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Rail News: July 2006

July 31

Rail Industry Trends
New York/New Jersey port authority earmarks $1 billion for bi-state tunnel project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Orange County Transportation Authority seeks voter approval to renew Measure M transportation tax Read More »
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Machine Vision Railway Inspection Gets a Boost From High-Speed Cameras
Rail Industry Trends
Houston METRO completes draft environmental report for Southeast Corridor Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB to revise rate case guidelines, examine grain rates at fall hearing Read More »
People
Thelen, Heilig assume VP posts at NS Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Trinity Industries to sell European freight-car business to International Railway Systems Read More »
M&A
TransCore acquires rail tracking software provider IntelliTrans Read More »

July 28

Rail Industry Trends
Sacramento agency to raise fares for second time in a year Read More »
Mechanical
CTA, Bombardier finalize 406-car order Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Chicago-area transit agencies form coalition to improve regional transportation Read More »
People
UP adds former White House Chief of Staff Card as director Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Developer begins to build high-rise, mixed-use complex near LA MTA station Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Four Rivers Transportation appoints, promotes execs at two short lines Read More »
Financials
FreightCar America's second-quarter sales, income and backlog go up; car orders come down Read More »

July 27

Rail Industry Trends
Freight-rail tax credit bill enters Senate Read More »
MOW
Providence and Worcester to begin using newly built Rhode Island corridor in August Read More »
C&S
Canadian government earmarks more than $11 million for crossing improvements Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
More passengers climb aboard Amtrak trains on Keystone Corridor Read More »
Financials
RailAmerica's second-quarter operating ratio rises, income falls Read More »
Financials
Wabtec boosts second-quarter income, restructures to control costs Read More »

July 26

Financials
NS sets quarterly high-water marks for revenue, income and carloads Read More »
Financials
CPR's second-quarter revenue and income rise, operating ratio falls Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FRA to address private-crossing safety at public meetings Read More »
Mechanical
Cashman to succeed McClure as CIT Rail Resources president Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Bombardier to supply trams for new Italian light-rail system Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Garnett to leave post as Great North Eastern Railway's CEO Read More »

July 25

BNSF Railway
BNSF sets revenue and income records in year's second quarter Read More »
Passenger Rail
Connecticut DOT, Metro-North to award $522 million M-8 car contract to Kawasaki Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
New ethanol facilities to build up Iowa short lines' traffic Read More »
Passenger Rail
California Transportation Commission allocates millions to transit agencies Read More »
People
Bordner takes reins as Maryland Midland's president and CEO Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Railmark Holdings changes Coe Rail's name to historic 'Michigan Air-Line' moniker Read More »

July 24

Rail Industry Trends
FRA data shows U.S. roads reducing train accidents and employee injuries, AAR says Read More »
MOW
KCS, NS joint venture to start Meridian Speedway trackwork in August Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Transport Canada requires CN to restrict train speeds in Ontario Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FRA grants Georgia DOT $6.7 million to study Atlanta-to-Chattanooga line Read More »
Intermodal
CSXI to boot up load matching tool Read More »
Mechanical
MotivePower to remanufacture five NJ Transit switchers Read More »
Mechanical
GE Rail Services promotes Schitter to VP of sales Read More »

July 21

Rail Industry Trends
DM&E's PRB project threatens safety, Mayo Clinic and Rochester Coalition claim; upgraded track will help prevent train accidents, railroad says Read More »
Financials
CN attains all-time-low operating ratio, all-time-high revenue in second quarter Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
House committee signs off on $3.5 billion transit security grant bill Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP to build terminal near San Antonio next year Read More »
People
BNSF names Williams AVP of service design Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Twin Cities & Western celebrates 15th anniversary Read More »
Mechanical
WMATA to upgrade car washers Read More »

July 20

Union Pacific Railroad
UP sets revenue and carload records, lowers operating ratio in second quarter Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Senate appropriations subcommittee approves $1.4 billion for Amtrak, billions for FTA and FRA Read More »
Labor
CN and BMWED agree to resume contract talks, ending one-day strike Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
WMATA lands $4 million grant for backup control center Read More »
Mechanical
ARCI data: Car deliveries climb, orders and backlog fall in second quarter Read More »
Labor
Pickett to serve fourth term as Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen president Read More »
People
Greater Cleveland RTA names Kelley board VP Read More »

July 19

CSX Transportation
CSX sets revenue and income records, lowers operating ratio in second quarter Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Transit agencies carry 2.5 billion passengers in first quarter, APTA says Read More »
Labor
BMWED launches strike at CN to prompt contract resolution Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
WMATA posts record ridership for 10th-straight year Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
GE, Cubic complete first explosives-detecting ticket vending machine test Read More »
Mechanical
NS purchases two RailPower switcher conversion kits Read More »
Mechanical
Miner Enterprises files federal patent infringement lawsuit against A. Stucki Read More »

July 18

M&A
Iowa Interstate closes on Great Western acquisition Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Mexican government to fund three-fourths of Chiapas-Mayab's line rebuilding costs Read More »
M&A
Progress Rail subsidiary to acquire CSXT's Kentucky shop Read More »
MOW
BNSF counts on campaign to help prevent track buckles Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP's fourth 'Heritage Series' locomotive honors Chicago & North Western's workers Read More »

July 17

Rail Industry Trends
Pittsburgh port authority awards $156.5 million tunnel construction contract Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Sound Transit seeks feedback on three expansion options Read More »
Passenger Rail
New name, new schedule for MBTA's Providence-to-Stoughton line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FRA awards research grants to two universities Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NJ Transit opens Newark light-rail line Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Genesee & Wyoming registers carload gains in June, second quarter Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Bush to nominate Scovel as USDOT's inspector general Read More »
Mechanical
Sturtz joins Global Railway as COO Read More »

July 14

Passenger Rail
New Mexico's Rail Runner launches service Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Ottawa awards $580 million design/build contract to Siemens-led consortium Read More »
M&A
Watco to acquire Minnesota, Dakota & Western from Boise Cascade Read More »
Mechanical
Burgeoning coal and intermodal traffic bodes well for rail-car demand, FTR says Read More »
Passenger Rail
Altamont agency increases fares, adds trains Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
SEPTA contracts Parsons to conduct second phase of 'Smart Stations' program Read More »
Labor
BNSF creates council to address transportation supervisors' concerns Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Trinity Industries finds buyer for European freight-car business Read More »

July 13

Rail Industry Trends
Government grants will spur ethanol traffic in Ontario, RAC says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
GO Transit installs television systems on trains Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Barthle becomes National Association of Railway Business Women's 34th president Read More »
People
BNSF appoints Haynes to succeed retiring AVP Sturgeon Read More »
MOW
TieTek forms six-person advisory board Read More »
People
Kondek joins Aspectus Video Intelligence as president, CEO Read More »

July 12

Rail Industry Trends
U.S. transit systems under no imminent threat following Indian commuter train bombings, DHS says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
DHS to test passenger screening equipment at PATH's Exchange Place Station Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Sound Transit to add Sounder trains in 2007 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Sammon to head Transportation Security Administration's network management office Read More »
Mechanical
Brookville Equipment to build environmentally friendly locomotives for Metro-North, Staten Island Railroad Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
RailAmerica's carloads decline for fifth-straight month Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
ALSTOM to supply trains in France, Denmark Read More »
Labor
Teamsters Rail Conference solicits first responders' support for 'safe rails' campaign Read More »

July 11

Rail Industry Trends
RailTrends finance conference coming to New York City in October Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Another year, another fare increase at Caltrain Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Velocity committees help Kansas City Southern's railroads shore up service metrics Read More »
Safety
BNSF provides workers tips to avoid slips and trips Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CXT to supply concrete ties for Edmonton light-rail extension Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
TMCA installs officers, names year's top marketing executive Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Brijot Imaging Systems offers explosives-detecting camera software Read More »

July 10

Rail Industry Trends
U.S. railroads register carload gain, set coal volume record in June, AAR says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
LIRR receives New York transportation safety board honor for crossing safety program Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. Class Is' workforces remain on the rise, STB data shows Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Transportation Services Index registers third-straight monthly gain in May Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Fatigue probable cause of 2004 train accident, NTSB finds Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Transit security bill enters the House Read More »

July 7

Rail Industry Trends
DHS to dole out $168 million to transit agencies, $7.2 million to Amtrak Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Transport Canada orders CN to use dynamic brake-equipped locomotives on part of B.C. line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF sets Powder River Basin train loading record in June Read More »
Labor
WMATA, ATU agree on four-year deal Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Island foundation chooses Southern Railway of B.C. to operate freight and passenger trains Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
ALSTOM to supply CORADIA trains to French, Italian railways Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
LA MTA to analyze DMUs, connector line Read More »
Labor
UTU, steelworkers union to share knowledge and resources Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Burke-Parsons-Bowlby to build second wood treating plant in Kentucky Read More »

July 6

Rail Industry Trends
Sen. Kohl aims antitrust enforcement act at rail industry Read More »
Labor
Emergency board seeks to resolve SEPTA, BLET dispute Read More »
Intermodal
California ports launch plan to cut air emissions Read More »
People
South Florida RTA appoints Scott chairman, Barreiro vice chairman Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Kansas City Southern Railway installs revenue management system Read More »
M&A
Carter & Burgess acquires Day Wilburn Associates Read More »
Mechanical
RailPower scales back 2006 production goal by 40 switchers Read More »
People
Santa Clara VTA hires Hursh as deputy maintenance director Read More »

July 5

Rail Industry Trends
DOT signs off on $700 million for DART light-rail expansion Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR data: About halfway through 2006, U.S. roads continue to move more carloads Read More »
Intermodal
CSXI, UP to drop 'STAX' domestic container program Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Canadian government to grant millions to help secure large transit systems Read More »
Labor
CN, UTU agree on contract covering Bessemer Subdivision T&E workers Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FRA, USDOT dole out grants for intermodal terminal and transportation research Read More »
People
LA MTA appoints Molina chairman Read More »
Labor
Teamsters' rail conference elects officers Read More »
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