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Rail News: June 2008

June 30

Rail Industry Trends
Four-way pact will resolve key issue surrounding EJ&E transaction in Indiana, CN says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Pittsburgh port authority signs off on FY09 budget Read More »
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Rail Industry Trends
Kenna succeeds Starling as Panama Canal Railway's president Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Houston METRO breaks ground on light-rail line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB says no to Nevada, will continue to review the DOE's application to build Yucca Mountain line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RTA report: Tie purchases rise, production falls in May Read More »
Passenger Rail
South Florida RTA gains recognition for bridge project, business strategies Read More »
C&S
Ansaldo STS OKs merger of Italian units; wins contracts in Italy and China Read More »

June 27

Rail Industry Trends
House bill proposes $1.7 billion to help transit agencies handle soaring fuel costs Read More »
Intermodal
June carload swoon continues for U.S. and Canadian railroads, AAR data shows Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
WMATA signs off on FY09 spending plan Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Proposal by NS, Pan Am Railways to co-own new railroad a minor transaction, STB says Read More »
Mechanical
SEPTA to lease passenger cars from NJ Transit Read More »
Labor
Federal court places preliminary injunction against UTU, sheet metal workers merger Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF lands on top 100 list of 'best diversity' companies Read More »
C&S
Updates from Thales, Skanska, Alstom, MHF and Motiva Enterprises Read More »

June 26

Rail Industry Trends
Outcome of CSX board elections could take a month to sort out Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
In memoriam: Rapid-discharge door developer Robert Ortner Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Higher ticket prices on tap in Oregon, Minnesota Read More »
Intermodal
Potash exporter to build terminal at CN-served Canadian port Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
USDOT, Caltrans to test intelligent transportation systems in Bay area Read More »
Safety
UP-sponsored tank-car safety course nets 24 participants Read More »
C&S
Illinois commission OKs pedestrian underpass project Read More »

June 25

Rail Industry Trends
Survey says: L.A. County residents would support additional transportation sales tax Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Nation needs to tap more of railroads' fuel efficiency and 'green' appeal, AAR's Hamberger tells Senate committee Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Commercial equipment finance an active market in May, index shows Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Caterpillar acquires Brazilian locomotive/transit car service provider for Progress Rail division Read More »
C&S
Rail Runner places event recorders on trains Read More »
Labor
Michigan State University marks first graduating class for railway management course Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
International railway union boots up emission calculation tools Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from The Andersons, URS, FreightCar America, VTG Group and SafeRack Read More »

June 24

Rail Industry Trends
UP, NS partner to provide automotive co-loading service Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Short-line tax credit extension passes House, stalls in Senate Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Oregon to pony up $100 million for 30 transportation projects Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
DART rolls out 'super-size' LRVs Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
TCI and 3G Capital can vote their shares at CSX's annual stockholders meeting, appellate court says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Edmonton takes wraps off new light-rail vehicle Read More »
Labor
BLET engineers, trainmen ratify Wheeling & Lake Erie contracts Read More »

June 23

Rail Industry Trends
House subcommittee proposes $1.4 billion for Amtrak in FY09 Read More »
Passenger Rail
MARTA to discuss potential rail extension to Gwinnett County Read More »
Intermodal
U.S. carloads plunge in latest week after damaging floods, AAR says Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF marks 4000th crossing closure in eight years, new intermodal customer coming to Chicago-area terminal Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
KCS CEO Haverty earns top entrepreneur regional honor; Govreau joins KCS as AVP Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Metro-North completes upgrades to four stations Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Intermodal terminal opens in Poland Read More »
C&S
Updates from L.B. Foster, Union Switch & Signal, Pacer and SEKO Read More »

June 20

Rail Industry Trends
Houston METRO gets go-ahead from city to launch light-rail construction Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Ferromex, Ferrosur pull out of AMF; association's future 'very uncertain' Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CEO poll: Fewer workers, more sales on many top execs' near-term agenda Read More »
Intermodal
CenterPoint Properties-commissioned study touts local benefits of proposed Chicago-area intermodal terminal/industrial park Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB re-schedules hearing on common-carrier obligation tied to haz-mat moves Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Updates from Alstom, Energy Absorption, American Railcar Industries and Georgetown Rail Equipment Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSXT to hold fall e-business workshop in Chicago Read More »

June 19

Financials
Independent proxy voting advisor backs four of TCI/3G's five CSX board nominees Read More »
Intermodal
COSCO to bring container vessels to Prince Rupert port Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Utah, North Carolina agencies to raise ticket prices Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
MBTA to give Blue Line stations a face lift Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Seven UTU officers can intervene in SMART merger case, federal court rules Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
VeraSun Energy delays two ethanol plant openings in the Midwest Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from Greenbrier, Railpower, Vossloh, Alstom, and RMI Read More »

June 18

Rail Industry Trends
Utah Transit Authority starts construction on another light-rail line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
MBTA launches ridership campaign Read More »
Labor
FRA-sponsored study targets T&E employees' work/rest patterns Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
League of Railway Industry Women seeks 'Outstanding' nominees Read More »
Mechanical
Davies succeeds Benac as American Railcar Industries' CFO Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Joint venture to build elevated railway in the Philippines Read More »
People
Kush joins UP as AVP of corporate communications Read More »

June 17

Rail Industry Trends
Los Angeles MTA's subway, light-rail ridership spike in May Read More »
Labor
SEPTA reaches tentative pact with transit police union Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
KCSR scores higher service metric grades at Shreveport terminal Read More »
Labor
TCU's carmen members to vote on tentative Soo Line agreement Read More »
People
Grossman to retire from Genesee & Wyoming at month's end Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Sound Transit considers expansion plans' cost benefits Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Investment firms swing deals to acquire U.K.'s Freightliner, Angel Trains Read More »
C&S
Updates from GE, e-VERIFILE.COM, Bombardier and Nomad Digital Read More »

June 16

Rail Industry Trends
Great Plains and Midwest floods wash out track, bridges Read More »
C&S
Alaska Railroad lands FRA grant to install PTC system on 68 locomotives Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BART, MARTA sign off on FY09 spending plans Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
S.F. Bay-area transit agencies obtain state security funds Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
L.A. County transportation sales tax would stimulate economy, local group says Read More »
C&S
Updates from Lockheed Martin, Faiveley Transport, Siemens and TRANSED Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
TMCA elects officers, board members Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Russian prime minister OKs new rail-car plant Read More »

June 13

C&S
FRA focuses attention on grade crossing accidents Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NJ Transit to build station in Wood-Ridge Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metro-North proposes Harrison Station transit-oriented development project Read More »
Intermodal
U.S., Canadian railroads report carload declines in June's first week Read More »
Intermodal
L.A. port's FY08-09 spending plan sets aside dollars for Pacific Harbor Line yard relocation project Read More »
People
McAllister joins Pittsburgh port authority as planning director Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from Boatright Enterprises, SKF, US&S, RailComm and STV Read More »

June 12

Rail Industry Trends
House signs off on Amtrak, high-speed rail bill Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
TCI/3G Capital Partners' CSX stock transactions violated federal securities laws, U.S. district court says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
April's Transportation Services Index matches March level Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CTA turns to private sector to complete Block 37 project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Vaughan Railroad seeks STB approval to build coal mine-serving line in West Virginia Read More »
Intermodal
BNSF, NS to unveil new Columbus-to-L.A. container service next month Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
SEPTA police prepared to strike Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Short lines help bolster Ontario's economy, study shows Read More »

June 11

Rail Industry Trends
Oregon's TriMet carries record number of passengers in May Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit to expand Everett Station parking Read More »
M&A
Patriot Rail adds Louisiana & North West to short-line stable Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Louisiana-Pacific moves first carload of laminated strand lumber from Maine plant Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Alstom to negotiate rail contracts with Kazakhstan railway Read More »
People
BNSF appoints Rynearson AVP-compensation and benefits Read More »
People
Lasarte joins South Florida RTA board Read More »

June 10

Labor
UTU members ratify national agreement with carriers' committee Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA to start final design for Rockport Station Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Southern Railway of B.C. facility to transload various commodities instead of lumber Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Canadian government to help fund road upgrades near CPR's Calgary intermodal facility Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CTA completes Armitage Station renovation Read More »
Passenger Rail
S.F. Bay area planners to prioritize transportation projects through 2035 Read More »
C&S
Updates from National Railway Equipment, L.B. Foster, LightSpin Technologies, Azimuth Systems Read More »

June 9

Kansas City Southern
Starling succeeds Shoener as KCS' president, COO Read More »
Passenger Rail
FRA seeks applications for intercity passenger-rail program Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Toyota distributor to construct BNSF-served facility in Texas Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Mica appoints Rose as railroad subcommittee director Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
North American transportation movers and shakers to meet in Canada Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain wraps up Burlingame Station modernization Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Emergency response center lands $250,000 FRA grant Read More »

June 6

High-Speed Rail
California Senate committee calls for more accountability, information from high-speed rail authority Read More »
Financials
SEC: TCI's CSX share transactions didn't violate federal security laws Read More »
People
North County Transit District pegs Patchett as interim director Read More »
Intermodal
AAR: U.S. railroads register more carloads, fewer intermodal loads in May Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Certain Transcona shop-produced wheel sets should be removed, Canadian transportation safety board says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Queensland Rail to acquire rolling stock, upgrade terminals Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from Mallory Alexander, Alstom, CONTECH, Hirschmann and RMI Read More »

June 5

Rail Industry Trends
North Carolina to add mid-day Amtrak service between Raleigh, Charlotte Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CN introduces online greenhouse gas-emissions calculator Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FTA office honors CATS' Blue Line for spurring development Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB schedules hearing on common-carrier obligation tied to haz-mat moves Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Computerworld honors BNSF's fuel-saving efforts Read More »
Mechanical
EMD retools old CPR locomotive into a 'Repower' unit Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Dwyer, Renz assume top posts at rail retiree association Read More »

June 4

Rail Industry Trends
Record-high gas prices continue to fuel transit ridership Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Honolulu to include airport spur in transit-rail plans Read More »
Mechanical
KCSM posts progress on 'paperless' car repair billing Read More »
Passenger Rail
VIA Rail ranks No. 35 in Canada's 'Top 100 Companies' list Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Mississippi harbor commission lands federal grant to improve Port Bienville Railroad Read More »
C&S
North Carolina DOT to review crossing closure, improvement plans Read More »
Financials
Updates from Bombardier, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Skelly and Loy, and Wonderware Read More »

June 3

Passenger Rail
Permut to succeed Cannito as Metro-North president Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
LACMTA wins top prize in APTA's Rail Rodeo Read More »
People
BNSF names Gwilt, Irvin to HR management posts Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Eastman honors NS' coal logistics efforts; Owens Corning recognizes BNSF's intermodal service Read More »
People
Holt to oversee RailWorks' L.K. Comstock subsidiary, transit division Read More »
M&A
Watco acquires Fitzgerald Railcar Services' operations Read More »
People
Voyack joins NS as government relations director Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Knorr-Bremse wins braking system orders in China Read More »

June 2

Rail Industry Trends
Public transit systems log 2.6 billion rides in first quarter, APTA says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
St. Louis Metro signs off on FY09 budget, cites need for new revenue source Read More »
People
Bethel to succeed Regan as CSXT's VP-mechanical Read More »
Labor
KCSR to introduce new management training program Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Weyerhaeuser seeks 'strategic alternatives' for short line subsidiaries Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit to begin serving new Mukilteo station Read More »
Mechanical
CPR to clean grain from hopper cars' end sills Read More »
M&A
Genesee & Wyoming completes CAGY Industries acquisition Read More »
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