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Rail News: August 2007

August 31

Intermodal
AAR data: Carloads remain in the red for U.S, Canadian railroads Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Santa Clara VTA expedites grant fund reimbursement, retires bond debt Read More »
C&S
Illinois Commerce Commission provides $479,000 to upgrade three crossings Read More »
Passenger Rail
Riders grade MTA New York City Transit's '7 Line' service a C- Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Six rail industry execs to address RailTrends attendees in New York City Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Bombardier-led venture lands $119 million pact to upgrade driverless Malaysian line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RMI names 12 winners of 2008 'Fast Track' Awards Read More »

August 30

Passenger Rail
GO Transit adds third track to busiest rail corridor Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
MARTA records operating budget surplus for second-straight year Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Indiana short line would serve proposed intermodal ramp, logistics park Read More »
C&S
California county budgets $60 million for rail safety upgrades Read More »
Intermodal
CSXI, NS honor drivers during national trucker appreciation week Read More »
People
Putterman, Gabriel join RailAmerica's ranks Read More »
MOW
WMATA enlists ENSCO to provide track inspection services Read More »

August 29

Intermodal
Port-sector activities responsible for 8.4 million American jobs and $2 trillion in economic output, study says Read More »
Intermodal
BNSF says 'Thank you' to trucking partners as part of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
MHW Group opens cold storage warehouse in Maryland Read More »
Labor
UTU endorses Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential bid Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Shanghai metro places 246-car order with Alstom-led consortium Read More »
People
Goddard joins Modular Mining Systems as global accounts manager Read More »

August 28

C&S
Kansas City Southern de Mexico boots up train dispatching system Read More »
M&A
EMD acquires ITS Rail Services' assets Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Timken supplies bearings to Norwegian mining firm, appoints five execs in new group Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
In Memoriam: VAE Nortrak's John Pit Read More »
Passenger Rail
SNCF to outfit 172 trains with Bombardier's SEKURFLO 'intelligent' security technology Read More »
C&S
RailComm lines up railroads to access train-control system through Software-as-a-Service option Read More »

August 27

Passenger Rail
Bay Area Rapid Transit promotes Dugger to general manager Read More »
C&S
FRA issues grants totaling $14.1 million to railroads, high-speed rail corridors and researchers Read More »
Mechanical
120 locomotives on the way to Kansas City Southern subsidiaries Read More »
People
McWhorter succeeds Green as South Carolina Public Railways' president Read More »
M&A
Global Rail Systems acquires Alstom's computerized dispatching software Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Las Vegas Monorail partners with Google Transit Read More »

August 24

Intermodal
AAR: U.S. railroads continue to register fewer carloads, intermodal loads Read More »
Passenger Rail
Utah Transit Authority issues draft environmental study for 'Commuter Rail South' project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF boosts daily train loadings in the PRB Read More »
Intermodal
Washington state port hires construction manager for rail line project Read More »
Mechanical
Corys T.E.S.S. to supply simulators to Chicago Transit Authority Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Swedish mining firm to purchase four locomotives, 222 cars Read More »

August 23

Rail Industry Trends
Caltrans seeks public feedback on proposed bridge, highway improvements along key intermodal corridor Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Canadian panel to draft report on federal rail safety act review Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Owens Corning honors BNSF's on-time performance in '06 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Greater Cleveland RTA approves URS planning/design pact for Cedar-University Rapid Station Read More »
Intermodal
UP breaks ground for San Antonio intermodal terminal Read More »
People
HNTB tabs transport vets Gertler, Aadnesen to serve as VPs Read More »

August 22

MOW
Chicago suburb to take wraps off CREATE's first grade separation Read More »
Financials
CSX renews line of credit, increases credit facility Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Stillwater Central embargoes traffic after Tropical Storm Erin damages bridge Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Ohio's first-ever freight conference coming to Toledo next month Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Jacobs Engineering to provide design services for U.K.'s Network Rail Read More »
MOW
'Decision-support' software helps MARTA improve maintenance and operations planning Read More »

August 21

Rail Industry Trends
Maryland Transit Administration to improve subway, light-rail service Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RTA report: Tie purchases rebound, production plummets in July Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Santa Maria Valley Railroad teams up with trucking firm, tacks on job duties for two execs Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Wallen joins STB as director of government/public affairs office Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Chicago SouthShore & South Bend to develop industrial park in Indiana Read More »
C&S
Andrew Corp. to upgrade radio system for Hong Kong railway Read More »

August 20

Intermodal
UP, NS to offer faster westbound BlueStreak service between Atlanta and L.A. Read More »
People
KCS promotes finance execs Borrows, Befort and Mylin Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
MacFarlane, JBG team up to develop WMATA station sites Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Canada's Trillium Railway to serve first ethanol plant Read More »
Labor
UTU, White Pass & Yukon Route ratify four-year contract Read More »
People
Livonia, Avon & Lakeville appoints Belke and Collard as VPs Read More »
Passenger Rail
New York MTA contracts HDR to provide transportation planning services Read More »

August 17

Intermodal
AAR: U.S. railroads' weekly carloads continue to lag last year's pace Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolink launches crossing improvement program Read More »
C&S
UP gets Illinois Commerce Commission's green light to upgrade West Frankfort crossings Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit to open passing sidings, add service on Pascack Valley Line Read More »
Mechanical
PATH to provide train information, TV programming onboard cars Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Alabama provides grant for rail spur at steel dust recycler's plant Read More »
Intermodal
CSXI adds cell phone, in-gate billing features to shipment management site Read More »

August 16

Financials
Providence & Worcester posts more income, less revenue Read More »
Labor
UTU members elect international officers Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
LIRR to install new ticket vending machines at 11 stations Read More »
MOW
Fazzolari to succeed Hathaway as Harsco's CEO Read More »
Mechanical
Midland Manufacturing obtains AAR approval for breather vent Read More »
People
Nussrallah joins Thomas Group as SVP of transportation business Read More »

August 15

Rail Industry Trends
St. Louis Metro sets light-rail ridership record in July Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB proposes new way to calculate railroads' cost of capital Read More »
Passenger Rail
New Mexico agencies complete environmental assessment for Rail Runner extension Read More »
People
New York & Atlantic names Victor general superintendent Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Timken to supply rail-car bearings for India's Titagarh Wagons Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Wabtec obtains $40 million locomotive maintenance contract from UK rail equipment lessor Read More »
C&S
RailComm commissions derail, blue flag protection system for BNSF diesel shop Read More »

August 14

Rail Industry Trends
Diversions from rail and rates on the rise, Bank of America Securities shipper survey shows Read More »
Labor
UTU members elect president, assistant president for new SMART transportation division Read More »
Passenger Rail
CAW-represented workers ratify VIA Rail contract Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Siemens to supply parts for 500 Chinese locomotives Read More »
Financials
American Railcar Industries sets revenue, rail-car delivery records Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
International railway union to host level crossing symposium in Paris next year Read More »
Financials
Global Railway registers quarterly, first-half revenue gains Read More »

August 13

Rail Industry Trends
FRA awards grants to railroad, port and university Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF Logistics lands in magazine's top 10 3PL list for fourth-straight year Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RSI to join AREMA, REMSA and RSSI in Minneapolis for joint 2010 event Read More »
Mechanical
Timken realigns operations into two business groups Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Bombardier to provide train-control system for China's Ministry of Railways Read More »
MOW
North American Technologies Group sells debentures, accepts board resignations Read More »

August 10

Rail Industry Trends
Transportation Services Index tumbles in June Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Houston METRO completes draft environmental report for University Corridor Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
New York, Susquehanna & Western owner and short-line industry leader Rich dies Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
State legislatures conference drops rail industry 're-regulation' resolution Read More »
Intermodal
NS hires STV/Ralph Whitehead Associates to construction manage Heartland Corridor projects Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Washington dinner train makes switch to Tacoma route Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Vossloh AG terminates Eschenröder's contract as CEO, chairman Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Bourque Data Systems, RFTrax to integrate asset management software Read More »

August 9

Rail Industry Trends
CTA approves 2007 budget contingency plan Read More »
Labor
UTU members bless merger with sheet metal workers union Read More »
Mechanical
Rail Link switchers burn biodiesel blend at Tennessee chemical plant Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolink extends engineering contract with J.L. Patterson Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AECOM obtains engineering, design contract for new Minneapolis light-rail line Read More »
Mechanical
ExpressYard lands three contracts for rail-car repair management software Read More »
Mechanical
Davis returns to Simmons Machine Tool as president, COO Read More »

August 8

Rail Industry Trends
Architects unveil design proposals for new San Francisco transit center Read More »
Labor
NS, BLET agree on tentative pact; Chicago Rail Link workers ratify UTU contract Read More »
M&A
Carolina Coastal Railway leases North Carolina line from NS Read More »
MOW
NJ Transit to contribute $10 million for new Hoboken sewer Read More »
People
Owen to head Pinsly Railroad's marketing, sales Read More »
Mechanical
MTU Detroit Diesel's new locomotive engine meets EPA Tier 2 standard Read More »
Mechanical
Harco Manufacturing unveils diesel oxidation catalyst for locomotive market Read More »

August 7

MOW
BNSF loads fewer PRB coal trains last month Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
MBTA to make Longwood Station more accessible Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FRA unveils crossing safety outreach program for Hispanic farm workers Read More »
Safety
Citizens for Rail Safety, Louisville university develop online maps to track crossing incidents Read More »
MOW
HDR to provide engineering, environmental services for southern California crossing separation Read More »
C&S
Szewczyk, Baird and Anderson assume new roles at Union Switch & Signal Read More »

August 6

Rail Industry Trends
North American intermodal volume declines for first time since 2002, IANA says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB's environmental arm seeks public comments on historic bridge portion of DM&E's PRB plan Read More »
Passenger Rail
LIRR to seek horn rule waiver from FRA Read More »
Intermodal
Pacer shuffles management staff, streamlines operations Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
USDOT report: Railroads contribute to domestic freight's 'decade of growth' Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Bombardier contracts logistics provider, preferred carrier for European operations Read More »
Passenger Rail
Mutch joins VIA Rail board Read More »

August 3

Rail Industry Trends
Senate committee approves 10-year, $1.5 billion bill to fund WMATA capital improvements Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP forms three regional public affairs offices, appoints VPs for each Read More »
Intermodal
AAR July data: Another month, another carload decline for U.S. railroads Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NJ Transit contracts joint venture to manage construction of Trans-Hudson tunnel's first phase Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CPR contracts IBM, Infosys to manage application development Read More »
Intermodal
Savannah port sets annual container traffic record; Vancouver port sets new monthly and first-half volume marks Read More »
Intermodal
CSXI's monthly fuel surcharge to rise for first time since May Read More »

August 2

Rail Industry Trends
Rising gasoline consumption in May fuels ethanol production and demand, Renewable Fuels Association says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Dulles Corridor project poses concerns, U.S. Inspector General says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSXT partners with Kentucky to boost rail security Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FRA proposes new passenger-rail car safety standards Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Parsons Brinckerhoff to provide construction management services for NYCT's Second Avenue Subway Read More »
Financials
Genesee & Wyoming's revenue rises, income and earnings tumble Read More »
Financials
The Andersons, Trinity and Portec Rail report earnings Read More »

August 1

Rail Industry Trends
CPR to sell former headquarters, station in Montreal Read More »
Passenger Rail
LIRR encourages passengers to 'Be Train Smart' Read More »
MOW
Steel Dynamics, L.B. Foster partner to provide 1,600-foot welded rail strings for St. Lawrence & Atlantic Read More »
C&S
Union Switch & Signal CEO Burk resigns, Violett fills in as interim chief Read More »
People
Greene succeeds McCluskey as Montreal, Maine & Atlantic's VP-mechanical Read More »
Mechanical
Progress Rail Services to use ExpressYard software at rail-car repair shops Read More »
C&S
RailComm unveils Web-enabled software application Read More »
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