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Rail News: April 2006

April 28

Rail Industry Trends
FTA green lights $700 million grant for DART expansion Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Sound Transit board OKs University Link plans Read More »
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Rail Industry Trends
BNSF 'ombudsman' Karls to investigate, mediate grain shipper disputes in parts of Pacific Northwest Read More »
Mechanical
Car deliveries to total 76,000 units in 2006 after orders poured in during the first quarter, EPA says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
ALSTOM to supply trains for Shanghai metro, sell minority stake to France's Bouygues Read More »
MOW
RailWorks to build and extend nine sidings for CSXT Read More »
C&S
RailComm installs wireless blue flag indication system at BNSF yard Read More »
Financials
FreightCar America boosts first-quarter sales and income Read More »

April 27

Rail Industry Trends
UP's Kennedy takes home AAR's top environmental award Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BART receives $3.4 million in local dollars to complete crossover track design Read More »
Financials
Florida East Coast Railway boosts first-quarter revenue and profits Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
MBTA to expand North Station concourse Read More »
Financials
RailAmerica registers first-quarter revenue and income gains Read More »
MOW
SYSTRA proposes upgrades to Metro-North's traction power system Read More »
Labor
BLET members mull petition proposing direct election of officers Read More »

April 26

Financials
NS becomes sixth large road to report rise in first-quarter revenue, drop in operating ratio Read More »
Intermodal
UP to form rail industry's first inland truck chassis pool Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
More bay-area commuters turn to BART as gas prices continue to climb Read More »
MOW
WMATA to dole out more dollars for escalator rehab, maintenance Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NS hands out 'Thoroughbred' haz-mat safety awards to 31 customers Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Koppers closes Wisconsin crosstie treating plant Read More »
Financials
Wabtec boosts earnings and sales in the first quarter Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Digital Concepts installs operations management system at Chicago's Union Station Read More »

April 25

Rail Industry Trends
Progressive Railroading to host Web seminar on freight-car market next month Read More »
Financials
Robust demand drives up BNSF's revenue and earnings Read More »
Financials
CPR increases revenue and income, lowers operating ratio during Ritchie's last full quarter as CEO Read More »
Mechanical
NS to revise fuel surcharge program in July Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
LA MTA posts 11.4 percent ridership gain in the first quarter Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
WMATA to install solar panels at 10 facilities Read More »
Intermodal
CSXI's May fuel surcharge to go up 3.5 percentage points Read More »
Passenger Rail
L.B. Foster to supply concrete ties for TriMet commuter-rail line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Houston METRO police department orders BIO-key's handheld devices Read More »

April 24

Rail Industry Trends
Tie purchases and production way up in March, RTA says Read More »
C&S
Los Angeles MTA adds warning signs at Long Beach intersections Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Kansas City Southern de México extends and connects Saltillo District sidings Read More »
C&S
USDOT provides Louisiana $53 million to repair hurricane-damaged signals Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Public hearing to showcase plans for proposed D.C.-area intermodal transit center Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Pacific Harbor Line joins EPA program that aims to reduce fuel usage and air emissions Read More »
Mechanical
Colorado Railcar creates maintenance division Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
American Railcar Industries' tornado-ravaged Arkansas plant to resume production in August Read More »

April 21

Financials
CN sets first-quarter operating ratio record at 66.2 Read More »
C&S
UP contracts Wabtec subsidiary to conduct positive train-control pilot Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA to create inspector general's office, eliminate auditor office Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Car orders, deliveries and backlog post first-quarter gains, ARCI says Read More »
M&A
Hansen acquires asset management firm Spear Technologies Read More »
People
BNSF stockholders elect 11 directors Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
WMATA to extend off-peak service on Yellow and Red lines Read More »

April 20

Union Pacific Railroad
UP sets first-quarter earnings and revenue records, lowers operating ratio Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Zozaya joins Kansas City Southern de México as president and executive representative Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CN to rebuild century-old Memphis yard Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Alaska Railroad to review design plans for Ship Creek transportation center Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR adds GATX Rail's Heidkamp to technical services commitee Read More »
Labor
Montreal, Maine & Atlantic workers become newest BLET members Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
WMATA adds elevators at Arlington station Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
SSG Innovations sells rail-car repair billing system to Springfield Terminal Railway Read More »
Mechanical
Port Terminal Railroad Association orders EnerBurn to cut diesel usage Read More »

April 19

CSX Transportation
CSX sets first-quarter records for revenue, income and operating ratio Read More »
Intermodal
CN to handle customs clearance duties for merchandise and intermodal shippers Read More »
Passenger Rail
Indiana commuter agency proposes ticket price increases Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Short line association announces winners of new and revamped safety awards Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Houston METRO to begin preliminary work on five light-rail lines Read More »
Passenger Rail
VIA Rail adds fourth train set to improve on-time performance Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF joins Western Transportation Advisory Council Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Palladon Ventures picks Albany and Eastern Railroad to operate iron-ore mine short line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Gannett Fleming takes top engineering honor for LIRR database Read More »

April 18

Mechanical
UP to test air emission-reducing devices on older locomotives Read More »
MOW
BART awards first construction contract for Transbay Tube strengthening project Read More »
MOW
BNSF sets monthly coal loading record on joint line in March Read More »
MOW
NJ Transit to rehab Morgan Drawbridge Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
President Bush to nominate Rosenker as NTSB chairman Read More »
Labor
New England Central Railroad workers ratify BLET pact Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
L.B. Foster to provide more than 70,000 fasteners for DART extensions Read More »

April 17

Rail Industry Trends
BNSF to study Kansas town as potential site for third logistics park Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BART unveils $557.3 million FY2007 budget Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Short line association names Alaska Railroad's West safety person of the year Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NJ Transit to begin preliminary engineering for new Penn Station concourse Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CTA to host public meetings on proposed Circle Line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF bestows safe-handling awards to 59 chemical shippers Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Genesee & Wyoming's first-quarter carloads show gains in North America, losses in Australia Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Adrian & Blissfield acquires first alternative-fuel pickup truck Read More »

April 13

Rail Industry Trends
Ian Sinclair, former Canadian Pacific CEO with 'immense vision,' passes away at 92 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
TriMet proposes $343 million FY2007 spending plan Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Pennsylvania to provide more than $8 million for small-road infrastructure projects Read More »
M&A
Alcatel to sell signaling group to Thales as part of Lucent Technologies merger Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NJ Transit to build station in Mount Arlington Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Portec Rail acquires U.K.-based track component supplier Coronet Rail Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NS takes home Toyota's top logistics provider award Read More »
Intermodal
BNSF's Langston to succeed Zajac as AVP of intermodal equipment Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
European transit agencies learn latest on Wi-Fi technology at summit Read More »

April 12

Rail Industry Trends
FRA grants $1 million to get Utah line's environmental study off the ground Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.K. lessor contracts Wabtec Rail to overhaul transit-car bogies Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NS to offer free time equipment storage program at all terminals Read More »
MOW
GO Transit to build flyover on Bradford Line Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
RailAmerica's carloads fall in March and the first quarter Read More »
People
TTA names Northcutt interim engineering director Read More »
Intermodal
Foundation supports proposed containerization museum at New York marine academy Read More »

April 11

Rail Industry Trends
STB blesses KCS/NS plan to jointly control Meridian Speedway Read More »
Intermodal
BNSF to open office in China Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
WMATA shatters monthly ridership record in March Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Steel Dynamics to expand Indiana mill's rail-producing capacity Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
NJ Transit contracts Affiliated Computer Services to maintain, upgrade fare-collection system Read More »
Labor
BNSF appoints Merrell, Karov to labor relations positions Read More »

April 10

Rail Industry Trends
U.S. roads moved more carloads and intermodal units in March, AAR says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Guilford Rail System changes name to Pan Am Railways Read More »
Kansas City Southern
Kansas City Southern de México names Nolen transportation director Read More »
Mechanical
Bombardier completes 1,000th M-7 for Metro-North, Long Island railroads Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Amtrak appoints Schmidt to head transportation department Read More »
C&S
Kansas City Southern Railway closes six grade crossings in Mississippi town Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain to rebuild Mountain View bridge Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Portec Rail promotes Pesarsick to CFO Read More »

April 7

Passenger Rail
WMATA board committee signs off on proposal to create inspector general's office Read More »
Intermodal
CSXI begins to move southern California-to-Southeast intermodal traffic through New Orleans terminal Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
February marks Transportation Services Index's third-straight monthly decline Read More »
MOW
CTA to rebuild Purple Line viaduct Read More »
C&S
UP police help penalize motorists for crossing violations in Oklahoma town Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Siemens to manufacture light-rail vehicles in-house Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Schaefer Equipment takes home TTX's top supplier honor for 15th-straight year Read More »

April 6

Rail Industry Trends
APTA report: U.S. transit systems carry 9.7 billion passengers in 2005 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF ranks No. 171 on 2005 Fortune 500 list Read More »
M&A
Gerdau Ameristeel to acquire spike producer Sheffield Steel Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA to launch 'Convention Pass' pilot in summer Read More »
Passenger Rail
PATH to keep weekend trains away from World Trade Center hub construction work Read More »
Passenger Rail
Grand Canyon Railway owners ready to ride off into the sunset, consider sale Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Coming to California: Operation Lifesaver to host international symposium in July Read More »

April 5

Rail Industry Trends
Progressive Railroading to host Web seminar on freight-car market next month Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Rotem to build new U.S. headquarters in Philadelphia Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
More transit security funding needed in FY2007, APTA says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF earns Toyota's top performance award Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
USDOT seeks applicants for regional university transportation center program Read More »
People
Slattery Skanska appoints Cavallaro president, Mac Kenna regional EVP Read More »
Financials
Greenbrier reaches record freight-car backlog, increases earnings in second-quarter FY06 Read More »
M&A
Miner Enterprises acquires YSD's plastic pellet gate products Read More »
Financials
Bombardier earns more income, generates less revenue in FY06 Read More »
Mechanical
Peterson to head Midland Manufacturing's operations Read More »

April 4

Rail Industry Trends
NS selects EVP Seale to assume chief marketing duties from the retiring Prillaman Read More »
Mechanical
Bombardier to refurbish Comet II coaches for Metro-North Railroad Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CTA to test Pink Line route between Chicago's west side and downtown Read More »
Intermodal
BNSF gains transit time benefits from new locomotive refueling procedure at L.A. port Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Georgia port approves plan to double rail capacity Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Tornadoes, hail halt production at American Railcar Industries' Arkansas plant Read More »
Mechanical
SYSTRA recommends traction power improvements for Long Island Rail Road Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Metal fatigue sensing system can help railroads comply with FRA's CWR inspection rule, Material Technologies says Read More »

April 3

Labor
Amalgamated Transit Union launches strike at Denver RTD Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NS creates independent unit to attract more customers in Delaware and Maryland Read More »
Passenger Rail
Maryland Transit, Transportation Security administrations to screen one station's passengers and bags through April Read More »
Mechanical
Kansas City Southern Railroad begins to install digital video recorders on locomotives Read More »
MOW
BNSF to spend more than $150 million on trackwork in five states Read More »
Passenger Rail
LIRR to conduct passenger origin and destination study Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Department of Homeland Security's voluntary haz-mat guidelines for railroads too soft for nation's security, opponents say Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CPR sells Quebec yard site to Montreal university Read More »
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