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Rail News: September 2007

September 28

Intermodal
AAR weekly data shows U.S. railroads register carload gain - a rare occurrence in '07 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Sustainable U.S. rail system in jeopardy if 'rail competition' bills cap freight rates, consultant says Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority re-selects HNTB as general engineering consultant Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Tie production way up, purchases way down in August, RTA says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
McGuckin, Sandrin become NMB's newest mediators Read More »

September 27

Rail Industry Trends
U.S. Class I workforce expanded slightly in August Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
APTA study: Public transportation use substantially reduces greenhouse gases Read More »
C&S
Ohio rail commission to upgrade three grade crossings Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Caltrain to open $140 million equipment maintenance facility Read More »
Mechanical
GATX names Zmudka, Hadenfeldt to 'strategic sales' positions Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
National Steel Car to break ground for Alabama freight-car plant Read More »
MOW
Durden joins Balfour Beatty Rail as VP of business development Read More »

September 26

M&A
CN to acquire 'major portion' of Elgin, Joliet & Eastern from U.S. Steel Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Rail competition act co-sponsor joins lobbying effort to enact bill at House committee hearing Read More »
Passenger Rail
TriMet, retailers come to terms on parking/circulation plan for Washington County Commuter Rail station Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Rail industry execs to address RailTrends conference in New York City next week Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF boosts PRB coal train loadings in September's first half Read More »
Intermodal
CSXI's fuel surcharge to rise, UP's to hold steady in October Read More »
C&S
WMATA installs RailComm's yard automation system Read More »

September 25

Rail Industry Trends
FRA: U.S. railroads report fewer train accidents, grade crossing collisions in 2007's first half Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Washington state DOT seeks applicants for interest-free loans to help fund freight-rail projects Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA New York City public hearing to feature online component Read More »
People
Horton to succeed Lewis as Aberdeen & Rockfish's president Read More »
Passenger Rail
Two former Utah Transit Authority attorneys join Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll's Salt Lake City office Read More »
Mechanical
USDOT's Volpe Center acquires two GenSet locomotives from National Railway Equipment Read More »

September 24

Rail Industry Trends
KCS, TMM settle last dispute tied to TFM acquisition agreement Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FRA provides nine rail infrastructure/research grants totaling more than $8 million Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA to re-open Greenbush Line next month Read More »
Passenger Rail
Chicago's Metra expands one station, restores another Read More »
MOW
'Unsafe' tunnel conditions prompt Central Oregon and Pacific to close Coos Bay Line indefinitely Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Italian firm acquires ImageMap Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Bombardier to supply 60 TRAXX freight locomotives to Europe's Angel Trains Read More »

September 21

Rail Industry Trends
Transbay Joint Powers Authority selects architect for new transit center Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Bombardier/Siemens land $557 million order for 64 EMUs from Netherlands Railways Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Senate Judiciary Committee passes rail 'antitrust enforcement' bill Read More »
Intermodal
U.S. roads' weekly intermodal volume reaches seventh-highest mark on all-time list, AAR says Read More »
People
Pinsly Railroad's Rennicke to manage Pioneer Valley Railroad and Massachusetts warehouse; Depalo to head human resources Read More »
C&S
CPR to implement 10East's mobile operating platform throughout the signal department Read More »
Labor
FreightCar America to local union: Negotiate agreement that cuts labor costs or Johnstown plant could close Read More »

September 20

Passenger Rail
Rhode Island DOT receives $5.4 million to build station for South County Commuter Rail project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CN to net $350 million in Montreal station sale/leaseback deal Read More »
Passenger Rail
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority to purchase two hybrid locomotives Read More »
M&A
Boise Cascade to sell Minnesota, Dakota & Western Railway as part of $1.6 billion deal Read More »
MOW
Interfleet appoints three execs, rebrands LDK Engineering Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Harsco Track Technologies lands grinder orders in Japan, Singapore Read More »
People
STV names Amodei SVP/chief strategic growth officer Read More »

September 19

Rail Industry Trends
U.S. railroads need to invest $135 billion over next 30 years to address capacity constraints, AAR study shows Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Amtrak, Michigan short line agreement addresses passenger-rail line concerns Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Report confirms public transportation's 'stand out' role as traffic-congestion reliever/energy saver, APTA says Read More »
Intermodal
GE Equipment Services introduces Web-based asset-management systems for rail and intermodal Read More »
Mechanical
Midland Manufacturing retools valve remanufacturing program Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
ENSCO lands two rail-inspection services contracts Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Quantum Engineering receives 'Business Excellence' award for manufacturing Read More »

September 18

Rail Industry Trends
Federal mediator to help Canadian grain shippers, CN settle rail-car booking dispute Read More »
MOW
UP to upgrade Des Moines-to-K.C. line by early '08 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Long Island Rail Road awards design contract for Ronkonkoma Station parking lot Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Indian container train operator obtains GE financing to acquire rail cars Read More »
Mechanical
Tacoma Rail kicks tires on National Railway Equipment's GenSet switcher Read More »
C&S
TriMet awards CTC system pact to RailComm Read More »

September 17

CSX Transportation
League of Railway Industry Women names CSX's Acors 'Woman of the Year' Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. Class Is turned fuel cost recovery fees into 'profit centers,' rail shipper organizations claim Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Ohio rail commission OKs line lease study, approves W&LE grant and appoints executive director Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
WMATA hires firm to help reduce energy costs Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
North Carolina port, terminal railroad complete siding Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit unveils 'reverse commute' service Read More »
C&S
Stelling succeeds Midili as Safetran's GM of railroad sales Read More »

September 14

Passenger Rail
Pending UP, RTD pact calls for moving yard and intermodal terminal away from Denver Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB hires Christensen Associates to study U.S. rail competition Read More »
Passenger Rail
D.C. transit authority to operate more six-car trains during peak periods Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CN opens intermodal terminal, transload center at new Canadian port Read More »
Intermodal
Denver university's intermodal institute elects four board members Read More »
M&A
Actuant acquires Templeton, Kenly & Co. Read More »

September 13

Rail Industry Trends
Transportation Services Index slips in July Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Sacramento transit district's light-rail system turns 20 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
New York City Transit to implement Novell's IT security systems Read More »
Mechanical
UP orders four 'genset' switchers from Railpower Read More »
Intermodal
Hub Group's Comtrak Logistics to acquire intermodal trucking firm's assets Read More »
Mechanical
Miner Enterprises to supply outlet gates for CPR's grain hopper fleet Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Six rail industry execs to address RailTrends attendees in New York City Read More »

September 12

Rail Industry Trends
'Rail renaissance' continues, but beware of potential roadblocks, says Hatch Read More »
People
MARTA names new GM Read More »
Intermodal
Wabash National partners with Kirloskar Pneumatic to market RoadRailer trailers in India Read More »
C&S
RailComm adds remote-control functions to Alton & Southern's yard automation system Read More »
C&S
SEPTA awards re-signaling pact to Union Switch & Signal Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
ShipXpress unveils new Web site, logo to spotlight RailSync software addition Read More »

September 11

Passenger Rail
NJ Transit's board OK's funding for corridor study, station improvements Read More »
M&A
Sumitomo subsidiary acquires Southern Illinois Railcar Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF increases PRB coal loadings in August Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB rejects shippers' rate complaints for two coal moves Read More »
C&S
San Diego's North County Transit District installs Digital Concepts traffic-control system for SPRINTER line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Architecture firm designs mixed-use complex around LA MTA station Read More »

September 10

Rail Industry Trends
New on ProgressiveRailroading.com: Blogs Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Class Is' average train speed losing some steam, Bank of America Securities says Read More »
Passenger Rail
Northstar Corridor Development Authority breaks ground on $21.6 million vehicle maintenance facility in Minnesota Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF to boot up new IT platform for financial and HR systems Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
New York state senate earmarks $22 million to 'make high-speed rail a reality' Read More »
MOW
UP to complete 'Boone High' rail bridge in Iowa next year Read More »
Labor
Transport Workers Union VP recommends members ratify national freight railroad contract Read More »

September 7

Intermodal
AAR: Eight months into 2007, U.S. roads' traffic volume still trails 2006 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. Senate could consider transportation appropriations bill early next week, APTA says Read More »
M&A
Regional Rail acquires first short line, sets up shop in Pennsylvania Read More »
MOW
BNSF tests bridge-structure measurement device Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Murray to chair regional 'transportation leadership forum' Read More »
Labor
Two BMWED federations merge, form union's largest representation unit Read More »

September 6

Rail Industry Trends
STB revises small rate-dispute procedures; House transportation committee schedules rail competition hearing Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
California Transportation Commission allocates $315 million for LA MTA's Exposition line Read More »
Safety
BNSF, UP tour Nebraska to teach emergency responders about ethanol hazards Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Canadian government earmarks $18.8 million to boost transit security Read More »
C&S
MTA New York City Transit awards $1.8 LED signal pact to Dialight Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
IANA issues 2007 intermodal product/supplier directory Read More »
C&S
RailComm one of nation's 5,000 fastest-growing private companies, Inc.magazine says Read More »

September 5

M&A
CPR, DM&E reach $1.5 billion merger agreement Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FRA issues proposed rule backing ECP brakes Read More »
Passenger Rail
Fort Worth Transportation Authority to identify station locations, begin station design for new commuter-rail line Read More »
Labor
CPR, Teamsters reach tentative agreement; TCU/BRC members ratify national contract Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Russian-Finnish rail joint venture awards Alstom $163 million Pendolino train pact Read More »
Intermodal
Godwin joins KCS as AVP-premium operations Read More »
MOW
ENSCO to provide track inspection services for Atlanta's MARTA Read More »

September 4

Rail Industry Trends
International investment settlement agency accepts Railroad Development Corp.'s arbitration claim against Guatemalan government Read More »
C&S
KCS passes halfway mark on Meridian Speedway CTC project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
GO Transit completes $14.2 million Don Yard train storage facility Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. Class I workforce a tad smaller in July, STB says Read More »
M&A
Harsco adds ZETA-TECH to track maintenance division Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Alstom wins two rail electrification contracts in Greece Read More »
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