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Rail News: May 2005

May 31

Financials
CPR to buy back 2.5 million shares of common stock Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Alaska Railroad to receive two FRA grants totaling $38.8 million Read More »
Labor
CPR names B.C. interchange after Chinese rail worker Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Indiana Rail Road's technological advances earn award Read More »
People
FECI's MacSwain to retire next month Read More »
C&S
LED lighting supplier Carmanah to acquire Soltek Powersource Read More »

May 27

Mechanical
Class Is promise fewer emissions, less fuel consumption under EPA partnership Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Los Angeles MTA approves $2.9 billion FY2006 budget Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
'UP's Franklin receives AAR's environmental excellence award Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BART adopts interim operating budget Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Mineta to Gunn: Implement cost-cutting, cash-conservation measures immediately Read More »
Intermodal
Good news for railroads: Driver shortage appears to be a long-term trucking issue, ATA says Read More »
Labor
Electrical workers' union OKs CN contract Read More »
Passenger Rail
VRE adds parking at Broad Run Station Read More »
People
RailAmerica's board retains three long-time members Read More »

May 26

M&A
Genesee & Wyoming to acquire Rail Management's 14 short lines Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Boston becomes third major city to introduce haz-mat ban legislation Read More »
People
Weyandt to oversee KCS' finances, treasury Read More »
Mechanical
NS to kick tires on RailPower's Green Goat switcher Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Transportation marketing, communications association elects officers, board members Read More »

May 25

Rail Industry Trends
CPR's Montreal terminal to adopt 24-hour weekday schedule Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
MARTA opens new maintenance shop Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
TRANSCAER Task Group honors BNSF's, NS' haz-mat safety efforts Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
ASLRRA announces 'Jake Award' winners, appoints Streicher to succeed long-time staffer Reilly Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Amtrak to offer Oakland Coliseum service via Capitol Corridor Read More »
People
Rich to manage North Shore Railroad's marketing, car accounting functions Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Amtrak, Michigan promote travel between Chicago, Great Lakes state Read More »
Logistics
Cornerstone Systems opens third California sales office, appoints Stanfill manager Read More »

May 24

Mechanical
BNSF to keep Green Goat in L.A., acquire four 'cabless' hybrid switchers for Texas yards Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Sacramento transit district to open light-rail extension next month Read More »
Passenger Rail
VRE contracts Sumitomo/Nippon Sharyo to build bi-level cars Read More »
M&A
Georgia Southwestern Railroad to acquire line from fellow Peach State short line Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra high on Highliner electric cars Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit seeks input on long-range plan Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FRA contracts ENSCO to supply two track inspection vehicles Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Alaska Railroad unveils new intermodal facility, passenger cars Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Seneca Group, Railistics team up to market consulting services Read More »

May 23

Rail Industry Trends
International container moves drive first-quarter intermodal traffic gain, IANA says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NS honors two employees with Thoroughbred Awards Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF to pay $2.8 million for wrongful death case Read More »
Labor
Two Anacostia & Pacific short lines settle contracts with the BLET Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
WMATA gets green light to rehab parking structures Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RTA's April report: Tie production continues to lag behind purchases Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Virginia honors VRE for safety awareness program Read More »
People
New supplier EnviroFuels Rail appoints Schembri president Read More »

May 20

Rail Industry Trends
Sweet 16: NS wins 16th-straight gold Harriman safety award Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
WMATA to implement fare-collection technology at more ticket vending machines Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NS Conductor Mulligan takes home Hammond safety award Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR traffic update: Weekly carloads a bit weak for U.S. and Canadian roads, TFM Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Sound Transit to update community on Central Link extension Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
WMATA to replace worn-out rail Read More »
Labor
Union coalition proposes Class Is stop downsizing workforces Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Beijing contracts Bombardier to build people-mover system for 2008 Summer Olympics Read More »
People
Genesee & Wyoming shareholders elect board members Read More »

May 19

Rail Industry Trends
FRA ready to roll out self-propelled track inspection vehicle, Mineta says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Class Is continue to add cars on line, Smith Barney/Citigroup says Read More »
People
WMATA appoints Jones, Hester to Red Line management positions Read More »
Passenger Rail
Tri-Rail revises schedule to accommodate track work Read More »
People
Long-time UP engineering exec McLaughlin retires Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain to increase safety awareness Read More »
M&A
Two RailAmerica short lines seek STB approval to merge Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA starts to install new fare-collection system Read More »
People
Wabtec re-elects three board members Read More »

May 18

Labor
CN reaches agreement with Teamsters, averts strike Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Senate approves TEA-21 reauthorization bill Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Sacramento transit district proposes fare increase Read More »
People
BNSF appoints Bischler, Bobb and Johnson to new positions Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Virginia Railway Express to hike fares next month Read More »
Labor
Carriers' committee, UTU head for mediation in contract dispute Read More »
People
Maryland Transit Administration's Dickerson can remove 'acting' from administrator title Read More »
Intermodal
Intermodal logistics firm expands truck capacity Read More »
Intermodal
Container security top-of-mind for import/export firms, report says Read More »

May 17

Rail Industry Trends
USDOT to roll out rail safety action plan Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit to add train between Seattle, Everett Read More »
Labor
Ontario Northland names rail VP, nails down Steelworkers contract Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolink revises passenger compensation criteria Read More »
Labor
Montreal, Maine & Atlantic signalmen to join MOW union's ranks Read More »
Passenger Rail
Developer to build transit-oriented village in southern California Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
And the Tranny goes to: Transportation marketing association presents annual awards Read More »
Financials
FreightCar America registers first-quarter gains Read More »
People
RailWorks appoints Smith to head transit-related business development Read More »

May 16

Labor
CN hammers out tentative deal with Teamsters, braces for hammer to drop on union's proposed strike Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolink to add another 1 percent to 3.5 percent fare hike Read More »
C&S
BNSF to install cameras on 350 locomotives by year end Read More »
Labor
SEPTA files complaint against Transport Workers Union Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
New York, New Jersey port authority to begin building World Trade Center hub in summer Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CTA gains riders in 2005 Read More »
People
Kelly to head UP's health, wellness programs Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
APTA seeks public transit options for seniors Read More »
Mechanical
Krebs, Molitoris join RailPower's board Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
International Union of Railways elects Aliadière as director general Read More »

May 13

Rail Industry Trends
Cleveland becomes city No. 2 to pursue haz-mat ban Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF begins to build transload center in southern California Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Charlotte agency receives $193 million FTA grant for light-rail line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR week No. 18: U.S. roads continue to register traffic gains, Canadian roads stay in slump Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
SEPTA sets busy summer construction schedule Read More »
People
NS names two finance department execs, retains four board members Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
WMATA to develop first-responder training program Read More »
Financials
Providence and Worcester's first-quarter revenue rises, but so do expenses Read More »
Mechanical
MARTA receives rehabbed cars from ALSTOM Read More »

May 12

Rail Industry Trends
Senate about to approve TEA-21 reauthorization legislation Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NJ Transit to proceed with two station renovations Read More »
Labor
BNSF, UTU to arbitrate dispute that led to two-hour strike Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Gov. Schwarzenegger restores California transit funding Read More »
Passenger Rail
San Francisco Transbay authority contracts URS to manage multi-modal terminal project Read More »
Safety
KCS committee reviews railroad's strategies to prevent derailments, injuries Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Genesee & Wyoming's April carloads rise in North America, fall in Australia Read More »
People
Terbell to head DM&E's, IC&E's operations Read More »
People
Retired UP Vice Chairman Evans assumes operating partner position at private investment firm Read More »

May 11

Labor
National carriers committee ends mediation quest, resumes negotiations with union coalition Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
RailAmerica registers carload gains in April Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Vermont Railway veteran Bischoff dies Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FRA to co-host training seminar next month in Arkansas Read More »
Mechanical
Paul assumes Cattron Group Inc.'s top post Read More »

May 10

Rail Industry Trends
Ottawa to expand light-rail system Read More »
Logistics
CN sets up subsidiary to become global freight-forwarding player Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. traffic congestion getting worse, mobility report says Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Small roads more than double Class Is' first-quarter traffic gains, RMI says Read More »
Mechanical
GE has hybrid diesel-electric locomotive on drawing board Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Bombardier obtains order for another 48 trains from French railway Read More »
Mechanical
Alaska Railroad to operate first-class service with new passenger cars Read More »
Financials
Global Railway's revenue rises, earnings fall in first quarter Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Whiting workers wrap up training sessions on continuous improvement process Read More »

May 9

Rail Industry Trends
SEPTA proposes fare cut/service increase-free budget Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Transportation Services Index falls in February after large gain in January Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
LA MTA to unveil $2.9 billion FY2006 budget Read More »
M&A
East Penn Railways to take control of three lines, be controlled by new holding company Read More »
People
Former Massachusetts transportation secretary Grabauskas joins MBTA as general manager Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Bush handpicks Hawley as next Transportation Security Administration head Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Allegheny Count port authority to open 2,200-space parking structure Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Amtrak overhauls Michigan station Read More »
Intermodal
Greenbrier wins TTX order for 1,950 intermodal wells Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
French freight railway to boot up MultiModal's latest rail planning software Read More »

May 6

Rail Industry Trends
AAR's April traffic tallies: U.S. roads and TFM make the grade, Canadian roads rate a passing mark Read More »
Passenger Rail
Utah Transit Authority to proceed with commuter-rail project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
St. Louis Metro's FY2006 budget calls for fare increase Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Most Class Is' service metrics not showing much improvement, Smith Barney/Citigroup says Read More »
Intermodal
Rail intermodal revenue will rise more than 100 percent by 2016, trucking association says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
WMATA's service reliability on the rise Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolink to raise fares because of rising fuel costs Read More »
C&S
Lockheed Martin to help Australian rail network manager develop train management system Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
London light-rail system contracts Bombardier to provide 24 vehicles Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Schaefer Equipment names top execs, earns TTX supplier award Read More »

May 5

Rail Industry Trends
Advantage CSXT: Appellate court overturns D.C. haz-mat ban Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CN honors 'safe handling' efforts of 86 haz-mat shippers Read More »
Safety
KCS to take next 'Responsible Care' step Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB hands out nine decisions at open voting conference Read More »
C&S
Wabtec subsidiary to supply end-of-train devices to CN Read More »

May 4

Rail Industry Trends
Bill backing rail industry re-regulation re-enters the Senate Read More »
People
Castagna, Rourke to supervise UP service units Read More »
Intermodal
NS adds two weeks to intermodal service's credit earning period Read More »
Intermodal
New York, New Jersey port authority accelerates rail projects Read More »
M&A
Mittal Steel seeks control of ISG's small roads Read More »

May 3

Kansas City Southern
1Q: KCS' income and revenue rise more than 25 percent, but so do expenses Read More »
Mechanical
UP to expand program that rewards engineers for reducing fuel usage Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Senate, House bills propose stricter tank-car safety, haz-mat security measures Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FTA gives go-ahead to Houston METRO for light-rail extension engineering Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
USDOT approves $170 million loan for Miami Intermodal Center Read More »
Mechanical
Rail-car orders, deliveries still strong in the first quarter, ARCI and EPA say Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Canada, Quebec to help four small roads fund trackwork Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CTA to outline Brown Line station projects Read More »

May 2

Rail Industry Trends
CN, port partners to build intermodal terminal in northern B.C. Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Boardman to take helm as FRA administrator Read More »
M&A
BNSF to buy 368-mile line from South Dakota Read More »
M&A
CPR seeks new operator or buyer for southern Indiana line Read More »
Financials
Genesee & Wyoming shuffles senior staff, reports first-quarter results Read More »
Labor
UTU members ratify CN agreement Read More »
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