's SPRINTER line Read More »

March 12

Passenger Rail
U.S. transit ridership hits 10-billion mark in 2006, APTA says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Proposed energy bill would authorize $350 million for freight-rail improvements Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB seeks public comments on proposal to form rail energy transportation advisory committee Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Alstom to supply freight locomotives, electrification equipment to Chinese railways Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP tops Fortune's 'most admired railroad' list for second-straight year Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Passenger-rail coalition to host National Rail Passenger Leadership Summit Read More »
MOW
Harsco renames engineered products/services unit Read More »

March 9

Intermodal
U.S. railroads register intermodal volume gain, carload decline in February, AAR says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
SEPTA to hold hearings on proposed FY2008 fare increase, service cuts Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CenterPoint Properties proposes logistics park, intermodal facility in suburban Chicago Read More »
Passenger Rail
Southern California transit agencies, UP launch county-wide crossing safety program Read More »
People
Roots succeeds Gibson as Indiana Harbor Belt's general manager Read More »
Labor
Greenbrier workers contemplate strike at Canadian TrentonWorks plant Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Amtrak board member Sosa resigns Read More »

March 8

Rail Industry Trends
Train and crossing accidents drop, trespasser and crossing fatalities rise in 2006, FRA says Read More »
Passenger Rail
BNSF, NCDA and state of Minnesota sign Northstar operating agreements Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Senator seeks to include TTCI in DHS' domestic preparedness consortium Read More »
People
George to succeed Martin as Fort Worth & Western's president Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB schedules public hearing to address rail capacity, traffic projections Read More »
People
Reuter to manage multi-billion-dollar Miami-Dade transportation plan for Parsons Brinckerhoff Read More »
Passenger Rail
Trinity Railway Express to provide onboard Internet access, video entertainment Read More »

March 7

Rail Industry Trends
UP, Dow partner to attain eight chemical transportation safety and security goals within 10 years Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Canadian government commits $962 million for Toronto-area congestion relief Read More »
High-Speed Rail
California high-speed system would attract more riders, generate more revenue than projected, consultant says Read More »
People
Long-time CPR exec Foot to retire in July Read More »
M&A
Nordco acquires Dapco Industries, Dapco Technologies Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Northern Virginia transit ridership jumps 17 percent in five years Read More »
M&A
Vossloh to acquire track material supplier Pohl Corp. Read More »
Mechanical
Westcode to supply HVAC systems for new SEPTA cars Read More »

March 6

Rail Industry Trends
Pittsburgh port authority proposes FY2008 budget reductions Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Sound Transit opens light-rail operations and maintenance hub Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Amtrak considers restoring service between Chicago and Dubuque Read More »
MOW
KCS tests GPS ballast train for U.S., Mexican operations Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Pacific Ethanol to build second plant in California Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit to hold public hearings on Access to the Region's Core environmental work Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF, UP among magazine's top 50 employers for Hispanic women Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Midwestern rail shipper association elects ADS' Gustafson president Read More »

March 5

Rail Industry Trends
CREATE train rolls into Springfield to lobby legislators for Illinois' $100 million allotment Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
EPA proposes rule to reduce locomotive engine emissions Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Amtrak names Witt, Acheson to VP posts Read More »
Intermodal
U.S. railroads register intermodal rise, carload drop during latest week, AAR says Read More »
People
Brush becomes Genesee & Wyoming's first chief human resource officer Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Knorr-Bremse to provide braking equipment for Deutsche Bahn EMUs Read More »

March 2

High-Speed Rail
ARCADIS to determine feasibility of implementing maglev technology on Tennessee corridor Read More »
People
WMATA to phase out construction office Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSXT tabs Mancini to oversee strategic infrastructure initiatives Read More »
C&S
Invensys forms group to bring four rail brands under one banner Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Bombardier to supply another 150 locomotives to Italy's Trenitalia Read More »
Mechanical
RFTrax unveils wireless asset tracking system for locomotives Read More »
Mechanical
GE Rail Services names Tupper eastern sales region's commercial leader Read More »

March 1

Labor
National Carriers' Conference Committee, rail labor coalition reach tentative five-year contract Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metro-North posts record ridership, on-time performance in 2006 Read More »
MOW
January a better-than-average month for tie suppliers, RTA says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Surface transportation trade between U.S., Canada down in December Read More »
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