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Rail News: July 2011

July 29

MOW
More trackwork, another rail carrier award for UP Read More »
Financials
RailAmerica rings up more revenue, income Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA to spend $10 million on beefed up police presence Read More »
Intermodal
Texas port to begin loop track project Read More »
Passenger Rail
California construction agency awards $486 million contract for light-rail project Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit to speed up construction of South Link light-rail extension Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR weekly report: U.S. roads register slight carload, intermodal gains Read More »
Financials
MTA releases preliminary 2012 budget, long-term capital plan Read More »
High-Speed Rail
WSDOT, BNSF ink deal for Cascades corridor improvements; work to begin in fall Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Iowa, Nevada land federal HSR funds to develop state rail plans Read More »

July 28

Supplier Spotlight
Updates from Skanska, Alstom, Axion, Navis and GATX Corp. Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UIC's 2010 report: Freight traffic robust in Russia, passenger counts climbed in Asia Read More »
Passenger Rail
Houston proposes grade separation for METRO's East End line Read More »
MOW
RTA report: Tie production, purchases jumped in June Read More »
Mechanical
Car orders down, deliveries up in 2Q, ARCI says Read More »
People
APTA names Melaniphy president, CEO Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FTA grants environmental clearance for DART streetcar project Read More »
Canadian Pacific
Floods drown CP's financial results Read More »

July 27

Supplier Spotlight
Updates from Spectrum Infrared, AECOM, RailComm, Trinity Industries, Wabtec and CIT Rail Read More »
Passenger Rail
GCRTA to add third Red Line train following lightning strike Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP works on Minnesota line, wins rail carrier award Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Pennsylvania Northeastern seeks STB approval to operate 'Lansdale Cluster' Read More »
Passenger Rail
Iowa Pacific introduces intercity passenger-rail service in New York Read More »
Passenger Rail
Valley Metro to use design-build approach for Central Mesa light-rail extension Read More »
Passenger Rail
Illinois Sen. Durbin announces $11 million in federal funds for CTA project Read More »
Financials
Five financial records, high-60s operating ratio color NS' results Read More »
High-Speed Rail
CHSRA, federal agencies sign MOU to adopt sustainable practices Read More »

July 26

People
Four transit agencies elect board members; Santa Clara VTA general counsel to retire Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Twin Cities & Western reaches 20th anniversary Read More »
Passenger Rail
Nashville's Music City Star posts June ridership record Read More »
Labor
Pittsburgh port authority approves agreement with police union Read More »
Passenger Rail
Wisconsin transit authority terminates proposed KRM project Read More »
Passenger Rail
TriMet's annual ridership again tops 100 million Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Baird on U.S. traffic outlook: Intermodal, industrial volumes to drive 2H gains Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
From floods to mudslides, adverse weather didn't adversely affect CN's results Read More »
MOW
Wednesday webcast: Indiana Rail Road's record MOW program Read More »

July 25

Supplier Spotlight
Updates from Progress Rail, Bombardier, GE Transportation and J.B. Hunt Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Kansas logistics park lands wind turbine equipment plant Read More »
Class Is
NS makes magazine's Top 40 list for diversity efforts Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metro-North to open Fairfield station in fall Read More »
Passenger Rail
Amtrak Cascades surpassed ridership records in second quarter Read More »
Intermodal
Illinois port district lands another TIGER grant for rail/harbor project Read More »
People
SFMTA names Reiskin transportation director Read More »
Passenger Rail
Construction authority eyes M&O facility site, design-build contractor for Pasadena light-rail extension Read More »

July 22

Short Lines & Regionals
OmniTRAX owner seeks to acquire Stockton Terminal & Eastern Railroad Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA board receives 'best practice' recommendations, adopts governance reform package Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR weekly report: Carloads down in U.S., up in Canada and Mexico Read More »
Passenger Rail
'Toronto Rocket' subway trains now in revenue service Read More »
Labor
Number of U.S. Class I workers jumped in June, STB report shows Read More »
Passenger Rail
New York MTA CEO Walder to join Hong Kong's MTR Corp. Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS sets revenue and volume records, lowers operating ratio Read More »

July 21

Supplier Spotlight
Updates from Axion, Alstom, Kelso, International Fuel and Parsons Brinckerhoff Read More »
Logistics
Savage begins to build BNSF-served terminal, forges operator pact with Indiana Harbor Belt Read More »
Mechanical
BART partners with BMW firm to develop rail-car concepts Read More »
Mechanical
Connecticut orders another 25 M8s for New Haven Line Read More »
MOW
NS completes three months' worth of trackwork in eight days Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA to shave $2 billion from five-year capital program Read More »
Financials
Severe floods don't drown UP in the red Read More »
Passenger Rail
Connecticut proposes fare hikes for Metro-North, Shore Line East services to address budget shortfall Read More »
High-Speed Rail
USDOT, Pennsylvania sign $24.3 million grant agreement for Keystone Corridor crossing closures Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Iowa legislature maintains $5 million in previously appropriated intercity passenger-rail funds, eliminates FY12-13 dollars Read More »

July 20

People
MoDOT appoints Teel to head multi-modal division Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
New Orleans mulls fall referendum for Public Belt board changes Read More »
Mechanical
Bombardier to build another 300 cars for CTA Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Iowa Interstate begins to build locomotive shop, yard Read More »
Passenger Rail
TransLink begins installing new fare gates at SkyTrain stations Read More »
MOW
CN to extend two more northern Ontario sidings Read More »
MOW
San Francisco agency receives local funds for Central Subway tunnel boring Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX: Record income, high-60s operating ratio add up to 'excellent quarter' Read More »
High-Speed Rail
MoDOT appoints Teel to head multi-modal division Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Mott MacDonald to analyze proposed HSR system in India Read More »

July 19

Supplier Spotlight
Updates from Gross & Janes, Parsons, INIT Innovations and TranSystems Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BTS unveils livable communities survey results, 2011 transportation atlas Read More »
Labor
UTU: STB ruling protects wages for Manufacturers Railway workers Read More »
Mechanical
Channel Tunnel operator purchases SNCF freight locomotives Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Two North Shore roads win NS short-line awards Read More »
Passenger Rail
Rail Runner to continue offering weekend service, seek other cost-saving measures Read More »
Class Is
Five Class Is, five ports attain sustainability honors Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA inks SunRail grant agreement Read More »

July 18

Supplier Spotlight
Updates from Whiting Equipment, HDR, Thales, CAD Railway and RailTerm Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Equipment finance market was a tad more active in 2010, survey says Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolink to ax late-night service on two lines Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Genesee & Wyoming's traffic climbed, RailAmerica's fell in June Read More »
Labor
UTU/Fulton County Railway, BMWED/SEPTA reach tentative agreements Read More »
MOW
CTA lets contracts to renew loop track, replace viaducts Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
In memoriam: Former UP CEO and 'industry giant' John Kenefick Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA set to sign SunRail FFGA today Read More »
High-Speed Rail
House approves measure to rescind HSR funds Read More »
High-Speed Rail
CHSRA board reviews initial operating segments, environmental reports Read More »

July 15

Supplier Spotlight
Updates from Ansaldo STS, Alstom, Invensys and STV Canada Read More »
Passenger Rail
Amtrak to resume Empire Builder service next week Read More »
Intermodal
L.A.-area ports report mixed June traffic results; Washington state port seeks own rail system Read More »
Passenger Rail
Ottawa city council OKs $2.1 billion for light-rail project Read More »
Class Is
Illinois law advances proposed Chicago coal plant; CSXT moves unit trains from new Pennsylvania plant Read More »
Passenger Rail
Phoenix light-rail extension gains environmental clearance from FTA Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR weekly report: U.S. rail traffic slid a smidge Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
'Day on Capitol Hill' drew attention to rail industry's legislative pursuits Read More »
High-Speed Rail
House expected to shift unobligated HSR funds to use for Midwestern flood relief Read More »

July 14

Shippers
Arizona airport authority seeks rail operator for industrial park Read More »
MOW
WMATA's new calendar details major trackwork schedule Read More »
Passenger Rail
CG/LA Infrastructure lists top 100 transportation projects in North America Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FTA gives green light to begin work on Atlanta streetcar project Read More »
Financials
CSX boosts 2011 capex budget; KCS settles Mexican hurricane insurance claim Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit adopts FY2012 budgets, awards transit center contract Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Transportation Services Index inched down in May Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FTA announces list of competitive funding opportunities Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Mica/Shuster's Amtrak privatization proposal may violate constitution, report states Read More »

July 13

People
Woodbury elected chair of Hampton Roads Transit, VP of Virginia Transit Association Read More »
C&S
Montana DOT to upgrade two grade crossings next year Read More »
People
Obama appoints MARTA's Scott to national infrastructure council Read More »
Class Is
Springfield rail consolidation stakeholders review next steps Read More »
Intermodal
Louisiana DOT lets engineering contract for New Orleans freight-rail modernization Read More »
Passenger Rail
New report outlines ways to improve California's public transit system Read More »
Intermodal
Florida East Coast to break ground on Port of Miami project Read More »
Passenger Rail
Annual ridership to exceed 30 million for first time, Amtrak says Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Feds give DesertXpress green light to enter engineering phase Read More »
High-Speed Rail
CHSRA halts San Francisco-San Jose environmental work pending Caltrain study results Read More »

July 12

Supplier Spotlight
Updates from Invensys, Axion and XL Insurance Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA seeks public input on locomotive design Read More »
Class Is
M&G Group to build new Class I-served chemical plants in Texas Read More »
Passenger Rail
Milwaukee's proposed streetcar system set for common council vote Read More »
Passenger Rail
TransLink updates transportation expansion plan Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Regional Rail to lease NS line in Pennsylvania for East Penn subsidiary Read More »
Passenger Rail
Florida DOT OKs design of SunRail corridor, locomotives Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR report: U.S. carloads remain relatively weak, intermodal still relatively strong Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Virginia, North Carolina transportation departments to present alternative HSR alignments Read More »

July 11

C&S
Illinois village creates nine quiet zones Read More »
Mechanical
WMATA unveils designs for next-generation rail cars Read More »
Passenger Rail
Ottawa releases RFQ for light-rail project Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Sen. Kohl calls on two federal agencies to back his 'rail antitrust' bill Read More »
People
L.A.-area port's board seeks new executive director, installs officers Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
KWG Resources advances plan to form short line in Ontario Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Twenty senators seek $2.2 billion for Amtrak Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
House GOP budget/Mica proposal would cut 140,000 public transportation jobs, Democrats say Read More »

July 8

Supplier Spotlight
Updates from Alstom, Parsons, IBI Group, Invensys, Vossloh and Greenbrier Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Canadian transportation safety agency to step up monitoring efforts Read More »
People
CSX, OmniTRAX and Rio Grande Pacific fill key management posts Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB should adopt new reciprocal switching rules, NITL says Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit issues final environmental report for light-rail link Read More »
Passenger Rail
Illinois Gov. Quinn signs bill requiring universal fare system Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR weekly report: Carloads climbed for all North American roads Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB to drastically cut complaint filing fees for shippers Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Mica unveils outline for six-year surface transportation reauthorization bill Read More »

July 7

Passenger Rail
Connecticut station opens expanded parking lot Read More »
People
In memoriam: Short-line entrepreneur Jack Haley Read More »
C&S
AAR: Next year's international train control conference coming to Denver Read More »
People
Watco installs Inselbuch as CFO, Baden as COO Read More »
Passenger Rail
SMART's acting director declares rail project 'sound and on track' Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP boosted PRB coal train loadings in June despite Missouri River floods Read More »
Passenger Rail
USDOT includes LACMTA subway extension in TIFIA loan applicant pool Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Mica's reauthorization proposal includes several HSR-related elements Read More »
High-Speed Rail
California city files lawsuit against CHSRA over Grapevine route study Read More »

July 6

Supplier Spotlight
Updates from Siemens, RMI, Knorr-Bremse, Tadiran and Ansaldo STS Read More »
Intermodal
APL to build Joliet container facility near BNSF, UP terminals Read More »
People
San Diego MTS dedicates trolley station to former chairman Williams Read More »
People
L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa to chair LACMTA Read More »
People
Kinn to head Virginia DOT's new public-private partnership office Read More »
Canadian Pacific
Seven Canadian towns seek feds' help to acquire CP line Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS makes sales/marketing personnel changes to prep for business growth Read More »

July 5

People
Puchala succeeds Hoglander as NMB chair; Hersman to remain NTSB chair Read More »
Shippers
N.Y./N.J. port authority awarded 30 percent more contracts to minority, women-owned and small businesses last year Read More »
Intermodal
Sen. Brown marks opening of CSXT's new Ohio intermodal facility Read More »
Passenger Rail
TriMet begins construction on Portland-Milwaukie light-rail bridge Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS celebrates 14th anniversary of Mexican railroad concession Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
GAO recommends ways WMATA's board can improve governance Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT obligates grant to Massachusetts for Vermonter line improvements Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Mica to introduce transportation authorization bill details this week, APTA says Read More »
High-Speed Rail
APTA: Mica to introduce transportation authorization bill details this week Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Teamsters call for Amtrak designation as Northeast Corridor's HSR operator Read More »

July 1

MOW
RTA: Crosstie purchases plummeted, production posted small gain in May Read More »
Passenger Rail
Northstar Corridor solicits RFP for transit-oriented development Read More »
Mechanical
CSXT adds GenSet at New York yard, appoints three execs Read More »
Passenger Rail
Task force recommends options for Denver RTD's long-term viability Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR weekly report: Carloads up in Canada, down in U.S. and Mexico Read More »
Passenger Rail
SFMTA names Johnson acting director/CEO, approves tunneling contract Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT to divvy up $527 million for TIGER program's third round Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Updates from Wabtec, Bombardier, RailComm, AdaCore, RMI and Hollysys Read More »
High-Speed Rail
USDOT obligates HSIPR grant to Massachusetts for Vermonter line improvements Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Florida Gov. Scott gives go-ahead for SunRail project Read More »
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