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Rail News: July 2005

July 29

Rail Industry Trends
Senate committee backs Amtrak investment and improvement act Read More »
Financials
Florida East Coast posts double-digit percentage growth in revenue, operating profit Read More »
Financials
Strong second-quarter results reflect 'increasingly positive' market conditions, GATX says Read More »
People
UP appoints Bromley to 'historic' post Read More »

July 28

Rail Industry Trends
Four senators introduce Amtrak investment and improvement legislation Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NJ Transit approves FY2006 budgets, announces plans to purchase additional bi-level cars Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
L.A. port obtains security funds Read More »
Financials
RailAmerica improves safety, operating ratio – and profits Read More »
Financials
Financial results improve for L.B. Foster in second quarter Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NJ Transit advances Trans-Hudson tunnel project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Santa Clara VTA to open portion of light-rail extension ahead of schedule, postpone remainder Read More »
Mechanical
Greenbrier names Nussrallah to head European operations Read More »

July 27

Financials
NS posts best-ever quarterly operating revenue, income Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX records sixth-straight quarter of earnings growth Read More »
Financials
IPO, new plant help FreightCar America boost second-quarter sales, net income Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
French railway orders additional TGV trainsets from ALSTOM Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RailPower, Swedish Train Technology ink 'Green Goat' conversion deal Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Railinc implements parameter-tracing tool on Steelroads.com Read More »

July 26

BNSF Railway
For BNSF, another quarterly revenue record Read More »
Financials
Corridor expansion doesn't keep CPR from recording revenue growth Read More »
Financials
Surging freight-rail market drives Wabtec's second-quarter sales Read More »
Financials
Portec posts record quarter for sales, earnings Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Siemens to manufacture carshells in-house Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Amtrak to operate new Silver Service schedule Read More »

July 25

MOW
CPR increases capacity to Port of Vancouver Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Senate appropriations committee increases Amtrak funding to $1.45 billion Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Federal government needs to provide additional transit security funding, APTA says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
TTX's David Ireland: 1953-2005 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
New York/New Jersey port authority to construct transfer facility Read More »
Passenger Rail
Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North order more Bombardier electric cars Read More »
C&S
New York DOT accepting comments on environmental study for CPR communications system upgrade Read More »
Mechanical
WMATA to begin operating eight-car trains Read More »

July 22

Rail Industry Trends
AAR weekly data: U.S. roads' traffic up; Canadian roads' and TFM's traffic down Read More »
MOW
Buffalo & Pittsburgh reopens Pennsylvania line Read More »
Labor
UTU appoints committee to ponder merger proposals Read More »
C&S
Wabtec, March Networks market digital locomotive video recorder Read More »
Mechanical
Swindells to join Greenbrier's board Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR's Hamberger, U.S. Rep. Nadler to deliver keynotes at Progressive Railroading's 'RailTrends' conference Read More »

July 21

Financials
2Q: CN's 61.2 operating ratio sets quarterly record Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP lowers operating ratio, raises income in the second quarter Read More »
M&A
Watco to lease KCS lines, launch three small roads Read More »
C&S
After closing third crossing this year, KCS has more closures on tap Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Wabtec Rail to refurbish passenger-car interiors for Angel Trains Read More »
C&S
L.A.'s Metrolink lands FRA grant to study 'sealed corridor' concept Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Portec Rail joins Russell's newly formed small-cap index Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. DOT to study safer commuter train seats, tables Read More »

July 20

Rail Industry Trends
Congress to consider second 'rail competition' bill Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NS to break ground on Ohio intermodal terminal Read More »
Logistics
Pacer to serve as Del Monte's sole 3PL Read More »
People
Hurley joins Genesee & Wyoming's board Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
BNSF to boot up Mincom's asset-management software Read More »
People
Cornerstone Systems appoints Veneklase account executive Read More »

July 19

Rail Industry Trends
Class Is share fall peak action plans with the STB Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Sound Transit green lights airport extension Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NJ Transit to improve traffic flow along Pascack Valley line Read More »
Labor
Former UTU International Vice President Thornton dies Read More »
Mechanical
RailPower inks Green Goat assembly agreement with Super Steel Read More »
Passenger Rail
Capital Metro contracts Interfleet to provide support services for DMU procurement Read More »
People
Simmons Machine Tool names Collen VP of sales Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Tunisian railway obtains locomotive simulators to improve conductor training Read More »
People
Hamm joins Cornerstone Systems as account executive Read More »

July 18

Rail Industry Trends
Senate defeats amendment to hike transit security funding Read More »
Mechanical
Second-quarter rail-car orders, deliveries outpace first-quarter figures, ARCI says Read More »
Intermodal
NS launches trailer management program to meet fall peak equipment demand Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
California allocates $1.26 billion in transportation funds Read More »
Labor
Electrical workers' union agrees to add fifth year to CN contract Read More »
MOW
UP begins major trackwork project in Iowa Read More »
People
RFTrax appoints Felty to manage business development Read More »

July 15

People
Pittsburgh port authority's Skoutelas to join Parsons Brinckerhoff Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR, RSI to brief U.S. rail suppliers on Iraq business opportunities Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CTA boosts 2005 ridership through May Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR traffic update: Holiday week weakens U.S. railroads' carloads Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
WMATA to upgrade Navy Yard station to accommodate baseball fans Read More »
Intermodal
Alameda Corridor's train traffic on the rise Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSX to boot up redesigned Web site July 18 Read More »
C&S
CTA to expand fiber optic network Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Seattle Monorail consortium unveils preliminary design Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Rail service, stockpiles should be on uptick next year, Arch Coal says Read More »

July 14

Rail Industry Trends
Democrats introduce security funding bill in the House Read More »
Labor
CPR, electrical workers' union agree on five-year contract Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
RailAmerica reports carload rise in June, first half Read More »
Mechanical
FreightCar America appoints Baun to head western region sales, Johnson to succeed the retiring Sornsen Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Sound Transit obtains tunnel-boring machine Read More »
MOW
North American Technologies secures financing deal with major shareholders to ramp up tie production Read More »
Mechanical
Chartwell International purchases 95 flat cars for waste-by-rail service Read More »

July 13

Rail Industry Trends
FTA provides funds for World Trade Center transportation hub Read More »
Labor
Dispatchers' union OKs two-year contract extension with CN Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
WMATA posts monthly ridership record in June Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Tex-Mex lands $50 million RRIF loan Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Canada extends passenger-rail funding pact with Ontario Northland Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. Customs certifies Pacer Stacktrain as security program member Read More »
Mechanical
The Andersons rail unit acquires 1,600 freight cars Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
KCS to boot up Spear Technologies' asset management software Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
French railway to provide real-time train arrival info at stations Read More »

July 12

Rail Industry Trends
APTA seeks $2 billion in FY2006 transit security funding Read More »
C&S
Louisiana senator drafts bill to seek safer crossings Read More »
People
Maryland Transit appoints Wells to head subway system Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Washington county closer to acquiring BNSF corridor Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BART seeks comments on environmental concerns for proposed extension Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
NS showcases interchange scorecard at short line meeting Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Amtrak aims to be a better service provider on Empire Builder trips Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Ohi-Rail to lease Wheeling & Lake Erie lines in Ohio Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Minnesota approves $40 million for Twin Cities transit Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Duos Technologies, Epsilon Systems to supply security system for CSXT's D.C. line Read More »

July 11

Rail Industry Trends
Amtrak reinstates portion of Acela Express service Read More »
Intermodal
BNSF to exit rail-controlled trailer business by end of 2006 Read More »
M&A
Las Vegas Monorail Co. to acquire management firm Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FRA green lights $32.7 million RRIF loan for Iowa Interstate Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Cubic installs fare-collection system on San Diego Trolley extension Read More »
M&A
Florida short line takes over former CSXT track Read More »
Labor
Class Is need to step up training to reduce safety risks, UTU's Thompson says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
New Web site offers low-cost international train tickets to travel agents Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Safetran boots up business collaboration platform to improve IT Read More »

July 8

Rail Industry Trends
U.S. roads register traffic gains in the year's first half, AAR says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
More federal security funding needed in U.S. transit sector, APTA says Read More »
C&S
WMATA board committee endorses three yard expansion projects Read More »
Labor
Federal court to consider UTU's lawsuit against carriers' committee Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Utility, BNSF to argue rate case before the STB Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Sound Transit board backs updated long-range plan Read More »
Intermodal
CSXI's truck dispatching device helps reduce driver turnover, traffic center calls Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
National Mediation Board creates Web-based arbitration record archive Read More »

July 7

Rail Industry Trends
U.S. Homeland Security elevates mass transportation threat level after London bombings Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Transportation Services Index registers second-straight monthly gain in April Read More »
Labor
TCU to merge with machinists' union Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UIC to begin enforcing standard rail-car use contract next year Read More »
Labor
BMWED to represent workers at another VAE Nortrak plant Read More »
Passenger Rail
Miami-Dade tabs URS to design aerial rail link Read More »
Mechanical
BNSF continues to re-paint locomotive fleet Read More »
Passenger Rail
DART names new police chief Read More »

July 6

Rail Industry Trends
California college obtains FRA grant for rail defect detection system Read More »
Financials
Ohio tax law not a liability to NS' quarterly net income Read More »
MOW
CPR compiles trackwork component list for capacity expansion projects Read More »
Intermodal
CG Railway to lease track from New Orleans port Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
South Africa selects Bombardier-led consortium as preferred bidder for 50-mile rail system Read More »
People
Iowa Interstate appoints one, promotes two Read More »

July 5

People
KCS appoints Rión to TFM's top post Read More »
Labor
Teamsters Canada Rail Conference members ratify two CN contracts Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA begins third phase of Red Line rehab project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Senate OKs Kaveeshwar as administrator of USDOT's new research arm Read More »
C&S
RailComm installs remote-control yard automation system at chemical shipper's Alabama plant Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Maryland Transit Administration completes portion of double-track project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Sony division honors Pacer Global Logistics as top intermodal carrier Read More »

July 1

Rail Industry Trends
Extension No. 8: Congress delays TEA-21 reauthorization another 20 days Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR traffic update: U.S. roads remain in traffic groove; Canadian roads and TFM still in carload slump Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
New York/New Jersey port authority to expand less-than-year-old intermodal facility Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
KCS to spend $50 million to expand Shreveport yard Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
New York area transit agencies to develop regional smart card system Read More »
People
KCS appoints Grimes AVP of business development Read More »
Labor
VAE Nortrak's Wyoming employees ratify first-ever labor contract, join BMWED Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Homeland Security contracts Epsilon Systems to install surveillance system on D.C.-area rail lines Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Van de Water to chair National Mediation Board Read More »
Mechanical
Global Railway's YSD to supply doors for 150 box cars Read More »
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