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Rail News: August 2006

August 31

M&A
Genesee & Wyoming acquires two short lines' assets, purchases NS line Read More »
Passenger Rail
Bombardier Transportation to build 152 electric multiple-unit cars for London passenger road Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Columbus, Ohio, airport authority awards construction contract for NS terminal Read More »
Labor
Metra orders five locomotive simulators from Corys TESS Read More »

August 30

Amtrak
Kummant to take reins as Amtrak's president and CEO Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF to serve two new ethanol plants in Texas Read More »
Mechanical
National Railway Equipment's 'Gen-Set' switcher matches more powerful locomotive's performance in parallel pull test at L.A. port Read More »
People
Reeves joins KCS as associate general counsel Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Timken to provide journal bearing assembly for new German passenger train Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Siemens supplies first DMU to California's NCTD for SPRINTER line Read More »

August 29

Labor
ATU-represented Utah Transit workers to vote on new three-year pact Read More »
Passenger Rail
Capitol Corridor authority adds trains on California line Read More »
Intermodal
CSXI's September fuel surcharge to increase slightly to 23 percent Read More »
MOW
LORD Corp. to supply fasteners for DART turnouts Read More »
Mechanical
GE Rail Services promotes Gray to EVP of sales and service Read More »

August 28

Rail Industry Trends
AAR data: U.S. roads register more carloads and intermodal moves in week No. 33 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner reaches highest-ever quarterly passenger count Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. utilities build up stockpiles, drive up railroads' coal traffic, AAR says Read More »
MOW
Carlin to head Loram Maintenance of Way's international business Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Sumwalt takes seat as National Transportation Safety Board member Read More »

August 25

Passenger Rail
North Carolina's Triangle Transit removes regional rail plan from New Starts process, seeks local funding Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA to give Northstar Corridor authority the green light to begin final design for new line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Rochester clinic, coalition contact FRA a second time to oppose the DM&E's RRIF loan Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CPR cites six branch lines as abandonment candidates Read More »
People
TRE's Sklannik named to U.S. DOT's Langston University intermodal committee Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Civil engineers society, transportation engineering journal seek papers on freight and passenger rail Read More »

August 24

Passenger Rail
BLET-represented SEPTA engineers ratify five-year contract Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BART obtains $2.9 million grant from California Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSXI hosts celebrations at terminals to thank truckers for fruitful business partnership Read More »
Passenger Rail
Maryland to develop land near commuter-rail station Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Seney resigns as Ohio rail commission's executive director Read More »
MOW
Florida East Coast installs wireless video surveillance system to monitor boat traffic under drawbridge Read More »
C&S
CPR to use 10East's mobile business platform in U.S. locations Read More »

August 23

Rail Industry Trends
Bear Stearns' shipper survey shows railroads are boosting service performance, AAR says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Sacramento RT obtains FRA waiver to eliminate train horns Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Majority of Minnesotans and Rochester residents oppose DM&E's RRIF loan, Mayo Clinic-commissioned survey says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Florida DOT seeks public input on southeastern Florida passenger-rail options Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF thanks trucking partners for intermodal business boost by honoring drivers at terminal celebrations Read More »
Safety
One in four transportation firms rate disaster preparedness plans as 'fair' or 'poor,' university survey says Read More »

August 22

People
UP shuffles sales and marketing staff Read More »
Logistics
Amazon.com selects BNSF subsidiary as logistics manager Read More »
Passenger Rail
Long Island Rail Road President Dermody to retire Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CN to serve Alternative Energy Sources' new Illinois plant Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Indiana Rail Road reaches 20th anniversary Read More »
Logistics
AMSER Logistics names Axelson SVP-business development Read More »

August 21

MOW
BNSF closer to double-tracking entire 'Transcon' route Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. roads register more intermodal loads, fewer carloads in week No. 32, AAR says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Johnson Fain to develop land-use plan for LA MTA's Culver City station Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Alternative Energy Sources to build ethanol plant on UP mainline Read More »
Intermodal
BNSF's California on-dock unit sets container-handling record in July Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Utah Transit Authority to host transit maintenance course Read More »

August 18

Rail Industry Trends
Escalating PRB demand prompts BNSF to change coal divisions Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Tie purchases and production plummet in July, RTA says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP to speed up trains through five Texas towns Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Virginia rail agency expands online grant application system Read More »
MOW
Georgetown Rail Equipment appoints three execs Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Interfleet launches Web-based incident-reporting system in UK Read More »

August 17

Rail Industry Trends
FRA to revise safety regulations, promote ECP brake systems Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FRA seeks public comments on environmental findings before ruling on DM&E's RRIF loan Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Nottingham becomes Surface Transportation Board's fourth chairman Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
St. Louis Metro unveils second customer service center Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FRA provides $1 million for Vermont Railway track project Read More »
People
Balfour Beatty Rail names Koff VP of railroad services, opens L.A. office Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FreightCar America sells Johnstown car shell plant to United Industrial Read More »

August 16

Rail Industry Trends
STB gives DM&E green light to create subsidiary for Powder River Basin project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Cleveland RTA adding surveillance systems, bomb-sniffing dogs Read More »
Financials
2Q: Providence and Worcester registers net income and revenue increases Read More »
High-Speed Rail
30-mile section of Dutch high-speed line ready for passengers Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Long Island Rail Road yard earns 'Design-Build Project of the Year' award Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Dates set for 'Wheel/Rail Interaction '07' Read More »

August 15

Rail Industry Trends
Survey Says: Majority of Minnesotans favor DM&E plans Read More »
Logistics
Shippers making supply-chain efficiency gains, study says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NJ Transit to expand 2-year-old Morrisville yard Read More »
Intermodal
London railway contracts Wabtec to refurbish high-speed passenger cars Read More »
C&S
Saginaw Bay Southern installs RailComm CTC system Read More »
C&S
Port Authority Trans-Hudson to upgrade wireless network Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
GATX renames European operations Read More »

August 14

Rail Industry Trends
AAR: Carloads continue to climb for U.S. and Canadian roads Read More »
Financials
RailPower records revenue decline, but projects 4Q production increase Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
$400 million ethanol plant to be constructed at Indiana port Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
MBTA to add 186 security cameras throughout subway system Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CTA nears completion of two Brown Line station rehabs Read More »

August 11

Intermodal
2Q IANA Report: North American intermodal volume hits quarterly, monthly peak Read More »
Mechanical
GATX Rail to purchase up to 4,000 rail cars from ARI Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Senate confirms Simpson as FTA head Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Genesee & Wyoming's North American carloads down, RailAmerica's flat Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra makes improvements to Stony Island, Bryn Mawr stations Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Providence and Worcester signs eight-year contract with TCU Read More »

August 10

Rail Industry Trends
ARI to build 'flexible' rail-car manufacturing plant Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP, Union Tank Car and Dow form team, advisory group for next-generation tank car project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CTA identifies $8 billion in capital funding needs Read More »
People
Former Transportation Secretary Mineta joins intermodal firm's advisory board Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Brazilian agency awards 30-year operating contract Read More »
People
Pacer International promotes Strutz to chief commercial officer of logistics arm Read More »

August 9

Rail Industry Trends
RailTrends conference coming to New York City in October Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Transportation Services Index's June swoon ends three-month winning streak Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
St. Louis Metro to open MetroLink extension Read More »
Intermodal
Intermodal industry veteran Prince joins KCS as VP of sales and marketing Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Houston METRO's light-rail system hits 25-million mark Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSXT, BNSF Logistics gain top performer honors in magazine polls Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Study: Voter-approved transportation measures on the rise since 2000 Read More »

August 8

Labor
Delaware & Hudson, Appalachian and Ohio workers ratify union contracts Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Metro-North to commemorate 100th anniversary of electric train operations Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Parsons Brinckerhoff to analyze options for relocating freight-rail line away from nation's capitol Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain tests wireless high-speed Internet onboard trains Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Kansas City Southern de México names Padilla legal director Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Pennsylvania to pony up more than $5 billion for public transit and freight-rail improvements the next four years Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Amtrak, Metrolink help power up 'Rail 2 Rail' on the Internet Read More »

August 7

Labor
SEPTA, BLET reach tentative agreement with assist from emergency board Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Class I workforces up almost 3 percent at mid-year, STB says Read More »
MOW
Arizona Eastern Railway to build 10-mile line to build up carloads Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NJ Transit to improve fluidity, reliability of 96-year-old bridge Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
State OKs Alaska Railroad's bond issue for MOW projects, equipment purchases Read More »
Intermodal
NS to roll out 'Modal-X' door-to-door service Read More »
People
Virginia agency names Page director of rail transportation Read More »
People
Railinc hands presidential reins to West Read More »

August 4

Passenger Rail
Florida DOT to provide millions for freight-rail infrastructure, commuter-rail line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: Coal and grain help trigger U.S. roads' carload gain in July Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
SEPTA posts 6 percent ridership gain on regional rail lines Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB seeks public comments on proposed fuel surcharge practice changes Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
MBTA, Rhode Island DOT take wraps off $18.5 million layover facility Read More »
MOW
NS to open 'Shelocta Secondary' coal line in western Pennsylvania Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Tie purchases and production plummet in June after 'hot' May, RTA says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FRA grants $679,000 for advanced train control development project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
New Senate bill proposes treasury department as provider of railroad retirement annuities Read More »

August 3

Passenger Rail
CSXT to transfer operation of commuter-rail corridor to Florida DOT Read More »
Financials
KCS boosts revenue and income, reduces operating ratio Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Metro-North lets contract for Harmon yard modernization project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NJ Transit awards $82.5 million tunnel engineering contract Read More »
Mechanical
UP, partnership to test locomotive emission treatment system in California yard Read More »
Financials
Revenue, profits roll in for Florida East Coast Railway in quarter No. 2 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Siemens expands Sacramento passenger-car plant Read More »
MOW
Georgetown Rail boots up revamped Internet site Read More »

August 2

Rail Industry Trends
NJ Transit approves $2.8 billion FY07 spending plan Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FTA to provide $104 million toward WMATA car purchase Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Small roads' carloads up 3.8 percent in 2006's first half, RMI says Read More »
Financials
Australian transaction drives up Genesee & Wyoming's second-quarter income Read More »
Mechanical
VRE orders another 50 bi-level cars from Sumitomo/Nippon Sharyo Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR releases annual analysis of U.S. Class I data Read More »
C&S
RailComm installs wireless blue flag indication system at KCS yard Read More »

August 1

Rail Industry Trends
Greater Cleveland RTA's ridership, on-time performance rise in 2006's first half Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Former BN operations head and 'technology innovator' Henderson passes away Read More »
Mechanical
WMATA to evaluate new interior car designs Read More »
Mechanical
Car deliveries still on pace to surpass 76,000 units by year's end, EPA says Read More »
Intermodal
CSXI's August fuel surcharge to go up 1.5 percentage points Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Conrail to install Duos' surveillance and video system in New Jersey yard Read More »
Mechanical
Saft to provide batteries for 340 Port Authority Trans-Hudson cars Read More »
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