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Rail News: November 2007

November 30

UP sets seven-day coal train loading record in the PRB North Carolina's CATS posts promising ridership figures in LYNX's first two days ATA report: Railroads', trucks' share of U.S. transportation market to inch up by 2018 CSXI and UP to hike fuel surcharges next month Balfour Beatty to provide traction power, C&S systems for Denver RTD extension Patriot Rail builds up Tennessee Southern's business during first year of ownership Updates from ExpressYard, Intrade International, Siemens, Bombardier and CIT Group

November 29

MeadWestvaco kicks the tires on CSXT's service to consider shifting freight from truck to rail Bush appoints Presidential Emergency Board to help resolve Amtrak labor dispute Santa Clara VTA, Caltrain to improve Palo Alto stations Illinois Commerce Commission OKs four crossing upgrade projects WMATA seeks input on Fort Totten development plan Updates from Greenbrier, Southwest Signal, Alstom and TÜVRheinland AREMA to co-sponsor European rail/technology tour in '08

November 28

Bombardier appoints longtime exec Pierre Beaudoin CEO GO Transit to launch service to Barrie next month Freight-rail tax credit, Amtrak legislation champion Lott to leave Senate CPR, Mayo Clinic officials meet to discuss DM&E transaction CTA opens another renovated Brown Line station NS, state DOT complete passing siding at North Carolina Railroad yard Updates from Miner Enterprises, Bombardier, RailComm and the Railway Supply Institute

November 27

Metra approves 2008 spending plan, fare increase California's Capitol Corridor sets ridership, revenue records in FY07 STB releases procedural schedules for CN/EJ&E and CPR/DM&E transactions BNSF boosts PRB train loadings in November's first half Charlotte agency opens new light-rail line Amtrak opens renovated downtown Milwaukee intermodal facility Tie production up, purchases down in October, RTA says

November 26

CPR and TCRC extend 'no strike' pact; CN and steelworkers union reach tentative agreement NJ Transit to restore West Trenton passenger-rail line Mexican port marks completion of container terminal expansion's first phase Pittsburgh port authority to hike ticket prices Jan. 1 GE lands first-ever freight locomotive order in the United Kingdom Morey to oversee NYC economic development firm's capital program expenditures Mississippi DOT names Burt deputy director of freight/rail/port division

November 21

MTA to reduce proposed fare increase TriMet to call new commuter-rail line 'WES' PB names Hawksworth CEO ASME, IEEE and ASCE seek technical paper submissions for joint April 2008 event Wories takes president's reins at Amsted Rail; company adds job responsibilities for nine execs Updates from FreightCar America, URS Corp., Vossloh, PS Technology and Miner Enterprises

November 20

New York MTA to obtain $1.3 billion from feds for Second Avenue Subway Value of freight flowing between U.S., Canada and Mexico last year increased 9.7 percent, USDOT says Poll: TCU members would support proposed Amtrak strike NJ Transit to install solar-power system at maintenance complex BNSF names Williams GM of Kansas Division, LeVere AVP of signals Ficker resigns as NIT League president Latest updates from Vossloh, Knorr-Bremse, Koppers and Safety Vision

November 19

UTU, NCCC to resume collective bargaining talks in January Pittsburgh port authority proposes 25-cent fare increase California High Speed Rail Authority posts financing progress, recommends route alignment Teamsters Canada Rail Conference to renegotiate contract with CPR, represent Ontario Northland workers WMATA promotes Kubicek to rail operations head Gulf States Toyota to build BNSF-served processing center in Texas Latest updates from CIT Group, Miner Enterprises, NREC, RailFood, RAIL.ONE and Ansaldo STS

November 16

CSX's board sends letter to TCI stating support for senior management and praise for company's performance New York/New Jersey port authority to hike fares, increase Hudson River rail tunnel commitment Congress close to signing off on FY08 transportation bill AAR: U.S., Canadian railroads register carload gains in November's first full week McLean succeeds Laney as Amtrak chairman Canadian railroad association, government update rail security agreement UP appoints Totusek, Weber and Putz as VPs in finance department TTCI's U.K. subsidiary to study International Union of Railways' worldwide quality assurance program proposal

November 15

Transportation Services Index loses ground in September after August gain BART launches construction on Union City Intermodal Station NS begins tunnel clearance work on Heartland Corridor Progressive Rail to lease UP track in Minnesota, form new short line CTA increases train speed on several lines after track upgrades Alstom to help build Algerian tramways Providence and Worcester's revenue and income reflect weak container traffic Segovia to depart TMM, Chairman Serrano to fill in as interim president

November 14

Intermodal Association of North America installs officers and directors, bestows Silver Kingpin Award Prince, Finkbiner release '10 Steps to Improved Modal Connectivity' report Skanska anticipates NYCT subway line contract, lands track upgrade project in Czech Republic Chrysler honors Ann Arbor Railroad's performance with Gold Award Parsons Brinckerhoff to oversee Dubai line construction Latest updates from Wireless Matrix, RailComm, Railpower and Global Railway Industries

November 13

GO Transit to upgrade signal system at Toronto's Union Station FY08 transportation bill includes $94 million for Sound Transit light-rail projects FRA proposes 'model' state legislation to ensure qualified individuals serve as railroad police officers Santa Clara VTA seeks public input on proposed transit improvements Kansas City Southern Railway completes 'Fitzmorris' siding in Louisiana Curtright to succeed Klaus as GM of BNSF's Gulf Division AAR shifts damage prevention/loading services group from Railinc's to TTCI's umbrella

November 12

VRE obtains first-ever RRIF loan issued to a commuter railroad CSX Intermodal to open new Buffalo container transfer facility next week NTSB's 'most wanted' safety improvement list flags rail worker fatigue for first time Gauthier to serve second term as president of Quebec's AMT U.S. railroads remain on slow traffic pace in October, AAR says New Orleans agency reopens portion of St. Charles Streetcar Line UP launches trackwork in Missouri; joins BNSF on magazine's top military-friendly employer list Latest updates from Miner Enterprises, NREC, Duos Technologies, Railpower, Kelso Technologies and others

November 9

Voters sign off on several transit ballot measures New York & Atlantic names Victor president, reassigns Westerfield and Torres GE-led consortium to develop, test 'clean' locomotive engine technologies Giles to head Florida East Coast Railway and RailAmerica; FECR's McPherson to retire ARINC to install video monitoring equipment for Maryland Transit Administration Bombardier to oversee train operations, crews for GO Transit From 'Gunderson' to Greenbrier': Rail services subsidiary changes name to match owner's moniker Brookville Equipment expands Pennsylvania production plant

November 8

CTA approves $1 billion 2008 spending plan, fare increases and layoffs American Railcar Industries: Revenue, rail-car shipments down from 3Q 2006, but profit's up year-to-date We can do a better job leveraging public investment for infrastructure development, coalition says Alstom registers sales, income gains in first-half of FY2007 NYCT to add express service on Staten Island Railway Molitoris to become Ohio Rail Development Commission's second chairman CSXT enlists RailComm to provide remote control derails at Willard Car Shop

November 7

Survey: WMATA posts double-digit ridership increase during five-year period Pacer International president to step down, retired CEO Orris to take over as intermodal division president Emergency responders complete tank car safety course sponsored by UP New York MTA seeking to implement e-alert system Rail Runner to implement quiet zones at six crossings American Honda Motor lauds BNSF for 'outstanding teamwork' FCM receives order from BNSF for 38 portable railroad toilets

November 6

Sacramento agency names Wiley acting GM, CEO BNSF marks completion of triple track on PRB joint line Acquisitions, product mix propel Greenbrier to post record revenue in FY2007 In Memoriam: Former BLE General Chairman J.B. White Maryland Transit Administration to update community on proposed Red Line Kentucky seeks federal dollars to help fund upgrades at 19 crossings CSXI's, UP's fuel surcharges nudge up in November

November 5

CPR/DM&E merger a major transaction, STB says; board decision on deal not expected until late 2008 CTA receives state grant to balance 2007 budget, postpones fare hikes and layoffs New York MTA appoints three top managers North American intermodal volume reaches second-highest quarterly level, IANA says Amtrak, eight unions enter 'cooling-off' period Helm Financial names Williams president, appoints eight other execs McNeely, Jones join Mitsui Rail Capital's VP ranks GATX names Clark regional VP of sales for Midwest office

November 2

CN, CPR forge routing protocol pact to speed interline traffic Carloads up, intermodal volume down for U.S. roads last week, AAR says KCS promotes Crandall, Harrison and Koelper MTA Metro-North seeks developers for Beacon Station project UP wins Department of Energy's 'Innovator' award; speeds up Salt Lake City trains GE to provide mobile rail-car repair services Portec Rail, FreightCar America, TrinityRail and The Andersons ring up more sales

November 1

MBTA launches service on Greenbush Line BART obtains $5.4 million state grant to add station security cameras Genesee & Wyoming registers revenue, income gains Wabtec Railway Electronics to develop vital PTC pilot for NS BNSF honors three short lines with annual achievement awards Southwest Signal's Mayer takes chairman's seat, hands off presidential and CEO reins to Krishnarao SKF, Knorr-Bremse partner to provide condition-monitoring capability for brake-control systems Bombardier-led joint venture to manufacture 40 high-speed trains for Chinese railway Plastics shipper installs RailComm automation system at Texas switching yard << Previous Next >>
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