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Rail News: January 2004

January 30

Transportation trends to become a monthly U.S. economic indicator Bombardier reorganizes rail transportation group East Camden & Highland, Canton Railroad name executives Metro-North awards software upgrade contract to Railware Georgia-Pacific sells fourth short line as part of pulp/paper operations deal Rail Car America pegs Smith as president Salco Products acquires Hazarsolve's assets to create new product line

January 29

Claim reserves, rising fuel prices color KCS' quarterly, annual financial performance Brazil's CVRD to acquire locomotives, cars as part of mining expansion Ferromex adopts RMI's Web-based tool to take advantage of industry's interline settlement system KCS appoints Osterberg VP, comptroller ASLRRA accepting applications for new women's scholarship program

January 28

CN reports record — and industry's lowest — quarterly operating ratio, but a strong Canadian dollar affects fourth-quarter, annual results DART marks 20th anniversary Voluntary separation program takes a bite out of NS' fourth-quarter, annual financial results Architect unveils design plans for World Trade Center Transportation Hub CSXT to use satellite communication services to link remote locations Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas names Kelly metro district manager Monthly high watermark streak helps New York & Atlantic set annual carload record St. Louis Metro appoints human resources VP, supplier diversity specialist TFM to lease 250 gondolas through CIT Rail Resources

January 27

Financials: BNSF ends 2003 on a high note CSX struggles to overcome soaring operational costs during the fourth quarter, 2003 Higher fuel prices, stronger Canadian dollar dampen CPR's quarterly, annual earnings BLET-represented Grand Trunk Western workers bless hourly-wage contract with CN UTU, Pittsburgh-area short line agree on tentative contract

January 26

AAR, NITL ask appellate court to reconsider part of DM&E decision Senate approves FY2004 transportation funds Virginia needs to promote, help fund intermodal service to relieve I-81 truck-traffic congestion, study says Northstar Corridor Development Authority green lights governor's funding proposal Former UTU International President Little pleads guilty to racketeering charges WMATA renames stations, begins to build parking structure IANA elects chairman, bevy of board members Northern Virginia Transportation Commission elects officers, board representatives Midwest foundation seeks scholarship applicants

January 23

AAR traffic report: Good news for U.S., Canadian roads, bad news for TFM SEPTA projects $70 million deficit in FY2005 CN agrees to tentative contracts, averts Canadian Auto Workers strike Greater Cleveland RTA records first ridership increase in six years UP increases spending with minority-, women-owned suppliers WMATA elects chair, board member Triple Crown to implement three-pronged expansion plan Carter & Burgess names Transportation Programs Division leaders Portec initiates IPO to reduce debt, expand product lines CTA completes Jackson Station platform renovations

January 22

FRA safety stats: U.S. roads post year-over-year progress, but train accidents continue to proliferate KCS initiatives aim to address absenteeism, provide immediate medical care BNSF's Campbell among the world's top 100 IT leaders, magazine says CSXT the third Class I to kick Green Goat's tires Johnstown America begins to fill TTX's 500 flat-car order

January 21

UP's fourth quarter, full year bring more financial highs - and records - than lows Transportation funding should be a top 2004 priority, APTA says CN, CSXT to offer instant interline prices online FTA names industry veteran Cohen Lower Manhattan Recovery Office director USDOT awards locomotive-simulator contract NJ Transit's Castillo named 'Woman of the Year' U.S.-China Business Council elects UPS' Eskew chairman PointShot Wireless, Broadreach Networks to install Wi-Fi systems on UK rail system Wabtec completes revolving credit transaction

January 20

Two thousand and counting: BNSF's crossing closure program marks milestone BC Rail union calls for audit of province's CN agreement Chicago-area short line builds loading facility to land shipper's outbound business RailAmerica elevates three execs' rank Arzoon to add Vigilance's process-management software to LIFE supply-chain management suite

January 19

RailAmerica sells majority stake in Chilean railroad Public transportation campaign to air before President Bush's State of the Union address Sound Transit oversight panel releases year-end report BNSF bestows 'Bell' awards to honor units' safety performance UTU can spread switching safety message to local levels, FRA's Rutter says Grand Excursion celebrates 150 years of upper Mississippi rail connections Massachusetts short line to acquire CSXT line Toronto subway to honor 50th anniversary AREMA adopts smaller board, installs group of governors

January 16

AAR data: North American roads take traffic lumps during 2004's first full week LA MTA-led coalition lobbies for increased transportation funding KCS tweaks management ranks, responsibilities to satisfy safety needs CTA to introduce online account-based farecard NS to pay locomotive engineer damages associated with 'diesel asthma,' Ohio Supreme Court says Northstar Corridor receives tentative state funding commitment RailPower gains Green Goat order from business partner CANAC St. Louis Metrolink awards communications, train-control contract to ARINC TMCA's advisory council adds new members Gannett Fleming appoints Jones VP and signal director

January 15

BNSF-led alliance seeks to attract 'snowbirds' with car-rail service CSX lands first project under industrial park development program Looking up Down Under: Transcontinental line's first freight train signals new Australian rail realm Texas funds help fuel RailPower's first hybrid locomotive order Wife of former BLE International President Sytsma dies

January 14

UP's St. Louis-to-Omaha transferee tally now a four-digit number MARTA ponders paid parking program Calling all congressmen: 'Railroad Day on the Hill' set for Feb. 11 Siemens lands electrical equipment contract from Indian railways CN yardmasters choose UTU representation CTA opens renovated Cermak (Douglas) line station In memoriam: Short-line holding company co-founder, partner Riedmiller Eurostar posts record fourth-quarter ridership Miller Felpax to sell Brazilian supplier's traction-motor support bearings in North America ALSTOM/Bombardier consortium obtains order from French railways

January 13

UP in hiring, hurry up mode Final AAR report card: U.S., Canadian roads make the traffic grade in 2003 Watco lays out 2004 MOW plans for its seven short lines Greenbrier posts promising first quarter in fiscal-year 2004 Wabtec high on 2004 financial prospects despite atrophying rail-parts aftermarket

January 12

ACTA plan aims to increase Alameda Corridor's rail traffic California governor proposes shifting transportation-intended gas tax funds in FY2005 BNSF begins serving Honda's Alabama automotive plant Northstar Corridor Development Authority halves proposed commuter-rail route RailAmerica appoints Linn SVP of North American eastern corridor MBTA to help tailor industry-wide transit system environmental standards FRA contracts Foster-Miller to improve locomotive-component designs Los Angeles Junction Railway to test RailPower's Green Goat switcher

January 9

KCS forms steering committee to mold, manage safety plan WMATA sponsors meeting to discuss regional transportation needs, goals RailAmerica's short lines play starring roles on the silver screen Architect to unveil World Trade Center Transportation Hub design Montreal, Maine & Atlantic overcomes adversity to celebrate one-year anniversary AECOM names former deputy transportation secretary Jackson SVP AAR issues latest edition of Class I facts and figures Los Angeles MTA revises brand name, logo Leaseback pact pads GATX Rail's covered hopper fleet

January 8

DM&E lands $233.6 million RRIF loan — the largest FRA's doled out to date Break out the blitzes: BNSF, CSXT schedule time-compacted track-maintenance projects CN appoints Waite to head intermodal improvement initiative KCS appoints Bilovesky, Baltz to AVP posts Pacific Wood Preserving Cos. to solicit West Coast customers for Thompson Industries' wood ties

January 7

Delaware court holds TMM in contempt for violating October 'status quo' order, KCS says Northstar commuter-rail project needs a shorter segment to meet FTA cost-effectiveness requirements, preliminary report says BNSF tabs trucking industry veteran Hickerson to head truckload marketing Port Authority of New York and New Jersey officials reflect on 2003 successes CPR's Green adds operational oversight to sales, marketing duties BART adds ticket vending machines to all stations Cargo security seminar draws a crowd to City by the Bay, security council says RailComm promotes engineers Kunzmann, Penza

January 6

USDOT's restructuring plan proposes FRA/Office of Pipeline Safety merger BNSF customers now can track progress of MOW projects via the Internet Iowa Interstate purchase provides Railroad Development Corp. sole ownership Alaska Railroad seeks feedback on proposed 2004 projects at four public open houses Zambia awards freight-, passenger-rail service concessions to consortium

January 5

CN, CPR below grain-revenue cap during past crop year, CTA says MBTA launches transit-oriented development initiative Wanted by Iraq: American firms' wares, services to help rebuild country's railroad, says U.S. trade agency CTA to generate additional revenue from new ATMs CSXI's monthly fuel surcharge up a notch for January Heber Valley Railroad offers Winter Olympics tie-in on tourist train Escort service: Arkansas town police convoy follows trains to foil crossing collisions

January 2

Carload/intermodal traffic: Canadian, U.S roads cap off 2003 in the black, AAR says Amtrak Cascades ridership rises in 2003 Divisions unite to approve BLE/BNSF on-property agreement SEPTA to add fare line at new transportation center USDOT to inform nation's truck drivers about impending hours-of-service changes Bombardier obtains electric locomotive contract from Italian Railways Lehigh Valley Rail to obtain Pennsylvania lines from short-line holding company ISG Railways << Previous Next >>
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