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Rail News: April 2007

April 30

McQuade to join CPR, become first female Class I COO Ansaldo STS, Insigma partner to develop signal systems for Chinese lines Vena succeeds Creel as CN's SVP, Eastern Region Transportation marketing association to hand out 2007 Compass Awards Maryland Transit Administration police chief DeLeaver resigns

April 27

Sound Transit completes project list for transit ballot measure CSXT's Robey receives AAR's environmental excellence award Wabtec sets sales record, boosts earnings in first quarter SEPTA to order another 16 cars from United Transit Systems CPR wins Canadian railway association's environmental award Railroad Signal International appoints Lane, Ortiz as regional managers

April 26

KCS drives up revenue and income, drives down operating ratio CN appoints Miller to newly created chief safety officer post; promotes Creel to EVP of operations Metro-North settles contract with 10 unions, reaches tentative agreements with six bargaining units ASLRRA hands out annual awards at Baltimore conference Amtrak to replace ties, rail on Philadelphia-area corridor Tennessee Southern boosts carloads, upgrades infrastructure and power Midland Manufacturing to begin service trials for new gaging device

April 25

NS: Revenue, income tumble along with economy in first quarter Canadian government appoints arbitrator to settle UTU-Canada, CN contract dispute NJ Transit begins to rebuild Metropark Station Canadian government to invest $9.3 million in grade crossing improvements Ohio Central Railroad System to implement ExpressYard software at 10 short lines RTA's crosstie grading seminar coming to Indiana in July Harsco Track Technologies to build rail grinder for Brazilian miner

April 24

Improved yields help propel BNSF to record first-quarter revenue Despite tough sledding this winter, CPR posts 18 percent earnings gain For CN, severe winter weather, UTU strike add up to a 10 percent net income hit Amtrak completes $10 million Hattiesburg Depot rehab U.S. ranks second in maritime container traffic - BTS Report NJ Transit conducts aerial survey to update rail system information

April 23

MBTA to improve radio communication systems in underground tunnels, stations AAR weekly report: Carloads up, intermodal volume down for U.S. roads TriMet adds two K-9 patrols CSXT attracts 140 industrial development projects in 2006 Tennessee Southern Railroad extends lease, adds container transload facility at Alabama port NS orders Railpower kits to convert two switchers

April 20

LA MTA proposes two-phased fare hike FRA finds 78 rail defects during March inspection of CSXT's upstate New York track Chicago mayor recommends Huberman for CTA president post Ethanol plants to open next year on three railroads' lines UP lands 210 industrial development projects in 2006 Steelhead acquires R-Mac Sales and Leasing

April 19

UP sets first-quarter revenue, income and operating ratio records NJ Transit approves FY08 spending plan, fare increase Back-to-work bill passes, ends UTU-Canada strike at CN RailAmerica: Three business units out, five operating regions in NJ Transit to begin final design on Hackensack-to-Hawthorne line New York City welcomes back Staten Island Railroad Record $10 billion in transportation projects under way in California

April 18

CSX registers record revenue, lower earnings and income Pittsburgh port authority to lay off 267 workers Freight-rail tax credit bill re-enters Senate Car orders, deliveries and backlog fall in first quarter, ARCI says Rail Runner ready to open International Sunport station New York & Atlantic appoints Westerfield acting president after Krebs retires PPG acquires Champion Coatings' assets

April 17

CN to seek regional agreements with striking UTU-Canada workers; labor minister to again pursue back-to-work legislation South Florida RTA completes New River Bridge Toyota Logistics Services honors BNSF's service performance BLET-represented engineers ratify CSXT single-system agreement AAR to hold 2007 customer forum at shipper association's D.C. conference next month ENSCO wins FRA contract to operate, maintain track geometry cars BART contracts Jacobs Group to oversee capital improvement projects

April 16

BART unveils $625 million FY08 spending plan CN, UTU-Canada unable to reach agreement over the weekend Thompson succeeds Drusch as CEO of two Minnesota short lines, one North Dakota regional Alameda Corridor turns five, traces container traffic growth Genesee & Wyoming short lines join U.S. Customs' voluntary border-security program VeraSun Energy opens IC&E-served ethanol plant in Iowa Cattron-Theimeg's Neves to assume responsibility for South American sales

April 13

NYCT breaks ground on Second Avenue Subway Wegner to succeed Drusch as Twin Cities & Western, Minnesota Prairie Line president NS takes home Toyota's service trophy; 60 chemical shippers win BNSF's safety award Patriot Rail to acquire control of Rarus Railway ARINC to install supervisory control system on LIRR branch line GE to deliver four remanufactured locomotives to Jordan's Aqaba Railway Bombardier to supply another 53 double-deck cars for Germany's Deutsche Bahn

April 12

TriMet proposes $741 million FY08 budget Class Is spending a record amount to add and upgrade infrastructure, AAR says; current track conditions warrant a C-minus, STB says BART GM Margro to retire in June Transportation Services Index tumbles in February CN to lock out striking workers at various Canadian terminals Congressional bills propose to extend, enhance short-line tax credits U.S. Class I workforce a tad larger in February, STB says Balfour Beatty names two VPs

April 11

UTU-Canada resumes CN strike after members reject tentative pact Roberts returns to NYCT to take presidential reins San Francisco railway begins full service on T-Third extension EPA's renewable fuel program to energize railroads' ethanol, biofuels traffic First tunnel complete for Vancouver's Canada Line AmeriCast Technologies acquires Atlas Castings and Technology TTCI promotes Peña to assistant director of business acquisition Kelso Technologies hires law firm, appoints rail advisory board chair

April 10

CN creates North American transportation services subsidiary BNSF to provide haz-mat shippers a pricing incentive to use safer tank cars Illinois Commerce Commission to fund majority of six grade crossing projects A. Stucki, subsidiaries under new ownership after management-led buyout India's Delhi Metro contracts consultant for airport rail link VAE Nortrak appoints three-member executive board to manage firm after Tuningley retires Bombardier/Belam Riga consortium to provide signaling system for Uzbekistan railway Progressive Railroading wins two American Inhouse Design Awards

April 9

D.C. planning commission study recommends three ways to re-route haz-mat trains away from nation's capitol Northstar Corridor Development Authority to study proposed extension U.S. roads ring up fewer carloads and intermodal loads in March, AAR says President establishes second emergency board to investigate Metro-North, Teamsters labor dispute Ontario government to provide $3.6 million for Little Bear Express service improvements Consortium to build half of Saudi Arabia's new north-south line NATK: CEO Kaufman resigns, Sullivan and Corcia to co-lead company

April 5

New Jersey DOT proposes $1.3 billion for NJ Transit's FY08 capital program Short-line association to hand out annual safety awards French railway, Alstom set world train speed record Ohio rail commission OKs $550,000 in grants for three freight-rail projects Amtrak to rehabilitate second track on Susquehanna River Bridge Vossloh to acquire Cleveland Track Material Greenbrier to close 'unprofitable' Canadian rail-car plant CIT settles into new Chicago digs

April 4

Severe weather in Wyoming slows UP's PRB coal traffic Canadian government awards another $2 million in transit security funds Kinder Morgan acquires Canadian bulk marine terminal from British Columbia Railway Schlosser joins Global Rail Systems as CEO; Taylor becomes CFO Timken to be sole supplier of Velaro high-speed train bearings Bombardier to build high-capacity trains for French railway, refurbish coaches for Belgian railway Portec Rail sells former U.K. manufacturing plant for $2 million

April 3

Sarles succeeds Warrington as NJ Transit's executive director Canadian MOW workers union contemplates CPR strike Long Island Rail Road continues to renovate century-old Flatbush Avenue Terminal Alaska Railroad registers lower freight, higher passenger revenue in 2006 RailAmerica COO Conklin retires Bombardier to assemble 100 EMD SD70ACe locomotives in Mexico Knorr-Bremse, ZAO Transmashholding joint venture to market vehicle braking systems in Russia ALSTOM, Bombardier to supply double-deck trainsets for French railway

April 2

Pittsburgh port authority to reduce service, cut costs in face of FY08 budget deficit Virginia rail department negotiates $1.6 billion Dulles Corridor design-build contract UP to modernize L.A. container transfer facility New York MTA reaches tentative agreements for 4,200 Metro-North employees CN to open Prince George transload/intermodal terminal in fall NS to pilot 10East's mobile business, preventative maintenance systems Hulcher Services shuffles off to Buffalo << Previous Next >>
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