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Rail News: April 2004

April 30

Rail Industry Trends
Trucks moved more than five times the U.S. freight carried by railroads in 2003, ATA says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Congress extends TEA-21 for the third time Read More »
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Supplier Spotlight
Car builder to open Philadelphia production facility Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Santa Clara County VTA contracts HNTB to conduct preliminary work on BART line extension Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Amtrak increases off-peak weekend hours on Northeast Corridor trains Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Sacramento Regional Transit chief appointed to Women's Transportation Seminar board Read More »
Financials
RailAmerica's first-quarter revenue, carloads rise but earnings, income fall Read More »
Financials
First-quarter financial scorecard: FECR raises revenue, lowers operating ratio Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Reflecting on safety: Transport Canada to establish reflective-material rule governing all locomotives, cars Read More »
People
OmniTRAX EVP Boucher to retire in mid-May Read More »

April 29

Financials
UP's first-quarter financial statement shows effects from service problems, litigation Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
LA MTA to begin another joint development project Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS drops quarterly operating ratio more than nine points Read More »
People
New York MTA names director of finance, board member Read More »
Labor
Rail industry to add 140,000 workers by 2014, AAR says Read More »
Mechanical
BNSF reaps fuel-saving benefits from workers' train-handling habits, warmer weather Read More »
People
OmniTRAX appoints Brede EVP to succeed COO Parker Read More »

April 28

CSX Transportation
CSX posts record first-quarter surface transportation revenue Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Sound Transit to add light-rail line as ridership continues to exceed projections Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF solicits shipper feedback at year's first face-to-face symposium Read More »
People
Houston METRO names operations center after retiring chief Read More »
Intermodal
CSXI's May fuel surcharge to surpass 5 percent Read More »
Mechanical
GE's Evolution Series locomotives pass the 1 million-mile marker during revenue-service tests Read More »
M&A
Ozburn-Hessey Logistics acquires two Lanter companies Read More »

April 27

M&A
CN sells CANAC — minus BELTPACK division — to Savage Cos. Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
DART refines construction-management proposal process Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA adds trains to busiest line Read More »
BNSF Railway
Across-the-board volume uptick fuels BNSF's first-quarter revenue, income Read More »
Financials
Strong Canadian dollar, severe weather hamper CPR's first-quarter financial results Read More »
Intermodal
Pacer Stacktrain salutes 20 years of double-stack intermodal service Read More »
M&A
Riverport Railroad to obtain line from Illinois redevelopment agency Read More »

April 26

M&A
NS, CSXT seek SEC approval to restructure Conrail's debt, establish direct ownership Read More »
People
UP's Moore to nurture public partnerships in new role Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NS' MODALGISTICS targets heavy equipment diversions Read More »
Labor
Senate drops asbestos injury resolution bill, UTU says Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Zuspan forms track design, construction consulting firm Read More »

April 23

Financials
CN posts first-quarter income gains, extends CEO Harrison's contract through 2008 Read More »
Passenger Rail
Long Island, Metro-North railroads purchase additional M-7 cars from Bombardier Read More »
Financials
As expected, Wabtec's first-quarter sales up, net income down Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Passenger-rail systems decrease cities' accidents and costs, study says Read More »
Financials
Rail unit helps drive income at GATX Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSXT machinist wins AAR Chafee Award Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Cargo security council signs 1,000th member Read More »

April 22

People
BNSF names 11 board members Read More »
M&A
Sierra Railroad can call the 'Skunk Train' its own Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CN donates $1 million to Alberta business school Read More »
Safety
Operation Lifesaver schedules public awareness week in Canada Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
RMI launches real-time computing application for small-road train crews Read More »

April 21

Financials
First-quarter financials: NS posts record revenue, income; drops operating ratio south of 80 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Houston METRO appoints new chief exec to succeed DeLibero Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR to present environmental excellence award Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BART to conduct environmental report for proposed Warm Springs extension Read More »
Labor
BMWE's Fleming retires, ending 14-year presidential reign Read More »
Passenger Rail
SEPTA to modify regional rail schedules Read More »
Labor
BMWE to represent VAE Nortrak's Wyoming workers Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Network Rail contracts Harsco Track Technologies to operate rail grinders, maintenance facility Read More »
Mechanical
Greenbrier, CPR settle patent infringement case with National Steel Car Read More »

April 20

Rail Industry Trends
CREATE partners award $12.5 million in preliminary engineering contracts Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
On the Hill, APTA's Millar calls for $2 billion in transit security funding Read More »
MOW
NAFTA note: Texas county tabs HNTB to design $22 million rail project involving UP, TFM facilities Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Now playing: Hollywood's Transit Village Read More »
Financials
L.B. Foster posts first-quarter net loss; CEO eyes return to revenue-increase lane Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Architect honored for Alaska Railroad depot design Read More »

April 19

Rail Industry Trends
AAR traffic stats: U.S. railroads continue to build carload, intermodal traffic Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CTA to begin preliminary studies on Circle Line Read More »
Safety
KCS committee reviews first-quarter safety performance, forms subcommittees Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
MBTA continues Green Line relocation project Read More »
People
Maryland DOT names Ganovski head of new freight logistics office Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Meany Center schedules haz-mat response training workshop Read More »
Labor
Wabtec reaches labor accord with workers at Pennsylvania plants Read More »

April 16

Rail Industry Trends
FCC rule allows boost in RFID system radio-signal strength, duration Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Crime declines for Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Read More »
Intermodal
BNSF execs extol services during Oriental intermodal presentations Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. population will depend more on public transportation after age 65, report says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Genesee & Wyoming joins AAR, Fuller wins board election Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
GO Transit increases fares Read More »
Intermodal
Pacer Stacktrain adds Memphis lane to PacerMex intermodal service Read More »
People
R. J. Corman's railroad, construction firms name new presidents Read More »

April 15

Rail Industry Trends
BNSF honors 56 chemical shippers' haz-mat safety efforts Read More »
MOW
Harsco Track Technologies receives one domestic, two foreign rail-equipment orders Read More »
Labor
Rail labor unions are proposing a unified bargaining front, BMWE's Simpson says Read More »
Labor
UTU removes attorneys from 'recommended' list because of ethical concerns Read More »
Intermodal
UPS scores highest customer satisfaction rating in J.D. Power survey Read More »

April 14

People
CN restructures, separates sales and marketing department Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CTA obtains federal funds to expand capacity on 100-year-old line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Railroads must begin complying with customs agency's advance cargo data regulation in July Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Potential riders, fault lines should be considerations for California high-speed rail system, Palmdale mayor says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
ASLRRA announces marketing award winners, safety person of the year Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Carrizo Gorge Railway ready to revive San Diego-to-northern Baja line Read More »
Financials
Greenbrier raises quarterly revenue despite steel price, casting supply struggles Read More »

April 13

Rail Industry Trends
AAR traffic tally: March caps off U.S. roads' first-quarter trifecta Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
WMATA to receive $2.4 million for car delivery delay Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP should account for political contributions, activist group says Read More »
Labor
Emergency board to investigate SEPTA, UTU dispute Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB adds user-friendly functions to Web site Read More »
Financials
Alaska Railroad increased ridership and revenue, improved safety in 2003 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RTA's wood-tie grading seminar to be held at RailWorks' Louisiana plant in late July Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
LIFE in the faster lane: Arzoon updates transportation-management software Read More »
M&A
Sierra Railroad seeks STB approval to acquire the 'Skunk Train' Read More »

April 12

M&A
STB conditionally approves CN's acquisition of three Great Lakes Transportation railroads Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Senate committee passes rail security bill Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Watco, developer partner to purchase Houston multi-modal industrial park Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
MBTA to improve service along Green Line's busiest branch Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Indiana Rail Road revives Indy yard to accommodate traffic growth Read More »
Passenger Rail
Hitachi proposes San Jose transit-oriented development site Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
New York Regional Rail attracts additional investment to improve New York Cross Harbor Railroad Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra schedules new stop on Milwaukee North line Read More »
People
Watco fills several top operating department positions Read More »

April 8

People
Marino retires, ending 18-year reign as RailAmerica's leader Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Long-term funding needed to overcome FY2005 budget deficit, SEPTA says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF Foundation grants $750,000 to Kansas community college Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Maryland Transit Administration implements training software Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Minding the store: Riverport Railroad broadens marketing horizons, builds car-storage business Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Spanish railway's new high-speed trains include Timken tapered roller bearings Read More »
M&A
Progressive Rail to lease two UP lines, obtain trackage rights in Minnesota Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Taiwan Railway Administration contracts Alcatel to install axle counters Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Everett Railroad reaches half-century mark Read More »

April 7

M&A
KCS, TMM agree to meet TFM pact obligations, suspend second arbitration phase Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit modifies train schedules Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Evidence of economic rebound: January transportation index reaches highest level in 14 years Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain proposes conversion to electrified trains Read More »
Labor
UTU elects Marceau assistant president as part of executive changes Read More »
High-Speed Rail
European high-speed train sets records first-quarter ridership record Read More »
M&A
Global Railway completes purchase of YSD Industries' assets Read More »
Passenger Rail
White Pass & Yukon Route receives new passenger cars Read More »
People
New transportation-service provider Tri County Rail appoints top execs Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
WMATA begins elevator work Read More »

April 6

Rail Industry Trends
BNSF sales team believes 'Hot Leads' from employees better than cold calls Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FTA chooses four transit agencies for ridership pilot Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP takes home GM honor for third-straight year Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
MARTA rail service not affected by budget cuts Read More »
Mechanical
EMD begins revenue-service tests on environmentally friendly SD70ACe Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
San Francisco-area transit projects receive House support Read More »
Labor
BRS awaits results of fatigue study to address signalmen's alertness Read More »
People
Maryland Transit Administration's Kay to direct Baltimore regional rail coalition Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CPR uploads 2004 fact book onto Web site Read More »
Passenger Rail
California's North County Transit District opens passing track Read More »

April 5

M&A
Mexican competition commission extends NAFTA Rail ruling another six months Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Another rail security bill hits the Senate floor Read More »
Labor
UP's hiring spree bucks rising U.S. unemployment rate Read More »
Labor
Illinois House passes walkway safety bill, UTU says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
House passes TEA 21 reauthorization bill Read More »
Mechanical
Dow Chemical to kick RailPower locomotive's tires Read More »
High-Speed Rail
South Korea opens high-speed rail line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NIT League schedules seminar to examine free trade's impact on logistics Read More »
Labor
UTU members ratify SEPTA contract Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Canadian Railway Hall of Fame seeks nominees for fall induction Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Spanish National Railways awards high-speed power head contract to Bombardier-led consortium Read More »

April 2

Rail Industry Trends
NS sets monthly Monongahela Valley coal-traffic record Read More »
Passenger Rail
Illinois commuter-rail group to study feasibility of Rockford-to-Chicago service Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Toronto Transit Commission obtains $1 billion in federal, local funds Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR carload data: U.S., Canadian roads on right traffic path, TFM a bit off course Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Operating employees a source for sales opportunities, KCS officials believe Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Houston METRO installs vehicle simulator Read More »
People
New York Regional Rail appoints Hutton EVP to head government relations Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain increases service with new schedule Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Louisville & Indiana reaches 10-year milestone Read More »
Passenger Rail
Russian railway awards bearing contract to Timken Read More »

April 1

Rail Industry Trends
Many shippers oppose rail-industry re-regulation, AAR's Hamberger says Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
MTA Metro-North Railroad to install management software Read More »
Mechanical
KCS to test two EMD SD70ACe locomotives Read More »
Labor
SEPTA, UTU reach tentative agreement Read More »
MOW
CPR to complete new La Crosse bridge by month's end Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Engineering firm ARCADIS to help design Pyrenees mountain high-speed project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NS presents safety awards to 35 chemical shippers Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Rail-labor unions voice concern about FAIR Act's implications on workers' asbestos-related injury cases Read More »
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