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Rail News: May 2009

May 29

Passenger Rail
LACMTA approves FY2010 budget Read More »
Passenger Rail
APTA: WMATA's Catoe an 'outstanding' public transit leader Read More »
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MARTA proposes $787 million spending plan for FY2010 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR traffic tallies: Make it 20 straight tough weeks for North American roads Read More »
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Four senators urge colleagues to vote against rail antitrust act Read More »
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CSXI, UP to increase fuel surcharges in June Read More »
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Russian Railways inks agreements with five national rail operators Read More »
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Owens Corning honors BNSF's intermodal service Read More »

May 28

Passenger Rail
BART proposes ticket price hike Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FRA provides emergency rail repair grants to nine state DOTs Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit to advance MOM rail corridor Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Texas law will improve rail crew carrier safety, BLET says Read More »
Passenger Rail
Atlanta commission to reallocate stimulus funds for MARTA Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolinx proposes to electrify GO Transit corridor Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP to upgrade lines in Kansas, Colorado Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from Siemens, Loram, Schneider National, Knorr-Bremse, ProTran1, Harsco, Kenco Logistic Services and Invensys Rail Group Read More »

May 27

Passenger Rail
Atlanta Regional Commission could transfer stimulus funds for MARTA operating budget Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
The short term’s ‘bleaker’ but the medium to longer term’s better than investors might think, Stifel Nicolaus analysts say Read More »
Passenger Rail
DART, Fort Worth T seek private partner to help build Cotton Belt corridor Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UBS analyst weighs in on CSX ‘valuation disconnect’ Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolink approves lower-than-expected fare hike Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF to spend $11 million replacing 73 South Dakota track miles Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Wall Street Journal survey: Stifel Nicolaus’ Ross ‘Best on the Street’ among industrial transportation stock-pickers Read More »

May 26

Passenger Rail
TTCI creates new passenger-rail unit, appoints Tunna to manage it Read More »
Passenger Rail
Allegheny County port authority revises Northshore Connector costs Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Ohio rail commission OKs stimulus dollars for 22 rail projects Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CN settles charges related to 2005 derailments in Alberta and British Columbia Read More »
Passenger Rail
Senate confirms Rogoff as FTA administrator, Porcari as deputy transportation secretary Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RTA report: Tie purchases rise, production falls in April Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF divides mechanical operations into north, south units Read More »
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Updates from Ansaldo STS USA, Invensys Rail Group, HLS Systems, IBM and Interfleet Technology Read More »

May 22

Passenger Rail
LIRR's Williams to serve as interim MTA chief Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. Class I workforce shrinks some more in April Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP initiates 'green' locomotive operation with Progress Rail; assigns Ayala and Newman to new posts Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. needs national freight transportation program and trust fund, freight coalition says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: North American rail traffic remains in doldrums Read More »
Passenger Rail
Virginia rail department proposes six-year transportation improvement plan Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Building America's Future to feds: Nation needs new 'transportation vision' Read More »
Passenger Rail
Half of U.S. travelers will use public transit while vacationing this summer, APTA says Read More »

May 21

Rail Industry Trends
AAR hands out annual Harriman, Hammond safety awards Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Nadler introduces freight-rail funding bill in the House Read More »
Passenger Rail
Colorado to create transit/rail division within state DOT Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP loads 200,000th southern PRB coal train since 1984 Read More »
Passenger Rail
Greater Cleveland RTA to launch construction on Puritas station Read More »
Passenger Rail
Amtrak to offer reduced fares on several Northeast routes Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Illinois commission to partially fund bridge project, crossing upgrades Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
North Dakota university researchers to turn used ties into 'green' energy Read More »

May 20

Rail Industry Trends
NS mourns loss of former leader, 'remarkable railroader' Arnold McKinnon Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Rail antitrust act has 'harmful impacts,' AAR claims; bill would restore rail competition, pro-consumer group says Read More »
Passenger Rail
FRA to host high-speed rail workshops Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA receives stimulus dollars to reduce locomotive emissions Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
GE launches PTC-compliant product line Read More »
Passenger Rail
GO Transit to offer summer service between Toronto, Niagara Falls Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Fort Worth group considers BNSF a small business advocate Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from RailComm, Siemens, Railpower, Interpipe, Interfleet Technology and Short Line Data Systems Read More »

May 19

Passenger Rail
Amtrak launches construction on new Auto Train station in Florida Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA unions defer 2010 wage increase Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. appellate court denies further delay of USDOT's new drug-test rule Read More »
Passenger Rail
MARTA, Atlanta BeltLine group review environmental work for Northeast Zone project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
GE takes wraps off new AC 'Evolution Series' locomotive Read More »
Passenger Rail
Final design complete for World Trade Center transit hub Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Baltimore port locks up containerized cargo shipper for six more years Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from Stanec, Railhead, J.L. Patterson, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Invensys Rail Group, ExaDigm, Wonderware and Global Railway Industries Read More »

May 18

Rail Industry Trends
USDOT: Now accepting applications for TIGER grants Read More »
Passenger Rail
California intercity ridership up on two routes, down on another in April Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
KCS: AVP Selby takes on short-line relations; KCS and Ferrovalle complete car hire changes Read More »
Passenger Rail
CN to re-equip, refurbish Sault Ste. Marie tour train Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF, UP to upgrade lines in three states Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA seeks to purchase electricity at wholesale prices Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Providence and Worcester registers revenue drop, posts net loss Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
REMSA teams up with rail product resource RailFood.com Read More »

May 15

Rail Industry Trends
Rockefeller-Lautenberg bill aims to increase the use of intercity passenger rail, freight transportation provided by non-truck modes Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: Traffic woes continue for North American railroads Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA makes up 2009 budget deficit Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
‘It will get better,’ Moorman tells NS shareholders Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Transportation/logistics deals down precipitously in Q1 — PricewaterhouseCooper report Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Genesee & Wyoming’s carload totals tumbled in April Read More »
Passenger Rail
North County Transit District's SPRINTER service maintains near-perfect on-time performance Read More »
Passenger Rail
High-speed rail among top 100 U.S. infrastructure projects, CG/LA says Read More »

May 14

Passenger Rail
DART announces fare hikes, Green Line opening date Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CN sells three Mississippi lines to A&K Railroad Materials/V&S Railway affiliates Read More »
Passenger Rail
TriMet ridership dips in April Read More »
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TSI takes a tumble in March, BTS says Read More »
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Iowa DOT ponies up $5 million for four freight-rail projects Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA considers credit-card payment option Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from Alstom, Columbus Steel Castings, Colo Railroad Builders, U.S. Steel/Transtar, Wabtec, Global Rail Industries and Hazarsolve Read More »

May 13

Passenger Rail
LACMTA proposes $3.9 billion FY2010 budget Read More »
Passenger Rail
New York MTA approves fare hikes Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Small domestic container gain highlights otherwise dismal intermodal volume in Q1, IANA says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Proposed 'Southern Corridor' would reroute DM&E trains from downtown Rochester Read More »
Passenger Rail
Missouri legislature approves 'stabilization' funds for St. Louis Metro Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Duke Energy to build eight-mile rail spur to Indiana power plant Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
GE to build hybrid locomotive battery plant in New York Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Farmrail adds three locomotives to motive-power fleet Read More »

May 12

Passenger Rail
Oberstar's surface transportation bill outline proposes major USDOT changes Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
SAFETEA-LU reauthorization debate will drag on into September, Stifel Nicolaus' Larkin says Read More »
Passenger Rail
San Francisco MTA's Central Subway gains favorable FTA rating Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB's mediation process helps settle CSXT/DuPont rate dispute Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA installs additional surveillance cameras at 12 stations Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BLET: Knight becomes national VP; Radek to retire from VP post Read More »
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Amsted Rail's IONX acquires RFTrax's rail monitoring operation Read More »
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Updates from Ansaldo STS USA, Nordco, e-VERIFILE.com, RailComm, HCL AXON, Parsons Brinckerhoff and Interfleet Technology Read More »

May 11

Passenger Rail
President Obama proposes FY2010 budget appropriations for New Starts program, high-speed rail and Amtrak Read More »
Passenger Rail
New York MTA: Additional state funds coming in, CEO Sander heading out Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CN's EJ&E-related STB reports not up to snuff, coalition claims; reports comply with board mandates, Class I says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
EPA report: Freight-car orders fall to 27-year low in first quarter Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain considers fare hikes, service cuts to deal with FY2010 deficit Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB arm, Washington DOT release final environmental report on short line's track rehab project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BLET celebrates 146th anniversary Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from EMD, The Andersons, Global Rail Systems, PowerRail Distribution, Koppers and EMS Technologies Read More »

May 8

Passenger Rail
USDOT awards $742.5 million in stimulus funds for 10 passenger-rail projects Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
North American roads register sizeable traffic declines in April, AAR says Read More »
Passenger Rail
California high-speed rail agency seeks local partnerships, prioritizes two 'shovel-ready' projects Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Major U.S. ports' import volume ebbs to lowest level in five years, National Retail Federation says Read More »
Passenger Rail
Florida budget doesn't include Tri-Rail operating funds, SFRTA says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Manitoba loan will help short line serve grain-hauling route Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA: Retail shops in stations could generate additional revenue Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from Kawasaki, STV, Meridian Partners, American Railcar, The Andersons, Railinc, Interfleet Technology and Global Railway Read More »

May 7

Passenger Rail
Marsella to step down from Denver RTD's top post Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RSI asks LaHood to keep rail industry free of regs that derail technology, infrastructure development Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. Class I workforce a tad more minuscule in March, STB data shows Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S., Canadian governments and CP team up to bolster border-crossing security Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Infrastructure investment key to trade growth, ITI official tells Asia-Pacific transportation ministers Read More »
Passenger Rail
Houston METRO to install additional flashing pavement lights at light-rail intersections Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP upgrades PRB line, accepts GE supplier award and marks transcontinental railroad anniversary Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Illinois commission to fund majority of UP crossing improvements Read More »

May 6

Passenger Rail
Iowa ramps up efforts to add intercity passenger-rail service Read More »
Passenger Rail
St. Louis Metro still could receive state funds to restore service cuts Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Texas lawmakers urge state's House speaker to back rail-funding bill Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
May fuel surcharges: UP's falls, CSXI's and NS' remain the same Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP to improve Missouri line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB adopts updated fee schedule for '09 Read More »
Passenger Rail
Eurostar notes progress on environmental goals Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from Bombardier, Alstom, Moffatt & Nichol, Boatright, Pacer, Trinity Industries and Parsons Brinckerhoff Read More »

May 5

Rail Industry Trends
Freight market showing signs of bottoming out, Stifel Nicolaus' Larkin says Read More »
Passenger Rail
VIA Rail contracts IRSI to rehab passenger cars Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP logs fewer PRB, Colorado/Utah region coal train loadings in April Read More »
Passenger Rail
San Francisco MTA begins to advance stimulus-funded projects Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Two U.S. senators secure $950,000 for New Jersey short-line rehabilitation Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CN reaches EJ&E-related mitigation agreement with Elgin Read More »
Passenger Rail
Russian Railways' Sapsan train sets country's speed record Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from Jacobs Engineering, RailRunner, RailComm, FreightCar America and Alstom Read More »

May 4

Passenger Rail
Sen. Durbin to champion capital funding bill for nation's seven largest transit systems Read More »
Passenger Rail
USDOT provides $75 million grant for Portland Streetcar extension Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
KCSM moves first finished vehicles from Mexican Amports facility Read More »
Passenger Rail
Santa Clara VTA to make way for BART extension Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Washington short line secures $1 million state grant for track upgrades Read More »
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R.J. Corman to acquire most of Railpower's assets Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Operation Lifesaver of Canada boots up Web site aimed at kids Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from IBM, Ansaldo STS, GE, Pittsburgh Pins and Interfleet Technology Read More »

May 1

Rail Industry Trends
Carloads still sluggish for North American roads, AAR data shows Read More »
Passenger Rail
Miami-Dade launches construction on airport extension Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sydney Metro accepts initial proposals for CBD subway system work Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP one of the nation's most reputable companies, Forbes says Read More »
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ACTA solicits firm to preliminarily design new rail bridge Read More »
Passenger Rail
Greater Cleveland RTA to install new fare machines on Red Line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP: 'E-Railsafe' makes railroad safer and more secure Read More »
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Allan takes home 'Roger Cyr' award in Canada Read More »
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