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Rail News: March 2010

March 31

High-Speed Rail
FRA seeks applicants for $115 million in HSR grants Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Value of goods shuttled between U.S., NAFTA partners jumped in January Read More »
Passenger Rail
Nation needs to ramp up transit funding, Rep. Nadler says Read More »
Passenger Rail
Maryland Transit to test 'CharmCard' fare payment Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP-served intermodal park lines up large tenant Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
USDOT names advisory council members Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Toyota honors UP's service Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
OmniTRAX names Peters senior VP Read More »

March 30

High-Speed Rail
HSR association reviews state of project funding Read More »
Passenger Rail
U.S. transit agencies step up patrols after Moscow subway bombings Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak to operate Metrolink trains Read More »
Passenger Rail
Canadian government to fund VIA Rail car upgrades Read More »
Passenger Rail
Ontario's budget deficit deals blow to proposed transit projects Read More »
Passenger Rail
N.Y. MTA names Foran CFO Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CN offers online tool to calculate carbon emissions, rate at same time Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS adds administrative functions to EVP Erdman's duties Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from Brookville Equipment, Vossloh AG, Ansaldo STS USA, Pacer International, RailComm and Macro Corp. Read More »

March 29

Passenger Rail
Caltrain one step away from adopting electrification program Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Ontario to provide $15 million for Huron Central upgrades Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Toyota honors NS' logistics performance Read More »
Passenger Rail
VIA Rail to cut transit times between Montreal, Quebec City Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Providence and Worcester registered less revenue, net loss last year Read More »

March 26

High-Speed Rail
Kansas adopts legislation to help advance HSR plans Read More »
Passenger Rail
LACMTA's Gold Line extension gets green light for summer start Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR report: U.S. railroads boost carloads for fourth-straight week Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Traffic controllers union to vote on CN pact; two BMWED divisions to merge Read More »
Passenger Rail
Amtrak awards contract for Seattle maintenance facility upgrades Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Alaska Railroad CFO O'Leary becomes acting CEO Read More »
Passenger Rail
Public to preview Caltrain grade separation Read More »
Passenger Rail
Updates from Alstom, Michael Baker Jr. Inc., Rail.One, Knorr-Bremse, HDR and Moffatt & Nichol Read More »

March 25

High-Speed Rail
Colorado's Rocky Mountain Rail Authority releases HSR feasibility study Read More »
Passenger Rail
New York MTA to alter services at LIRR, Metro-North and NYCT Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX survives - even thrives - in 'tumultuous' 2009, annual report states Read More »
Passenger Rail
DART to review expenses after reduced sales tax predictions Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Illinois commission blesses five-year crossing upgrade plan Read More »
Passenger Rail
Amtrak names Merrill VP of policy and development Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP to bolster infrastructure in Kansas, Washington Read More »
Passenger Rail
Amtrak Cascades service to Vancouver extended into fall Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from HAX Technologies, Bombardier, Alcatel-Lucent, Integran Technologies, Faiveley Transport, Stage 8 Locking Fasteners and EAO Switch Corp. Read More »

March 24

High-Speed Rail
Washington State DOT awaits HSR grant award, project approval from FRA Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak seeks congressional funding to replace aging rolling stock Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FRA to use simulator 'lab' to analyze train accidents Read More »
Passenger Rail
Newly minted California law provides much-needed transit funding, SFMTA says Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA contracts ENSCO for track inspection vehicle Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
In memoriam: NS logo, 'Thoroughbred' brand architect H. Pier Clifford Read More »
Passenger Rail
TriMet eyes service cuts, tries to bridge budget gap Read More »
Passenger Rail
LIRR makes strides with reducing 'gap' accidents Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Equipment leasing, financing shows slight improvement in February Read More »

March 23

Passenger Rail
Capital Metro's MetroRail opens for business in Austin Read More »
Passenger Rail
Gov. Patrick taps Davey as Massachusetts' rail, transit administrator Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Lessors note more freight-car usage since 2009's end, Longbow Research says Read More »
Passenger Rail
Denver RTD promotes FasTracks at White House visit Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
KCSM's Zozaya becomes AmCham chapter's first Mexican president Read More »
Passenger Rail
SacRT relocates light-rail station Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Russian Railways' Morozov to head Mongolian railroad Read More »
Passenger Rail
Updates from RMI, Eta Phi Systems, Trinity Industries, L.B. Foster/Portec Rail, Wabtec and Finmeccanica Read More »

March 22

High-Speed Rail
Amtrak creates HSR department Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB February tally: U.S. Class I workforce up from January's count, down from 2009's total Read More »
Passenger Rail
Capitol Corridor's ridership drops due to government furloughs Read More »
MOW
KCS, NS assess joint Meridian Speedway line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FRA names Lauby to Office of Safety post Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Tie purchases, production on slow pace in 2010, RTA says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NS' Moorman 'optimistic' about 2010 Read More »
Passenger Rail
Parsons Brinckerhoff, HNTB/Wilbur Smith win high-speed rail contracts Read More »
Passenger Rail
TriMet's Hansen to step down as GM Read More »

March 19

High-Speed Rail
Parsons Brinckerhoff to manage HSR projects for three more states Read More »
High-Speed Rail
USDOT delegation visits France to assess HSR system Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Illinois Senate advances legislation to create HSR commission Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Russia outlines HSR development measures Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR weekly report: North American railroads register more carload gains Read More »
Passenger Rail
ARRA-funded projects reach the 10,000 mark, Biden says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Gamble to step down from top ARRC post Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Federal arbitrator sets CN-TCRC contract terms; FRA OKs part of ASLRRA's hours-of-service petition Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSXT honors chemical shippers' safety excellence Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: Chlorine Institute's PTC cost-benefit claim is 'way off base' Read More »
Passenger Rail
GCRTA board to consider Delta Railroad Construction contract Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from Electro-Motive Diesel, MERMEC, Thales, MISCOR Group, Bombardier and EKE-Electronics Read More »

March 18

High-Speed Rail
Florida selects HNTB/Wilbur Smith team to manage HSR system Read More »
Passenger Rail
Senate approves bill to extend surface transportation fund through 2010 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Greenville & Western, Lycoming Valley and Reading & Northern attain ASLRRA marketing honors Read More »
Passenger Rail
METRO seeks independent probe into 'misuse of funds' accusation Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Washington terminal introduces perishable shipping option Read More »
Passenger Rail
California's San Joaquin service reaches four-month ridership high Read More »
Passenger Rail
Amtrak launches Twitter page Read More »
Passenger Rail
UTA open house to address TRAX project Read More »

March 17

High-Speed Rail
California legislator seeks to stop sale of HSR bonds Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Canadian transportation safety agency issues nine-item 'watchlist' Read More »
Passenger Rail
Public transit officials lobby for funding, jobs in D.C. Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Chlorine Institute to FRA: Correct PTC cost-benefit analysis Read More »
Passenger Rail
GO Transit changes train schedules to meet growing demand Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CenterPoint Properties lands first tenant for NS-served logistics park Read More »
Passenger Rail
New RTD GM's deal excludes extras Read More »
Passenger Rail
Updates from Skanska, HDR, Portec Rail Products and Railinc; Also, in memoriam: Safetran Systems' Pierce and Gannett Fleming's DeVito Read More »

March 16

Passenger Rail
SEPTA unveils FY2011 budget, proposes 6 percent fare hike Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
North Carolina awards freight-rail project contracts Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA's rail ridership rises in March Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CN honored as 'Innovator of the Year' by Wal-Mart Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Wellsboro & Corning adds four six-axle units to locomotive fleet Read More »
Passenger Rail
TriMet names Bethel, Olanrewaju to board Read More »

March 15

High-Speed Rail
Chinese companies will bid on U.S. high-speed projects, China railway minister says Read More »
Passenger Rail
Amtrak, Kansas DOT analyze ways to restore passenger-rail service in six cities Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
USDOT narrows haz-mat list tied to security plans Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB to hold public hearing on proposed Maine line abandonment Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR taps Farmer to coordinate freight-rail security efforts Read More »
Passenger Rail
Burns to remain Santa Clara VTA's GM another five years Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from Wabtec, Nomad Digital, Siemens Mobility, Colo Railroad Builders, Stantec, ARINC and Parsons Brinckerhoff Read More »

March 12

Rail Industry Trends
AAR weekly report: The rail freight volume recovery continues Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: 2009 was safest year in U.S. freight rail history, preliminary FRA data shows Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Global Partners, CP to bring ethanol trains to New York terminal Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Maine grants would help preserve regional's line, improve short line's service Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RailAmerica registers carload rise in February Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Goldman, Bowling to lead CSX law department teams Read More »

March 11

High-Speed Rail
United Kingdom unveils plans for HSR network Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR report: Outside of coal, carload trends favorable in February Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
TSI languishes at eight-year low in January, BTS says Read More »
Passenger Rail
Twin Cities' Central Corridor to launch construction in summer Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
KCS, CenterPoint gain FTZ designation for Texas logistics park Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
California regional transportation commission pursues UP branch line purchase Read More »

March 10

High-Speed Rail
US HSR's Florida conference brought together 300-plus high-speed stakeholders Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Iowa earmarks $1 million for Chicago-Omaha planning study Read More »
Passenger Rail
Performance improvement program pays off, Amtrak says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Crossing collisions, injuries and fatalities fall to record lows in '09 Read More »
Passenger Rail
TriMet's monthly trips climb for first time since February 2009 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Genesee & Wyoming's carloads fall in February Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Queensland Rail preps for IPO, boosts 'Seafreighter' capacity Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from R.J. Corman Railpower, Bombardier/Alstom, Team 3 Logistics, Systems Logistics and STV Read More »

March 9

High-Speed Rail
Englewood Flyover project to spur job creation in Illinois Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Illinois high-speed bill advances in Senate Read More »
Passenger Rail
APTA: Public transit trips exceed 10 billion again in 2009, but fall short of 2008 record Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS acquires Puerta Mexico terminal, develops direct service Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
USDOT to help keep Maine line open for shippers, Sen. Collins says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NS to pay $4 million in federal fines for Graniteville accident Read More »
Passenger Rail
VIA Rail to build new Smith Falls station, upgrade Ontario line Read More »

March 8

Passenger Rail
Dozens of transit-rail projects gain USDOT grants Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit ponders fare hikes, service reductions on top of other cost-cutting measures Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
KCSM to unveil divisional safety plans, operating rule repository Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Pioneer Railcorp acquires Georgia Midland Railroad Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NTSB's Hersman: Frequency of fatigue in transportation operations is 'alarming' Read More »
Passenger Rail
Updates from Bombardier, IMPulse NC, Alstom/Russian Railways, RailRunner and OnTrackAmerica Read More »

March 5

High-Speed Rail
CHSRA defends ridership, revenue forecast model Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Future legislation needs to include 'substantial' high-speed funding, American High Speed Rail Alliance says Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Amtrak deploys Wi-Fi on Acela trains Read More »
Passenger Rail
SacRT ponders more service cuts to bridge budget gap; California considers transit funding bill Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR weekly report: U.S. carloads climb to highest level since late 2008 Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sarles to head WMATA on interim basis Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
OmniTRAX names Thiem regional sales director; Watco appoints Andrews CMO Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSXT, NS to upgrade eight crossings in Ohio Read More »
Passenger Rail
Updates from Bombardier, GE Transportation/Progress Rail, RMI, Duos Technologies and Michael Baker Jr. Inc. Read More »

March 4

Passenger Rail
APTA: Federal transit, highway programs temporarily extended Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. surface-mode trade with Canada, Mexico ends long losing streak in December Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolink, SEPTA begin to modernize car fleets Read More »
Passenger Rail
Greater Cleveland RTA prioritizes federal funding needs, re-elects board leaders Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Denver university's intermodal institute adds board member, seeks masters program students Read More »

March 3

Passenger Rail
NJ Transit to trim workforce, cut execs' salaries and freeze spending Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
February marks UP's first monthly coal loading gains in nearly a year Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Indiana ports pump up cargo volumes in 2009 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP lands on magazine's top 100 'corporate citizens' list Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit restructures governing committees Read More »

March 2

Passenger Rail
San Francisco agency to reduce Muni service, furlough workers Read More »
Passenger Rail
Oregon DOT orders two trainsets from Talgo-America Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
KCSM to update transportation service plan Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Rail workers win 'genuine' whistleblower protection from feds, BMWED says Read More »
Passenger Rail
VIA Rail to replace Windsor station Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from RAILCET, Alstom, HDR, RailComm, RailRunner and Halcrow Read More »

March 1

Passenger Rail
NYCT changes senior leadership in subway department Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
More than a dozen shipper groups voice support for STB reauthorization act Read More »
Passenger Rail
New York/New Jersey port awards PATH Hall portion of World Trade Center hub Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Six West Coast ports call on Senate to maintain diesel emissions act dollars Read More »
Passenger Rail
GO Transit to hike fares on March 20 Read More »
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