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Rail News: April 2010

April 30

AAR weekly report: U.S. railroads continue to tally traffic gains CSXT, Delaware & Hudson seek STB approval for joint-use corridor CN, Halifax port and terminal operators create supply-chain partnership DART to open final two Green Line sections in December Car orders up, deliveries down in first quarter, ARCI says Railroads earn honors for haz-mat efforts Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern workers choose BMWED BNSF, short lines form caucus

April 29

Connecticut, Massachusetts outline Northeast HSR project California's high-speed plans could be delayed due to 'inadequate' planning, auditor's office says Amtrak to invest $1 billion in capital program U.S. Class I workforce enlarges again in March, STB data shows McFarlane to become TriMet's next GM In memoriam: Short-line magnate and ASLRRA leader Earl Durden RailAmerica, Genesee & Wyoming register 'solid' Q1 results CSXT assigns Brown, Arko to new VP posts NCDOT turns to solar power for crossings Updates from Ansaldo STS USA, ShipXpress, Invensys Rail, Vossloh, Trinity and ARI; Also: In Memoriam - Richard Latini

April 28

AHSRA calls on Congress, Administration to establish high-speed working group Solid Q1 results reflect economic improvement, NS and CP say PTC will not provide 'substantial' business benefits to railroads, AAR says PATH, union reach tentative agreement Oberstar honored for rail safety efforts CSX's Ward: U.S. needs to make 'aggressive' commitment to modernize infrastructure IHS Global Insight predicts strong rebound for trade by all transportation modes

April 27

CN posts financial gains in Q1 Caltrain electrification is 'essential,' agency says Increased traffic volume boosts KCS' Q1 financials Metrolink budget proposal has fewer cuts than previous plan Maine officials, railway agree to mediation AAR, U.S.-U.A.E. Business Council lead trade mission Updates from Siemens, Ansaldo STS, Wabtec, Peab, Knorr-Bremse and ShipXpress

April 26

High-speed rail a top option for short-haul European travel, study says Knorr-Bremse to provide brake components for Japanese high-speed trains Coalition lobbies for $4 billion in federal HSR funding in FY2011 New York MTA revises capital program to cut costs Tie purchases, production make hay in March, RTA says Soy Transportation Coalition survey gives Class Is mixed reviews St. Louis Metro will not receive promised state aid DRPA, PATCO plan light-rail line in southern New Jersey BTS to track freight-rail yields as transportation indicator Kisner to manage Patriot Rail's fleet, mechanical department UP to bolster track in Kansas, Nebraska

April 23

ContiTech to provide air spring systems for Chinese high-speed trains AAR: U.S. roads' weekly carloads reach 16-month high BNSF's Keltner, Sen. Lautenberg earn AAR's top environmental honors WMATA proposes fare hikes, service cuts to bridge budget gap San Francisco authority approves transit center design USDOT analyzes GHG emissions; AAR touts railroads' fuel efficiency CSX eyes new north division HQ, honors shippers' 'green' efforts GCRTA launches 'Future Leaders Club' Updates from RailWorks, The CrossGlobe Group, GATX, L.B. Foster and RailPros

April 22

UP: Double-digit volume gain paves way to income, operating ratio records APTA seeks public transportation security funding STB orders CN to explain blocked-crossing counts in Chicago area Amtrak: New surface transportation bill should provide multi-year funding BNSF takes wraps off revamped Memphis terminal TriMet announces service cut proposal Two governors, D.C. mayor devise plan to oversee WMATA's safety New York MTA cites carbon emission savings

April 21

Amtrak conducts first biodiesel fuel test on Heartland Flyer OneRail Coalition: Climate change bill needs to consider transportation ramifications Sound Transit, Bellevue agree to resolve light-rail project issues TransLink, British Columbia consider transit options New York MTA considers Staten Island service improvements BNSF honors chemical shippers' safety efforts Canada, Ontario dole out dollars for GO Transit bridge work Updates from Siemens, Alstom, Railinc, Bombardier, Road & Rail Services and System Logistics

April 20

Denver RTD won't seek tax increase, expects FasTracks delays Domestic intermodal loses share of short-haul moves, FTR says Lomax becomes first female to head TriMet's operations Virginia rail agency posts I-81 truck diversion study online CSX Intermodal receives Landstar's 'Intermodal Carrier of the Year' award Ohio rail commission OKs line rehab project Russian Railways adds passenger cars in response to volcanic eruption Updates from SYSTRA/AECOM, Railhead, Vossloh, Portec Rail, EKE-Electronics and Eta Phi Systems

April 19

Bombardier obtains approval for automatic train protection system TriMet obtains FTA grant for streetcar components Minnesota light-rail line lands crucial agreement Sales tax measure enables St. Louis Metro to restore service NuStar Energy begins to move North Dakota crude oil via rail Ohio rail commission gives short line green light to repair tunnel, bridges LACMTA considers light-rail extension Amtrak Cascades breaks first-quarter ridership record USDOT focuses on workforce development, global freight activity

April 16

CHSRA releases preliminary alternatives analyses, announces plans to study shared-track alternative in L.A. CTA tests new car prototypes U.S. railroads boost traffic again in week No. 14, AAR says Sound Transit paves way for new light-rail line Fenley joins KCS as AVP; Merritt joins Indiana Rail Road as VP UTA to begin work on light-rail project Mississippi allocates funds to help rebuild Columbus & Greenville line NS reaches out on the Internet through social networking, media sites Updates from EMD, Ansaldo STS USA, RailComm, Milestone Equipment, Banyan Rail Services and NXDN Forum

April 15

FTA funding to advance 'Access to the Region's Core' project NJ Transit approves fare hikes U.S. railroads make traffic strides in March, AAR says Transportation Services Index slips in February Capitol Corridor logs first ridership increase in 13 months Three small roads make management changes; RailAmerica revises board Ohio to review state rail plan Canada to fund upgrades at 155 grade crossings

April 14

CSX sets first-quarter income, operating ratio records NS, EMD to test biodiesel as locomotive fuel L.A. MTA breaks ground on mixed-use development NYC to improve freight shipping capabilities Newly minted Maine law provides funds to purchase rail line Saskatchewan slates $500,000 for short-line grants New York MTA expands subway messaging system Updates from GATX; Electro-Motive Diesel; Spectrum Infrared; Amsted Rail and Shulman Rogers; Also, in memoriam: FreightCar America's Marx

April 13

U.S., Mexico renew commitment to cross-border transportation goals CN, Chicago-area community coalition issue court briefs in 'J' appeal TriMet ridership rises for second straight month UP reassigns six execs in operating, finance departments Carloads climb for Genesee & Wyoming, RailAmerica in March Australia's QR Freight lands iron-ore hauling contract Unions worldwide promote rail as sustainable transport Updates from GE Transportation, Thales, SNC-Lavalin, Powerbrace, Alstom, Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, GE Rail Services and Parsons Brinckerhoff

April 12

Urban planner talks high-speed rail New York 'in the HSR ballgame,' LaHood says Parsons Brinckerhoff appoints two architects for California HSR project UP seeks summary judgment in DHS fine, seizure dispute STB assesses proposed Maine line abandonment Denver RTD considers sales tax increase Canadian government invests in co-op's short-line plan CP, Teamsters agree on contract; U.K. railroads, union spar over work changes North Carolina DOT to upgrade, close crossings WMATA to allow online access to SmarTrip information Houston Metro swears in board members

April 9

Transbay Transit Center to serve as northern terminus of California's HSR system Caltrain pins electrification hopes on California HSR Congressman proposes plan to address Pennsylvania's transportation funding deficit AAR report: U.S. railroads boost carloads for sixth-straight week, intermodal loads for 12th-straight week California commission ponies up $357 million for transportation projects Amtrak off to a record-setting ridership pace UTA: Inglish new CEO; Allegra new GM KWG Resources proposes to build rail line for chrome deposit North Carolina transportation officials break ground on Kinston rail spur MBTA to consider single-person operator on Orange Line

April 8

California high-speed authority to reassess ridership, revenue forecasts Pennsylvania agencies concerned about rejected toll road plan Employment and sales on the rise, Q1 CEO survey shows FTR report: Class 8 truck orders still on slow-to-pick-up pace NJ Transit violated whistleblower law, OSHA says Railmark acquires Florida tourist-train operation Connecticut coalition seeks Amtrak RFP investigation Caltrain seeks ways to reduce the number of autos driven to stations Updates from Alstom, GATX, Greenbrier, Electro-Motive Diesel, Banyan Rail Services and Hunter Capital

April 7

Half of Americans support HSR, poll says Cincinnati to host HSR-related European-American Chamber of Commerce event FRA unveils PTC grant program; Amtrak accelerates PTC installation work UP's SPRB coal train count climbed in March CP installs Harris, O'Hagan in senior-level posts Sound Transit to consider fare hikes TriMet to sound bell at certain crossings, create quiet zone UP honors chemical shippers' accident-prevention efforts BART won't raise fares or cut service despite deficit Updates from Unitrac, Balfour Beatty, Harsco, TieTek, Rail Logistics, ARCADIS, Telvent and Swarco AG

April 6

CSX, UTU negotiate five-year agreement for southern lines SEPTA, Houston Metro won't cut services despite lack of funding TSA grant to help TriMet boost security Indiana Southern to operate Hoosier Southern UP to bolster track in Colorado, Iowa Toyota Logistics honors BNSF for transportation, delivery Conexus Indiana plan calls for logistics, transportation upgrades in Hoosier State UP locomotive marks Boy Scouts' centennial

April 5

HSR association to hold L.A. conference Russian Railways continues to advance Moscow-St. Petersburg HSR project AAR report: U.S. railroads' weekly carloads reach a 16-month high Fenton to take Metrolink's reins as CEO ATU rejects GCRTA contract terms SacRT approves service cuts to fill budget gap WMATA's daily ridership reaches new No. 2 mark on all-time-high list WMATA appoints Dougherty to top safety post Alaska Railroad boosts earnings, asset base in '09 Updates from Logistic Dynamics, Thales, Halcrow, Positive Energy, Parsons Brinckerhoff and ENSCO

April 1

Boardman dishes on Amtrak's high-speed vision North Carolina DOT to host HSR business opportunity workshop Wisconsin legislator introduces legislation to kill Milwaukee-Madison project Denver RTD, BNSF sign final Fastracks agreements APTA poll: Fare hikes, service cuts and layoffs part of public transportation landscape CN sells section of track to Metrolinx NCDOT increases passenger service between Raleigh, Charlotte ASLRRA honors Panhandle Northern's Cotton as 'Safety Person of the Year' CP lands coal contract, CSXT marks aggregate shipper's milestone Marino joins Las Vegas Railway Express as VP Updates from Boatright, AzulStar, Ansaldo STS, Thales, Global Railway and Bombardier; Also, in memoriam: Primus Electronics' McNutt << Previous Next >>
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