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Rail News: August 2008

August 29

Intermodal
AAR: Carloads, intermodal loads down for U.S. railroads in week No. 34 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Five Class Is prep operations for Hurricane Gustav Read More »
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Passenger Rail
Maryland Transit purchases passenger-rail coaches from VRE Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB's Buttrey to step down from government service Read More »
Intermodal
IANA backs ATA's lawsuit against L.A.-area ports' concession plans Read More »
Intermodal
CSXI says 'thank you' to truckers during 'appreciation' week Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Updates from Bombardier, FreightCar America, Interfleet and Harsco Read More »

August 28

Labor
U.S. Class I workforce a tad larger in July Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
County to file lawsuit against Virginia to challenge use of public funds for NS intermodal terminal Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Keewatin Railway to receive capital funds from Canadian government Read More »
C&S
Illinois commission OKs plans for 10 crossing-improvement projects Read More »
Labor
Two BMWED divisions merge to form Midwest federation Read More »
Financials
Updates from Harsco, HNTB, VTG Aktiengesellschaft and Midland Manufacturing Read More »

August 27

High-Speed Rail
New legislation adds taxpayer protection, fiscal controls to California's high-speed bond meaure Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
DART, TRE register all-time-high ridership in July Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NJ Transit begins final phase of South Amboy Station reconstruction Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP provides $50,000 for Iowa's flood relief efforts; NS foundation donates $2.2 million in first half Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
St. Louis' TRRA contracts RMI to manage car hire services Read More »

August 26

Rail Industry Trends
CN reaches terms on EJ&E-related agreement with Joliet Read More »
Passenger Rail
Texas' Capital Metro notes progress on new passenger-rail line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Three Class Is' monthly fuel surcharges reflect diesel price drop Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF recognizes truck carriers, lands logistics magazine's 'quality' award Read More »
Passenger Rail
Construction begins on next Northstar Corridor station Read More »
M&A
Updates from Jacobs Engineering, URS, Global Rail, Kelso Technologies and Macquarie Rail Read More »

August 25

Rail Industry Trends
FRA issues two research grants to colleges, bridge inspection handbook to railroads Read More »
Passenger Rail
GO Transit expands Lakeshore East line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
USDOT delays new drug-testing rule until November, UTU says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
League of Railway Industry Women names Farmrail's Petry 'Woman of the Year' Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CTA seeks public input on Yellow Line extension Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA aims to get a grip on overhead handles Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Four agricultural shipper groups support 're-reg' bill Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from URS, TKDA, Interfleet Technology, RAIL.ONE, Kelso Technologies and All Track Read More »

August 22

Canadian National Railway - CN
Rep. Lipinski, area leaders back CN's EJ&E deal Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Amtrak's California trains busy in July Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Oregon governor calls on STB to accept port's Coos Bay Line purchase proposal Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
GO Transit set to open Lincolnville Station Read More »
Intermodal
AAR: U.S. railroads rack up fewer carloads in August's second week Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
St. Louis' Metro achieves FTA 'excellence' award Read More »
People
KCS elevates Scott to VP in accounting department Read More »

August 21

Rail Industry Trends
Greater Cleveland RTA boosts passenger count in July Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Pennsylvania commission updates 12-year transportation spending plan Read More »
People
Livonia, Avon & Lakeville, Western New York & Pennsylvania fill top posts Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
LACMTA to update public on Westside subway extension Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Triple Crown tops logistics magazine's service provider list Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from GE - Transportation, MISCOR Group and Specialized Rail Transport Read More »

August 20

Rail Industry Trends
Virginia green lights NS to build Heartland Corridor terminal in Elliston Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
USDOT's proposed RRIF program changes could put loans out of reach for many short lines, ASLRRA says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Amtrak registers ridership spike in Heartland Corridor Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Santa Clara VTA cuts water consumption Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF reopens transload center near Chicago Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
New York DOT contracts SYSTRA to help develop state's rail transportation plan Read More »
Passenger Rail
Northstar Corridor authority launches new Web site Read More »
C&S
Updates from EMD, 10East, Timken, IndigoVision, PNG Ventures, GE Rail Services and Harsco Read More »

August 19

Rail Industry Trends
Pittsburgh port authority posts ridership gains in July Read More »
MOW
UP budgets $9.1 million for Wisconsin line improvements Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain proposes ticket price hike Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RailTrends coming to New York City next month Read More »
Intermodal
ACTA installs Hahn as chairman, passes resolution on four projects Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from Bombardier, EMD, Balfour Beatty Rail, Midland Manufacturing, L.B. Foster, ROBEL and Hatch Mott MacDonald Read More »

August 18

Rail Industry Trends
All-time-high 2.75 million passengers ride Amtrak in July Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Sacramento agency hires consultant for light-rail extension Read More »
People
KCS names Jensen AVP of intermodal sales, marketing Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Regional state government group opposes 're-regulation' bills Read More »
People
Piper succeeds Glynn as Alaska Railroad's COO; Streat joins Watco as shop safety manager Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Metro Transit partners with Google to offer trip planner Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR issues 13th annual edition of Class I statistics Read More »

August 15

Rail Industry Trends
CN petitions STB to modify procedural schedule so EJ&E transaction can close this year Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
SEPTA set to launch largest-ever service expansion Read More »
Intermodal
AAR: Carloads, intermodal loads down for U.S. roads in August's first week Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
South Carolina to draft statewide rail plan Read More »
Labor
Eight unions, BNSF challenge USDOT's 'intrusive' drug test rule in federal court Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
WMATA unveils six-level parking garage at Huntington station Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Iowa Interstate to break out steam locomotives for Salvation Army benefit Read More »

August 14

Rail Industry Trends
Transportation Services Index makes modest gain in June, USDOT says Read More »
Passenger Rail
LACMTA, Metro-North register ridership spikes Read More »
Mechanical
NJ Transit purchases more rail cars, expands SEPTA ticketing agreement Read More »
C&S
Illinois commission OKs upgrades to six grade crossings Read More »
Financials
Providence and Worcester registers more revenue, less income Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CTA to hold hearings on Orange Line extension Read More »
Financials
Updates from L.B. Foster, MISCOR Group, Global Railway, MDI Group, FreightScan and J.L. Patterson Read More »

August 13

Rail Industry Trends
FRA, unions unveil 'risk reduction' safety program Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
TriMet posts another ridership record in July Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Canadian government to launch first stage of freight-rail service review Read More »
People
Watco, Wabtec and TTX make management changes Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB denies FPN-USA's application to operate portion of Baja California line Read More »
MOW
GO Transit widens Credit River Bridge Read More »
Labor
BLET, NS reach tentative agreement Read More »

August 12

Passenger Rail
FTA gives FDOT green light to begin final design for central Florida commuter-rail system Read More »
People
UP appoints new operating, labor relations managers Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Santa Clara VTA seeks sales tax increase to operate, maintain BART extension Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
APTA names Alexander 2008 Hall of Fame award winner Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Updates from Progress Rail, Interfleet, Wi-Tronix and Carmanah Technologies Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
New parking garage opens along Hiawatha line Read More »

August 11

Intermodal
North American container volume reaches four-year high in 2Q, but ports expected to post container volume decline for full year Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Sacramento RT plans to raise fares, cut service in FY09 Read More »
Passenger Rail
Utah Transit Authority to launch construction on commuter-rail line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. Class I workforce a touch smaller in June, STB data shows Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Massachusetts Central names Bentley VP, signs marketing agreement with Claremont Concord Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
National Mediation Board boots up arbitrators' caseload report on Web site Read More »

August 8

Intermodal
AAR: Carloads up, intermodal volume down for U.S. railroads in July Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
DART to celebrate 25th anniversary Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF's PRB coal train loadings rebound in July Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Quebec North Shore and Labrador Railway lands iron ore concentrate contract Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Maglev conference coming to San Diego Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
New York MTA adds nine language translations to Web site Read More »
Financials
Updates from American Railcar, The Andersons, Con-way, Bombardier and Chas. H. Sells Read More »

August 7

M&A
CN to seek 'legal relief' to close on EJ&E transaction by year's end Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Short-line tax credits still stalled in the Senate Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
WMATA posts record ridership in July Read More »
Labor
UTU members ratify CPR/Soo Line contract Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NTSB: Bush backs Rosenker as vice chairman, Hersman as board member Read More »
Passenger Rail
San Francisco's Muni advances agency review program Read More »
Mechanical
Indiana port introduces two hybrid locomotives Read More »

August 6

Federal Legislation & Regulation
'TRACS' Act enters House, targets CN/EJ&E transaction Read More »
Passenger Rail
FRA to evaluate 25 proposals for intercity passenger-rail grants Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF to expand mileage-based fuel surcharge program Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Birmingham to receive $23 million from feds for intermodal terminal Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Amtrak expands shuttle service to eastern Maryland Read More »
People
Jacobsen rejoins KCS as VP, chief engineer Read More »
People
Yocum retires as Montreal, Maine & Atlantic's VP and CFO Read More »
C&S
Updates from Wabtec, Cattron, Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Pacer and Entrust Read More »

August 5

Federal Legislation & Regulation
Rail safety bill passes muster in the Senate Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain reaches another annual ridership, revenue high Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FMCSA extends cross-border trucking demo; four congressmen, UTU oppose extension Read More »
Passenger Rail
VIA Rail raises passenger and revenue counts, lowers on-time performance in first half Read More »
MOW
Alaska Railroad, university team up to study vegetation-control herbicides Read More »
MOW
UP to improve track in Wisconsin Read More »
People
Bravo joins South Florida RTA's board Read More »
Financials
Updates from Mitsui Rail, US&S, Unitrac, Integrated Concepts, FreightCar America and RailRunner N.A. Read More »

August 4

M&A
Genesee & Wyoming to acquire nine Ohio Central Railroad System short lines Read More »
People
WMATA reorganizes administration, appoints three execs Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB schedules Oregon field hearing to review proposed Coos Bay Line abandonment Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Iowa ponies up $4 million to help seven small railroads pay for flood-damage repairs Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Alaska Railroad to gain FRA grant for rail/highway bridge Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CTA reopens Diversey Station Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Watco lands Solvay Chemicals' switching business in Wyoming Read More »

August 1

CSX Transportation
TCI/3G nominees beat out CSX candidates for four board seats, final election results show Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Bush Administration's proposed transportation policy doesn't properly address freight transport, coalition says Read More »
Passenger Rail
VIA Rail to upgrade Ottawa-to-Montreal line Read More »
Intermodal
AAR: U.S. railroads report first weekly carload decline in July Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
APTA: Commuters can save $8,000 a year by taking transit Read More »
Intermodal
Chinese imports long will be key to North American intemodal traffic, study shows Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RailTrends coming to New York City in late September Read More »
Financials
Updates from Virgin Rail, Alstom, Trinity, Portec, Railpower and Faiveley Transport Read More »
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