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Rail News: April 2005

April 29

Rail Industry Trends
Budget deficit blues: Caltrain to raise fares more than 20 percent, reduce several services Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR update: U.S. roads continue to move more carloads, intermodal loads Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
L.A. MTA OKs funding plan for Exposition light-rail project Read More »
Financials
RailAmerica's 1Q earnings and revenue up, operating income and ratio down Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit unveils regional long-range plans Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Short line association shuffles board Read More »
Mechanical
Greenbrier, Babcock & Brown team up to obtain, lease out rail cars Read More »
MOW
North American Technologies Group names Dorman CFO Read More »

April 28

BNSF Railway
BNSF sets quarterly revenue, income and earnings records Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX stays its 'continuous improvement' course by increasing quarterly income and revenue, decreasing costs and operating ratio Read More »
Financials
1Q: CPR's revenue reaches $1 billion mark, operating ratio drops to low 80s Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Amtrak, PennDOT continue to reconstruct the Keystone Corridor Read More »
Labor
UTU carries out short strike against BNSF Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
TriMet marks anniversary of Interstate MAX Yellow Line service, designs two new lines Read More »
Mechanical
Rail-car deliveries will surpass 60,000 this year, Rail Theory Forecasts says Read More »
People
VIA adds Crete, Cummings to board Read More »

April 27

Financials
1Q: NS increases income, improves operating ratio despite costly derailment Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Rail shippers pay higher rates, live with roads' performance because trucks a 'less attractive' option, UBS survey says Read More »
Labor
Tex Mex T&E workers to log onto KCS' automated crew management system Read More »
Passenger Rail
Time flies: SEPTA's airport line marks second decade Read More »
People
WMATA names Malasky to head property development division Read More »
Safety
Calgary Transit, CPR stress crossing safety to passengers Read More »
Mechanical
Ferromex leases 300 covered hoppers from CIT Rail Resources Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RELCO takes wraps off Iowa locomotive rebuild center Read More »
C&S
Alcatel installs communication system on Egyptian metro line Read More »
Mechanical
TTX appoints Pokorski VP of equipment Read More »

April 26

M&A
Anacostia & Pacific leases BNSF track in Minnesota, launches Northern Lines Railway Read More »
Intermodal
CSXI to pump up May fuel surcharge to 14 percent Read More »
People
KCS appoints Howard associate general counsel Read More »
Financials
Wabtec registers first-quarter earnings, income gains Read More »
Intermodal
Hurst to head TNT Logistics' business development Read More »

April 25

C&S
FRA issues final train horn rule Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit adds trains on several lines Read More »
M&A
Savage Cos. to enter short-line business by acquiring Alberta RailNet Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Santa Clara VTA to review engineering study for BART extension Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
WMATA to continue rehabbing escalators, elevators Read More »
Mechanical
Railroad doing its part to reduce air pollution, CPR says Read More »
Passenger Rail
VIA Rail to operate new service to Maritime provinces Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
TranSystems wins engineering award for K.C. flyover design Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Panasonic provides communication system for NYCT subway cars Read More »
Mechanical
Greenbrier settles litigation, arranges stock buy-out with late co-founder's estate Read More »

April 22

Amtrak
Amtrak develops own reform proposal, seeks different legislation Read More »
Intermodal
CPR, Vancouver port team up to tap into growing Asia-North America trade Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. roads set weekly ton-miles record at 33.3 billion, AAR says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Acela service may be suspended until summer, Amtrak says Read More »
Financials
Florida East Coast posts quarterly revenue and income gains, lowers operating ratio Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NJ Transit approves FY2006 fare increase, outlines project plans Read More »
MOW
North Carolina Railroad to improve Raleigh-to-Goldsboro line Read More »
M&A
Watco's K.C. short line leases 15 track miles from BNSF Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP honors 19 chemical shippers' safety efforts Read More »

April 21

Financials
CN posts best-ever first-quarter operating ratio, registers year-over-year revenue and income gains Read More »
Financials
1Q: UP's results still show effects from operational woes Read More »
People
BNSF's board retains 10 members, loses one director to retirement Read More »
Mechanical
Canadian railway association report: Roads' fuel usage, emissions haven't risen along with traffic, ridership Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sierra Railroad ready for 'Skunk Train's' return to California route Read More »
Safety
KCS continues to offer a crossing safety refresher course for police officers Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
'RailSight' railroad customers surpass 460 mark, Railinc says Read More »
Mechanical
Greenbrier adds 1,300 rail cars to order count Read More »

April 20

Rail Industry Trends
U.S. appellate court puts D.C. haz-mat ban on hold Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Utah agency to build five light-rail lines Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Federal funds to help CPR find ways to reduce fuel usage Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
From one new start to another: Former Metro Transit execs to take on Phoenix light-rail project Read More »
C&S
Australia to study freight-rail corridor; install interoperable communications and train-control systems Read More »
Passenger Rail
VIA Rail to adjust schedules Read More »
Labor
Former UTU VP Miller dies Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA to welcome passenger comments at monthly board meetings Read More »
M&A
Bombardier to sell Capital subsidiary's inventory financing division Read More »

April 19

Rail Industry Trends
U.S. district court upholds D.C. haz-mat ban; CSXT to appeal decision Read More »
MOW
CPR cites three reasons to start multi-phased capacity expansion program Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Group unveils 'vision' for Manhattan light-rail line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Bay-area agencies to obtain additional state, federal funds Read More »
People
Stengem to retire from BNSF; Schulze selected as successor Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BART outlines plan to overcome $30 million FY2006 budget deficit Read More »
Labor
Ontario Northland negotiates four labor agreements covering 281 workers Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CTA updates public on station renovations, Brown Line project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NS earns Toyota's top service award, on-time performance honor Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Spear Technologies, AEA Technology team up to improve asset management software Read More »

April 18

Rail Industry Trends
House bills propose billions for passenger, freight roads Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Senate bill aims to improve track inspections, tank-car safety Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CTA approves fare increase, service cuts Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB releases supplemental environmental study on DM&E's Powder River Basin project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Houston METRO posts record light-rail ridership in March Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSXT assigns five execs to operating department positions Read More »
MOW
RTA report: Tie production picks up in March, but still lags behind purchases Read More »
Safety
BNSF conducts passenger-rail training session Read More »
M&A
AllTranstek acquires Rail Transportation Management Services Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Cubic to supply regional smart-card system for L.A.-area agencies Read More »

April 15

Amtrak
Second time around: Bush Administration reintroduces Amtrak reform legislation Read More »
Intermodal
CN, terminal operator expect no more container backlogs at Vancouver port Read More »
Labor
SEPTA, TWU extend contract a second time Read More »
Passenger Rail
San Mateo transit authority to start preliminary work on San Francisco area corridor Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NJ Transit proposes $1 billion FY2006 capital budget Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: U.S., Canadian roads and TFM post weekly traffic gains Read More »
Financials
Alaska Railroad sets income record in 2004 Read More »
Passenger Rail
Pennsylvania House green lights funds for new commuter-rail line Read More »
MOW
Railway Tie Association to hold tie grading seminar in mid-July Read More »
Mechanical
C.K. Industries promotes Meyers to VP Read More »

April 14

Safety
KCS stresses 'no blind shoves' to maintain safety performance momentum Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF to reduce rates for Montana grain shippers Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain banks on Baby Bullet train additions to reduce budget deficit Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Siemens to supply high-speed trains for Russian railroad Read More »
Intermodal
U.S. agency helps fund cargo security program at L.A.-area ports Read More »
Intermodal
Alameda Corridor a boon to L.A.'s air quality, study shows Read More »
People
Butler, Krehbiel to take on new VP roles at UP Read More »
People
Engineering firm appoints Noonan to manage transit-rail accounts Read More »

April 13

Rail Industry Trends
U.S. government agency allocates $108 million in transit-rail security grants Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CTA to consider cost-cutting measures Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF bags Toyota's annual service award a second-straight time Read More »
Passenger Rail
Northstar commuter-rail authority secures 2005 funding Read More »
Intermodal
Riverport to build 'AgriPort,' increase car storage capacity Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Miami transit agency to hike fares Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Sacramento transit district to add station amenities Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Global Railway to produce Rafna's rail gears in Pennsylvania instead of Quebec Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
RMI's information technology controls receive approval rating Read More »
Financials
FreightCar America's IPO nets $86 million Read More »

April 12

Labor
CN, BLET agree on tentative contract Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
KCS to consolidate, improve revenue management system Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
A sign of the times: BART gains riders as gas prices skyrocket Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Bush to nominate Cino as deputy transportation secretary Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
MARTA to unveil FY2006 budget Read More »
Intermodal
CSXI introduces Chicago-to-northern New Jersey trailer service Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA prepares for town hall meeting Read More »
MOW
FCM Rail promotes Marshall to president, appoints two other execs Read More »

April 11

Rail Industry Trends
Railroads, chemical shippers should continue to label haz-mat carrying rail cars, DHS says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CN offers instant carload rates on the Internet Read More »
M&A
CSXT leases southeastern line to Genesee & Wyoming subsidiary Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Charlotte agency holds hearing on proposed stations Read More »
People
Twin Cities & Western appoints Suko GM of operations Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
North American intermodal association issues report reviewing years worth of data Read More »

April 8

Rail Industry Trends
AAR March traffic tally: U.S. roads score; Canadian roads and TFM fall below par Read More »
Labor
SEPTA continues negotiations with TWU, prepares for possible strike Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Average train speed still a drag for U.S. Class Is, Smith Barney/Citigroup says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Issues beyond railroad's control are affecting grain shippers' service, CN says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FTA approves VTA's revised Silicon Valley extension proposal Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF honors haz-mat shippers' safe-handling efforts Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Cherry blossom events, start of tourist season spike WMATA's ridership Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. Class Is rank in upper fourth of Forbes top 2,000 global firms Read More »

April 7

Mechanical
CN orders 75 locomotives to meet traffic demands Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
After one-month decline, TSI inches up in January Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
On a roll: Las Vegas monorail carries 1 million passengers in March Read More »
Mechanical
UP stations hybrid low-emission switcher at Fresno yard Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
San Diego Trolley to open Mission Valley extension in July Read More »
Intermodal
Foreign exchange: OmniTRAX seeks to generate trade between Canadian, Russian ports Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
MARTA to add residential space to transit-oriented development Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB to hike various fees for processing cases Read More »

April 6

Rail Industry Trends
BART's $523 million FY2006 budget anticipates more costs, fewer jobs Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Canadian grain shippers' association pans Class Is' service, seeks solutions Read More »
C&S
TRE to open quiet zones in Irving Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Short-line association hands out annual marketing, safety person awards Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BART to poll public on Warm Springs extension Read More »
M&A
The end of the Electro-Motive Division era: EMD changes owners, management and name Read More »
Financials
FreightCar America initiates IPO Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
DSL.net to provide broadband communication services for WMATA Read More »
Intermodal
Savi adds former homeland security head Ridge to board Read More »

April 5

Rail Industry Trends
Power purchase: NS to buy 50 more locomotives Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Canadian Pacific, Elk Valley Coal reach five-year pact Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Bombardier receives $323 million order to supply 100 locomotives to Italian Railways Read More »
Logistics
BNSF Logistics adds Boyd, Richards to management team Read More »

April 4

Kansas City Southern
Done deal: KCS completes TFM transaction, names interim CEO for TFM Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
ASLRRA selects BNSF to provide technical training to short-line employees Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA seeks to curb employee overtime costs Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF's Los Angeles Division unveils realignment strategy Read More »
People
RailAmerica elects former American Airlines exec to the board Read More »

April 1

Mechanical
New York, New Jersey port authority contracts Kawasaki to build 340 cars Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Good Friday slows North American roads' weekly traffic, AAR says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CTA lobbies for state funds Read More »
M&A
OmniTRAX to acquire North American RailNet's three U.S. short lines Read More »
M&A
Watco, KCS agree on lease deal to resurrect Mississippi branch line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
WMATA to upgrade, install automatic train-control systems on 740 cars Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Rail Theory Forecasts: Ton-mile increase will pressure U.S. roads to acquire more locomotives, cars this year Read More »
Passenger Rail
VIA Rail considers adding trains in Ontario Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
CSXT to use 10East's Web-based management system another four years Read More »
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