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Rail News: August 2005

August 31

Hurricane Katrina puts the hurt on Class Is', other roads' operations CPR creates scholarship program for female conductor trainees BNSF takes home Honda's service award a seventh time Veraldi to assume acting CEO post at Pittsburgh port authority Triple Crown top intermodal service provider, magazine says Greenbrier's GMS to process car hire payables for FECR Kelso Technologies obtains first order for tank-car relief valve

August 30

June a boon for U.S. surface transportation trade with NAFTA nations, USDOT says CSXI's fuel surcharge to surge upward in September Watco reorganizes regions, shuffles management staff Wabtec renews license agreements with long-time Japanese partners Lamphere resigns from CN's board

August 29

Pacific Harbor Line to obtain air emission-reducing locomotives for L.A.-area ports Transport Canada studies wayside horns at two Quebec crossings Greenbrier places operating units under one corporate umbrella Keep division membership at status quo, BLET members say

August 26

AAR update: U.S. roads set another weekly container volume record, register second-best intermodal volume week BNSF restores joint BN/UP line in Wyoming's Powder River Basin Burns marks first week on the job as Santa Clara VTA's GM Washington state port to build rail/barge transfer facility FRA grants $2.4 million to Tacoma-owned short line Maryland Transit Administration increases parking at Penn Line station

August 25

Class Is' service metrics not showing many signs of improvement, Smith Barney/Citigroup says Triangle Transit to choose developer for regional rail project NJ Transit to rebuild Woodbridge Station BNSF commemorates opening of high-tech locomotive shop in Nebraska Harsco Track Technologies obtains multi-year rail grinding contract

August 24

New York MTA selects Lockheed Martin to develop integrated security system KCS employees mark years without a reportable injury UTU, carriers' committee continue contract negotiations MultiModal to sponsor European freight railway planning workshop in Belgium next month

August 23

On a mission: Canadian transportation officials head to China next month Short-line carloads up 9.2 percent in the second quarter, RMI says BNSF posts signs, passes out free food to thank truckers for part in intermodal traffic growth Modoc academy orders hybrid Green Goat switcher Minami to helm USDOT's small, disadvantaged business office

August 22

FMSCA revises truckers' hours-of-service rules a second time within two years Bombardier to manufacture 14 LRVs for Mexico's Metrorrey CTA approves station equipment contract, pedestrian pathway agreements Indiana Eastern Railroad to lease CSXT line Union Switch & Signal lands large UP software contract Timken promotes Demerling, Hill to new senior positions

August 19

AAR: U.S. roads post second-highest weekly traffic, fourth-highest weekly intermodal volume Railroad employee count back on track, retirement board says CN adjusts service plan to increase intermodal capacity ENSCO promotes ATE division managers

August 18

Federal district court OKs class action settlement tied to NS' South Carolina derailment Sound Transit begins to install rail on Central Link line RTA report: Following seasonal pattern, crosstie purchases fall in July FRA provides Oregon port $1 million to update gantry crane MARTA receives two financial reporting honors Cooper takes helm as Indiana ports' executive director

August 17

Alcatel appoints Perraud to succeed transport division GM Friesen ALSTOM delivers commuter trains to Swedish transit agency AAR releases annual report analyzing U.S. Class I data

August 16

Watco leases BNSF lines in Montana, launches Yellowstone Valley Railroad UP to purchase 10 Green Goats from RailPower St. Louis Metro to raise fares next week BNSF Logistics lands second-consecutive top-10 ranking in 3PL shipper survey Maner joins Crouch Engineering as project manager

August 15

Santa Clara VTA to obtain funds for BART extension engineering, land use study BNSF begins to incorporate redesigned cab stand in new AC locomotives Providence and Worcester's second-quarter revenue rises, earnings fall Chinese railway contracts Parsons Brinckerhoff consortium to manage high-speed rail project Global Railway's second-quarter revenue, expenses show effects from M&A transactions EnviroFuels Rail adds Gross to sales force

August 12

AAR: U.S. roads continue to boost traffic; Canadian roads, TFM report mixed results RailPower boosts second-quarter revenue, production Timken named U.S. ambassador to Germany Cubic installs fare-collection system in Australia NS to expand grain shuttle program Seip consulting business sold to Occor

August 11

RailAmerica's carloads drop in July Expanding capacity, fine-tuning ONE Plan will help CSX reach service-improvement and growth goals, top execs say BART updates anti-terrorism program Genesee & Wyoming registers monthly carload rise in North America, Australia Sutton to oversee Ontario Northland's passenger services A. Stucki appoints three to VP posts

August 10

President to sign SAFETEA-LU bill today BNSF to lease NACS-controlled containers to Swift Intermodal No congestion yet at busy U.S. ports, retail federation report says SEPTA continues reconstruction work on Market Street line KCS to upload software, manage real-time data in three departments Best Buy honors BNSF's intermodal service performance Planning officer de la Loza leaves LA MTA Haddock joins Trinity's board

August 9

Transportation Services Index registers third month-over-month rise in May President Bush signs energy bill backing clean coal technology Paducah & Louisville to lease CSXT line, create Class III operator NS appoints Rumsey to succeed retired Sniffen as AVP of C&S Parsons Brinckerhoff to help design Denver RTD's expansion project Gorton to manage operations for UP's Wichita Service Unit

August 8

SAFETEA-LU includes $80 million for Minnesota commuter-rail line IANA 2Q report: North American intermodal volume speeds ahead of 2004's pace, but growth rate slows U.S. roads' weekly traffic volume hits high-water mark Watco to launch second short line in Big Sky Country DART to place long-range plan on public display Austrian railway exercises 60-train option with Bombardier-led consortium Wimmer to manage operations of UP's Portland Service Unit

August 5

U.S. roads register only monthly carload gain, but all North American roads move more intermodal loads in July, AAR says Same name, different chief: Greater Cleveland RTA appoints Joyce to head transit police Pennsylvania ponies up $8 million for 52 freight-rail projects UP names Hunt AVP of operations Metrolink, Amtrak hit one-million mark with joint ticketing program Cuff to join CSXT as chief engineer-MOW capital programs Trinity Industries increases income, revenue in the second quarter

August 4

Transit agencies anxious to obtain funds through SAFETEA-LU Class Is make 'modest' strides with service metrics, Smith Barney/Citigroup says California high-speed authority releases environmental, implementation plans RTA report: June tie purchases, production post double-digit gain over May MBTA opens renovated Savin Hill Station GATX appoints Fretz lead director to bridge board, senior management ACTA's Chairman Hahn, Vice Chairman Colonna switch seats

August 3

UP, CSXT to offer dedicated cross-country perishables service KCS registers revenue gain, net loss during first quarter as sole TFM owner Oregon commuter-rail project back on track Dorn to leave FTA, join World Bank UP to EPA: Railroad isn't liable for lead contamination in Omaha Utah Transit Authority contracts Bombardier to build bi-level cars AAR retiree Dettmann joins rail security consultant's staff Alaska Railroad implements security awareness program Former UTU Vice President Wible passes away

August 2

Cedar American to acquire 600 covered hoppers Genesee & Wyoming's second-quarter financial performance not in peak form CSXI's August fuel surcharge holds steady at 14.5 percent Minnesota technical college to offer state's first conductor training program TTX launches container chassis-management system

August 1

So long TEA-21, hello SAFETEA-LU: Congress finally approves $286 billion transportation bill New York/New Jersey port authority green lights $2 billion World Trade Center Transportation hub project CPR adds 10 branch lines to three-year abandonment plan TriMet records highest-ever ridership in FY2005 UP acknowledges heritage with specially painted locomotives Utah Railway engineers, conductors ratify BLET contract The Andersons acquires two Master Chemical subsidiaries << Previous Next >>
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