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Rail News: July 2009

July 31

Rail Industry Trends
North American rail traffic strengthened slightly last week, AAR says Read More »
Passenger Rail
NYC council OKs land use plan for Mass Transit Tunnel Read More »
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Metrolinx completes initial assessment of GO Transit's Georgetown line expansion Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Genesee & Wyoming registers lower earnings, higher operating ratio Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Oregon enacts transportation funding bill Read More »
Passenger Rail
Updates from IBM, Christensen Associates, The Vossloh Group and Professional Transportation Read More »

July 30

Passenger Rail
Progressive Railroading to boot up HSRupdates.com on Sept. 8 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CP reins in costs, lowers operating ratio in midst of rough economy Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS: Expenses way down, but operating ratio way up Read More »
Passenger Rail
New York MTA unveils preliminary 2010 budget, four-year financial plan Read More »
Passenger Rail
Four transit agencies land more than $20 million from ARRA programs Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Illinois commission revises five-year funding program for crossing projects Read More »

July 29

Rail Industry Trends
NS notes cost cuts and service-metric gains despite significant earnings drop Read More »
Passenger Rail
'Comprehensive and systematic changes' in nation's transportation approach would improve air quality, APTA says Read More »
Passenger Rail
SEPTA registers ridership, revenue gains in FY2009 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Long takes helm as OmniTRAX's president, CEO Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA to reopen Brown Line's Wellington station Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from L.B. Foster, FreightCar America, Pacer, Thales/Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell and Loram Read More »

July 28

Passenger Rail
Eight governors and Chicago mayor team up to advance Midwest HSR corridor, form steering group with freight-rail stakeholders Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Rail industry maintains pursuit of emission-reducing practices Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
House subcommittee members laud short-line tax credit extension; Kentucky lawmakers create small-road tax credit Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CenterPoint Properties to advance UP intermodal terminal in Illinois Read More »
Passenger Rail
DART expansion to boost economic activity and create jobs, study says Read More »

July 27

Passenger Rail
VIA Rail locomotive engineers end two-day strike Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB orders UP to provide Oklahoma utility rate reparations, reductions Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSXT and NS push for federal tax incentives, public-private partnerships Read More »
People
KCS, BNSF and Metro-North fill key posts Read More »
Passenger Rail
New York, New Jersey port authority advances rail-related measures Read More »
Passenger Rail
Updates from Alstom, Wabtec, Knorr-Bremse, Gerens Hill International and RailComm Read More »

July 24

Rail Industry Trends
BNSF boosts earnings, reduces expenses and operating ratio Read More »
Passenger Rail
House OKs transportation spending bill with billions for HSR; LACMTA shows support for California HSR lines Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR tallies weekly carload totals, releases online traffic trends report Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Longbow Securities survey: Rail-car demand remains sluggish Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CN helps coordinate wind turbine blade move in Canada Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from GATX, Koppers, Siemens Mobility, Gannett Fleming and Starfire Engineering & Technologies Read More »

July 23

Union Pacific Railroad
UP: Cost controls, service and safety gains add up to 'solid' quarter Read More »
Passenger Rail
Virginia seeks more than $2 billion in ARRA funds to advance HSR Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Railinc postpones new Umler system launch until Aug. 31 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Ohio gains first quiet zone Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Rosenker, Higgins to depart NTSB Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
LRIW seeks 'Woman of the Year' nominees Read More »

July 22

Rail Industry Trends
CN marks opening of jet fuel offloading facility in Toronto Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. Class I workforce a tad smaller in June, STB data shows Read More »
Passenger Rail
Teamsters Canada Rail Conference places VIA Rail on strike notice Read More »
Passenger Rail
LACMTA schedules public meetings to review subway extension Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CP grade separation under way in Windsor Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from Ansaldo STS, GE Transportation/UGL Rail, Veolia Transport, Georgetown Rail and Parsons Brinckerhoff Read More »

July 21

Canadian National Railway - CN
Placed in perspective, second-quarter performance was mostly 'stellar,' CN says Read More »
Passenger Rail
Santa Clara VTA proposes service cuts, earlier-than-scheduled fare hike to offset budget deficit Read More »
Passenger Rail
New Jersey governor, congressman back NJ Transit light-rail extension Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UTU appoints four execs to VP posts Read More »
Passenger Rail
Iowa governor rides rails to promote proposed Amtrak lines Read More »

July 20

Passenger Rail
House subcommittee advances appropriations bill; Senate committee approves SAFETEA-LU extension measure Read More »
Passenger Rail
Talgo to supply Amtrak Hiawatha trains, establish assembly/maintenance facility in Wisconsin Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR weekly report: North American railroads continue to log fewer loads Read More »
Passenger Rail
Greater Cleveland RTA might cut service, but sidestep fare hike Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit opens Seattle-to-Tukwila Link line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from Sinara/Siemens, China Advanced Construction Materials Group, Morton Manufacturing, FreightScan and Hollysys Automation Technologies Read More »

July 17

Passenger Rail
FRA receives 278 pre-applications for high-speed rail grants, issues proposed PTC implementation rules Read More »
Passenger Rail
VIA Rail, CN and Canadian government team up to expand passenger road's infrastructure Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NS selects Tennessee site for Crescent Corridor intermodal terminal Read More »
Passenger Rail
Denver RTD reaches initial land sale agreement with BNSF for FasTracks lines Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
KCS, logistics provider to open vehicle distribution center at Houston-area intermodal hub Read More »
Passenger Rail
Updates from Houston Rapid Transit Joint Venture, RailWorks, Hirschmann Automation and Control, RailComm and MTU Read More »

July 16

Rail Industry Trends
Progressive Railroading honors CN's Harrison as a 'railroad innovator' Read More »
Passenger Rail
Colorado, New Mexico and Texas team up to obtain 11th and final federal HSR corridor designation Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA balances operating budget despite second drop in public funding Read More »
Passenger Rail
California DOT converts locomotive to cleaner-diesel 'Repower' unit Read More »
Passenger Rail
Community committee to help Metrolinx study GO Transit electrification Read More »
Passenger Rail
North Carolina DOT opens Amtrak station in Durham Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from GE Transportation, Miner, Bombardier, Kelso and Railinc Read More »

July 15

Passenger Rail
WMATA needs train-control system enhancements, NTSB says; Agency needs better train-control technology, WMATA says Read More »
Passenger Rail
Walder to take helm as N.Y. MTA's top officer; Koons and Barreiro to lead South Florida RTA's board Read More »
Passenger Rail
ATU rejects latest BART agreement Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP/BMWED, CSXT/UTU reach labor agreements of a different sort Read More »
Passenger Rail
Kansas DOT and Amtrak make headway with ARRA applications, allocations Read More »

July 14

CSX Transportation
CSX: Revenue and earnings on downside, but expenses and OR show upside Read More »
Passenger Rail
Six governors team up to pursue a high-speed rail system in New England Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NS selects site for Alabama terminal, launches refrigerated trailer service with UP Read More »
Passenger Rail
USDOT provides another $961.3 million in stimulus funds for transportation projects Read More »
Passenger Rail
Tri-Met sets trip record in FY09; Capitol Corridor authority posts ridership drops in June Read More »
Passenger Rail
Updates from Ansaldo STS USA, GE Transportation, Parsons Brinckerhoff, L.K. Comstock and Kilfrost Read More »

July 13

Passenger Rail
California commission provides $40 million for VTA's proposed BART extension Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART's largest unions consider contract proposal; Alabama & Gulf Coast's MOW workers join UTU Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR weekly report: North American railroads continue to register traffic declines into July Read More »
Passenger Rail
New York/New Jersey port places seven new PATH cars in service Read More »
Passenger Rail
South Florida RTA receives stimulus dollars to buy locomotive Read More »
Passenger Rail
Updates from Stadler Winterthur, Parsons Brinckerhoff, URS and AnsaldoBreda Read More »

July 10

Passenger Rail
WMATA committee approves first system-wide maintenance program for Metrorail Read More »
Passenger Rail
NTSB issues annual accident investigation report to Congress Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
TSI falls to 11-year low in May, BTS says Read More »
Passenger Rail
Washington DOT, Amtrak advance plans for second ‘Cascades’ train Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP-donated rail inspection building opens in Texas town Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from GE Transportation and BASF Professional Vegetation Management Read More »

July 9

Passenger Rail
Ohio's '3C' corridor garners support; Midwest HSR association releases feasibility study on St. Louis-to-Chicago line Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit adopts FY10 operating budget, capital program Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Federal, provincial governments pony up funds for Canadian short-line upgrades Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP reaps rewards from bolstered intermodal network; Ports America lands Pacer service at Mexican terminal Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Illinois commission green lights seven crossing projects Read More »
Passenger Rail
Updates from Siemens, Bombardier, HNTB, ProTran1 and ALK Technologies Read More »

July 8

Passenger Rail
LACMTA installs Najarian as chairman, nears light-rail extension opening Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Queensland Rail wins long-term coal-hauling contract from Peabody Energy Australia Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Pennsylvania rail authority opens bulk terminal Read More »
Passenger Rail
NY/NJ port authority boots up new Web site; Miami-Dade Transit starts up rider alert system Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Kansas City Southern de México turns 12 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from Skanska USA Civil, Ansaldo STS USA, Harsco, Greenbrier and Rail Safety Consulting Read More »

July 7

Rail Industry Trends
President Obama tabs Elliott to chair STB Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP's coal train loadings remain on light side in June Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain approves FY2010 capital budget, late summer service cuts Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NS installs VP; UP shuffles operations staff Read More »
Passenger Rail
Australian state proposes corridor alignment for Sydney metro extension Read More »

July 6

Passenger Rail
USDOT, two states agree to extend California HSR corridor from L.A. to Las Vegas Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR report: U.S., Canadian railroads' traffic swoon continued in June Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra begins to build Rock Island line station Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Washington DOT seeks TIGER grant for short-line project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from Bombardier, L.B. Foster, GE, Cubic and HAX Technologies Read More »

July 2

Rail Industry Trends
Surface transportation trade among NAFTA partners plunges in April Read More »
Passenger Rail
California High Speed Rail Authority completes draft of San Jose-San Francisco report Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF, Seattle port agree to postpone corridor acquisition deadline Read More »
Passenger Rail
TSA to begin patrolling Metra trains Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Short-line tax credit bill garners 134 congressional co-sponsors, ASLRRA says Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metro-North to advance transit-oriented development project in Harrison Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP continues to improve track in Colorado, Nebraska Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from Bombardier, Chicago Freight Car Leasing, e-VERIFILE.COM, AECOM and Skelly and Loy Read More »

July 1

Passenger Rail
Midwest high-speed rail association proposes 220 mph Chicago-to-St. Louis trains Read More »
Passenger Rail
Amtrak to provide House committee info on Weiderhold's retirement Read More »
Passenger Rail
UP transfers Boulder Industrial Lead to Denver RTD Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NMB installs Dougherty as chairman Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Commercial truck production remains at low ebb, FTR says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB: Arkansas utility can pursue ICC provision in UP/short line lease case Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP improves Oregon line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from Siemens, AT&T, RMI, Railinc, The Andersons, PDI and Knichel Logistics Read More »
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