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Rail News: July 2007

July 31

Rail Industry Trends
Rail safety bill enters U.S. Senate, mirrors many of House measure's proposals Read More »
Passenger Rail
USDOT chooses two Denver RTD projects for pilot program Read More »
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Rail Industry Trends
FRA grants $4.5 million for CBTC research; USDOT awards $24.5 million for transportation R&D Read More »
Intermodal
Lowenthal to chair Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority Read More »
Passenger Rail
New Hampshire creates rail authority to establish commuter-rail service Read More »
M&A
Global Railway lands deal to acquire locomotive engine refurbisher Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Siemens to supply substations for DART extensions Read More »
Mechanical
Continental Fuels crafts UP move; American Surface Lines tests intermodal shipment on Twin Cities & Western Read More »

July 30

Rail Industry Trends
Congress passes Improving America's Security Act Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Pittsburgh port authority drops service cuts from FY2008 budget Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF, Vision Intermodal to provide intermodal services for North Dakota industrial park Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Short-line association rallies support from politicians, shippers for tax-credit extension bills Read More »
Mechanical
All signs point to 66,500 rail-car deliveries by year's end, EPA says Read More »
People
Indiana Rail Road appoints Hardy chief administrative officer Read More »
Mechanical
MET Laboratories certifies Salco Technologies’ remote monitoring device and sensors Read More »

July 27

Rail Industry Trends
NYCT, LIRR, Metro-North announce 2008 service and system improvement agendas Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Pennsylvania attorneys general file misdemeanor charges against NS in connection with 2006 derailment/sodium hydroxide release Read More »
Financials
Vossloh, Wabtec, L.B. Foster, Harsco, GATX, FreightCar America report earnings Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF idles 20 train sets, records fewer coal loadings because of reduced PRB mine production Read More »
Intermodal
BNSF orders container-handling cranes for Memphis, Kansas City intermodal facilities Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Interfleet launches new light-rail department Read More »
C&S
Salco Technologies appoints VPs, product specialists Read More »

July 26

Financials
'Strong pricing environment' drove revenue boost, KCS says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
New York MTA proposes three-year financial plan Read More »
Mechanical
Alstom, Kawasaki to supply another 620 subway cars for NYCT Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CG Railway, Alabama officials dedicate Mobile ferry terminal Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB data shows U.S. Class I workforce shrinks for first time in 2007 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FRA to pony up $1 million grant for Operation Lifesaver Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RTA report: Tie production in high gear, purchases at low ebb in June Read More »

July 25

Financials
NS: Income and earnings in the black, revenue in the red Read More »
M&A
Florida East Coast shareholders bless Fortress acquisition agreement Read More »
High-Speed Rail
European high-speed operators team up to provide seamless transportation between routes Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF's Kansas hump yard turns 10 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
ASLRRA partners with coalition to oppose legislative attempts to increase truck size and weight Read More »
Mechanical
Texas Petrochemicals installs OPW's couplers on 600 tank cars Read More »

July 24

BNSF Railway
BNSF: Revenue up, but so are expenses and operating ratio Read More »
Labor
Federal arbitrator chooses CN's best contract offer over UTU-Canada's Read More »
Financials
CN weathers severe storms, soft economy to boost revenue and income Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Bombardier to supply 37 double-deck coaches for Polish railway Read More »
Financials
CPR drives up revenue and income, drives down operating ratio Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
RMI introduces fleet management service suite Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Alstom delivers final track components for Paris-to-London high-speed line Read More »

July 23

Labor
VIA Rail, CAW reach tentative agreement at 11th hour Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain sets ridership, revenue records in FY2007 Read More »
M&A
Progressive Rail acquires Missouri short line Read More »
Intermodal
AAR data shows U.S. railroads remain behind last year's carload, intermodal volume pace Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak, BLET reach tentative pact covering 1,300 engineers Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Nottingham, Foote, McQuade and Schieffer to deliver keynotes at Progressive Railroading's RailTrends conference in NYC Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
GE Equipment Services teams up with, acquires part of Indian freight-car builder Read More »
People
Tynes joins RailAmerica as VP, controller Read More »

July 20

MOW
New York City Transit purchases portable detection systems for safety pilot Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSX to hold analyst/investor conference in NYC Sept. 6 Read More »
Passenger Rail
Maryland Transit Administration awards overhaul pact to Bombardier Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Red River Valley & Western turns 20 Read More »
Mechanical
Railpower to foot $15 million bill to fix recalled switchers Read More »
Logistics
UP's logistics arm combines transload, rail shipment management units into carload group Read More »
People
NTSB vet Quimby joins Rail Sciences' engineering staff Read More »

July 19

Financials
UP tops $4 billion in quarterly revenue for first time Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Pennsylvania legislature provides Pittsburgh port authority with $55 million in operating funds, $12 million in capital funds Read More »
M&A
Private equity firm focuses on CPR buyout; Interpool stockholders OK sale to Fortress Read More »
Labor
Carriers' committee reaches tentative agreement with five unions; BLET members ratify pact with New York short line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Rarus Railway reverts back to name of yesteryear Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Bombardier, Alstom record rail-car orders Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
National Steel Car to construct plant in Alabama Read More »

July 18

CSX Transportation
CSX sets quarterly revenue record at $2.5 billion, increases income Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
House, Senate committees sign off on transportation appropriations bills Read More »
Passenger Rail
Auto workers union issues strike mandate to VIA Rail Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSXT partners with New York, New Jersey to boost rail security Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metro-North to evaluate transit options for Stewart airport area Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB creates advisory committee to keep tabs on rail-transported energy product issues Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Rail World, Mid Europa Partners consortium to bid on Hungary's state-owned MÁV Cargo Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
State agency compact seeks to improve transportation coordination, communication in Massachusetts Read More »

July 17

Rail Industry Trends
K.C. transportation authority to conduct light-rail study Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Congressmen tout TTCI as anti-terrorism training center Read More »
Mechanical
CSXT takes delivery of 300th Evolution Series locomotive from GE Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Car orders up slightly, but deliveries and backlog drop in second quarter, ARCI says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
MTA to add NYCT Staten Island-to-NJ Transit line bus route Read More »
MOW
Steel Dynamics begins to ship CWR from Indiana welding plant Read More »
Labor
Former UTU International VP Deering passes away at 91 Read More »

July 16

Rail Industry Trends
Rail rates and service will be issues as U.S. ethanol production rises, shippers say; destination terminal capacity a bigger concern, short line says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
New York MTA seeks proposals to develop Hudson yard sites Read More »
Kansas City Southern
Kansas City Southern de México restructures carload unit management Read More »
Passenger Rail
New Mexico's Rail Runner completes first year of service Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Ohio rail commission OKs $1 million loan for ethanol plant spur Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
USDOT awards $6 million to five university transportation research centers Read More »
Mechanical
Zant takes helm as Midland Manufacturing's president Read More »

July 13

Rail Industry Trends
Northern Virginia transportation agency approves tax/fee proposal Read More »
M&A
Florida East Coast settles class action suit tied to Fortress deal Read More »
Labor
UP partners with Nebraska college to add rail-related courses to applied science program Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Tennessee Southern scores three new customers, six refurbished locomotives Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NJ Transit to add parking at North Hackensack Station Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
WMATA proposes to upgrade fare machines at 86 rail stations Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UPS recognizes Florida East Coast, NS as top rail carriers of 2006 Read More »
Mechanical
Bourque Data Systems partners with Satamatics to provide GPS tracking for haz-mat rail cars Read More »

July 12

Rail Industry Trends
NJ Transit signs off on FY08 budget Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NS, Watco form joint venture to launch short line in Michigan Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CTA posts budget surplus in May, still ponders lay offs Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Transportation Services Index inches up in May Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Senate subcommittee proposes $1.4 billion for Amtrak in FY2008 Read More »
Mechanical
Pacific Harbor Line, L.A.-area ports commission first few switchers in environmentally friendly fleet Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NJ Transit to advance Hudson-Bergen extension, grade separation project Read More »
Labor
Providence and Worcester, Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen agree on eight-year contract Read More »

July 11

Rail Industry Trends
NJ Transit posts record ridership in FY2007 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Senate subcommittee proposes millions for Sound Transit light-rail projects in FY08 funding bill Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS hammers out intermodal, rail service deals in U.S. and Mexico Read More »
People
Kapoor takes helm as Miami-Dade Transit's permanent director Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Short line set to reopen storm-damaged track; Class Is back in business on formerly flooded lines Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Proposed transload facility needs to comply with Massachusetts and local environmental laws, STB says Read More »
Intermodal
Hub Group, Interdom Partners part ways on acquisition agreement Read More »

July 10

Rail Industry Trends
Santa Clara VTA restructures to improve financial management, operations Read More »
Financials
Greenbrier boosts revenue, net earnings in third quarter Read More »
Mechanical
More than 100 first responders receive NS-sponsored emergency response training at TTCI Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
HDR to provide engineering services for new Port of Long Beach rail facility Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Bombardier to install CuproBraze oil coolers on refurbished South African Railway locomotives Read More »
People
Safety Vision names Kerr controller Read More »

July 9

Rail Industry Trends
Allegheny County port authority to cut more service, jobs in September Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Railroad Development Corp. to suspend Guatemalan rail operations Oct. 1 Read More »
People
KCS promotes IT execs Hall and Stones Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NCC Construction Sweden lands $39 million contract to build viaduct in Gothenburg Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain adds fencing along rail corridor Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Bombardier to supply another 19 high-capacity trains for French railway Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
HDR gears up for streetcar workshop Read More »

July 6

Rail Industry Trends
AAR: Freight traffic slumps in year's first half, but comeback still expected in second half Read More »
M&A
Carlyle Group to acquire ARINC Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
WMATA posts record FY2007 ridership Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
In Canada, federal and provincial governments to pony up to upgrade Quebec short-line infrastructure Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Amtrak to host station improvement workshop Read More »
People
Former CN CEO Lawless becomes Order of Canada member Read More »

July 5

Rail Industry Trends
TriMet secures $345.5 million federal grant for I-205/Portland Mall line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF begins to use wide-span cranes, in-train wheel changing equipment to speed operations Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSXI's July fuel surcharge matches June's 20.5 percent Read More »
People
National Mediation Board names Hoglander chairman Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain to display train travel times on US 101 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Bombardier to supply another 36 EMUs for London agency Read More »
MOW
UP amends composite crosstie sales agreement with TieTek Read More »

July 3

Rail Industry Trends
U.S. Class Is' workforce remains on the rise in '07, STB data shows Read More »
People
NS: Squires new CFO after Wolf retires Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Great Plains flooding slows Class Is, short line Read More »
People
New York MTA shuffles executive staff Read More »
M&A
Buffalo & Pittsburgh to lease New York branch line from NS Read More »
Intermodal
UP, KCS announce management changes Read More »
M&A
Coffey International acquires rail engineering, project management firms Read More »
Passenger Rail
Barrerio, Eggelletion win re-election as South Florida RTA board leaders Read More »

July 2

Rail Industry Trends
North America's largest Class I turns 145 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
WMATA signs off on financial, operating plans for Dulles extension Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB arm issues Draft EIS on new Utah line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
APTA poll shows more tourists will use public transit this summer Read More »
Intermodal
AAR data: U.S. railroads match ton-miles in most recent week, but carloads still trail last year's total Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CN back in business on Toronto-to-Montreal route after native blockade ends Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Deutsche Bahn to acquire U.K. freight railroad, Spanish logistics firm through stock transactions Read More »
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