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Rail News: May 2004

May 28

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

May 27

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

May 26

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

May 25

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

May 24

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

May 21

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

May 20

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

May 19

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

May 18

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

May 17

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

May 14

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

May 13

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

May 12

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

May 11

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

May 10

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

May 7

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

May 6

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

May 5

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

May 4

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

May 3

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