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Rail News: May 2010

May 28

Rail Industry Trends
U.S. railroads' traffic volume has leveled off, AAR says Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA sets aside $2 million for security Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSXT, Florida forge rail security pact Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra appoints Hillard Heintze as interim inspector general Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB mulls options to update rail-cost methodology Read More »
Passenger Rail
New York, New Jersey port authority posts mixed results in Q1 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Ohio rail commission, GWI to talk long-term lease for Panhandle Line Read More »
Passenger Rail
Updates from Kawasaki, L.B. Foster, Wartsila, Siemens and International Fuel Technology Read More »

May 27

High-Speed Rail
Texas added as member of States for Passenger Rail Coalition Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Thales obtains Spanish HSR contract Read More »
High-Speed Rail
USDOT releases high-speed stimulus funds for five projects Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Mixed-use tracks present new maintenance challenges Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. Class Is add to workforce in April, STB data shows Read More »
Passenger Rail
DART considers service, staffing cuts for FY2012 Read More »
Passenger Rail
TCU-represented carmen, clerks ratify Amtrak agreement Read More »
Passenger Rail
Vancouver ridership remains high for TransLink after Olympic surge Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF Logistics earns EPA environmental distinction Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Coal miner consortium makes bid for Queensland Rail's coal network Read More »
Passenger Rail
New York MTA pens Hudson Yards development deal Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from Siemens, HDR, Bombardier, VAE Nortrak, DB Schenker, Columbus Castings and ISIS Consultants Read More »

May 26

Rail Industry Trends
Rail-car deliveries won't crack 14,000 in 2010, Kolstad says Read More »
Passenger Rail
Bill proposing emergency public transportation funding enters Senate Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSXT recovers from Nashville floods ahead of schedule Read More »
Passenger Rail
Minnesota's Central Corridor to begin final design Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Congress needs to extend short lines' tax credits, Rep. Jenkins says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR urges protection for railroads from loss of coal revenue Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Chlorine Institute: FRA understates PTC's benefits to rail industry, public Read More »
Passenger Rail
L.A. Metro names Mitchell COO, Welburne executive director of planning Read More »

May 25

Passenger Rail
VRE: Keolis will be ready to assume operations June 28 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UTU, NCCC continue contract talks; BLET seeks new national pact Read More »
Passenger Rail
Valley Metro alters service to address sales tax revenue decline Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
The Andersons becomes minority investor in Iowa Northern Railway Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA to add security cameras at stations Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Rail could open China's interior to export goods production, APL says Read More »
Passenger Rail
L.A. Metro lands state grant to install electric car chargers Read More »
Passenger Rail
Updates from Michael Baker Jr., Thales, HDR, Alstom, TCS, Greenbrier and Cubic Transportation Systems Read More »

May 24

Passenger Rail
Keolis not ready to take over VRE operations, Amtrak says Read More »
Passenger Rail
St. Louis Metro approves $232.4 million budget for FY2011 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
California commission OKs funds for Colton grade separation Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
KCSM seeks to strengthen relationships with Brownsville port, short line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Global Infrastructure needs mired in $2 trillion deficit, report shows Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
North Carolina DOT adds safety devices at six grade crossings Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Administration sets first-ever GHG emission standards for trucks Read More »

May 21

Rail Industry Trends
'Rail Car Counts' webcast coming May 25 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR report: U.S. roads' weekly intermodal volume reaches 18-month high Read More »
Passenger Rail
LACMTA adopts $3.8 billion annual budget Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA to save $22 million by reducing overtime Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
National Coal sells Tennessee line to R.J. Corman; Boise Valley Railroad lands city agreements Read More »
CSX Transportation
Clement to succeed Hertwig as CSXI president Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CP increases 2010 capex and quarterly dividend; RailAmerica sets senior note redemption Read More »
Passenger Rail
Maryland's MARC sets ridership record in April Read More »
Passenger Rail
LIRR to break ground on 'green' train wash facility Read More »

May 20

High-Speed Rail
New York DOT appoints high-speed rail project director Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak Virginia's Lynchburg route exceeds rider projections Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB to hear CSXT's, utility's rate-challenge arguments next month Read More »
Passenger Rail
Virginia to allot $2.1 billion for rail, public transportation Read More »
Passenger Rail
Toronto's Metrolinx revises plan to complete 'Big 5' transit projects by 2020 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
USDOT, women's transportation group team up to promote transportation careers to females Read More »
Passenger Rail
GCRTA approves construction contracts, attains diversity honor Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Canadian minister promotes Asia-Pacific Gateway in China Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from Axion, Trinity, CrossGlobe Group, RuggedCom, Michael Baker Jr., Vossloh and Barix Audio; Also, In Memoriam: Robert Pattison Read More »

May 19

Rail Industry Trends
AAR hands out annual Harriman, Hammond safety awards Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NY/NJ port to build barge-to-rail facility at century-old yard Read More »
Passenger Rail
MassDOT chooses site for MBTA maintenance facility Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Ohio rail commission OKs state rail plan, freight-rail projects Read More »
Passenger Rail
American Railway Explorer to launch 'rail cruise' Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Rail industry suppliers stay the R&D course despite economic woes, RSI says Read More »
Passenger Rail
Ford Foundation to invest in transit projects Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from RailWorks, Cattron, Unitrac, Holland, Invensys Rail, Bombardier and Diamond Group Read More »

May 18

Rail Industry Trends
Proposed FRA rule would ban on-duty workers from using electronic devices Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Gov. Christie to New York-area port authority: Build barge-to-rail facility Read More »
Passenger Rail
TriMet breaks ground on 85th light-rail station Read More »
Passenger Rail
Wisconsin transit authority to seek federal New Starts standing for KRM line Read More »
Passenger Rail
Amtrak, labor council reach tentative agreement Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FRA schedules public sessions to scrutinize proposed National Rail Plan Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA reviews Houston Metro's compliance with Buy America program Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from Advanced Rail Management, Alstom, RailComm, Skanska and Global Railway Read More »

May 17

High-Speed Rail
States for Passenger Rail Coalition lobbies feds for $2.5 billion in HSR funding in FY2011 Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sens. Kerry, Lieberman introduce energy bill Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA breaks ground on Second Avenue Subway tunnel Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF boots up redesigned website Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Baird report: Export coal, intermodal volumes help railroads beat traffic expectations Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Patriot Rail wins bid to restore North Carolina line; Stillwater Central assumes Oklahoma line operation Read More »
Passenger Rail
Laird becomes general superintendent of Amtrak's Pacific Northwest division Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Australia's Asciano to provide intermodal services for freight forwarder Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from Railhead Vision Systems, Wabtec, LGC Skyrota, CIT Group, Transportation Certification Services and RailPros Read More »

May 14

High-Speed Rail
Florida gets FRA go-ahead to launch work on Orlando-Tampa HSR line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
North American intermodal volume surged in Q1, IANA says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR report: U.S. roads' traffic winning streak reaches 11 weeks Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA begins search for permanent GM Read More »
Passenger Rail
Virginia sets $492.7 million bond sale for transportation projects Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NS addresses outlook, board issues at annual stockholders meeting Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metro-North, Poughkeepsie eye transit-oriented development plans Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Pennsylvania DOT to help fund 11 freight-rail projects Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from L.B. Foster, Portec Rail, Railinc, Bombardier, Gannett Fleming, Bloom Cos. and Cambridge Systematics Read More »

May 13

High-Speed Rail
America 2050 urges Congress to fund HSR at $4 billion in FY2011 Read More »
High-Speed Rail
WSDOT to conduct environmental assessment for Port Defiance Bypass project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: All things considered, April was a good month for rail traffic Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
TSI a tad higher in March, BTS says Read More »
Passenger Rail
Construction to begin on Twin Cities' light-rail line in fall Read More »
Passenger Rail
North Carolina Railroad study touts benefits of commuter rail Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CN offers shippers a sustainable modal shift 'protocol' Read More »
Passenger Rail
Two Las Vegas railroads continue to gear up for launch Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RailAmerica, Genesee & Wyoming register volume gains in April Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit adds new online offerings Read More »

May 12

Passenger Rail
TriMet reports ridership jump in April Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Rail needs to be part of U.S. transportation capacity expansions, OneRail Coalition says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Stifel Nicolaus' Larkin: CSX, NS top transportation performers Read More »
Passenger Rail
VIA Rail Canada changes schedule to shorten travel times Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Widdows, Hemingway win containerization institute's 'Connie' awards Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit to expand parking lot Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Intermodal institute masters program students gain European insight Read More »
Passenger Rail
Updates from Invensys Rail, Gunderson, Bombardier, Alstom, RMI and Thales Read More »

May 11

High-Speed Rail
OneRail Coalition weighs in on National Rail Plan Read More »
High-Speed Rail
J.L. Patterson to conduct design work for Oregon DOT's HSR project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NMB amends rail industry union election rules Read More »
Passenger Rail
Capitol Corridor ridership down slightly in April Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CN, rail traffic controllers reach new agreement Read More »
Passenger Rail
Houston Metro president resigns Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Canadian iron-ore miner completes rail line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BLET turns 147 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from Portec Rail, MGE, Eckert Seamans and ShipXpress Read More »

May 10

High-Speed Rail
New York, federal officials work to resolve HSR issues Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra's Pagano killed by train Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
USDOT's DBE proposal aims to increase accountability for agencies Read More »
Passenger Rail
Calgary breaks ground on transit improvements Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Intermodal marketshare reaches record high in Q1, FTR says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Ohio commission to consider state rail plan, rail project funding Read More »
Passenger Rail
Pennsylvania officials calls for more transit funding Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Canadian short line earns economic development honor Read More »
Passenger Rail
Ferrara named president of MTA bridges and tunnels Read More »

May 7

High-Speed Rail
STB continues to back Nevada's DesertXpress high-speed proposal Read More »
High-Speed Rail
FRA issues proposed rulemaking on high-speed train operations Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Illinois Senate creates high-speed rail commission Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR weekly report: North American railroads end April with a traffic bang Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP boosts coal train loadings again in April Read More »
Passenger Rail
Milwaukee gears up for streetcar project Read More »
Passenger Rail
Phoenix's Valley Metro sets ridership records in April Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP boosts 2010 capex and quarterly dividend, resumes share repurchases Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CN hands out 2009 'Safe Handling' awards Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Illinois commission to fund bridge, crossing projects Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from Bombardier, FreightCar America, Harsco, NCC, Pacer, Cattron, Transportation Management Services and Michael Baker Read More »

May 6

High-Speed Rail
Sen. Schumer calls on state DOT, CSX to resolve HSR issues in New York Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Intercity rail restoration between New Orleans, Jacksonville key to Florida's HSR connections Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Wisconsin to build HSR station in downtown Madison Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Sen. Kohl vows to continue championing antitrust provision in rail reform bill Read More »
High-Speed Rail
California high-speed authority tabs Alstom exec as next leader Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
ASLRRA show session: Short-line tax credits might be extended by month's end Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Ward: CSX needs to stay focused on the future Read More »
Passenger Rail
Transportation 'critically' under-funded in Pennsylvania, report states Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Progress Rail acquires FCM Rail Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Montreal port pumps up volume in Q1 Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART survey shows positive rider response to mobile device application Read More »
Passenger Rail
Zilliken becomes VP of Las Vegas Railway Express Read More »

May 5

Rail Industry Trends
Report reinforces freight railroads' 'green' appeal, AAR says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Vancouver port seeks freight-rail service improvements Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP improves track in four states, wins health care award Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CN reaches mitigation agreement with Barrington Hills Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Denver university's intermodal institute re-elects Branscum as chairman, addresses national transportation policy Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NS hands out 'Thoroughbred' chemical safety awards Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from RailComm, Knorr Bremse, Invensys Rail, Prover Technology, Averitt Express and Parsons Brinckerhoff Read More »

May 4

Rail Industry Trends
CN outlines service improvement measures in service review panel report Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
ASLRRA hands out annual safety awards Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA oversight committee submits audit response Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA kicks off project to improve Haverhill commuter line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Six crossings to be upgraded, three to be closed in Ohio city Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP named Lowe's 'rail carrier of the year' Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
KCSR begins to move wind tower parts in Texas Read More »
Passenger Rail
NARP names Stewart chairman Read More »

May 3

Rail Industry Trends
USDOT seeks applications for 'TIGER II' grant program Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Freight-car deliveries to gradually increase during next two years, EPA says Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra to look into executive director's financial dealings Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
New York & Atlantic lands federal grant to reduce locomotive emissions, idling Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CTA to increase price index for CN's, CP's grain revenue caps in next crop year Read More »
Passenger Rail
SmartCard usage is another step toward Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's modernization efforts Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Report to show bright future for freight rail in 'green' economy Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from Hirschmann Automation and Control, WL Ross-Greenbrier Rail, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Skire, IBM and Green Globe International Read More »
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