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Rail News: August 2004

August 31

M&A
Genesee & Wyoming subsidiaries land deals to lease Illinois railroad's assets, acquire Georgia branch line Read More »
M&A
Done deal Down Under: RailAmerica completes Freight Australia sale Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF bids adieu to Boeing's 757 business Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
National Mediation Board extends comment period on proposed arbitration rule changes Read More »

August 30

Rail Industry Trends
CSXT, OmniTRAX partner to improve services for Atlanta industrial park shippers Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
House transportation committee members seek co-sponsors for 'PROTECTS' rail security bill Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF to begin using new Idaho fueling facility Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP receives top 50 honor for Hispanic female employment policies Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
RMI introduces weekly index of short-line traffic data Read More »

August 27

Rail Industry Trends
Intermodal loads dominate U.S. roads' weekly traffic gains; carloads do same for Canadian roads, AAR says Read More »
Passenger Rail
Alaska Railroad opens state fair intermodal facility Read More »
Financials
CSX creates credit line with another minority owned bank Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
VRE to randomly deploy bomb-sniffing dogs onboard trains Read More »
Intermodal
Citizens group proposes rail corridor as solution to I-81 traffic congestion Read More »
Financials
New York Regional Rail: Revenue roll can't compensate for mounting costs Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
MHF Logistical Solutions moves 5,000th rail car carrying contaminated soil Read More »

August 26

Intermodal
BNSF thanks truckers for prosperous intermodal relationship Read More »
M&A
KCS obtains industrial spur in Mississippi to increase carloads, cut costs Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
In memoriam: Former Vermont Railway President Pennington Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Online shipper/transloader matching service draws interest in first 30 days, BNSF says Read More »
Labor
CN, UTU to discuss U.S. crews' safety vest concerns Read More »

August 25

People
Livonia, Avon & Lakeville appoints top officers Read More »
Passenger Rail
Year-old WMATA police unit meets crime prevention mandate Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Raritan Central to serve second New Jersey industrial park Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
To EACH its own: East Camden & Highland boots up new Web site Read More »
Intermodal
Horizon Lines to add 900 units to refrigerated-container arsenal Read More »

August 24

Financials
CSXT, NS to exchange about $774 million worth of Conrail's debt securities Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NJ Transit preps extension for next month's opening Read More »
People
BNSF appoints Goodall, Freeman to new AVP positions Read More »
People
Santa Clara VTA appoints Miller to head land development division Read More »
Labor
BMWE members to vote on proposed Teamsters merger Read More »
M&A
Colorado transportation authority to restore freight service on 33-mile line Read More »
People
Private investor Washburn joins Greenbrier's board Read More »

August 23

Rail Industry Trends
CPR identifies two branch lines as abandonment candidates, uploads performance measures to Web site Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NJ Transit opens new station, parking facility Read More »
Intermodal
BNSF serves another super-sized container ship at Long Beach port Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
WMATA to begin elevator overhaul next month Read More »
Intermodal
RailRunner inaugurates Indiana-to-Florida intermodal service Read More »
Intermodal
Alameda Corridor authority appoints Preusch CFO Read More »
Intermodal
Transplace names Cashman CTO, Chiodo VP of sales Read More »

August 20

Rail Industry Trends
AAR traffic update: U.S. roads still on a roll, TFM narrows year-over-year gaps Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Oregon's TriMet seeks funds for new light-rail line Read More »
Safety
Transport Canada lowers speed limit, steps up investigation following CN derailment on Alberta line Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA replenishes SmarTrip card supply Read More »
C&S
Ohio enacts law allowing cities to create quiet zones, ban train whistles Read More »
People
BNSF superintendent ends 53-year railroading career Read More »

August 19

C&S
CSXT, NS add advertising campaign, cameras to crossing safety strategies, UTU says Read More »
People
MARTA appoints four board members Read More »
Intermodal
U.S. transportation industry needs to increase implementation pace of container security systems, report says Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
E-business: Louisville & Indiana customers begin to bill cars online Read More »
People
Oerlikon Contraves names Stadler president, CEO Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Transportation Research Forum seeks submissions for annual conference, schedules fall meetings Read More »

August 18

Rail Industry Trends
CSXT receives top railroad ranking for moving waste materials Read More »
Mechanical
Alaska Railroad to adopt distributed power to pull longer trains from North Pole Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Pennsylvania revises 12-year transportation spending program Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Lapierre takes helm as Canadian transport minister Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Railroad places PC order to complete conductor work-order reporting system Read More »

August 17

Financials
NS to exchange some unsecured debt securities to extend maturity date Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
USDOT to help fund grade crossing improvements for five high-speed corridors Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSXT ready to roll out new online shipping instructions tool Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Amtrak posts ridership gains in Illinois Read More »
Safety
KCS envisions Web-based prescription eyewear program to cut safety equipment costs Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FTA awards studies grant to Houston METRO Read More »
Financials
Providence and Worcester's revenue on the rise, but so are expenses Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA adds six transit agencies to online trip planner Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB considers seven cases at open voting conference Read More »

August 16

Rail Industry Trends
KCS, TMM come to terms, close on new Mexrail sale transaction Read More »
Intermodal
Intermodal: L.A. port sets policy promoting more reliance on rail Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Coal shipper shouldn't be allowed to seek federal arbitration in rate case, CPR says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RailAmerica gets last green light to sell Freight Australia Read More »
Mechanical
Greenbrier's rail-car backlog a boon to Gunderson plant's production Read More »

August 13

M&A
RailAmerica subsidiary to purchase CSXT Ohio line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
St. Louis Metro to take over construction management for Cross County extension Read More »
Financials
2Q Financials: Global Railway increases revenue Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
London transit system wins award for fare-collection system Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
National Mediation Board proposes new arbitration rules Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Kyocera to increase production at Mexican plant, open California office Read More »
People
TranSystems appoints Hopkins to lead eastern business sector Read More »

August 12

Short Lines & Regionals
Ethanol plant opens on Indiana Rail Road line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CTA to issue bonds to help fund capital projects Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR report: Rail traffic up in U.S., Canada, Mexico Read More »
Passenger Rail
Chicago's Metra adds parking at two stations Read More »
People
Magnus L.L.C. appoints Perillo to VP post Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
It's a GO: CTA to rent vehicles at five stations Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR now offering 2004 equipment report Read More »

August 11

Labor
BNSF, dispatchers union set contract terms Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSX to pull listing from London Stock Exchange next month Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. transportation industry still short on security, study says Read More »
Mechanical
Watco adds locomotives, personnel to beef up mechanical department Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Cleveland Commercial Railroad to lease, operate Wheeling & Lake Erie line Read More »

August 10

Intermodal
North American intermodal industry's quarterly traffic-growth streak reaches nine, IANA says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Charlotte light-rail line planners obtain $11.5 million FTA grant Read More »
C&S
Federal Highway Administration issues interim approval on wayside horn systems Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NJ Transit to open Ramsey station in less than two weeks Read More »
C&S
BNSF to test locomotive cameras for two months Read More »
Financials
Florida East Coast Railway carries quarterly revenue load for parent company, lowers operating ratio Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
IANA, NITL, TIA set schedules for joint November conference Read More »

August 9

Rail Industry Trends
Transportation Services Index sets 14-year record for fourth-straight month Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Hiawatha's first month of service a ridership success Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Class Is answer STB's call for fall peak service plans Read More »
Labor
VIA Rail, Canadian Auto Workers reach tentative three-year agreement Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP to speed up trains in three Texas towns Read More »
Passenger Rail
Amtrak's Pere Marquette service marks 20th anniversary Read More »
MOW
New York, New Jersey port authority approves rail bridge funds Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
TTX signs up as associate AAR member Read More »

August 6

Rail Industry Trends
AAR schedules September forum focusing on shippers' fall peak demands, Class Is' ability to meet them Read More »
People
Maryland Transit appoints former COO Taylor to planning post Read More »
Mechanical
U.S. roads to share wayside wheel-health data to prevent accidents, damage Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Spanish agency contracts ALSTOM to supply vehicles for new light-rail system Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: U.S. roads seven-for-seven in monthly gains on both sides of traffic equation; others not hitting intermodal stride Read More »
Intermodal
CSXI's monthly fuel surcharge on the rise again in August Read More »
Intermodal
Intermodal: 'Big' not large enough word to describe BNSF customer's ship Read More »

August 5

Rail Industry Trends
Port of New York/New Jersey already anxious to expand yet-to-open intermodal terminal Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
San Diego Trolley scores big with baseball park service Read More »
Labor
BMWE, labor department settlement requires re-election of union president, secretary-treasurer Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
European car builder contracts Magnetek to supply power systems for Italian passenger cars Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Florida East Coast Industries buys back shares from major stockholders Read More »
Financials
Trinity Industries increases quarterly revenue, but rising raw material prices reduce income Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RailPower partners with United Goninan to sell hybrid switchers in Australia, Asia Read More »

August 4

C&S
BNSF continues to close in on grade-crossing closure goal Read More »
Passenger Rail
Preliminary work on Northstar Corridor might proceed this year without state bonds Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB re-schedules hearing on small-road abandonment procedures Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NYCT contracts RailWorks subsidiary to rehabilitate Queens signals Read More »
People
New York Regional Rail promotes Sage to president, GM of trucking arm Read More »
Mechanical
Johnstown America begins to fill First Union Rail's auto-carrier order Read More »
Mechanical
Greenbrier obtains TTX order for 1,100 intermodal wells Read More »

August 3

Financials
CSX creates $15 million credit line with more than a dozen minority owned banks Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BART to earthquake-proof underwater tube Read More »
People
KCS appoints Brook VP, comptroller Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Maryland Transit receives double-tracking project funds Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway receives $25 million RRIF loan for 286k-related trackwork Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Amtrak to analyze RailPower's Green Goat in D.C. yard Read More »
Financials
Genesee & Wyoming increases second-quarter earnings despite North American, Australian operational snags Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Alcatel installs security cameras on Denmark passenger train Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Stone secures Senate approval as TSA's assistant secretary of homeland security Read More »

August 2

People
Montreal, Maine & Atlantic makes three executive appointments Read More »
Logistics
BNSF Logistics receives top-10 ranking in 3PL shipper survey Read More »
People
TTCI names Moore Ede communications, train control scientist Read More »
People
TransSystems appoints Schmidt VP to oversee eastern U.S. offices Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
GE Inspection Technologies acquires Hocking NDT Read More »
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