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Rail News: April 2009

April 30

Kansas City Southern
KCS reins in costs to mitigate effects from revenue, volume declines Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Senate confirms Szabo's nomination as FRA administrator Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolink to hold off on approving fare increase — for now Read More »
Passenger Rail
Public transit investment would create 'green' jobs, APTA report states Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Washington allocates state funds for short line's track rehab project Read More »
Passenger Rail
TriMet celebrates five years of Interstate MAX service Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BMWED members ratify Soo Line pact Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from GE, Trinity Industries, Portec Rail, HJ Skelton and HDR Read More »

April 29

Canadian National Railway - CN
Jobin to succeed Mongeau as CN's CFO Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit to trim expenses, maintain fares in FY10 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
KCS launches service to Mexican multi-modal facility; BNSF Logistics wins Wal-Mart's carrier award Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF's Miller joins U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission subcommittee  Read More »
Passenger Rail
Los Angeles MTA contracts consulting firm to identify PPP opportunities Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CN presents 'safe handling' awards to 98 shippers Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Genesee & Wyoming increases income, earnings Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from Vossloh, J.L. Patterson, Veolia Transportation, Aralia Systems, IBM and Isis L.L.C. Read More »

April 28

Passenger Rail
New York MTA projects larger-than-expected budget deficit Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART board advances eBART, Oakland Airport Connector projects Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Stifel Nicolaus analyst raises ’09 EPS estimate for BNSF Read More »
Passenger Rail
FRA approves draft environmental work for southern California-to-Vegas high-speed line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Crews break ground on siding designed to boost capacity, reduce delays of Amtrak Missouri River Runner trains Read More »
Passenger Rail
Santa Clara VTA proposes FY2010 budget, fare hikes Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NS awards 10 college scholarships Read More »

April 27

CSX Transportation
TCI sells 4.5 percent stake in CSX Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit to use $4.6 million in stimulus funds for commuter-rail extension Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF, CSXI team up to provide expedited trailer service Read More »
Passenger Rail
State funds in flux for St. Louis Metro Read More »
Passenger Rail
San Francisco-area transportation commission signs off on 25-year plan Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
South Dakota ponies up $10.7 million to improve three state-owned lines Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSXI takes home Landstar's intermodal carrier award; NS honors 35 chemical shippers' safety efforts
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Rail Industry Trends
Updates from Parsons Transportation/Granite, Bombardier, RailComm, e-VERIFILE.COM, GATX and Sherwin-Williams Read More »

April 24

BNSF Railway
Despite lower revenue and earnings, BNSF 'weathers a difficult economic environment' by controlling costs Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CP's tough trifecta: Revenue, earnings and income fall Read More »
Passenger Rail
San Francisco MTA facing $130 million budget deficit in FY2010 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Another week, another discouraging traffic outcome for North American roads, AAR report shows Read More »
Passenger Rail
New report cites nation's 'transit innovations' Read More »
Passenger Rail
Consultant to analyze BART's transit police department Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CN's Algoma Central Railway acquires Colorado's Ski Train Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Adrian & Blissfield names Jones GM Read More »

April 23

Union Pacific Railroad
UP sets operating ratio record in 'most challenging' business environment Read More »
Passenger Rail
NRC's Baker provides insight on stimulus bill's rail-industry impacts Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
ASLRRA's Timmons seeks RRIF loan, ARRA funding rule changes Read More »
Passenger Rail
Santa Clara VTA registers ridership gain for eighth-straight month Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSXT lands 63 new facilities, attracts 42 plant expansions in '08 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR boots up online carbon calculator Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART to install solar panels, energy-efficient lighting at Richmond shop Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from Chicago Freight Car Leasing, Ansaldo, Salco Products, Carillion, Wabtec, Hub Group and Knorr-Bremse Read More »

April 22

Rail Industry Trends
NS reins in costs to offset lower revenue, income Read More »
CSX Transportation
AAR honors CSXT's O'Malley with top environmentalist award Read More »
Passenger Rail
ITI's Carmichael on Obama's high-speed rail strategy: 'most ambitious' transportation plan since 1950s Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolink completes crossing upgrades in Glendale Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Huron Central Railway: Line closure coming if province doesn’t pony up Read More »
Passenger Rail
APTA, transit agencies commemorate Earth Day Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF presents stewardship awards to 86 shippers; UP takes home Toyota's top railroad award Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CN donates $250,000 to Michigan university's rail program Read More »

April 21

Canadian National Railway - CN
EVP/CFO Mongeau to succeed Harrison as CN's top officer Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF bags stimulus funds for major Iowa bridge reconstruction Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CN elevates earnings, lowers expenses despite economic challenges Read More »
Passenger Rail
Texas House approves dedicated revenue for rail relocation, improvement projects Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
TRANSCAER hands out achievement awards to three Class Is; CSXT presents first-ever environmental awards to 19 shippers Read More »
Passenger Rail
Mica, Reid to receive NARP's Golden Spike Award Read More »
Passenger Rail
New national infrastructure plan critical to turn around economy, report states Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from MaxAccel, Ansaldo STS, Invensys Rail Group, SafeRack, e-VERIFILE.COM, RailComm, Railpower and J.L. Patterson Read More »

April 20

Passenger Rail
California needs 'stable, predictable' state funding source, transit association says Read More »
Passenger Rail
Denver RTD to begin preliminary engineering for East, Gold lines Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Key EJ&E bridge project lands stimulus dollars, Sen. Durbin says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Fewer freight trains, more passengers crossed U.S. borders in '08, BTS data shows Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Fitch affirms CSX's debt rating at BBB-; outlook for Class I is 'stable' Read More »
Passenger Rail
Maryland Transit Administration obtains stimulus dollars for subway station, wheel improvements Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Long-proposed UTU/sheet metal workers' union merger still in limbo Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Mississippi State University lands grant to study line restoration Read More »

April 17

Rail Industry Trends
Long Beach, Vancouver ports advance major rail projects Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
North American roads' traffic woes carry over into week No. 14, AAR data shows Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Asian Pacific rail market affords 'high growth potential,' consultant says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Mabry to succeed Moschetti as BNSF's CMO Read More »
Passenger Rail
SFMTA light-rail facility wins national public works award Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP to boost train speed on Wisconsin line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from GE, PLS Logistics, HDR, Swift Transportation and MISCOR Group Read More »

April 16

Passenger Rail
Obama Administration releases strategic plan to prompt high-speed rail development Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act should include a national transportation plan, National Center for Intermodal Transportation says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Retail import volume at U.S. container ports to decline at least through summer, report says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSXI introduces online price-quoting tool, voice-enabled shipment tracing system Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP, Progress Rail to test low-emission, intermediate-haul locomotive Read More »
Passenger Rail
New Jersey DOT's $3.6 billion capital program includes $1.4 billion for NJ Transit Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Alaska Railroad's annual report notes accomplishments in face of adversity Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak tabs Gardner to serve as VP of policy and development Read More »

April 15

CSX Transportation
CSX registers lower revenue and earnings, but reins in costs Read More »
Passenger Rail
Eight governors, Chicago mayor call on USDOT to back Midwest high-speed rail system Read More »
Passenger Rail
California's intercity routes log fewer passengers in March Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSXT's business to get a charge from Kentucky battery cell plant Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP, Dow post progress on joint chemical transportation safety goals Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
10East becomes RMI subsidiary Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART seeks contractor input on Oakland Airport Connector Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from Hatch Mott MacDonald, Hanson Pipe & Precast, Dynamic Composites, Dow and Cornerstone Systems Read More »

April 14

Passenger Rail
BART faces $54 million budget deficit in FY2010 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CN reaches mitigation agreement with last major Indiana city, submits compliance reports to STB Read More »
Passenger Rail
TriMet ridership dips in March Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Obama pegs Porcari as deputy USDOT secretary Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. Postal Service to launch two-year LTL test Read More »
Passenger Rail
GCRTA to use stimulus funds for new Brookpark Station Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
French to succeed McIntyre as BNSF technology services AVP Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from Herzog, Railpower, Cricket Communications, RailComm and e-VERIFILE.COM Read More »

April 13

Passenger Rail
WMATA to expand eight-car train operations on Red, Green lines Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Week No. 13 doesn't change U.S. railroads' traffic fortunes, AAR data shows Read More »
Passenger Rail
Maryland's MARC to install public-address systems Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP, BNSF continue to tackle trackwork Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
TTCI launches unmanned tests at FAST track Read More »
Passenger Rail
Los Angeles MTA to outline alternatives for Harbor Subdivision corridor Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Toyota honors NS with highest logistics provider award Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Gulf & Ohio installs protection system at Alabama grade crossing Read More »

April 9

Passenger Rail
Obama nominates Rogoff as FTA administrator Read More »
Passenger Rail
DHS allocates another $388 million for transit security grant program Read More »
Passenger Rail
GO Transit to purchase CN line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Most freight transportation companies to miss Wall Street's Q1 earnings consensus estimates, Stifel Nicolaus says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BTS: Freight index makes large leap from January to February Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB releases consultant's report on freight-rail capacity; Canadian governments spur grade separation in Windsor Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RDC to help foster short-line freight operations in France Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from EMD, Alstom/Bombardier, Thales, Greenbrier, BASF PVM and Railpower Read More »

April 8

Rail Industry Trends
Progressive Railroading Webcast to outline stimulus act's impacts on the rail industry Read More »
Passenger Rail
DART to launch construction on Blue Line extension Read More »
Passenger Rail
GO Transit seeks to expand service, fleet Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP's March coal train loadings slip slightly in PRB, Colorado/Utah Read More »
Amtrak
Stimulus dollars to fund Amtrak station upgrades in Pennsylvania, Kansas Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP to improve Kansas line; BNSF to upgrade track in Wisconsin, Minnesota Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB to hold hearing on uniform cost system changes, add Campbell to staff Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Railinc to launch Umler/EMIS system in summer Read More »

April 7

Passenger Rail
Illinois dedicates half a billion for Chicago transit projects Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. Class I workforce shrinks some more in February, STB data shows Read More »
Passenger Rail
MARTA holds out hope for state funds Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Regional Rail acquires Middletown and New Jersey Railway Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Truck brokers need to expand services to become shippers' go-to transportation provider, execs say Read More »
Passenger Rail
UTU launches close-call pilot program with NJ Transit Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Ontario's proposed budget a boon for railroads, RAC says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from Wi-Tronix, Wabtec, Thales, RailComm, Gannett Fleming and North by Honeywell Read More »

April 6

Rail Industry Trends
Around the intermodal horn: BNSF makes transit-time strides; KCSR/NS launch Florida service; UP earns UPS honor; L.A. port adds incentive Read More »
Passenger Rail
GO Transit to receive millions from federal, provincial governments Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolink proposes fare hike Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
California Northern shoulders heavy loads for California power plant Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Washington state DOT, short line hammer out operating agreement Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Heavy-duty truck orders up in March, but 'still dismal' — FTR Associates Read More »
Passenger Rail
Wisconsin DOT wins FRA grant for intercity rail corridor planning Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from National Steel Car, Interfleet/ Walkerwarren, Gradall, RAIL.ONE and Peab Read More »

April 3

Rail Industry Trends
March traffic at 'kick them when they're down' levels for U.S. roads, AAR says Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain, California high-speed rail authority forge partnership Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UTU forms task force to help FRA reduce worker fatalities Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metro-North gears up to open Yankee Stadium station Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NS lands 80 new facilities, 35 plant expansions in '08 Read More »
Passenger Rail
DART named 'best in Americas' agency Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BLET voices opposition to rail antitrust act Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit to add service to Great Notch Station Read More »

April 2

Passenger Rail
Virginia, NS agree to complete rail improvements near Lynchburg Read More »
Passenger Rail
TriMet to begin preliminary engineering on new light-rail line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Chemical distributors association opposes UP's stance on STB common-carrier petition Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSXT recognizes 64 shippers' chemical safety efforts; BNSF receives recognition from Texas National Guard Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Kansas DOT provides stimulus grants to three short lines Read More »
Passenger Rail
LACMTA launches environmental study for Westside subway project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad workers ratify UTU contract Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from Trainyard Tech, ENSCO, North American Signal, Bombardier, Thales and GE Read More »

April 1

Passenger Rail
Ontario government seeks to merge Toronto's GO Transit, Metrolinx Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CN assigns four execs to high-ranking VP positions Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
ASLRRA honors 340 small roads' safety achievements Read More »
Passenger Rail
South Florida RTA launches funding campaign Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Rail-funding bill makes strides in Texas Senate Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CP to become minority owner of Detroit River tunnel Read More »
Passenger Rail
Consortium to oversee London's Crossrail project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Surface transportation trade among NAFTA partners falls to five-year low in January Read More »
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