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Rail News: April 2010

April 30

Rail Industry Trends
AAR weekly report: U.S. railroads continue to tally traffic gains Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSXT, Delaware & Hudson seek STB approval for joint-use corridor Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CN, Halifax port and terminal operators create supply-chain partnership Read More »
Passenger Rail
DART to open final two Green Line sections in December Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Car orders up, deliveries down in first quarter, ARCI says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Railroads earn honors for haz-mat efforts Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern workers choose BMWED Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF, short lines form caucus Read More »

April 29

High-Speed Rail
Connecticut, Massachusetts outline Northeast HSR project Read More »
High-Speed Rail
California's high-speed plans could be delayed due to 'inadequate' planning, auditor's office says Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak to invest $1 billion in capital program Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. Class I workforce enlarges again in March, STB data shows Read More »
Passenger Rail
McFarlane to become TriMet's next GM Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
In memoriam: Short-line magnate and ASLRRA leader Earl Durden Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RailAmerica, Genesee & Wyoming register 'solid' Q1 results Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSXT assigns Brown, Arko to new VP posts Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NCDOT turns to solar power for crossings Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from Ansaldo STS USA, ShipXpress, Invensys Rail, Vossloh, Trinity and ARI; Also: In Memoriam - Richard Latini Read More »

April 28

High-Speed Rail
AHSRA calls on Congress, Administration to establish high-speed working group Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Solid Q1 results reflect economic improvement, NS and CP say Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
PTC will not provide 'substantial' business benefits to railroads, AAR says Read More »
Passenger Rail
PATH, union reach tentative agreement Read More »
Passenger Rail
Oberstar honored for rail safety efforts Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX's Ward: U.S. needs to make 'aggressive' commitment to modernize infrastructure Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
IHS Global Insight predicts strong rebound for trade by all transportation modes Read More »

April 27

Rail Industry Trends
CN posts financial gains in Q1 Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain electrification is 'essential,' agency says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Increased traffic volume boosts KCS' Q1 financials Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolink budget proposal has fewer cuts than previous plan Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Maine officials, railway agree to mediation Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR, U.S.-U.A.E. Business Council lead trade mission Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from Siemens, Ansaldo STS, Wabtec, Peab, Knorr-Bremse and ShipXpress Read More »

April 26

High-Speed Rail
High-speed rail a top option for short-haul European travel, study says Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Knorr-Bremse to provide brake components for Japanese high-speed trains Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Coalition lobbies for $4 billion in federal HSR funding in FY2011 Read More »
Passenger Rail
New York MTA revises capital program to cut costs Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Tie purchases, production make hay in March, RTA says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Soy Transportation Coalition survey gives Class Is mixed reviews Read More »
Passenger Rail
St. Louis Metro will not receive promised state aid Read More »
Passenger Rail
DRPA, PATCO plan light-rail line in southern New Jersey Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BTS to track freight-rail yields as transportation indicator Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Kisner to manage Patriot Rail's fleet, mechanical department Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP to bolster track in Kansas, Nebraska Read More »

April 23

High-Speed Rail
ContiTech to provide air spring systems for Chinese high-speed trains Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: U.S. roads' weekly carloads reach 16-month high Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF's Keltner, Sen. Lautenberg earn AAR's top environmental honors Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA proposes fare hikes, service cuts to bridge budget gap Read More »
Passenger Rail
San Francisco authority approves transit center design Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
USDOT analyzes GHG emissions; AAR touts railroads' fuel efficiency Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSX eyes new north division HQ, honors shippers' 'green' efforts Read More »
Passenger Rail
GCRTA launches 'Future Leaders Club' Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from RailWorks, The CrossGlobe Group, GATX, L.B. Foster and RailPros Read More »

April 22

Rail Industry Trends
UP: Double-digit volume gain paves way to income, operating ratio records Read More »
Passenger Rail
APTA seeks public transportation security funding Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB orders CN to explain blocked-crossing counts in Chicago area Read More »
Passenger Rail
Amtrak: New surface transportation bill should provide multi-year funding Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF takes wraps off revamped Memphis terminal Read More »
Passenger Rail
TriMet announces service cut proposal Read More »
Passenger Rail
Two governors, D.C. mayor devise plan to oversee WMATA's safety Read More »
Passenger Rail
New York MTA cites carbon emission savings Read More »

April 21

Passenger Rail
Amtrak conducts first biodiesel fuel test on Heartland Flyer Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
OneRail Coalition: Climate change bill needs to consider transportation ramifications Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit, Bellevue agree to resolve light-rail project issues Read More »
Passenger Rail
TransLink, British Columbia consider transit options Read More »
Passenger Rail
New York MTA considers Staten Island service improvements Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF honors chemical shippers' safety efforts Read More »
Passenger Rail
Canada, Ontario dole out dollars for GO Transit bridge work Read More »
Passenger Rail
Updates from Siemens, Alstom, Railinc, Bombardier, Road & Rail Services and System Logistics Read More »

April 20

Passenger Rail
Denver RTD won't seek tax increase, expects FasTracks delays Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Domestic intermodal loses share of short-haul moves, FTR says Read More »
Passenger Rail
Lomax becomes first female to head TriMet's operations Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Virginia rail agency posts I-81 truck diversion study online Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSX Intermodal receives Landstar's 'Intermodal Carrier of the Year' award Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Ohio rail commission OKs line rehab project Read More »
Passenger Rail
Russian Railways adds passenger cars in response to volcanic eruption Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from SYSTRA/AECOM, Railhead, Vossloh, Portec Rail, EKE-Electronics and Eta Phi Systems Read More »

April 19

High-Speed Rail
Bombardier obtains approval for automatic train protection system Read More »
Passenger Rail
TriMet obtains FTA grant for streetcar components Read More »
Passenger Rail
Minnesota light-rail line lands crucial agreement Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sales tax measure enables St. Louis Metro to restore service Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NuStar Energy begins to move North Dakota crude oil via rail Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Ohio rail commission gives short line green light to repair tunnel, bridges Read More »
Passenger Rail
LACMTA considers light-rail extension Read More »
Passenger Rail
Amtrak Cascades breaks first-quarter ridership record Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
USDOT focuses on workforce development, global freight activity Read More »

April 16

High-Speed Rail
CHSRA releases preliminary alternatives analyses, announces plans to study shared-track alternative in L.A. Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA tests new car prototypes Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. railroads boost traffic again in week No. 14, AAR says Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit paves way for new light-rail line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Fenley joins KCS as AVP; Merritt joins Indiana Rail Road as VP Read More »
Passenger Rail
UTA to begin work on light-rail project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Mississippi allocates funds to help rebuild Columbus & Greenville line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NS reaches out on the Internet through social networking, media sites Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from EMD, Ansaldo STS USA, RailComm, Milestone Equipment, Banyan Rail Services and NXDN Forum Read More »

April 15

Passenger Rail
FTA funding to advance 'Access to the Region's Core' project Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit approves fare hikes Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. railroads make traffic strides in March, AAR says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Transportation Services Index slips in February Read More »
Passenger Rail
Capitol Corridor logs first ridership increase in 13 months Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Three small roads make management changes; RailAmerica revises board Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Ohio to review state rail plan Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Canada to fund upgrades at 155 grade crossings Read More »

April 14

CSX Transportation
CSX sets first-quarter income, operating ratio records Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NS, EMD to test biodiesel as locomotive fuel Read More »
Passenger Rail
L.A. MTA breaks ground on mixed-use development Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NYC to improve freight shipping capabilities Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Newly minted Maine law provides funds to purchase rail line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Saskatchewan slates $500,000 for short-line grants Read More »
Passenger Rail
New York MTA expands subway messaging system Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from GATX; Electro-Motive Diesel; Spectrum Infrared; Amsted Rail and Shulman Rogers; Also, in memoriam: FreightCar America's Marx Read More »

April 13

Rail Industry Trends
U.S., Mexico renew commitment to cross-border transportation goals Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CN, Chicago-area community coalition issue court briefs in 'J' appeal Read More »
Passenger Rail
TriMet ridership rises for second straight month Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP reassigns six execs in operating, finance departments Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Carloads climb for Genesee & Wyoming, RailAmerica in March Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Australia's QR Freight lands iron-ore hauling contract Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Unions worldwide promote rail as sustainable transport Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from GE Transportation, Thales, SNC-Lavalin, Powerbrace, Alstom, Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, GE Rail Services and Parsons Brinckerhoff Read More »

April 12

High-Speed Rail
Urban planner talks high-speed rail Read More »
High-Speed Rail
New York 'in the HSR ballgame,' LaHood says Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Parsons Brinckerhoff appoints two architects for California HSR project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP seeks summary judgment in DHS fine, seizure dispute Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB assesses proposed Maine line abandonment Read More »
Passenger Rail
Denver RTD considers sales tax increase Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Canadian government invests in co-op's short-line plan Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CP, Teamsters agree on contract; U.K. railroads, union spar over work changes Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
North Carolina DOT to upgrade, close crossings Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA to allow online access to SmarTrip information Read More »
Passenger Rail
Houston Metro swears in board members Read More »

April 9

High-Speed Rail
Transbay Transit Center to serve as northern terminus of California's HSR system Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Caltrain pins electrification hopes on California HSR Read More »
Passenger Rail
Congressman proposes plan to address Pennsylvania's transportation funding deficit Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR report: U.S. railroads boost carloads for sixth-straight week, intermodal loads for 12th-straight week Read More »
Passenger Rail
California commission ponies up $357 million for transportation projects Read More »
Passenger Rail
Amtrak off to a record-setting ridership pace Read More »
Passenger Rail
UTA: Inglish new CEO; Allegra new GM Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
KWG Resources proposes to build rail line for chrome deposit Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
North Carolina transportation officials break ground on Kinston rail spur Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA to consider single-person operator on Orange Line Read More »

April 8

High-Speed Rail
California high-speed authority to reassess ridership, revenue forecasts Read More »
Passenger Rail
Pennsylvania agencies concerned about rejected toll road plan Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Employment and sales on the rise, Q1 CEO survey shows Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FTR report: Class 8 truck orders still on slow-to-pick-up pace Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit violated whistleblower law, OSHA says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Railmark acquires Florida tourist-train operation Read More »
Passenger Rail
Connecticut coalition seeks Amtrak RFP investigation Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain seeks ways to reduce the number of autos driven to stations Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from Alstom, GATX, Greenbrier, Electro-Motive Diesel, Banyan Rail Services and Hunter Capital Read More »

April 7

High-Speed Rail
Half of Americans support HSR, poll says Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Cincinnati to host HSR-related European-American Chamber of Commerce event Read More »
Passenger Rail
FRA unveils PTC grant program; Amtrak accelerates PTC installation work Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP's SPRB coal train count climbed in March Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CP installs Harris, O'Hagan in senior-level posts Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit to consider fare hikes Read More »
Passenger Rail
TriMet to sound bell at certain crossings, create quiet zone Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP honors chemical shippers' accident-prevention efforts Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART won't raise fares or cut service despite deficit Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from Unitrac, Balfour Beatty, Harsco, TieTek, Rail Logistics, ARCADIS, Telvent and Swarco AG Read More »

April 6

Rail Industry Trends
CSX, UTU negotiate five-year agreement for southern lines Read More »
Passenger Rail
SEPTA, Houston Metro won't cut services despite lack of funding Read More »
Passenger Rail
TSA grant to help TriMet boost security Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Indiana Southern to operate Hoosier Southern Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP to bolster track in Colorado, Iowa Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Toyota Logistics honors BNSF for transportation, delivery Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Conexus Indiana plan calls for logistics, transportation upgrades in Hoosier State Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP locomotive marks Boy Scouts' centennial Read More »

April 5

High-Speed Rail
HSR association to hold L.A. conference Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Russian Railways continues to advance Moscow-St. Petersburg HSR project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR report: U.S. railroads' weekly carloads reach a 16-month high Read More »
Passenger Rail
Fenton to take Metrolink's reins as CEO Read More »
Passenger Rail
ATU rejects GCRTA contract terms Read More »
Passenger Rail
SacRT approves service cuts to fill budget gap Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA's daily ridership reaches new No. 2 mark on all-time-high list Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA appoints Dougherty to top safety post Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Alaska Railroad boosts earnings, asset base in '09 Read More »
Passenger Rail
Updates from Logistic Dynamics, Thales, Halcrow, Positive Energy, Parsons Brinckerhoff and ENSCO Read More »

April 1

High-Speed Rail
Boardman dishes on Amtrak's high-speed vision Read More »
High-Speed Rail
North Carolina DOT to host HSR business opportunity workshop Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Wisconsin legislator introduces legislation to kill Milwaukee-Madison project Read More »
Passenger Rail
Denver RTD, BNSF sign final Fastracks agreements Read More »
Passenger Rail
APTA poll: Fare hikes, service cuts and layoffs part of public transportation landscape Read More »
Passenger Rail
CN sells section of track to Metrolinx Read More »
Passenger Rail
NCDOT increases passenger service between Raleigh, Charlotte Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
ASLRRA honors Panhandle Northern's Cotton as 'Safety Person of the Year' Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CP lands coal contract, CSXT marks aggregate shipper's milestone Read More »
Passenger Rail
Marino joins Las Vegas Railway Express as VP Read More »
Passenger Rail
Updates from Boatright, AzulStar, Ansaldo STS, Thales, Global Railway and Bombardier; Also, in memoriam: Primus Electronics' McNutt Read More »
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