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Rail News: May 2004

May 28

AAR traffic update: U.S. roads set another weekly intermodal record SEPTA obtains $1 million to fund security programs CSXI to offer 'Transborder' container service into Mexico TriMet to add, upgrade security cameras Wal-Mart bestows annual carrier award to BNSF for sixth-straight year BART asks passengers to be on lookout for suspicious activity Rochester & Southern, UTU reach tentative agreement for T&E workers Taiwan railway contracts Alcatel to provide mass rapid-transit communication system BNSF's Kraemer to chair National Coal Council

May 27

BNSF opens suggestion box to welcome workers' security-enhancing ideas Amtrak orders 10 switcher locomotives from MotivePower KCS to enhance e-business tools' functionality, security AllTranstek names Hoffman president, Wilson VP/GM GATX Rail appoints McGrath to manage eastern region accounts Arch Insurance to begin offering coverage to railroads

May 26

Aiming lower: CN seeks operating ratio below 65 as part of five-year plan TriMet sets average weekday ridership record CSXI enhances e-business, plans service changes to be ready for fall peak New York, New Jersey, Connecticut employers recognized for programs benefitting commuters UP settles class action suit related to Louisiana derailment RailAmerica's Indy short line to lease Fort Wayne corridor from CSXT RailWorks appoints List president/CEO, Campbell CFO

May 25

Senate confirms Buttrey, Mulvey as STB members VRE names acting CEO Zehner top exec LIRR opens new bridge as part of Jamaica Station rehab project AAR traffic data: U.S. roads still on a traffic roll The Carlyle Group sells Horizon Lines 15 months after acquiring firm from CSX WMATA contracts LAZ Parking to assist in parking lot payment conversion BNSF awards contract to Georgetown Rail for dump-car conversion kits Plasser & Theurer cracks European market for 600 S Series mobile welder

May 24

Kazakhstan to build $7 billion high-speed freight line linking China, European Union CTA begins Lake Street Station improvements Rural Canadian towns to receive funds for passenger-rail services AAR honors CSXT's Gleason for haz-mat safety contributions CN reaches tentative agreement with police officers union WMATA names two board members Atlantic Western Transportation appoints Ricketts to head sales, marketing U.K. train operator purchases train simulator Class I to test RailPower's Green Goat for five years in L.A. Basin

May 21

BNSF's L.A. intermodal facility sets back-to-back daily lift records FRA to begin environmental study for California-to-Nevada Maglev project IBEW negotiators halt contract talks with CN reps Department of Homeland Security issues passenger-rail security directives Wabtec's Davies resigns because of health; Chairman Kassling assumes president/CEO duties TSA issues RFP for I.D. card prototype Transco Railway Products acquires seven rail-car repair shops from Trinity Industries Harsco Track Technologies obtains equipment orders in India, Africa

May 20

TRANSCAER honors BNSF, NS for emergency preparedness program assistance MARTA cuts 'up close' parking fees Canadian legislators continue to seek ways to revamp railroad noise laws Maryland MTA to launch redesigned Web site Alaska Railroad to assess environmental condition of Ship Creek Yard Revived New Orleans streetcar service a 'significant accomplishment,' USDOT's Mineta says Progressive Rail to lease, operate Soo Line's track segments in Minnesota North Carolina Railroad names Burnell VP of real estate

May 19

BNSF promotes Kempker, Stropes NJ Transit to break ground on three-station rehab project UP reroutes Iowa traffic over CN/IC line to accommodate two-month trackwork project SEPTA transportation center lands 'Project of the Year'award Eliminating an eyesore: ACTA, LA-area ports propose storing empty containers off site French national railway orders transmission equipment from CXR Anderson Jacobson Bombardier rolls locomotive No. 34,000 off German assembly line GATX Rail appoints Groos SVP of maintenance network

May 18

CN: Grand Trunk Western workers ratify contract; Wisconsin Central Division employees approve tentative pact Canadian governments to fund study for new Ontario light-rail system BNSF, utility resolve majority of rate dispute, STB says Plauderville lot part of NJ Transit's parking expansion plans CN honors chemical shippers' safe-handling efforts LIRR sets agenda for summer trackwork program Taking a Toll: Holding company renames Tranz Rail RMI continues to build railroad, shipper customer base

May 17

AAR traffic data: U.S. railroads maintain traffic-building momentum Caltrain's CTX project nears completion CN reaches tentative agreement with Canadian dispatchers union BART, SamTrans reach agreement on SFO extension funding EPA rule requires railroads to start using low-sulfur fuel in 2007, AAR says Nevada's RTC to begin final design on Las Vegas monorail extension Alaska Railroad gains new gravel business HNTB to acquire transportation planning, design firm TEI

May 14

FRA safety audit: Results show remote-control locomotive operations cause fewer accidents, injuries WMATA to combine SmarTrip, credit card BNSF promotes public education programs, closes crossings to reduce train collisions CTA appoints two execs KCS' new security council conducts first meeting NS stockholders re-elect four board members, approve auditing firm Detroit's Delray Connecting Railroad reaches the century mark

May 13

Another ONE on the way: CSXT to begin implementing next portion of operational-improving strategy Bush Administration-appointed board recommends resolution to SEPTA/UTU dispute CPR to lease space in Port Moody public safety building for railway police VRE to raise fares next month Providence and Worcester narrows net loss, increases revenue during traditionally weak first quarter Genesee & Wyoming shareholders elect three board members Chemical shipper now a three-time NS safety award winner

May 12

UP, NIT League schedule forum to address service problems Manhattan/Long Island/airport tunnel would cut rail passengers' commute times, transit authorities say BMWE Canada to merge with Teamsters Canada Rail Conference More evidence of traffic upturn: U.S. roads' weekly carloads reach five-year high, AAR says UP officials say nay to TRC Capital's stock purchase offer Transportation ministry taps Brown to serve as Iraq reconstruction liaison

May 11

BNSF off to best safety performance start in nine years NYCT contracts Parsons Brinckerhoff-led joint venture to manage transit center construction North American trailer moves set stage for first-quarter intermodal growth, IANA says California's North County Transit District proposes fare increase AmerenEnergy seeks STB approval to build Illinois line Thailand railway awards $70 million interlocking system contract to Bombardier Loram obtains Stellent software to store, share engineering documents Wabtec Rail makes three management appointments

May 10

CN takes ownership of Great Lakes Transportation's short lines, shipping company LA MTA proposes $2.9 billion FY2005 budget BLET organizes 10th short line — Louisville & Indiana Railroad Australian research organization develops passenger-rail operations simulator NS obtains software to sharpen track-condition analyses CN adds three years to Optimization Alternatives' software contract 3PL Cornerstone Systems to start offering rail-transportation services

May 7

Transportation industry's February index indicates economic resurgence is for real Senate committee backs bill proposing more federal funds to bolster transit-system security AAR hands out Harrimans — including NS' 15th-straight Group A gold BNSF's Robinson receives Hammond award for safety achievements UP is violating an agreement by replacing locomotive engineers with officers, UTU says It's 'Tranny' time again: TMCA awards honor transportation firms' marketing achievements

May 6

KCS continues to roll out workforce management system DART's 2003 report cites ridership increase, expansion plans Illinois fuel-tax bill would pump up railroads' diesel costs, ASLRRA says UTU members to help Metra spread safety message From Montreal to Seoul: World Congress on Railway Research prepares for upcoming international conferences Cubic card services division expands to attract new smart-card customers Trinity Industries improves year-over-year quarterly financial figures, but numbers still add up to a loss Dowd resigns from RailPower's board

May 5

BNSF banks on bigger hopper fleet, ombudsman to reap grain-service rewards Maryland Commuter Rail, Amtrak to screen New Carrollton station passengers for explosives under pilot program FRA provides annual grant to Operation Lifesaver WMATA proposes FY2005 fare increase Carmen union members to contribute more toward monthly health, welfare costs Minneapolis' Hiawatha light-rail to open late next month Tie Tek adds three execs to management ranks New York MTA to spend $600 million to increase security Ontario Northland obtains additional passenger cars Survey: Supply chains lack efficiency, synchronization, U.S. business execs say

May 4

NS, CSX: STB should end formal oversight of the Conrail split House subcommittee to hold rail-security hearing BNSF targets moviegoers, existing employees as T&E candidates Portland's TriMet receives federal funds for new line BMWE's Canadian legislative directors bless Teamsters merger Phoenix light-rail project obtains $9.9 million USDOT grant BNSF's Galassi, Schulze to assume new management roles Finnish railway contracts Alcatel to provide train control for southern line WABCO Freight Car Products negotiates three-year contract with Ontario workers

May 3

Rutter resigns as FRA administrator to again serve native Texas Minnesota House axes Northstar funds from capital investment bill U.S. railroads shatter weekly intermodal traffic record, AAR says Southern California's Metrolink to increase, restructure fares KCS fuels diesel-supply needs with new Oklahoma pipeline Canadian governments, railways secure funds to continue service to First Nations reserve Genesee & Wyoming overcomes severe winter weather to post promising first-quarter financial figures Cubic names Carroll VP of card services Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority repays federal loan decades ahead of deadline << Previous Next >>
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