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Rail News: September 2010

September 30

High-Speed Rail
Bombardier receives $2.1 billion high-speed contract from Trenitalia Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA proposes $1.3 billion budget, no fare or service changes Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
TIGER grant-funded signal upgrades under way for CREATE program Read More »
Passenger Rail
D.C. DOT awards contract for streetcar project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
New York allocates funds for freight-, passenger-rail projects Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSXT's Sanborn, UP's Duren are 'Women Worth Watching,' magazine says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CN earns Dow Jones Sustainability Index ranking for second-straight year Read More »
Passenger Rail
APTA launches 'video wall' to stress need for surface transportation bill Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from Bombardier, Omni Products, CH2M Hill, RailInc, C.R. England and Infinity Transportation Read More »

September 29

High-Speed Rail
U.S. DOT releases National Rail Plan progress report Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
USDOT provides progress report on National Rail Plan Read More »
Passenger Rail
DART approves FY2011 budget, 20-year financial plan Read More »
Passenger Rail
New California legislation will enable Metrolink to advance PTC implementation Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CN implements new coal supply chain approach Read More »
Passenger Rail
Capital Metro approves $168.2 million operating budget Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA seeking proposals for new fare-collection system Read More »
Passenger Rail
Santa Clara VTA to host contractor forum for BART Silicon Valley Project Read More »

September 28

High-Speed Rail
Amtrak issues long-range vision for HSR in Northeast Corridor Read More »
Passenger Rail
New York MTA set to save $54 million in overtime costs Read More »
Passenger Rail
Santa Clara VTA introduces Commuter Express light-rail service Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Huron Central Railway receives federal, provincial funds to continue operations Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit to negotiate terms for new Tacoma Link stop Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Evans becomes Iowa Interstate's VP of sales, marketing Read More »
Passenger Rail
South Florida RTA joins AAR affiliate member ranks Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from Bombardier, RailComm, Alstom, AECOM and Greenbrier Read More »

September 27

High-Speed Rail
Ohio DOT to advance work on 3C corridor Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RailTrends to feature two short-line industry leaders Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit ponders priorities to help close $3.9 billion funding gap Read More »
Passenger Rail
Pittsburgh port authority delays vote on service cuts, fare hikes Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CN signs pact with Montreal port; UP earns 'responsible care' certification Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSX's Tyler wins RIMA's David W. Fries Award Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
KCSR completes locomotive repower project in Louisiana Read More »
Passenger Rail
Houston Metro to increase workers' healthcare premiums to balance budget Read More »
Passenger Rail
USDOT provides $9.2 million for transportation research Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
In memoriam: Former Railway Supply Institute executive secretary, 'contributing leader' Marilyn Tonn Read More »

September 24

Rail Industry Trends
AAR weekly report: U.S. roads set 2010 intermodal record, all-time container mark Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
USDOT notes 'overwhelming' response to call for TIGER II grant applications Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolinx requests proposals for light-rail maintenance facility Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
GE lands large locomotive order in Brazil, establishes business partnership in Mongolia Read More »
Passenger Rail
Quebec's AMT unveils new dual-mode locomotive Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Haselwood takes helm as TRANSFLO's president; Vogl joins KCS in VP role Read More »
Passenger Rail
MARTA seeks additional revenue sources to maintain service levels Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Port of Richmond opens automotive distribution center Read More »

September 23

High-Speed Rail
Hanson, Parsons to complete EIS for Illinois high-speed line Read More »
Passenger Rail
Ramsey County selects construction manager for St. Paul transit depot Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Amtrak tabs Engel to oversee HSR department Read More »
Passenger Rail
Amtrak Cascades might drop second Vancouver train due to Canadian border fees Read More »
High-Speed Rail
HNTB names Share, Blankenzee to help oversee Florida HSR project Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metropolitan Council awards third major contract for Twin Cities light-rail line Read More »
High-Speed Rail
CHSRA's van Ark comments on Asia trade mission Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA, Maryland DOT seek development team for New Carrollton project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
O'Toole to succeed Lockhead as FirstGroup's top executive Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART to consider new advertising opportunities Read More »
Passenger Rail
San Francisco MTA seeks public input on long-range strategic plan Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from Harsco, Thales, Knorr Bremse, Axion, Siemens, Alstom and Bentley Read More »

September 22

High-Speed Rail
Minnesota rail authority hires construction manager for St. Paul depot project Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Amberg Technologies supplies track surveying systems for Chinese HSR projects Read More »
Passenger Rail
APTA report: Quarterly ridership increases for first time since late 2008 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CREATE partners seek $85.2 million TIGER II grant Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Shared rail corridors could be better shared, Conference Board of Canada says Read More »
Passenger Rail
Building America's Future lobbies for national infrastructure bank Read More »
Passenger Rail
New York MTA sells ads on NYCT, LIRR cars to increase revenue Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Perma-Fix to build spur at radioactive waste-handling facility in Washington Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP to boost trains speeds in two Nebraska towns Read More »
Passenger Rail
Updates from Sumitomo, Railinc, Thales, Bombardier, Kinkisharyo and Kenco Logistic Services Read More »

September 21

Rail Industry Trends
U.S. Class I workforce a smidge smaller in August, STB data shows Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Tie production climbed to 11-month high in August, RTA says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CABT opposes bigger truck allowances in Maine, Vermont Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF to honor truckers during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Illinois allocates $79 million for major rail projects in Galesburg Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSX attains highest industrial firm score from Carbon Disclosure Project Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra adjusts track schedule to rebuild 22 bridges Read More »
Passenger Rail
ONTC to offer Dream Catcher Express fall service Read More »

September 20

High-Speed Rail
In case you missed it: Sept. 15 webcast available on demand Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Midwest economy, congestion and environment would benefit from HSR, report says Read More »
Passenger Rail
Houston Metro names Greanias president, CEO Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Gallegly bill proposes to increase liability cap in certain railroad accidents Read More »
Passenger Rail
APTA to urge Congress to increase public transportation funding Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Prince Rupert pact adds to CN's arsenal of 'service-level' agreements Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Rail labor union coalition, freight railroads begin mediated negotiations Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit's Sounder service celebrates 10th anniversary Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Illinois commission to help fund rail safety education, enforcement programs Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from Invensys Rail, ENSCO, Colo Railroad Builders, HDR and Aon; also, in memoriam: NREC founder Lawrence Beal Read More »

September 17

Rail Industry Trends
AAR weekly report: U.S. carloads show slight traffic pinch from Labor Day Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Illinois begins construction on HSR track upgrades between Alton, Lincoln Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA pegs federal grant for security upgrades, considers creating safety committee Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Kansas joins States for Passenger Rail Coalition Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART prepares to award contracts for Oakland Airport Connector Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CN, DP World forge 'service-level' pact for Vancouver terminal Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
GM, board members resign from New Orleans Public Belt in wake of over-spending claims Read More »
Passenger Rail
VIA Rail Canada, Communauto team up to offer train/auto service Read More »
Passenger Rail
Kansas joins States for Passenger Rail Coalition Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP's historic steam locomotive to embark on 2,200-mile tour Read More »

September 16

Rail Industry Trends
Senate commerce committee report, hearing on potential rail reforms generate more debate Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA notes budget savings, appoints inspector general Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
Better end-to-end transportation services require better supply-chain partnerships, CN's Mongeau says Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA launches construction on parking facility Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Miller becomes Genesee & Wyoming's first CMO Read More »
Passenger Rail
Bay Area could better boost transit security awareness, Mineta institute report shows Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
British Columbia port lands $2.5 million from feds for shore power project Read More »
Passenger Rail
Updates from Alstom, Axion International, Cubic Transportation Systems and APS Technology Group Read More »

September 15

High-Speed Rail
AECOM video series highlights HSR development issues Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit suspends work on Access to the Region's Core project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSXT, Florida utility co-op settle rate case Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CP signal workers ratify three-year pact Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RailAmerica posts year-over-year carload jump Read More »
Passenger Rail
TriMet's Green Line marks one year of service Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSX, Environmental Defense Fund join forces to reduce emissions, save energy Read More »
Passenger Rail
Weardale Railways off to strong start with new line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from Kenco Logistic Services, Jacobs Engineering, ALK Technologies and RailRunner Read More »

September 14

High-Speed Rail
Caltrain appeals to CHSRA to refocus environmental review Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Would-be high-speed rail players to Florida, California: 'We can help you achieve your HSR vision' Read More »
Passenger Rail
Amtrak to participate in 'close call' reporting program Read More »
Passenger Rail
CAF USA calls on Houston Metro to prevent rebidding of light-rail contract Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA breaks ground on Waterfront Square development project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Genesee & Wyoming posts carload increase in August Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CN's Prince George intermodal terminal gains upgraded entry road Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Illinois port district launches construction on rail loop Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Direct ChassisLink, Port of Long Beach receive IANA's Intermodal Achievement award Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from RailComm, Dell Services, HDR, Nomad Digital and Brenny Transportation Read More »

September 13

Rail Industry Trends
Aadnesen to take helm as Alaska Railroad's president, CEO Read More »
Passenger Rail
Transit safety committee opens first meeting Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RailTrends 2010: Rail Traffic Still Strong, 10 Years of Rail & Other Thoughts Read More »
Passenger Rail
New York DOT to study possibility of streetcar service in Brooklyn Read More »
Passenger Rail
Capitol Corridor reports rise in August ridership, other lines show slight decrease Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Ohio rail commission actions help advance several rail projects Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Washington state DOT reviews grant, loan applications for 21 freight-rail projects Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from Alstom, Trinity Industries, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Syncron International AB, Hill International, URS and TMI Read More »

September 10

High-Speed Rail
URS Corp. acquires Scott Wilson Group, expands capabilities in HSR market Read More »
High-Speed Rail
AECOM names Elton HSR project director Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR report: U.S. roads set carload volume record for second-straight week Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART to receive $20 million from state for Oakland Airport Connector Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Transportation Services Index inched up in July, BTS says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CAW, CN begin contract negotiations; UTU, Illinois Midland Railroad reach tentative pact Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF commemorates closing of 5,000th grade crossing Read More »
Passenger Rail
SFMTA to begin $24 million cable-car infrastructure project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP's ShipCarsNow boots up international auto transportation service Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Trucking conditions to remain positive for remainder of 2010, FTR says Read More »

September 9

Rail Industry Trends
UP: August PRB train loadings climbed to 20-month high Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA finds Houston Metro violated 'Buy America' requirements Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Two proposed intermodal hubs in South Carolina would have opposite economic impacts, study shows Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit appoints Kupersmith deputy CEO Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CP, Saskatchewan reach conditional agreement on Regina land sale Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA receives FEMA funding for February snow removal costs Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
American Honda to open rail-car loading facility at California port Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from Nordco, HDR, GATX, M.C. Dean and Kenco Management Services Read More »

September 8

High-Speed Rail
Transportation organizations, legislator weigh in on Obama's infrastructure proposal Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Washington State, BNSF sign framework agreement for Cascades corridor work Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Colorado DOT appoints Imhoff to oversee Transit and Rail Division Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
DM&E, DM&IR workers ratify long-term agreements Read More »
Passenger Rail
Denver RTD schedules 16 public meetings to discuss belt-tightening measures Read More »
Passenger Rail
Colorado DOT installs Imhoff as state's first director of transit, rail Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
KCSM opens transload facility in Mexico Read More »
Passenger Rail
SacRT reopens light-rail station Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FreightCar America to acquire DTE Rail Services Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Iowa Interstate shuffles exec staff Read More »
Passenger Rail
Updates from Alstom, Bombardier, Wabtec, Battelle, Nomad Digital and Interfleet Technology Read More »

September 7

Rail Industry Trends
President Obama proposes $50 billion for transportation infrastructure upgrades Read More »
High-Speed Rail
The politics of HSR: Can a governor stop a project? Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR's Rail Time Indicators report: U.S. carloads, intermodal loads climbed in August Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Obama announces infrastructure plan, calls for integrating HSR into surface transportation framework Read More »
Passenger Rail
Kansas DOT considers alternatives for expanded passenger-rail service Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain predicts more budget predicaments in FY2012 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NS schedules ceremony to mark first Heartland Corridor train Read More »
Passenger Rail
L.A. Metro Gold Line authority seeks proposals for light-rail extension Read More »
Passenger Rail
SEPTA, Viridity Energy land state funding for energy recycling project Read More »
Passenger Rail
Carrizales joins DART's board Read More »

September 3

Rail Industry Trends
AAR report: U.S. roads set more weekly traffic records Read More »
Passenger Rail
Burbank approves intermodal center development Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Post-hurricane, KCS' traffic and revenue at tailwind strength Read More »
Passenger Rail
Capital Metro proposes $170 million operating budget Read More »
Passenger Rail
L.A. Metro receives $1.45 million from USDOT for intermodal transit center Read More »
Passenger Rail
Canada to cover one-third of Ontario rapid transit system's cost Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB sets policy for 'plain language' decision summaries, repeats 'Best Places to Work' top ranking Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit offers family rate to encourage travel to Newark airport Read More »

September 2

High-Speed Rail
TranSystems' Miller to chair AREMA's HSR committee Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metropolitan Council, University of Minnesota reach deal on light-rail project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Gulf & Ohio to acquire Lancaster and Chester Railway Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NS aims to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions 10 percent by 2014 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FRA proposes rulemaking on concrete ties Read More »
Passenger Rail
Group lobbies for increased transit funding to create jobs Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Ohio commission OKs crossing warning device upgrades Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
USDOT climbs 'Best Places to Work' rankings for 2010 Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit seeks proposals for Wi-Fi network Read More »

September 1

Passenger Rail
Amtrak, FRA unveil new passenger-car design specs Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CN creates 'scheduled plan' for grain harvest Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Texas DOT seeks TIGER II grant for Tower 55 project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
KCSM creates credit facility, promotes law department exec Read More »
Passenger Rail
SEPTA procures electricity to save millions of dollars Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
House-approved appropriations bill proposes funds for Maricopa grade separation Read More »
Passenger Rail
Conference to focus on expanding Colorado's intercity passenger-rail services Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from Progress Rail, Bombardier, Cubic, ETA Transit Systems, RailRunner and Parsons Brinckerhoff Read More »
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