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Rail News: January 2004

January 30

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

January 29

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

January 28

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

January 27

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

January 26

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

January 23

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

January 22

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

January 21

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

January 20

C&S
Two thousand and counting: BNSF's crossing closure program marks milestone Read More »
Labor
BC Rail union calls for audit of province's CN agreement Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Chicago-area short line builds loading facility to land shipper's outbound business Read More »
People
RailAmerica elevates three execs' rank Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Arzoon to add Vigilance's process-management software to LIFE supply-chain management suite Read More »

January 19

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

January 16

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

January 15

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

January 14

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

January 13

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

January 12

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

January 9

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

January 8

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

January 7

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

January 6

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

January 5

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

January 2

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