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Rail News: August 2005

August 31

Rail Industry Trends
Hurricane Katrina puts the hurt on Class Is', other roads' operations Read More »
Labor
CPR creates scholarship program for female conductor trainees Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF takes home Honda's service award a seventh time Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Veraldi to assume acting CEO post at Pittsburgh port authority Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Triple Crown top intermodal service provider, magazine says Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Greenbrier's GMS to process car hire payables for FECR Read More »
Mechanical
Kelso Technologies obtains first order for tank-car relief valve Read More »

August 30

Intermodal
June a boon for U.S. surface transportation trade with NAFTA nations, USDOT says Read More »
Intermodal
CSXI's fuel surcharge to surge upward in September Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Watco reorganizes regions, shuffles management staff Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Wabtec renews license agreements with long-time Japanese partners Read More »
People
Lamphere resigns from CN's board Read More »

August 29

Intermodal
Pacific Harbor Line to obtain air emission-reducing locomotives for L.A.-area ports Read More »
C&S
Transport Canada studies wayside horns at two Quebec crossings Read More »
Mechanical
Greenbrier places operating units under one corporate umbrella Read More »
Labor
Keep division membership at status quo, BLET members say Read More »

August 26

Rail Industry Trends
AAR update: U.S. roads set another weekly container volume record, register second-best intermodal volume week Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF restores joint BN/UP line in Wyoming's Powder River Basin Read More »
People
Burns marks first week on the job as Santa Clara VTA's GM Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Washington state port to build rail/barge transfer facility Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FRA grants $2.4 million to Tacoma-owned short line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Maryland Transit Administration increases parking at Penn Line station Read More »

August 25

Rail Industry Trends
Class Is' service metrics not showing many signs of improvement, Smith Barney/Citigroup says Read More »
Passenger Rail
Triangle Transit to choose developer for regional rail project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NJ Transit to rebuild Woodbridge Station Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF commemorates opening of high-tech locomotive shop in Nebraska Read More »
MOW
Harsco Track Technologies obtains multi-year rail grinding contract Read More »

August 24

Passenger Rail
New York MTA selects Lockheed Martin to develop integrated security system Read More »
Safety
KCS employees mark years without a reportable injury Read More »
Labor
UTU, carriers' committee continue contract negotiations Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
MultiModal to sponsor European freight railway planning workshop in Belgium next month Read More »

August 23

Rail Industry Trends
On a mission: Canadian transportation officials head to China next month Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Short-line carloads up 9.2 percent in the second quarter, RMI says Read More »
Intermodal
BNSF posts signs, passes out free food to thank truckers for part in intermodal traffic growth Read More »
Labor
Modoc academy orders hybrid Green Goat switcher Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Minami to helm USDOT's small, disadvantaged business office Read More »

August 22

Rail Industry Trends
FMSCA revises truckers' hours-of-service rules a second time within two years Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Bombardier to manufacture 14 LRVs for Mexico's Metrorrey Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CTA approves station equipment contract, pedestrian pathway agreements Read More »
M&A
Indiana Eastern Railroad to lease CSXT line Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Union Switch & Signal lands large UP software contract Read More »
Mechanical
Timken promotes Demerling, Hill to new senior positions Read More »

August 19

Rail Industry Trends
AAR: U.S. roads post second-highest weekly traffic, fourth-highest weekly intermodal volume Read More »
Labor
Railroad employee count back on track, retirement board says Read More »
Intermodal
CN adjusts service plan to increase intermodal capacity Read More »
People
ENSCO promotes ATE division managers Read More »

August 18

Rail Industry Trends
Federal district court OKs class action settlement tied to NS' South Carolina derailment Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Sound Transit begins to install rail on Central Link line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RTA report: Following seasonal pattern, crosstie purchases fall in July Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FRA provides Oregon port $1 million to update gantry crane Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
MARTA receives two financial reporting honors Read More »
Intermodal
Cooper takes helm as Indiana ports' executive director Read More »

August 17

People
Alcatel appoints Perraud to succeed transport division GM Friesen Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
ALSTOM delivers commuter trains to Swedish transit agency Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR releases annual report analyzing U.S. Class I data Read More »

August 16

M&A
Watco leases BNSF lines in Montana, launches Yellowstone Valley Railroad Read More »
Mechanical
UP to purchase 10 Green Goats from RailPower Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
St. Louis Metro to raise fares next week Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF Logistics lands second-consecutive top-10 ranking in 3PL shipper survey Read More »
People
Maner joins Crouch Engineering as project manager Read More »

August 15

Rail Industry Trends
Santa Clara VTA to obtain funds for BART extension engineering, land use study Read More »
Labor
BNSF begins to incorporate redesigned cab stand in new AC locomotives Read More »
Financials
Providence and Worcester's second-quarter revenue rises, earnings fall Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Chinese railway contracts Parsons Brinckerhoff consortium to manage high-speed rail project Read More »
Financials
Global Railway's second-quarter revenue, expenses show effects from M&A transactions Read More »
People
EnviroFuels Rail adds Gross to sales force Read More »

August 12

Rail Industry Trends
AAR: U.S. roads continue to boost traffic; Canadian roads, TFM report mixed results Read More »
Financials
RailPower boosts second-quarter revenue, production Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Timken named U.S. ambassador to Germany Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Cubic installs fare-collection system in Australia Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NS to expand grain shuttle program Read More »
M&A
Seip consulting business sold to Occor Read More »

August 11

Short Lines & Regionals
RailAmerica's carloads drop in July Read More »
CSX Transportation
Expanding capacity, fine-tuning ONE Plan will help CSX reach service-improvement and growth goals, top execs say Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BART updates anti-terrorism program Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Genesee & Wyoming registers monthly carload rise in North America, Australia Read More »
People
Sutton to oversee Ontario Northland's passenger services Read More »
People
A. Stucki appoints three to VP posts Read More »

August 10

Rail Industry Trends
President to sign SAFETEA-LU bill today Read More »
Intermodal
BNSF to lease NACS-controlled containers to Swift Intermodal Read More »
Intermodal
No congestion yet at busy U.S. ports, retail federation report says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
SEPTA continues reconstruction work on Market Street line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
KCS to upload software, manage real-time data in three departments Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Best Buy honors BNSF's intermodal service performance Read More »
People
Planning officer de la Loza leaves LA MTA Read More »
People
Haddock joins Trinity's board Read More »

August 9

Rail Industry Trends
Transportation Services Index registers third month-over-month rise in May Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
President Bush signs energy bill backing clean coal technology Read More »
M&A
Paducah & Louisville to lease CSXT line, create Class III operator Read More »
C&S
NS appoints Rumsey to succeed retired Sniffen as AVP of C&S Read More »
Passenger Rail
Parsons Brinckerhoff to help design Denver RTD's expansion project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Gorton to manage operations for UP's Wichita Service Unit Read More »

August 8

Passenger Rail
SAFETEA-LU includes $80 million for Minnesota commuter-rail line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
IANA 2Q report: North American intermodal volume speeds ahead of 2004's pace, but growth rate slows Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. roads' weekly traffic volume hits high-water mark Read More »
M&A
Watco to launch second short line in Big Sky Country Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
DART to place long-range plan on public display Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Austrian railway exercises 60-train option with Bombardier-led consortium Read More »
People
Wimmer to manage operations of UP's Portland Service Unit Read More »

August 5

Rail Industry Trends
U.S. roads register only monthly carload gain, but all North American roads move more intermodal loads in July, AAR says Read More »
People
Same name, different chief: Greater Cleveland RTA appoints Joyce to head transit police Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Pennsylvania ponies up $8 million for 52 freight-rail projects Read More »
People
UP names Hunt AVP of operations Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Metrolink, Amtrak hit one-million mark with joint ticketing program Read More »
MOW
Cuff to join CSXT as chief engineer-MOW capital programs Read More »
Financials
Trinity Industries increases income, revenue in the second quarter Read More »

August 4

Rail Industry Trends
Transit agencies anxious to obtain funds through SAFETEA-LU Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Class Is make 'modest' strides with service metrics, Smith Barney/Citigroup says Read More »
High-Speed Rail
California high-speed authority releases environmental, implementation plans Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RTA report: June tie purchases, production post double-digit gain over May Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
MBTA opens renovated Savin Hill Station Read More »
People
GATX appoints Fretz lead director to bridge board, senior management Read More »
People
ACTA's Chairman Hahn, Vice Chairman Colonna switch seats Read More »

August 3

Rail Industry Trends
UP, CSXT to offer dedicated cross-country perishables service Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS registers revenue gain, net loss during first quarter as sole TFM owner Read More »
Passenger Rail
Oregon commuter-rail project back on track Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Dorn to leave FTA, join World Bank Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP to EPA: Railroad isn't liable for lead contamination in Omaha Read More »
Passenger Rail
Utah Transit Authority contracts Bombardier to build bi-level cars Read More »
People
AAR retiree Dettmann joins rail security consultant's staff Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Alaska Railroad implements security awareness program Read More »
Labor
Former UTU Vice President Wible passes away Read More »

August 2

Mechanical
Cedar American to acquire 600 covered hoppers Read More »
Financials
Genesee & Wyoming's second-quarter financial performance not in peak form Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSXI's August fuel surcharge holds steady at 14.5 percent Read More »
Labor
Minnesota technical college to offer state's first conductor training program Read More »
Mechanical
TTX launches container chassis-management system Read More »

August 1

Rail Industry Trends
So long TEA-21, hello SAFETEA-LU: Congress finally approves $286 billion transportation bill Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
New York/New Jersey port authority green lights $2 billion World Trade Center Transportation hub project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CPR adds 10 branch lines to three-year abandonment plan Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
TriMet records highest-ever ridership in FY2005 Read More »
Mechanical
UP acknowledges heritage with specially painted locomotives Read More »
Labor
Utah Railway engineers, conductors ratify BLET contract Read More »
M&A
The Andersons acquires two Master Chemical subsidiaries Read More »
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