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Rail News: September 2004

September 30

C&S
U.S. roads on track to report fewest-ever switching fatalities, FRA's Monro says Read More »
Mechanical
KCS has Texas grant in hand to purchase two hybrid switchers Read More »
Mechanical
CSXI's October fuel surcharge skyrockets to 10 percent Read More »
People
After more than half a century of service, technician ends BNSF career Read More »
Safety
Triple Crown terminal passes three-year mark without serious employee injury Read More »

September 29

People
NS names Moorman president, promotes six other officers Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CTA obtains $38.8 million in federal funds for Blue Line, Brown Line projects Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. moving more freight to North American neighbors, USDOT says Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra lands FTA grant to increase service on two lines Read More »
Labor
Florida East Coast Railway reaches tentative agreements with UTU Read More »
Passenger Rail
Oregon's TriMet obtains federal grant to build commuter-rail line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RailPower partners with Scandinavian locomotive reconditioning company Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
WMATA to improve Orange Line station's access Read More »
People
GE promotes two execs to rail-related positions Read More »

September 28

Rail Industry Trends
BNSF's unit-train ethanol service marks traffic milestone Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB issues five railroad-related rulings at open voting conference Read More »
People
BNSF appoints Michalski to head human resources Read More »
M&A
Wabtec to acquire Italian supplier's assets Read More »
Mechanical
Rypos rolls out new diesel engine filter Read More »

September 27

Rail Industry Trends
U.S. roads set 16th weekly intermodal traffic record in past 21 weeks, AAR says Read More »
High-Speed Rail
California High Speed Rail Authority recommends route alignments Read More »
People
CSXT appoints Mast to head customer service operations Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Los Angeles MTA to sell bonds to help fund transportation projects Read More »
Mechanical
Timken unveils universal backing ring for bearings Read More »
Mechanical
GE rail-car leasing unit offers maintenance management service Read More »
Intermodal
Pacer Stacktrain top intermodal service provider, magazine survey says Read More »

September 24

Rail Industry Trends
BNSF unifies two groups into one food, consumer goods unit Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Port Authority provides funds to help NJ Transit expand Penn Station Read More »
People
KCS names Uzzell to new AVP, financial systems position Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
MBTA to renovate another Red Line station Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Omaha to build park, monument honoring long-time corporate citizen UP Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
New York, New Jersey port authority to implement smart-card payment system next year Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Bill seeks to prohibit railroads from using remote controls to move haz-mat trains Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
London transit agency to install TVs onboard passenger trains Read More »
Labor
Safety advisory could cost sleep-disorder suffering employees their job, UTU says Read More »

September 23

People
Bridges back as New York Regional Rail's CEO Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
TriMet obtains FTA grant to spur more development along new light-rail line Read More »
Labor
BLET to represent New England Central's T&E workers Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
California transportation commission honors Caltrain Baby Bullet supporter Read More »
Labor
CN MOW workers to select Steelworkers or Teamsters as union representative Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Maglev demonstration project named one of 'top 100' technological products Read More »
Mechanical
USDOT orders three Green Goat hybrid locomotives from RailPower Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CTA seeks higher FY2005 state appropriation, sets hearings on proposed service cuts Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Bosnian railway contracts Alcatel to provide interlocking equipment Read More »

September 22

CSX Transportation
CSXT pegs Chinnici to head purchasing Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Cleveland agency opens EcoVillage 'green' station Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Pioneer Railcorp forms plan to exit stock market Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Rise and shine: WMATA to operate earlier weekday trains Read More »
People
RailPower brings former CPR COO Dodge on board Read More »
MOW
NYCT contracts Spear Technologies to provide asset-management software Read More »
People
Wilbur Smith Associates appoints Walker president Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Bombardier obtains German tram order, unveils new car design in London Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Korea schedules second railway, logistics exhibition Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
SAB WABCO offers 'life cycle' component parts Read More »

September 21

Rail Industry Trends
Third time's a recruitment charm: UP again named one of the '100 Best Companies for Working Mothers' Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Sound Transit marks five years of service, plans pilot program with Amtrak Cascades Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Timken supplies 'intelligent' rail bearing technology for FRA field test Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Electro-Motive Division receives Ex-Im Bank loan to support sale of locomotive upgrade kits in Turkey Read More »
People
RailWorks Wood Products appoints Hoffman Southeast Region manager Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
ASME/IEEE rail conference organizers issue 'call for papers' Read More »

September 20

C&S
UP to install cameras on locomotives to facilitate accident investigations Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolink leases Sound Transit passenger cars Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Los Angeles MTA showcases transit-oriented development projects at Rail-Volution Read More »
M&A
Salient Systems shareholders approve Salient-Portec merger Read More »
Safety
Alaska Railroad to provide community hazmat training during tour Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
WMATA begins station expansion Read More »
Safety
In Canada, Operation Lifesaver unveils 'classroom on wheels' to deliver safety message Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
San Diego transit system chair Williams named 'Transit Board Member of the Year' by APTA Read More »
People
Rail recruitment firm expands North American operations Read More »

September 17

Rail Industry Trends
Railroads react to third hurricane to strike Southeast in a month Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
WMATA sets dates for station, extension openings Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
North American roads remain in traffic-building mode through week No. 36, AAR says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Minneapolis' Hiawatha line continues to exceed ridership expectations Read More »
M&A
Alliance Terminal Railroad to sublease, operate BNSF's Lone Star State line Read More »
People
Cubic promotes SVP Lapczynski to COO Read More »
Labor
BMWE's Simpson, Geller can remove 'acting' from their president, secretary-treasurer titles Read More »
M&A
Golden Isles Terminal Railroad to acquire Georgia line from CSXT Read More »

September 16

Kansas City Southern
Mexico's Foreign Investment Commission rejects KCS' petition to become majority TFM owner Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Another transit security bill enters the House Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Study: Shifting more freight from road to rail in 20 years will cut commuters' travel time, reduce pollution Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
SEPTA seeks public feedback on possible fare increases, service cuts Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NS note exchange offer draws investors' interest Read More »
Passenger Rail
Wisconsin planning commission obtains FTA funds to study commuter-rail corridor Read More »
Safety
CPR to conduct emergency response drill in Wisconsin town Read More »

September 15

Rail Industry Trends
UP, CSXT provide Florida free fuel for hurricane clean-up efforts Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Sacramento Regional Transit District revises light-rail extension's opening date Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Power brokers: NS, UP team up to speed generator to Dow plant Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
St. Louis Metro to take wraps off first new light-rail vehicle Read More »
Labor
Dispatchers' union members approve BNSF agreement Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit tweaks morning schedules to relieve overcrowding Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
RAILINC rolls out Web-based car accounting tool aimed at small roads Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
TNT Logistics North America wins DaimlerChrysler service award Read More »

September 14

C&S
Sounds of silence: CSXT mutes train whistles in Chicago-area 'quiet zone' Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BART to receive APTA's 'outstanding achievement' award Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF begins to move trains across Kansas City flyover Read More »
Passenger Rail
Seattle's Sound Transit adds cars to morning, afternoon trains Read More »
Labor
Lake Terminal Railroad reaches tentative agreement with steelworkers' union Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
GE tests container security system prior to market launch Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Short Line Data Systems introduces, updates event-reporting system Read More »

September 13

Intermodal
Intermodal: Alameda Corridor's container traffic rises 14.6 percent in FY04 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Chicago transit agencies could receive more state funds Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Shippers, BNSF to argue merits of re-opening STB rate case Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Virginia transit department green lights preliminary engineering for Dulles airport extension Read More »
Labor
Carmen union appoints Freds, Gibler to succeed long-time officer White Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Minneapolis' Metropolitan Council obtains $32.2 million in FTA funds Read More »
Safety
Rail-related deaths, total transportation fatalities fell in 2003, NTSB says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Women's Transportation Seminar to review California transit programs at L.A. meeting Read More »

September 10

Rail Industry Trends
Class Is, shippers address service, slip-ups at AAR's fall peak forum Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
SEPTA proposes job and service cuts, fare hikes to deal with FY2005 budget deficit Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR traffic update: Week No. 35 shows roads continue to move more carloads, intermodal units Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Caltrain continues work on new maintenance, operations facility Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Alaska Railroad's Halpin receives National Defense Transportation Association award Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Traffic congestion worsening in urban areas, mobility study says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
In memoriam: Former NS director George Read More »

September 9

C&S
Rail life, post-Frances: Florida East Coast resumes operations Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Regional panel to consider dedicated funding sources for WMATA Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSXT e-newsletter designed to keep customers in the electronic loop Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
More funds needed to support regional transportation operations, CTA says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
ASLRRA subcommittee analyzes event-reporting equipment Read More »
People
Mitsubishi promotes Nagy to general manager, transportation division Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA marks 20th anniversary of O'Hare service Read More »

September 8

Rail Industry Trends
Transportation Services Index drops for second-straight month Read More »
Labor
SEPTA, UTU negotiate tentative conductor contract Read More »
Labor
Two regionals reach tentative agreements with rail labor unions Read More »
Labor
PATH, transit union reach tentative agreement Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Transit Rail's investment in New York Regional Rail surpasses $1 million Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Canadian short line to host haz-mat safety seminar Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
BNSF Logistics, Autolog to expand rail/truck automobile-moving service Read More »

September 7

C&S
Inspector general's office to audit grade crossing inspections, accident reports, AAR says Read More »
Passenger Rail
CN taps Great Canadian Railtour to operate tourist trains on BC Rail lines Read More »
Labor
BNSF reaches safety agreements with carmen, firemen unions Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NJ Transit opens another portion of light-rail extension Read More »
Safety
UP, Operation Lifesaver create safety campaign to address Oregon town's trespassing troubles Read More »
Passenger Rail
SEPTA expands pre-tax employee ticket program Read More »
Intermodal
NS begins to rack up tolls on reopened, restored Delaware bridge Read More »
Mechanical
UP contracts RMI to automate connecting short lines' car hire processes Read More »

September 3

Rail Industry Trends
AAR August traffic data trifecta: U.S. and Canadian roads, TFM register growth in carload, intermodal sectors Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak to bag Mail and Express business Read More »
Intermodal
European freight volume growth hinges on infrastructure capacity, International Union of Railways' study says Read More »
M&A
Cubic acquires automated parking systems supplier Read More »
M&A
Tennessee, Georgia short lines seek STB approval to acquire CSXT lines Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit to operate earlier River LINE train Read More »
Labor
Teamsters Rail Conference, BLET campaign calls on members to monitor U.S. roads' safety, security Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
3M Web site to showcase transit wraps Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
National Cargo Security Council offers training sessions on Homeland Security policies Read More »

September 2

Rail Industry Trends
Tex Mex takes steps to speed traffic, avoid crew-change delays Read More »
High-Speed Rail
California, Japanese transportation leaders talk high-speed rail Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB extends TTX's flat-car pooling authority, approves KCS' petition to reconsider Mexrail purchase Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
WMATA preps passengers for emergencies Read More »
People
Watco promotes VP Towner to president, COO Read More »
Labor
UTU members supplant contractors as new-hire trainers at UP's Chicago Service Unit Read More »
Safety
NS to obtain public safety system, software for police department Read More »

September 1

Mechanical
KCS promotes Hadel to manage asset utilization — especially use of end-of-train devices Read More »
High-Speed Rail
California High Speed Rail Authority to prepare final environmental reports Read More »
Mechanical
CSXI's September fuel surcharge climbs to 7 percent Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NYCT contracts wireless satellite communications provider for Republican National Convention Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Railway Association of Canada appoints Burrows acting president, CEO Read More »
Mechanical
Signed, sealed, delivered: Johnstown America fills Indiana utility's coal-car order Read More »
Mechanical
LaSalle National Bank subsidiary enters rail-equipment leasing market Read More »
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