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Rail News: April 2007

April 30

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

April 27

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

April 26

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

April 25

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

April 24

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

April 23

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

April 20

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

April 19

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

April 18

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

April 17

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

April 16

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

April 13

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

April 12

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

April 11

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

April 10

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

April 9

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

April 5

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

April 4

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

April 3

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

April 2

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