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Rail News: June 2007

June 29

Rail Industry Trends
SEPTA to hike ticket prices 11 percent Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Staten Island Railroad moves first containers from new ship-to-rail transfer facility Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
WMATA approves $1.9 billion budget for FY08 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Canadian governments, transportation constituents team up to fund rail corridor improvements in B.C. Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CN halts trains, embargos traffic on Toronto-to-Montreal corridor after native blockade Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
TriMet signs off on $741 million FY08 spending plan Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF, real estate developer propose Illinois business park featuring transload and intermodal facilities Read More »
People
Patriot Rail promotes Wlotko to SVP of operations Read More »

June 28

Labor
CTA settles contract with 17 unions Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BART surpasses 100 million mark for FY2007 Read More »
Mechanical
UP to acquire 10 Gen-Set switchers for L.A.-area yard Read More »
Safety
CPR joins rail industry safety/security program Read More »
M&A
ITT to acquire ENIDINE owner International Motion Control Read More »
Mechanical
Trinity forms freight-car leasing, fleet management company Read More »

June 27

MOW
BNSF train tour provides glimpse of new capacity, business coming to nation's richest coal region Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
TriMet sets ridership record in May Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Tie production and purchases surpass seasonal averages in May, RTA says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Charlotte transit system opens light-rail facility Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Minneapolis' Metropolitan Council to award preliminary engineering contract for Central Corridor light-rail line Read More »
Intermodal
AMEC to engineer tunnel construction, clearances for NS' Heartland Corridor intermodal route Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
SNCF awards $2.8 billion high-speed train contract to Alstom Read More »
Mechanical
McCarthy, Trusdell join FreightCar America's executive ranks Read More »

June 26

Labor
Six unions ratify contracts with NCCC Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Pennsylvania House approves amendment to create dedicated public transit funding Read More »
Financials
FreightCar America estimates second-quarter earnings, announces hopper order Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Northern Virginia Transportation Authority recommends transportation projects Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Spanish railway green lights Siemens' Velaro E high-speed train for service Read More »
C&S
Wireless Matrix inks 550-vehicle FleetOutlook agreement with RailCrewXpress Read More »

June 25

Rail Industry Trends
Genesee & Wyoming to terminate Ferrocarriles Chiapas-Mayab operations Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
National Association of Railroad Passengers unveils proposal to upgrade, integrate national rail system Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
KCS introduces program to teach English-speaking employees a 'proficient level' of Spanish Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
City-Rail conference to come to Shanghai in September Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
CMI-Promex's plastic signal housings pass AREMA 'Class B' muster Read More »
Mechanical
Lat-Lon lands locomotive monitoring system orders from two railroads, sets first-half sales record for damage prevention system Read More »

June 22

Rail Industry Trends
House signs off on $400 million rail security bill, House committee OKs $1.6 billion for transit expansions Read More »
Intermodal
AAR weekly data: U.S. roads move most carloads, second-most intermodal loads in '07 Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain to launch Burlingame Station project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Capitol Hill press conference casts spotlight on freight-rail tax credit bill Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Alaska, Yukon study rail link Read More »
Intermodal
SEKO opens office in Turkey Read More »

June 21

Rail Industry Trends
UP agrees to limit slow orders on Amtrak routes Read More »
Financials
Kansas City Southern de México refinances debt to reduce pre-tax interest payments Read More »
Mechanical
CN to acquire another 65 locomotives by next year Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
International high-speed rail conference coming to Amsterdam in March Read More »
People
NYC business leader Hemmerdinger might be MTA's next chairman Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Pennsylvania politicians honor AAR, others for giving veterans a lift with 'Liberty Limited' train Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Anderson to chair TMCA's new recognition committee Read More »

June 20

Labor
BLET members give thumbs up to tentative national contract Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Amtrak to add second Cascades train Read More »
Labor
Sheet metal workers union blesses proposed UTU merger Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
In Memoriam: Former RSSI Executive Director W. Edward Rowland Read More »
M&A
ShipXpress acquires RailSync system from Railinc Read More »
Passenger Rail
New Mexico's Rail Runner ridership spikes more than 20 percent in two weeks Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Utah Transit Authority launches redesigned Web site Read More »

June 19

Passenger Rail
Fort Worth Transportation Authority to begin environmental process for new commuter-rail line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Canadian government to place three B.C. ports under one organizational umbrella Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Maine to examine cost of extending freight-, passenger-rail line Read More »
Mechanical
MotivePower obtains locomotive orders from three transit agencies Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Amtrak, GrandLuxe Rail Journeys team up to offer luxury train service Read More »
Mechanical
Fort Worth & Western acquires two Gen-Set switchers Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP lands geographic information system user award Read More »

June 18

Rail Industry Trends
House committee adds railroad investment reporting requirement to rail safety bill Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Kansas City Southern de México marks 10 years since privatization Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
St. Louis Metro OKs FY08 operating budget, registers ridership gains Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RDC seeks international arbitration to settle dispute with Guatemalan government Read More »
Mechanical
GO Transit unveils prototype of new MotivePower Industries locomotive Read More »
Mechanical
It'll take a tad longer to deliver 98 refurbished switchers, RailPower tells UP Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Wal-Mart honors J.B. Hunt as top intermodal carrier for '06 Read More »

June 15

Financials
Rail stocks among transportation group's best performers in '07, report says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
House, Senate committees review transit legislation Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. railroads' traffic remains down into year's sixth month, AAR says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BART posts daily ridership record Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSXI to expand Atlanta-area intermodal terminal Read More »
Passenger Rail
Utah Transit Authority to receive first installment of federal FrontRunner grant Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Bombardier to overhaul locomotives for Sweden's Green Cargo Read More »

June 14

Rail Industry Trends
Transportation Services Index holds steady at 111 in April Read More »
Mechanical
NJ Transit orders another 45 multi-level vehicles from Bombardier Read More »
Labor
Teamsters Canadian MOW division to poll members on tentative CPR pact Read More »
High-Speed Rail
East European high-speed line launches service Read More »
People
Alberta university bestows honorary law degree to CN's Harrison Read More »
C&S
Telstra to install new communications system for Australia Rail Track Corp. Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
TMCA presents top marketing exec award posthumously to ATA's Russell Read More »

June 13

Rail Industry Trends
VTA approves biennial budget, fare reduction plan Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Railroad and mass transit constituents can do a better job of securing their systems, Penn State study says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CN preps network, plans transload facility to seize oil sands and other opportunities in western Canada Read More »
Labor
STB data shows U.S. Class Is remain in hiring mode Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metro-North, Teamsters local reach tentative agreement Read More »
Safety
UP-sponsored emergency responder course racks up 24 more graduates Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RMI seeks nominees for next year's 'Fast Track' awards Read More »

June 12

Rail Industry Trends
TCU tells Amtrak to jump-start negotiations or brace for strike Read More »
Intermodal
BNSF lengthens TransCon trains to move more containers per trip Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Capitol Corridor registers all-time-high ridership in May Read More »
Labor
UTU proposes merger with sheet metal workers union Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NS names 21-story Norfolk headquarters after former leader McKinnon Read More »
MOW
Century Products, Ameren partner to produce eco-friendly composite tie Read More »
Mechanical
Greenbrier to turn 48-foot intermodal platforms into 40-footers Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Alstom, Colubris Networks team up to offer onboard wireless services Read More »

June 11

Passenger Rail
GO Transit begins to build third track on Lakeshore West corridor Read More »
Intermodal
U.S. railroads remained stuck in carload, intermodal volume malaise in May Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Kansas City Southern de México adds train capacity tool to computer platform Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Amtrak becomes partner in Army's post-military career program Read More »
M&A
Western New York and Pennsylvania to lease line from N.Y. rail authority, NS Read More »
M&A
Wabtec acquires lift and ramp manufacturer Ricon Read More »
Logistics
Shepetuk to head California Transportation and Logistics Institute Read More »

June 8

Rail Industry Trends
USDOT announces semi-finalists for new congestion-relief program Read More »
Labor
BLET chosen to represent Talleyrand Terminal Railroad workers, renews PATH pact Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF loaded fewer coal trains in PRB last month Read More »
Mechanical
Georgetown Rail Equipment lands automated ballast unloading kit orders from CSXT and BNSF, makes management changes Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
League of Railway Industry Women seeks 'Outstanding' nominees for annual award Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
HNTB to oversee engineering for Miami Intermodal Center Read More »

June 7

Rail Industry Trends
NS proposes to build New Jersey-to-Louisiana Crescent Corridor Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Sound Transit, University of Washington reach tentative University Link agreement Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB schedules K.C. hearing to obtain public feedback on rail-transported energy products Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Strasburg Rail Road celebrates 175 years as short line of yesteryear, steam excursion line of today Read More »
Mechanical
FreightCar America adds field engineers, administrator to bolster customer service department Read More »
C&S
Siemens, Alstom to upgrade signal system for Belgian railway Read More »
Intermodal
Hub Group to acquire Interdom Partners Read More »

June 6

Labor
CPR, Teamsters' MOW division reach tentative agreement, end to three-week strike Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
KCS seeks $100 million RRIF loan to help fund Texas trackwork Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
SEPTA ropes in top honor at APTA's Rail Rodeo competition Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
New York MTA to create more seamless transportation network Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Terrorism not an imminent threat to TIH-carrying trains, rail security study says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. economy will grow at moderate pace through '07, Federal Reserve chairman says Read More »
M&A
TranSystems merges with Lichtenstein Consulting Engineers Read More »
Mechanical
Bombardier introduces maintenance, security systems to North American transit-rail market Read More »

June 5

Passenger Rail
Williams to take office as LIRR's first female president Read More »
Labor
Back to the bargaining table: CPR, Teamsters' union meet for first time since strike began Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART marks 50 years in Bay area Read More »
MOW
BNSF completes coal line maintenance blitz in Wyoming Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
INVITE, The Allen Group to create U.S-Mexico intermodal corridor Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Santa Clara VTA names Mikolajczyk CFO, Gonot chief of BART extension Read More »
Mechanical
Railpower recalls Green Goat Series switchers after locomotive fire Read More »

June 4

Rail Industry Trends
NS turns 25 Read More »
People
Hellmann takes helm as Genesee & Wyoming's CEO Read More »
C&S
UP, Grand Prairie install Texas' first crossing camera system Read More »
Mechanical
WMATA appoints Kubicek to oversee mechanical department Read More »
People
Alstom promotes financial execs Kientz, Morin Read More »
Financials
The Carlyle Group acquires majority stake in RMI Read More »
Mechanical
FreightCar America promotes Magolske, expands SVP Bridges' duties Read More »

June 1

Rail Industry Trends
Supplemental federal bill provides another $100 million for transit and rail security; House committee to review FY2008 security measure Read More »
C&S
Ohio rail commission, CSXT to replace surfaces at 17 crossings Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Pittsburgh port authority proposes FY2008 budget Read More »
Labor
Long-time BLE leader and rail worker champion Sytsma dies Read More »
Mechanical
RailAmerica begins to acquire environmentally friendly switchers from NREC Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NMB names Jones senior mediator Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Pan American Railway Congress coming to Argentina Read More »
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