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Rail News: May 2006

May 31

Intermodal
North American container and trailer volume continues winning streak in the first quarter, IANA says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Bombardier-led consortium to provide FLEXITY light-rail vehicles for Portugal system Read More »
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Intermodal
CSXI's fuel surcharge to rise 0.5 percentage points in June Read More »
MOW
RTA report: Tie purchases rise, production falls in April Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
WMATA to improve station lighting, poll passengers Read More »
People
Former CSX CEO Snow resigns as treasury secretary Read More »
Mechanical
Pacific Harbor Line purchases 16 MotivePower locomotives for $21 million Read More »
People
MARTA appoints Waters to oversee service planning and scheduling Read More »

May 30

Rail Industry Trends
House subcommittee appropriates $900 million for Amtrak in FY2007 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
LA MTA approves $3 billion FY2007 spending plan Read More »
M&A
Indiana Rail Road takes ownership of former CPR line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. roads report fewer accidents, fatalities in January and February Read More »
M&A
Lucas Oil Products subsidiary purchases Indiana short line Read More »
MOW
Seventy-six organizations form coalition to promote DM&E's PRB project Read More »
MOW
UP in midst of $6.1 million trackwork project in Iowa Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Ansaldobreda to rebuild Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority's light-rail vehicles Read More »

May 26

Rail Industry Trends
Amtrak power outage brings dozens of commuter trains to a standstill Read More »
MOW
GO Transit launches Stouffville Line extension Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Keewatin Railway to take over passenger-rail operations on former Hudson Bay Railway line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. roads register highest weekly carload volume in 2006, AAR says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Ohio commission seeks federal funds to study freight-, passenger-rail corridors Read More »
People
Pagonis, Curtis retain seats on RailAmerica's board Read More »

May 25

Rail Industry Trends
TriMet to raise ticket prices a nickel Read More »
Mechanical
BNSF bulks up centerbeam fleet to move more lumber Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
MBTA to build walkway between Boston rail and bus stations Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Siemens to build eight high-speed trains for Russian Railways Read More »
Mechanical
GE's 1,000th Evolution Series locomotive to roll off assembly line Read More »

May 24

Rail Industry Trends
Hutchison Ports Holdings to construct terminal at Mexican port Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
TRANSCAER group honors three Class Is' contributions to emergency response training Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Amtrak and Carnival Cruise Lines to resume joint program in New Orleans Read More »
Intermodal
BNSF sets units-handled records Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
APTA adds personal touch to Web site navigation Read More »

May 23

Rail Industry Trends
FRA provides grants to help fund Alaska Railroad, Tacoma Rail projects Read More »
Passenger Rail
Minnesota legislature OKs measure to provide $60 million for Northstar commuter-rail line Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit helps inaugurate Weehawken ferry/train/bus terminal Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
ALSTOM-led consortium to build 170 METROPOLIS metro cars for Budapest railway Read More »
MOW
UP to spend $10.1 million on California trackwork project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
South Africa's Spoornet to install New York Air Brake's ECP and computer-controlled brakes on new locomotives Read More »
C&S
Nortel to supply switching centers to Chinese railway ministry Read More »

May 22

CSX Transportation
CSXT names Brown VP and chief transportation officer Read More »
Intermodal
British Columbia Railway seeks bulk marine terminal operator Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
League of Railway Industry Women seeks 'Outstanding' nominees Read More »
Labor
Montana Rail Link, BLET set tentative agreement terms Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Bombardier-led consortium to build 13 more EMUs for Deutsche Bahn Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
North Carolina Railroad seeks options to relocate line Read More »
Mechanical
Kelso Technologies boots up new Web site Read More »

May 19

C&S
New Illinois law allows cities to install cameras to enforce crossing regulations Read More »
MOW
BNSF, UP expand Powder River Basin joint line with third main track Read More »
Labor
Stillwater Central T&E workers say 'no' to joining BLET a second time Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BART partners with SF airport, Travelocity to deliver 'moving messages' Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
TriMet names developer for Interstate MAX site Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP honors chemical shippers' safety efforts Read More »
People
Chalich to head Northern Plains Railroad's sales and marketing Read More »

May 18

Rail Industry Trends
USDOT sets strategy for reducing bottlenecks on nation's transportation network Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
North Dakota development agency receives grant for Minot intermodal terminal Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Worker deaths prompt WMATA, union to review system safety Read More »
Mechanical
Trinity appoints McWhirter, Menzies and Perry to top management posts Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Lloyd's Register Rail to provide safety, reliability assurance for Dubai monorail project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
DPS Electronics contracts out sales duties to TPSC Read More »
Intermodal
Schneider National arm to provide Chicago-area warehousing services to Wal-Mart Read More »

May 17

Rail Industry Trends
NS runs Harriman gold winning streak to 17-straight years Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF's Coronado wins rail industry's highest employee safety honor Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Greater Cleveland RTA approves first fare increase in 13 years Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Bush nominates Biden and McLean as reform board members Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Sixty petitioners back DM&E in Rochester lawsuit opposing Powder River Basin project Read More »
People
Florida East Coast Railway VP and CFO Bramlitt to take on parent company's controller duties Read More »
Labor
Huron & Eastern Railway workers join the BLET Read More »
People
Dunham to remove 'interim' from MARTA police chief title Read More »

May 16

Rail Industry Trends
Ohio provides funds for 'Heartland' double-stack container corridor Read More »
M&A
Caterpillar to acquire Progress Rail Services Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
MARTA adopts FY2007 budget Read More »
M&A
Watco sells West Virginia short line to Four Rivers Transportation Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Bombardier lands fleet support contract from First ScotRail Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
California railroad authority to name Northwestern Pacific line operator next month Read More »
People
Transit-rail engineering veteran Long retires from LTK Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Small roads register carload gain in the first quarter, RMI says Read More »
Financials
Providence and Worcester's revenue and expenses rise Read More »

May 15

People
KCS appoints four execs to key financial posts Read More »
MOW
Capital spending shows U.S. roads are serious about tackling capacity and service issues, Fitch Ratings says Read More »
C&S
CN bans night-time train horns in Ontario town Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
WMATA to build police substation Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
KCSR to employ high-production tamper, KCSM to boot up high-tech computer system Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
April an up-and-down month for Genesee & Wyoming's and RailAmerica's carloads Read More »

May 12

Rail Industry Trends
Rail shippers, Class Is discuss fuel surcharge programs' pros and cons at STB hearing Read More »
People
Allegheny County port authority appoints Bland CEO Read More »
Mechanical
Montreal transit agency to negotiate subway car contract with Bombardier Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CN changes sales and marketing staff's direct reports in bulk commodities unit, appoints AVP of intermodal marketing Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Pennsylvania DOT grants include more than $2 million for short-line infrastructure improvements Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
HDR to manage Albuquerque streetcar project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Witt joins Washington state DOT as first-ever multi-modal manager Read More »
Mechanical
Wausaukee Composites to provide ALSTOM various components for WMATA cars Read More »

May 11

Mechanical
CTA contracts Bombardier to manufacture up to 706 heavy-rail cars Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NJ Transit receives $500 million state commitment for Trans-Hudson tunnel project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Brazil's América Latina Logística to acquire Brasil Ferrovias' three rail concessions Read More »
Safety
FRA, WMATA unveil passenger-rail emergency evacuation simulator Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
KCS names Avramovich EVP of sales and marketing Read More »
Intermodal
Western Canada's container and export coal traffic to more than double in a decade, study says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
TriMet to purchase 21 light-rail vehicles from Siemens Read More »
Mechanical
Shirley to succeed Demmert as Griffin Wheel's president Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CN honors 93 shippers' haz-mat safety efforts Read More »

May 10

Passenger Rail
Minnesota, BNSF reach financial agreement for Northstar commuter-rail line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Transportation Services Index ends three-month losing streak in March Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF takes wraps off California transload center Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
ASLRRA hands out 2006 Marketing Awards to four short lines Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Sacramento transit district receives high marks in rider poll Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Railinc drops RailSync suite from product portfolio Read More »
Passenger Rail
New Hope Valley Railway to mark 100th anniversary Read More »
C&S
Three small roads purchase Short Line Data Systems' electronic dispatching system Read More »

May 9

MOW
BNSF, UP to build more mainlines and move more coal in the Powder River Basin Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Alstom expands Montreal division to provide transit-rail security systems Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
MBTA to renovate Mattapan trolley station Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Amsted Rail acquires Transolutions to enter Russian railway supply market Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
San Diego's North County Transit District hits halfway point on SPRINTER construction Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Kansas City Southern Railway handles levee reinforcement materials at New Orleans transload center Read More »
M&A
Quality Railway Services acquires W.H. Leary's electronics repair business Read More »

May 8

Rail Industry Trends
Progressive Railroading to host Web seminar on freight-car market Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Rochester, DM&E officials continue to squabble over Powder River Basin project Read More »
MOW
Toronto's GO Transit contracts Aecon Group to construct grade separation Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP to serve Green Plains' second ethanol plant in Iowa Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
San Diego-area transit agency proposes ticket price hike Read More »
Financials
ARI sets car delivery, financial records in the first quarter Read More »
People
G. W. Peoples Contracting names Schaffold operations manager Read More »

May 5

Rail Industry Trends
SEPTA proposes $991 million FY2007 spending plan Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR data: U.S. and Canadian railroads post intermodal gains, carload declines in April Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Canadian government to retain ownership of grain hoppers Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
North Carolina's Triangle-region residents support regional rail system Read More »
M&A
Federated Railways purchases Tuscola & Saginaw Bay Railway Read More »
Mechanical
UP beefs up refrigerated rail-car fleet to keep up with frozen-food traffic Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA proposes to open some stations to vendors Read More »
Mechanical
Trinity, Andersons' Rail Group add cars to lease fleets in first quarter Read More »

May 4

Rail Industry Trends
Power co-ops, AAR ask federal energy commission to examine railroads' coal delivery performance and commodity's supply chain Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
MBTA proposes ticket price hike to make up FY2007 budget shortfall Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
St. Louis Metro blesses FY2007 budget, three-year capital program Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Bull Mountain Coal to construct rail line in Montana Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra to build new Edison Park depot Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Intermodal Transportation Institute elects board members, names honorary degree recipient Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Canada to pony up more federal dollars for rail security, infrastructure improvements Read More »
MOW
Harsco installs Gerson as first CIO, boots up revamped Web site Read More »
Mechanical
Prime Railway to produce car doors in place of shuttered YSD plant Read More »

May 3

Rail Industry Trends
Maryland agency joins TSA's canine training program Read More »
People
Red River Valley & Western appoints Thompson president and COO Read More »
Financials
Genesee & Wyoming boosts North American revenue and income despite struggling Mexican operations Read More »
People
New York/New Jersey port authority elects officers Read More »
M&A
Chartwell International buys Middletown and New Jersey Railway Read More »
People
Twin Cities & Western promotes Wegner to EVP and COO Read More »
Mechanical
Staveley Services forms division to offer oil analysis services to North American rail industry Read More »

May 2

Kansas City Southern
KCS continues Class Is' streak of first-quarter revenues up, operating ratios down Read More »
Intermodal
KCS, NS seal deal on Meridian Speedway joint venture Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
MARTA to get a cut of local sales tax for operating budget Read More »
MOW
CTA to rehab Clark Junction Read More »
Intermodal
Palendat to manage CSXI's trucking operations Read More »
Intermodal
Pacific Rail Services' Memphis intermodal yard workers to join Teamsters Rail Conference Read More »
People
Former WMATA GM White joins engineering firm DMJM Harris Read More »
Financials
NS to repurchase small amounts of stock, CN to sell debt securities Read More »

May 1

Rail Industry Trends
Canadian railroads must comply with new federal reflective material rules Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
LA MTA obtains $315 million in state funds for Exposition light-rail extension Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR bestows first lifetime achievement award to Rep. Boehlert Read More »
People
Marshall retires as Genesee & Wyoming's vice chairman Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Transport Canada provides $2.5 million for Ontario passenger-rail service Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
10East launches 'railHOUND' search engine for the rail industry Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolink inks $4.5 million deal with J.L. Patterson to provide flagging, inspection services Read More »
Financials
GATX Rail registers more income, acquires more freight cars in the first quarter Read More »
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