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Rail News: June 2004

June 30

Rail Industry Trends
Alliance in action: CPR, NS to trade trackage rights, share some Northeast freight moves and yards Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Fleet, infrastructure maintenance key to Amtrak's updated five-year plan Read More »
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Labor
Dispatchers' union ratifies CN deal Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Las Vegas monorail to begin shuttling gamblers in mid-July Read More »
Intermodal
CSXI's monthly fuel surcharge decreases for first time since October Read More »
Labor
FRA obtains funds to begin BMWE fatigue study Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
MultiModal, Innovative Scheduling Systems to integrate, produce software products Read More »

June 29

Labor
CSXT speeds up T&E job assignments with speech-enabled system Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Oregon's TriMet adopts FY2005 budget Read More »
Mechanical
STB to hear arguments on TTX's flat-car pooling authority application Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
MBTA finishes a 'Super' job Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP's fiber-optic program reaches 20-year mark Read More »
People
Bombardier North America's Spurr appointed MUTA honorary president Read More »
Labor
Steelworkers' union halts contract talks with Quebec North Shore & Labrador Railway, iron-ore parent company Read More »
People
Portec Rail Products director Hooten dies Read More »

June 28

Rail Industry Trends
U.S. roads set fourth weekly intermodal traffic record in 2004, AAR says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
California high-speed bond measure postponed for two years Read More »
M&A
Belvidere & Delaware River Railway to lease track from sister short line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Initial portion of Minneapolis' Hiawatha line opens; FTA awards funds for remaining section Read More »
Labor
Transportation Communications International Union members re-elect execs Read More »
People
LA MTA appoints Lancaster Mayor Roberts chairman Read More »
People
Loftus to head TTX's law department Read More »
People
Montana tourist train operator appoints Fine VP of sales, marketing Read More »
Intermodal
Global Transportation Solutions appoints Henke to head European sales Read More »

June 25

MOW
KCS closer to completing Shreveport yard improvements Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Santa Clara VTA completes light-rail extension Read More »
Intermodal
BNSF brainstorms, benchmarks before retooling intermodal Web site Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Maryland Transit reinstates portion of light-rail service after five-month shutdown Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB appoints Mulvey vice chairman Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
St. Louis Metro raises fares Read More »
Mechanical
Union Tank Car to build plant in Louisiana Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Wal-Mart honors Schneider National as year's best intermodal, truckload carrier Read More »

June 24

Rail Industry Trends
Quiet please: FRA proposes rule to limit workers' exposure to unnecessary train noise Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CTA officials open to community's service suggestions Read More »
Safety
KCS forms team to analyze, prevent train accidents Read More »
Passenger Rail
Auditors report: Seattle's Sound Transit is financially sound Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Short-line tax credit bill passes Senate, but more needs to be done to improve small roads' infrastructure, NRC says Read More »
C&S
Alaska Railroad to test broken-rail detecting system in dark territory Read More »
Labor
Watco ups automation ante in human resource department Read More »

June 23

Intermodal
Congestion busters: CPR allocates containers to West Coast shippers Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Delaware Valley assesses transit-oriented development opportunities Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB issues six decisions during first open voting conference as a three-member board Read More »
People
Union Switch & Signal appoints White to head automation, information systems Read More »
Intermodal
CSXI to enhance electronic, manual billing systems Read More »
Mechanical
New York Regional Rail obtains additional investment funds, locomotives Read More »
Labor
BLET members to receive higher wage, pay higher dues Read More »

June 22

CSX Transportation
Hertwig to assume presidential post at CSXI Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Billions needed to improve transit security, APTA says Read More »
Intermodal
FECR's failure-free service streak for UPS stands at 500 days and counting Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Los Angeles MTA selects design/build contractor for light-rail extension Read More »
Mechanical
EPA report: Rail-car deliveries to reach 46,000 units in 2005, surpass 58,000 units by 2009 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Hersman joins National Transportation Safety Board Read More »
Intermodal
TransMex Logistics' equipment matching program targets Mexican container, trailer shortages Read More »

June 21

Rail Industry Trends
AAR traffic update: Weekly carloads climb for U.S., Canadian roads and TFM Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
WMATA to begin transit-oriented development at West Hyattsville station Read More »
MOW
Precision ballast dumping a PLUS to CPR Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Caribbean nation hires Parsons Brinckerhoff to develop 20-year transportation plan Read More »
Labor
Police officers union ratifies CN agreement Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Algerian railway contracts ALSTOM-led consortium for track upgrades Read More »
Labor
Bush Administration needs to pay more attention to freight-rail security, BLET says Read More »

June 18

Rail Industry Trends
A PREEMPTive measure: House transportation committee members introduce rail security improvement bill Read More »
Passenger Rail
N.Y./N.J. port authority issues RFP for $809 million car replacement program Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
WMATA to increase fares, early morning service Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NYCT contracts Parsons Brinckerhoff to conduct equipment inspections Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP to speed up trains through two Texas towns Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FRA schedules dispatching seminar in late September Read More »
People
Long-time transit exec Feil takes COO reins at WMATA Read More »
Labor
In memoriam: Former UTU VP Harden Jr. Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Security: Supplier targets 'anti-terrorist' tracing system at railroads, truckers Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Portec Rail expands rep firm's role to include East Coast transits Read More »

June 17

People
UP: McClish to lead 'continuous improvement' effort; EVP King to retire in July Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
E-business: CSXT boots up rail-car ordering tool Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Greenbrier obtains Iraqi rail-car order, attains record North American/European backlog Read More »
Intermodal
Pacer International appoints Prokop president of logistics unit Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Operation Lifesaver, Direction 2006 earn honor for promoting Canadian rail safety through CD-ROM Read More »

June 16

C&S
USDOT updates decade-old crossing safety plan Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Toronto issues RFP for Union Station restoration Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FRA, ASLRRA schedule short-line safety seminar Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NJ Transit to increase light-rail service on River Line Read More »
Intermodal
Portuguese railroad purchases optical system to identify containers, trucks at terminal entrance Read More »
Passenger Rail
Wrapping it up: BART cars sport new look to promote ridership during smog season Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UPS receives more recognition as diverse employer Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Amtrak offers Wi-Fi services at Northeast Corridor stations Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Transentric's supply-chain management software receives industry compliance certification Read More »

June 15

Rail Industry Trends
GoRail to enlist railroad and supply industry employees, retirees as lobbyists Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Pennsylvania senator proposes long-term funding source for SEPTA, other state transit authorities Read More »
Safety
FRA safety stats: Fewer reporting roads, but numerous first-quarter improvements Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Houston METRO increases weekend service Read More »
Intermodal
Pacer International names Noel head of cartage company Read More »
People
Cattron-Theimeg appoints Martin regional sales director Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
South Africa's Spoornet takes delivery of Plasser & Theurer tamper Read More »

June 14

Short Lines & Regionals
Montreal, Maine & Atlantic posts — and prepares for more — traffic growth Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Proposed bill would provide $4.5 billion for rail security Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Traffic: New York & Atlantic anticipates another record-breaking year after setting high-water mark in 2003 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Sound Transit obtains $43.2 million FTA grant Read More »
Labor
Canadian labor relations board should reconsider Teamsters certification, UAW says Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Trucking, rail service problems will reduce second-quarter earnings, Pacer says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
China obtains computerized operating system to improve package delivery by rail Read More »

June 11

People
RailAmerica handpicks Swinburn, Redfearn to head company in post-Marino era Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NJ Transit shakes two-year ridership slump Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Bleak for peak? STB wants to know how Class Is will meet fall shipping season demands Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BART seeks $980 million worth of earthquake protection Read More »
Labor
KCS adds personal touch to operating rules training Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Dulles Airport extension gets green light Read More »
Intermodal
Coming soon to San Luis Potosi: An intermodal-served industrial park Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Bombardier obtains orders from Israeli, French railways Read More »
Intermodal
DaimlerChrysler implements vehicle-tracking system to monitor Mexican shipments Read More »

June 10

Financials
Rising expenses will lower second-quarter earnings, UP says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Reagan funeral procession spurs record-high D.C. ridership Read More »
Labor
Canadian labor relations board certifies Teamsters to represent CPR's MOW workers Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CTA seeks more bids for Brown Line project Read More »
Intermodal
IANA offers 2004 intermodal product, service directory Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Houston METRO schedules public hearings for two light-rail extensions Read More »
MOW
Thompson Industries appoints Broadfoot to manage national accounts as part of sales department reorganization Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Cubic opens China headquarters Read More »
Mechanical
Modesto and Empire Traction to test RailPower's Green Goat Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Survey says: CTA passengers satisfied with service Read More »

June 9

Union Pacific Railroad
UP breaks out the bulldozers for Dallas-area intermodal terminal Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
TSA begins baggage screening at D.C.'s Union Station Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NS bestows 'Thoroughbred Award' to Cregger Read More »
People
Houston METRO appoints EVP, SVP Read More »
People
Florida East Coast's board adds four, subtracts two members Read More »
Labor
UTU's Reed to retire, ending 33-year union career Read More »
M&A
RELCO Finance acquires Joseph Transportation's locomotive leasing division Read More »

June 8

Rail Industry Trends
No sign of economic slowdown: March transportation index sets 14-year high, USDOT says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Los Angeles MTA approves FY04 budget Read More »
Logistics
BNSF Logistics acquires Sumark Services; BNSF takes home Toyota Logistics' honor Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Alcatel obtains signaling contracts in Turkey, Spain Read More »
Mechanical
Amsted Rail Group consolidates three subsidiaries' engineering departments into two divisions Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Transit agencies rope APTA Rail Rodeo awards Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Transtar's five railroads to boot up RMI's Web-based systems Read More »
Passenger Rail
Long Island Rail Road to upload asset management software Read More »
Mechanical
RailPower sells a hybrid locomotive to Vancouver-area intermodal yard operator Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
European rail ticket distributor increases quarterly North American sales Read More »

June 7

People
UP shuffles senior management ranks to address Dolan, von Bernuth retirements Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA opens new station, prepares to rehabilitate another Read More »
People
Piacente to manage CSXT's chemicals/fertilizer groups; Soliah to head TRANSFLO subsidiary Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Sacramento Regional Transit completes first segment of light-rail extension Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
North Carolina DOT grants $2 million to nine short lines Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Renovated station opens as part of CTA's Cermak branch rehabilitation Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
PennDOT awards more than $1.5 million for four freight-rail projects Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Oregon's TriMet to raise fares Read More »
People
Union Switch & Signal appoints Burnham to manage manufacturing, supply chain Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
International transit organizations stress need for security analyses Read More »

June 4

Rail Industry Trends
AAR: May more than OK to U.S., Canadian roads' traffic ledgers Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Sound Transit to begin next light-rail construction project Read More »
Passenger Rail
Special subway map commemorates NYCT's 100th anniversary Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NS takes home three Toyota awards for 2003 service performance Read More »
M&A
Kaw River Railroad provides switching services for some K.C.-area shippers Read More »
People
NS appoints Wimbush to manage real estate portfolio Read More »
Mechanical
Washington short line to market fuel-saving catalyst to rail industry Read More »

June 3

People
CSXT's Cantrell to retire in September; three execs to split his duties Read More »
Labor
Arbitration panel delivers decision on Los Angeles County MTA, ATU health care trust fund Read More »
Mechanical
ARCI update: Rail-car orders continue to mount, but so do component concerns Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Bombardier reviews three-year plan, elects two board directors Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSXT, NIT League schedule forum to address shippers' service concerns Read More »
People
MARTA names new vice chair Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP crosses over to new Omaha headquarters, adds board member Read More »
Passenger Rail
Transportation group lobbies for VIA Rail reform Read More »
People
Beard to retire as top exec of family-owned railroad, real estate firm Read More »

June 2

Mechanical
CPR changes fuel surcharge policy to better reflect fluctuating diesel prices Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BART approves FY2005 budget Read More »
Mechanical
CSXI's fuel surcharge rises 2.3 percent in six months Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Los Angeles County MTA to begin building Eastside extension Read More »
Safety
Safety: Alaska Railroad continues to reduce injuries despite burgeoning business Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Allegheny County port authority opens rehabilitated line, obtains funds for extension Read More »
Safety
Not exactly apples for apples, but reporting railroads improve most safety stats, FRA says Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit reorganizes to better serve passengers Read More »
Mechanical
Transport Canada provides grants for greenhouse gas-reducing projects Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Union Switch & Signal to provide MicroCab systems for new Sound Transit vehicles Read More »

June 1

Rail Industry Trends
KCS rolls out system to manage, improve pricing processes Read More »
Labor
Soo Line, UTU agree to five-year contract for T&E workers Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Providence and Worcester found liable in five-year-old lawsuit Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Canadian cities, railroads boot up joint Web site to address proximity issues Read More »
Mechanical
RailPower locks up another long-term Green Goat lease with a Class I Read More »
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