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Rail News: September 2006

September 29

Rail Industry Trends
KCS creates international personnel services group to govern human resources in the United States and Mexico Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
USDOT to review Amtrak board's performance, expenses Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF bests average PRB train loadings for 28th-straight week Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BART invites Balfour Beatty/Mitsui partnership to bid on Oakland Airport people mover system Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Kazakhstan national railway orders 310 Evolution Series locomotives from GE Read More »
Financials
North American Technologies Group obtains equity financing, restructures debt Read More »

September 28

Labor
U.S. Class Is increase workforce in August, STB says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Pittsburgh port authority to rehab Edgewood Station Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
South African government contracts public-private partners to build, maintain 50-mile passenger-rail line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Ethanol producer renovates BNSF spur to prep new Iowa plant for rail service Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Cleveland RTA to install surveillance systems on 60 vehicles Read More »
People
TKDA promotes Deitner to CEO, Montgomery to president Read More »

September 27

Rail Industry Trends
Houston METRO approves $650 million FY07 budget Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
MARTA to use budget surplus for system improvements Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
San Francisco-area transportation officials testify on $20 billion bond measure Read More »
Intermodal
CSXI's monthly fuel surcharge to drop below 20 percent for the first time since April Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Raritan Central to serve biodiesel producer at New Jersey industrial park Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Kawasaki to mark 20th anniversary in North American market Read More »

September 26

People
MARTA installs interim CEO McCrillis in top post Read More »
Amtrak
Illinois to fund more Amtrak service downstate Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP one of nation's best employers for working mothers, magazine says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
DHS awards remaining $13 million in FY06 transit security funds Read More »
Mechanical
American Railcar Leasing orders 1,000 tank cars from American Railcar Industries Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF receives defense department agency award for supporting National Guard and Reserves Read More »

September 25

Rail Industry Trends
Sound Transit launches construction on light-rail extension to airport Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. railroads break weekly intermodal volume record for third time in 2006, AAR says Read More »
Labor
Steelworkers union members ratify three-year CPR pact Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Tie purchases, production rebound in August after early summer swoon, RTA says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Rescar ready to re-open hurricane-damaged car repair shop in Texas Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Nomad Digital to implement onboard wireless service for U.K.'s Virgin Trains Read More »
C&S
Moore joins RailComm as VP of business development Read More »

September 22

Rail Industry Trends
More commuters choose public transit in 2006's first half, APTA says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Virginia rail agency to analyze freight-rail capacity along Interstate 81 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Fare increases and service reductions unlikely in 2007, New York MTA chairman says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NJ Transit upgrades wireless and computer-based systems to improve passenger services Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Congress should create a federal trust fund to help finance freight transportation projects, intermodal coalition says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP among magazine's top 50 employers for Hispanic women Read More »

September 21

Rail Industry Trends
RailTrends conference coming to New York City next month Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Five of seven Class Is boost average velocity the past month, Bank of America Securities says Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP opens Salt Lake City intermodal terminal Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
League of Railway Industry Women names Forbis 'Woman of the Year' Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
WMATA opens elevator and escalator training facility Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Bombardier caps off TRAXX locomotive product line with new diesel-electric model Read More »
Passenger Rail
VIA Rail appoints Smith as director Read More »

September 20

Rail Industry Trends
Government entities, railroads reach new three-year funding pact for Chicago's CREATE program Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
San Francisco Muni, LA MTA obtain state authority to reprimand fare evaders Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Cleveland RTA upgrades Shaker Square station, light-rail median Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSXT, NS receive engineering excellence honors at AREMA's annual conference Read More »
MOW
Jarosinski to succeed Cooper as Portec Rail's president and CEO Read More »
Mechanical
Bombardier adds predictive maintenance program to service offerings Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
TRANSCAER presents regional achievement award to Pennsylvania arm Read More »

September 19

Rail Industry Trends
CN contributes $500,000 to University of Saskatchewan for agricultural safety program Read More »
C&S
RailComm installs CTC on Music City Star corridor Read More »
Intermodal
NS adds three Memphis lanes to Modal-X intermodal offering Read More »
C&S
NJ Transit to upgrade River LINE signal system for late-night trains Read More »

September 18

Rail Industry Trends
No lapse in U.S. roads' intermodal loads despite Labor Day, AAR says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Hughes to leave Amtrak Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Passengers give thumbs up to LA MTA's service and safety, survey says Read More »
People
CPR promotes three execs Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Miami-Dade Transit continues to seek public feedback on proposed East-West corridor Read More »
Intermodal
Federal and state transportation agencies are behind the times in the new intermodal age, ITI's Carmichael says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Bombardier, March Networks team up to develop on-board passenger-rail security system Read More »

September 15

Rail Industry Trends
Senate passes own version of port security bill Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Houston METRO to drop fare passes, reduce discounts Read More »
Intermodal
New York/New Jersey port sets cargo volume record in 2006's first half Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CTA to review options for extending three subway lines Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Hiawatha line carries 1 million passengers in August Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NJ Transit to build park-and-ride lot, platforms on Montclair-Boonton Line Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Genesee & Wyoming's 'same railroad' carloads decline in August Read More »
C&S
RailComm nearly sextuples revenue, triples profits in first-half FY2006 Read More »

September 14

Rail Industry Trends
Senate committee signs off on three-year, $3.5 billion transit security amendment Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NJ Transit to extend Hudson-Bergen line Read More »
MOW
CTA to connect, modify Blue and Red lines Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
DHS chooses firms to develop nuclear material-detecting system for border-crossing cargo Read More »
MOW
UP to add staging tracks at Arizona industrial park Read More »
Mechanical
Kelso Technologies delivers pressure relief valves to tank car builder Read More »

September 13

Amtrak
Amtrak completes Keystone Corridor upgrades in Pennsylvania Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FRA stats show U.S. roads continue to prevent accidents and fatalities, AAR says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
TriMet tops 1 million passengers on airport line for first time Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
RailAmerica registers fewer carloads in August Read More »
M&A
Nordco acquires MOW equipment refurbisher J.E.R. Overhaul Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
APTA emergency response program attracts more than 125 transit agencies and suppliers Read More »
Mechanical
Cox joins Wabtec as VP of corporate development Read More »

September 12

Rail Industry Trends
FTA signs off on North Shore Connector grant for Pittsburgh port authority Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF breaks coal loading record in August Read More »
Mechanical
WMATA to roll out new cars, ramp up service Read More »
M&A
Greenbrier acquires Rail Car America's repair shops, short line Read More »
Passenger Rail
Indiana transportation district to analyze operations in Chicago Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
ALSTOM to supply 37 regional trains for German railway Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Triple Crown Services tops logistics magazine's intermodal provider list Read More »

September 11

Passenger Rail
Ground transportation security spending will increase in coming years, report says Read More »
Passenger Rail
California Transportation Commission allocates millions for transit-rail projects Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Kansas City Southern closes two more public crossings in Mississippi Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit obtains federal grant for 'talking' sign system Read More »
C&S
RailComm to install interlocking control system at NJ Transit's Morrisville yard Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Foundation Coal Holdings acquires unit-train loading facility in West Virginia Read More »

September 8

Rail Industry Trends
San Diego transit district posts record ridership in August Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S., Canadian railroads register traffic gains in August, AAR says Read More »
Labor
ATU-represented Utah Transit Authority workers sign off on three-year contract Read More »
Labor
Class I workforce shrinks for first time in 2006 Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain offers sneak peek at 20-year capital improvement program Read More »
MOW
Network Rail extends Harsco's contracts to manage, maintain rail grinder fleet in U.K. Read More »

September 6

Rail Industry Trends
Bush picks Peters to be next U.S. transportation secretary Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Federal Highway Administration to release federal funds for 'Heartland' double-stack container corridor Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
DART launches construction on system expansion Read More »
C&S
BNSF banks on GPS-equipped locomotives to speed switching operations Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
San Diego transit district seeks public feedback on transit-oriented development proposals Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSXT to host first e-business customer forum Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
SEPTA unveils 1,000-space parking garage Read More »
M&A
STV Group acquires Ralph Whitehead Associates Read More »

September 5

Passenger Rail
Nashville's Music City Star commuter-rail line to debut in mid-September Read More »
Intermodal
U.S. railroads set weekly intermodal volume record a second time in 2006, AAR says Read More »
People
Claflin steps down as North Carolina rail authority's GM Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
KCSM funds portion of cost to build overpass in Mexican city Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Santa Clara VTA to conduct organizational assessment Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP to speed up trains in Louisiana, Texas towns Read More »

September 1

Rail Industry Trends
KCS hires firm to manage real estate holdings Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
St. Louis Metro launches service on Cross County extension Read More »
People
BNSF promotes two to succeed retiring execs Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Amtrak contracts Duos Technologies to install surveillance system in D.C. Read More »
C&S
Southwest Signal Engineering acquires Superior Signal Design Read More »
Mechanical
Florida East Coast installs wireless monitoring systems on locomotives Read More »
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