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Rail News: July 2004

July 30

Rail Industry Trends
AAR traffic update: U.S. roads set fifth weekly intermodal volume record in 2004 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Oregon's Tri-Met posts 16th consecutive year of record ridership Read More »
Financials
Expenses take a large bite out of RailAmerica's second-quarter earnings Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.K.'s ScotRail contracts Cubic to install electronic gating systems Read More »
Mechanical
Texas grants to help five railroads obtain RailPower hybrid switchers Read More »
MOW
FCM orders six tampers, one grinder from Harsco Track Technologies Read More »
People
GATX promotes Ciancio, Duddy to SVP Read More »

July 29

Financials
CPR's second-quarter revenue surpasses $1 billion, operating ratio drops to 78 Read More »
Kansas City Southern
2Q: KCS registers fifth-straight quarter of revenue growth, earns net income vs. loss Read More »
Safety
Tex-Mex adds second agent to canine patrol unit Read More »
Labor
BLET wins 10th small road election since 2001 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NRC, REMSA seek 'breakthough innovations' presenters for January conference Read More »

July 28

Financials
NS holds down costs, raises record revenue during the second quarter Read More »
Safety
LA MTA cuts workers' compensation costs Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX's quarterly financial results reflect service problems, higher costs Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Korean city contracts Bombardier-led consortium to build line Read More »
Safety
CPR, local agencies to conduct haz-mat accident response drill in Wisconsin Read More »
People
South Florida RTA appoints citizen advisory committee member Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR releases annual Class I analysis report Read More »
Logistics
TNT Logistics to manage rail transportation at K.C. automotive facility Read More »

July 27

BNSF Railway
Financials: BNSF reports record quarterly freight revenue, earnings Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Greater Cleveland RTA makes the grade in self-analyzing report card Read More »
MOW
CSXT caps off two-year infrastructure improvement project near Chicago Read More »
Passenger Rail
South Florida RTA increases morning, afternoon rush hour service Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Consolidated Rail, CSXT, NS follow through on plan to restructure Conrail's debt Read More »
Passenger Rail
New Hope Valley Railway celebrates centennial Read More »
People
Druten joins KCS' board Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Greenbrier chairman files suit to prevent company from adopting 'poison pill' Read More »

July 26

Rail Industry Trends
UP agrees to sell Sacramento yard site to real estate developer Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
TEA-21 reauthorization: Fifth extension pushes congressional vote into fall Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB reschedules open voting conference to hearing date on small road line abandonment procedures Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
WMATA obtains more federal funds for Blue Line extension Read More »
Labor
Carmen Division lodge appoints Wilhelm acting local chairman Read More »
Financials
Second-quarter financial scorecard: Wabtec increases sales, reduces debt Read More »

July 23

Rail Industry Trends
AAR traffic totals for week 28: U.S., Canadian roads remain on carload growth track Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Federal funds to help pay for preliminary engineering on Virginia corridor Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CPR claim seeks full freight-bill payment from coal shipper Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CTA completes Cermak branch station work Read More »
Mechanical
TTX adds, modifies cars to keep up with railroads' rising equipment demands Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FTA awards $2.3 million to Rutgers University for public transportation training programs Read More »
Mechanical
Cattron-Theimeg obtains locomotive remote-control system orders from Belgian, Swiss railroads Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
French transit authority contracts ALSTOM to supply CITADIS trams Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
New York Regional Rail settles yard-dumping suit Read More »

July 22

Financials
UP's mid-year financial report: Despite high traffic volume, sluggish service slashes earnings Read More »
Passenger Rail
North Carolina's Triangle Transit Authority obtains federal funds for commuter-rail line Read More »
Passenger Rail
Majority of CAW-represented workers approve strike as option to prompt VIA Rail contract negotiations Read More »
C&S
KCS partners with Mississippi transportation department to improve, close crossings Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Maryland Transit Administration adds fare inspectors to prevent freeloaders Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
In memoriam: Former Wabtec President, CEO Davies Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Harsco Track Technologies lands Stoneblower order 'Down Under' Read More »
M&A
Holland acquires E. O. Paton International Read More »

July 21

Mechanical
CSXT's car shops in overdrive to increase coal hopper supply Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak, Pennsylvania ready to resume Keystone Corridor plan Read More »
Labor
BNSF employees remain 'On Guard' for suspicious items, activity Read More »
Passenger Rail
Cleveland participates in program linking home buying to public transportation Read More »
Mechanical
Rail-car orders, deliveries still on the rise, ARCI says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NYCT to fill in the gaps on station's platforms Read More »
M&A
Portec Rail Products to acquire Salient Systems Read More »

July 20

Financials
Fluid network key to CN's second-quarter, first-half financial success Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
USDOT transportation center contracts TIAX to analyze passenger car safety Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Truckers' recently revised hours-of-service rules are illegal, federal appellate court says Read More »
People
Bombardier appoints Pihl to head finance Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
National Cargo Security Council expands certification program on anti-terrorism, theft Read More »
Passenger Rail
VIA Rail partners with Expedia to expand online offerings Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP obtains software to distribute business data online Read More »
Passenger Rail
Rail Transit '04 coming to Baltimore in fall Read More »
Labor
UTU-represented Rochester & Southern workers ratify first contract in three years Read More »

July 19

Rail Industry Trends
AAR traffic update: U.S., Canadian roads continue to pump up volume past year's midpoint Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Los Angeles MTA begins light-rail extension Read More »
C&S
BNSF's prevention program targets trespasser fatalities Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
National Mediation Board offers online 'help desk' Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
D.C.-area transit training tunnel obtains 'innovation' award Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Software companies team up to provide transit project management tools Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
SSA Global acquires Arzoon's assets Read More »

July 16

Rail Industry Trends
CN consolidates five U.S., Canadian bulk commodity groups into one unit Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
North County Transit District proceeds with passenger-rail line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
House subcommittee earmarks $80 million for Sound Transit's Central Link Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Next phase of passenger security screening program shifts to Connecticut Read More »
Labor
UP to construct child development center near Omaha digs Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NJ Transit approves FY2005 budget Read More »
Labor
Midwestern track maintenance workers ratify CN contract Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Pennsylvania ponies up more than $7 million to help small roads improve infrastructure Read More »
People
Iowa Interstate promotes EVP Miller to president Read More »

July 15

M&A
CN: BC Rail now a done deal Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Amtrak's outlook is stable, Standard & Poor's says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Las Vegas monorail now newest strip attraction Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
USDOT forms credit council to oversee department-wide loan programs Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
House bill would require railroads to keep local responders in the loop on haz-mat car moves, stops Read More »
Mechanical
Steelroads Web site expands short-line event reporting tool Read More »

July 14

Mechanical
Greenbrier more than doubles quarterly revenue, records record rail-car backlog Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Appeals court rules in favor of New York Regional Rail in adverse abandonment case Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
WMATA preps Largo Town Center extension for late 2004 opening Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Amtrak's Acela Express campaign pays dividends Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Rail America posts monthly, year-to-date carload gains Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Parsons Brinckerhoff creates "place making" division Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF unveils 'online marketplace' to connect shippers, transloaders Read More »

July 13

Safety
Union Pacific, AAR respond to NY Times grade crossing safety series Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
MBTA to begin security checks before Democratic National Convention Read More »
Intermodal
CPR selects NS' TransWorks for intermodal platform Read More »
Labor
Former UTU presidents receive two-year sentences Read More »

July 12

Rail Industry Trends
KCS opens fuel loading facility in Oklahoma Read More »
Intermodal
CSXI charging fee to pick up empty intermodal equipment in southern California Read More »
Labor
BLET members elect northern district general committee officers Read More »

July 9

Union Pacific Railroad
UP to control carload volume as fall peak preparation measure Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NJ Transit obtains FTA grants for line extension, station renovation Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Through June, U.S. roads show no signs of traffic slowdown, AAR says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. roads register huge gain with first-half grain moves, USDOT says Read More »
Intermodal
Alameda Corridor's governing board: Chairman Colonna, Vice Chairman Hahn switch seats Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
International Union of Railways report recommends ways to improve European rail infrastructure Read More »

July 8

Rail Industry Trends
KCS boots up Web-based car tracing application Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Minneapolis light-rail line well-received during service's first week Read More »
Mechanical
BNSF adds shutdown systems to three Vancouver terminal switchers Read More »
People
NS special agent ranks as second-ever railroad police officer to attend FBI academy Read More »
M&A
Dallas, Garland & Northeastern to lease, operate UP line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
University of Wisconsin to conduct 4th annual conference on railroad engineering, construction Read More »

July 7

Rail Industry Trends
Economy's still on a roll: April's Transportation Services Index sets another monthly record Read More »
Passenger Rail
VRE adds parking at Woodbridge station Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
TriMet sets another monthly ridership record Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Alcatel to provide train control for D.C. airport people mover Read More »
Financials
CN secures terms for $800 million debt offering Read More »
Labor
BLET elects general committee members, vice chairmen Read More »
Labor
UTU-represented Rochester & Southern workers weigh ratification of five-year pact Read More »
People
Portec Rail appoints Caroli to head international business development Read More »

July 6

Rail Industry Trends
Piping up: CPR moving millions of pounds of large-diameter pipe from Canadian mill to America's Heartland Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Southern California's Metrolink adopts FY2005 budget Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NS offers Six Sigma training to suppliers, small-road partners Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra to build bigger Schaumburg station Read More »
M&A
Central Illinois Railroad can begin operating Peoria-area branch line, STB says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Cement association honors concrete-based public transit projects Read More »
Labor
UTU committee to map out union's modernization path Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Pittsburgh short line purchases Digital Concepts' traffic-control system Read More »

July 2

M&A
Canadian competition bureau blesses CN's BC Rail deal Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Reagan's funeral, D.C. visitors spur record-high June ridership for WMATA Read More »
M&A
RailAmerica: Australian competition commission gives Freight Australia sale stamp of approval Read More »
Passenger Rail
Charlotte trolley system stages a comeback Read More »
M&A
Timber Rock Railroad leases another Texas line from BNSF Read More »
Passenger Rail
SEPTA Web site gets a makeover Read More »
MOW
CN implements ENSCO's track-asset management system Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Hoglander to chair National Mediation Board Read More »

July 1

Rail Industry Trends
CN creates service department, appoints Mohan to head unit Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Jersey City PATH station nears pre-Sept. 11 ridership figures Read More »
C&S
KCS one-third of the way to closing 15 grade crossings by year end Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Proposed FRA rule would ensure event recorders withstand train accidents Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
On a revenue roll: New York Regional Rail's trucking arm carries two-month load Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
In memoriam: Middletown and New Jersey Railway co-founder Rasmussen Read More »
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