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Rail News: June 2010

June 30

Senate committee adopts transit safety bill Canadian Pacific reopens flooded mainline DHS' new national transit-rail security program to focus on Northeast Value of goods shipped between U.S., neighboring nations climbs again in April, BTS says VIA Rail workplace leaders support new agreement Amtrak adds three board members BNSF attains magazine's 'best diversity' firm status Long Beach port seeks to spend fewer dollars in FY11

June 29

Starling to succeed Haverty as KCS' CEO in August FRA to provide another $2.3 billion for HSR development; applications due Aug. 6 St. Louis Metro restores service after voters approve transit tax Teamsters Rail Conference, BMWED elect officers SEPTA completes work on Wayne station NS, ports among Virginia's DHS grant recipients Nation needs 'ethical and sustainable' intermodal system, Carmichael says Tacoma port earns magazine's sustainability honor Updates from Ansaldo STS, Bombardier, Thales, L.B. Foster and Aconex

June 28

VIA Rail, CAW reach tentative agreement to avoid strike WMATA approves $1.4 billion operating budget, $5 billion capital spending plan Santa Clara VTA, L.A. Metro post progress on line extensions N.Y./N.J port authority acquires property to expand container terminal Port Authority of Allegheny County adopts $330 million budget for FY11 SEPTA approves naming rights pact for Pattison Station California air agency seeks fewer emissions at four rail yards Stolzman succeeds Fox as PHL president; Fox assumes managing director role

June 25

AAR weekly report: U.S. roads' intermodal volume reaches 19-month high CAW issues strike notice to VIA Rail Hundreds take part in transit counterterrorism exercise RTA: Tie purchases, production plummet in May Passenger rail-car supply industry has growth potential, Duke study shows GCRTA considers intermodal facility, station improvements Bombardier seeks large stake in Russian Railways' signaling subsidiary Long Beach port commission elects officers

June 24

New York senate legislation would create high-speed planning board USDOT forms transit-rail safety advisory committee CP teams up with two terminal operators to boost productivity Walsh lands Twin Cities light-rail line's first heavy construction contract New York county advances quiet zone project Sen. Durbin calls on banking committee to quickly draft safety bill SFRTA receives finance, public procurement awards Hampton Roads Transit tabs Riddick as chairman Updates from Alstom, Miner, Cornerstone Systems, Michael Baker Jr., Planar Systems and Railinc

June 23

NS to extend Heartland Corridor to Cincinnati American High Speed Rail Alliance appoints 12-member advisory board DART opts to delay several projects due to sales tax shortfall N.Y./N.J. port authority awards World Trade Center contracts STB moves ahead with public hearing on MMA's proposed abandonment TriMet spends stimulus money to improve MAX station USDOT, HUD launch joint effort to foster 'sustainable communities' UP crews at work on Nebraska line Updates from Wabtec, Mitsubishi, T.Y. Lin, Ansaldo STS, RailComm and Johnson Matthey

June 22

GAO report outlines what state high-speed planners could learn from past service start-ups Russian Railways to test Alstom high-speed train VIA Rail releases contingency plan for potential CAW strike Maryland agency to revamp subway system's busiest transit center Sound Transit names Kupersmith deputy CEO Amtrak Service Workers Council approves five-year pact FTA to host webinar on proposed project evaluation rulemaking Allegheny County Transit Council elects new board members North Carolina DOT bolsters two crossings Operation Lifesaver observes international crossing awareness day

June 21

U.S. Class Is take on a tad more workers in May, STB data shows Of guidance and growing pains: FRA, states, freight-rail hosts aim to iron-out stakeholder agreement issues Virginia-North Carolina Interstate High-Speed Rail Compact meeting set for July 12 Ag, coal and intermodal carloads should climb in second half, Baird says NJ Transit opens rebuilt Montclair station BART completes environmental report for Livermore extension Roadwork begins for CentrePort Canada project Journet joins Montreal, Maine & Atlantic as senior sales manager AAR releases commodity statistics report Updates from Alstom, Siemens, MISCOR Group, GT Software and Nomad Digital

June 18

Quebec officials tout importance of U.S. high-speed projects AAR: U.S. railroads' security measures have surpassed federal risk reduction targets Russian Railways to begin service on Moscow-Nizhny Novgorod line next month MassDOT, CSXT reach deal to restore South Coast service CP, port authority and Borealis join forces for new rail tunnel AAR weekly report: North American railroads register more traffic gains SacRT to make service cuts Austin Metro tabs Watson as CEO Utah Transit Authority unveils new light-rail vehicles UP lands on top-performing stock, IT award lists

June 17

U.S. roads haven't closed security gaps, Teamsters Rail Conference says L.A. Metro to increase fares next month Amtrak to complete Union Station upgrades, add control center in Chicago Western Canadian farmers: 'We want reasonable rail rates' Bay Area transit agencies introduce Clipper payment card NJ Transit approves station improvement contract, retail space lease UP to bolster lines in Illinois, Missouri Updates from Burns & McDonnell, Bombardier, New York Air Brake, Parsons Brinckerhoff and Hatch Mott MacDonald

June 16

Knorr-Bremse and partners land high-speed contracts in China Albany port notes progress on rail, wharf improvements China ACM receives $2.5 million pact to provide ready-mix concrete services for China high-speed line Denver Transit Partners preferred bidder for portion of Denver RTD's Fastracks project Miami Metrorail extension renamed AirportLink Wide-span cranes on way to CSX's new Ohio terminal Long Beach port emitted fewer air pollutants in '09 Tacoma port tabs Wolfe for top post Metra hires Blackman Kallick to perform risk assessment North Carolina DOT adds warning devices at four crossings

June 15

Acquisition of Madrid-based INOCSA augments AECOM's high-speed 'footprint' in Europe Ontario approves Metrolinx's 'Five in 10' plan Inland port plans advance in Georgia FTA approves environmental report for Honolulu light-rail line Jump in CATS' May ridership spurs expansion talks Alaska doles out dollars for Port MacKenzie rail extension TriMet's rail ridership rose in May TCU supports Public Transportation Preservation Act RailAmerica's carloads climbed in May

June 14

CAW members back proposed VIA Rail strike U.S. mayors issue study touting high-speed rail's potential impact Capitol Corridor ridership rises in May despite government furlough days West Virginia port authority postpones Heartland Corridor terminal plans CN, TSI team up to improve service at Vancouver port AAR honors haz-mat safety achievements WMATA to gauge performance in new monthly report Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville boosts rail volume Updates from Bombardier, MTU Detroit Diesel, RMI, Schneider National, Thales, Interfleet Technology and HDR

June 11

AAR: U.S. railroads report 'steady' carloads for year's 22nd week Get past the hype so you can get down to business, APTA 'Fact or Myth' webcast presenters say BART approves budget, sets surplus spending plan Sound Transit completes first mixed-use development STB to weigh in on BNSF's coal dust dispersal rules BNSF assigns four executives to new posts Trade gap widens, while imports and exports lag in April New York Air Brake, Invensys Rail partner to provide fuel-efficient system BNSF to conduct more work on Iowa bridge; Shreveport to build new structure

June 10

Pacific Northwest cities sign pact to pursue high-speed rail Transportation Services Index inched up in April, BTS says First-quarter earnings help reduce TransLink's deficit NS teams up with Axion Power to develop locomotive battery system Phoenix's Valley Metro advances expansion plans Voters approve bonds to preserve Montreal, Maine & Atlantic line Number of stored freight cars falls in May, logistics report shows MTA names Metzger senior policy advisor Updates from APS Technology, Railinc, Wabtec, Bombardier, RAIL.ONE, David J. Joseph and Bowman, Barrett & Associates

June 9

Alstom unveils new high-speed train State of New York to host June 14 rail summit Progressive Railroading honors BNSF CEO Rose as 'Railroad Innovator' Four congressmen unveil 'rail-car enhancement act' Genesee & Wyoming to acquire Australia's FreightLink franchise Canadian feds to help fund Ottawa's light-rail system Denver RTD wins top honors at APTA rail rodeo MassDOT introduces plan to reduce emissions Las Vegas Railway Express, Z-Train win injunction Railroad Management Association to provide latest job openings online Updates from Nordco, Ansaldo STS, GE Transportation, HDR, STV and AECOM

June 8

APTA report: Transit ridership declined at slower rate in Q1 It's time to 'get serious' about funding high-speed rail, Rep. Brown says Amtrak urges FRA to forge 'clear national vision' for rail system AAR: U.S. intermodal volume jumps, carload traffic takes a few lumps in May UP partners with Texas town, county to streamline local switching BART to consider budget, surplus options Illinois commission to help fund bridge, crossing projects St. Louis Metro eyes soil erosion on Illinois line IANA introduces equipment reporting, processing system

June 7

Desert Lightning joins the race for high-speed rail to Sin City From 0 to 12,000 mph to something in between: FRA's Rae talks high-speed rail at APTA's 2010 Rail Conference CSXI to merge with CSXT NS to adopt GE's 'movement planner' software system-wide Toronto breaks ground on Union Station improvements Coalition urges Congress to fund rail initiatives South Carolina Public Railways to retrofit two locomotive engines SEPTA stresses need for more state funding KCSR to demolish former locomotive shop in Kansas Updates from Alternate Concepts, Alstom, Pacer, Axion International, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Railinc, RMI and Interfleet Technology

June 4

AAR weekly report: U.S. roads' intermodal volume reaches another 18-month high Virginia seeks options for funding new passenger-rail service FTA seeks public feedback on proposed transit project evaluation changes Colorado DOT creates transit, rail division 3PL opens inland port near BNSF's Dallas terminal TransLink to address capacity concerns on Canada Line Infrastructure Ontario begins process for building light-rail maintenance facility South Carolina ports authority, warehouse operators team up to target rail-served export cargo

June 3

California outlines alternatives for two segments of high-speed line North Carolina, Virginia complete draft environmental impact statement for SEHSR corridor UP's PRB coal train loadings climbed in May MBTA to acquire new locomotives from Utah Transit Authority Denver RTD fills several management positions CSX's South Carolina division HQ earns 'green' building distinction CTA to test passes for convention visitors BLET's Sorrow to retire from presidential post next month Clark, Saragoza join TriMet's board Updates from LTK, MasterCard, RailComm, Benesch, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Bombardier and ALK Technologies

June 2

SEPTA approves fare hikes to help balance budget China Rail awards $1.3 million ready-mix concrete services pact FRA waiver paves way for Caltrain electrification Canada poised to amend rail safety act RTA report: Tie purchases climbed, production flattened in April Connecticut lands federal grants to step up rail security CN contracts Roche Ltd. to inspect Quebec Bridge UP to improve line running between Iowa, Nebraska AARS boots up career center

June 1

New York, CSX reach agreements on high-speed rail project Hollysys Automation to supply signaling for Chinese high-speed line Progress Rail to acquire EMD USDOT to award $600 million in 'TIGER II' grants House passes 'extenders' bill, but short-line tax credit extension still faces Senate scrutiny CN, Vancouver port forge pact to boost supply-chain performance Hertwig to join Florida East Coast Railway as president/CEO Teamsters MOW division members ratify CP contract Pego joins South Florida RTA's board Updates from Alstom, Bombardier, Pandrol and Hollysis Automation Technologies << Previous Next >>
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