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Rail News: March 2003

March 31

Signed, sealed and delivered: TCU, carriers ink carmen, clerks contract TriMet begins initiative to increase security, passenger services Sound Transit offers transit accessibility guide for disabled passengers Cubic names Purcell senior vice president of contracts BNSF a welcome workplace for Latinas, magazine says Chattahoochee & Gulf to acquire Central of Georgia Railroad line

March 28

UP adds MexDirect rates, instructions to Web site Canadian governments provide funds for GO Transit, York Region Transit improvements Legislation to help fund Northstar Corridor Security: WMATA receives radiological detection equipment Canadian Transportation Agency cites disability obstacles on some VIA rail cars FECR begins serving new intermodal customer STB invites public input on small rate-challenge procedures Pioneer Railcorp's 2002 financial performance sets all-time record

March 27

KCS begins to offer empty-car releases online BNSF powers up seasonal electric-vehicle business Watco Cos. expands, revises executives' responsibilities Global Railway secures funds to purchase G&B Specialties

March 26

BNSF pilots program targeting human element in incidents, injuries San Francisco Municipal Railway awards subway-extension design contract Sound Transit opens pedestrian bridge Tri-Met begins bridge repairs on trolley line Metro-North contracts consultant Trinity, Rescar terminate rail-car repair transaction Alameda Corridor selected as civil-engineering award finalist On the move: ASLRRA to set up shop in AAR's office building

March 25

Rising fuel prices, falling consumer confidence to take bite out of quarterly earnings, UP says Double-stack line would clear path for affordable container service in Appalachia region, study says Double-stack line would clear path for affordable container service in Appalachia region, study says NTSB: Engleman to chair, Rosenker to serve board Indiana Harbor Belt reaches tentative agreement with signalmen

March 24

Follow that car: CPR to track automobiles, light trucks with vehicle I.D. numbers, wireless technology Metra begins second phase of depot construction SNCF awards $71 million train contract to Bombardier Kawasaki receives undercarriage order for MBTA cars; authority to reintroduce low-floor vehicles on Green Line CTA sells bonds to fund Cermak renovation BNSF delivers diversity message at Hispanic business association meeting STB settles several cases during second open-voting conference

March 21

Burkes resigns as STB vice chairman Sound Transit can proceed with Seattle-to-Everett shoreline plans WMATA, Greyhound team up to offer passengers bus-ticket outlet DART light-rail expansion wins engineering award CSXT to dole out fuel surcharge in smaller doses UP to speed up trains through three Texas towns CPR joins U.S. Customs' anti-terrorism program

March 20

CSXT orders 75 BELTPACKs from CANAC AAR data: North American roads posting promising year-over-year traffic figures UP's Pinnacle Award honors 24 chemical shippers' safety efforts Chicago's Belt Railway appoints O'Brien president

March 19

Freight roads remain on high alert Transit roads increase security after Office of Homeland Security issues 'high' terrorist alert Port Authority receives FEMA grant for rebuilding World Trade Center station WMATA tallies record ridership after farmer closes roads SEPTA to implement procurement software BNSF, FRA begin quiet-zone pilot project in Southern California BLE-represented workers in northern Quebec ratify CN contract

March 18

CN, customs broker begin electronic manifest data exchange Tranz Rail seeks bids for commuter road Tranz Metro CSXT plays role in transporting bulky transformer RailPower names Chairman Gish interim president, CEO

March 17

BNSF set to double-track Texas segment on Transcon line CTA plans to seek New Start funding for regional rail projects APTA survey: Americans support public transportation SNCF awards HVAC contract Waites to head CPR's U.S. network USDOT provides state freight-flow profiles

March 14

Senate committee blesses NTSB reauthorization bill Metra's recent rolling-stock order among industry's largest Tunnel construction dispute: U.S. appellate court rules in favor of WMATA London railway awards Alcatel software upgrade contract BNSF assists 'Operation Iron Horse' with military-equipment moves Bakersfield joins remote-control resolution bandwagon AARS plans late July annual meeting in Pittsburgh

March 13

NS bringing service back to Ohio branch line Wabtec Rail to supply more ballast cars to U.K.'s Network Rail EVA Signal obtains first international order for grade-crossing detection system

March 12

Supreme Court awards rail workers damages for cancer fears tied to asbestos APTA campaigns for federal funding increase Rail 2 Rail program shows first-quarter progress SACRT names long-time NJ Transit human-resource exec Johnson chief administrative officer N.Y. MTA using federal dollars to fund new union, UTU says Escalating crude-oil prices fuel potential Class I surcharge change KCS to merge Gateway Western's identity into mother railroad's by July Progress Rail subsidiary set to sell cars, locomotives to The Andersons Co.-formed LLC

March 11

There's no evidence to back remote-control bans, FRA's Rutter says After reaching carload heights in 2002, Reading & Northern set to soar again in 2003 Tacoma port to install intermodal-yard planning software

March 10

Amtrak, Missouri DOT cut costs, services to resolve state funding shortfall UP continues to test battery-powered locomotive in California yard METRO seeks transit alternatives in high-traffic area BART to enhance network communications New software provides smart-card clearinghouse alternative Alaska Railroad pays penalty, upgrades emergency-response equipment to settle EPA fuel-spill suit UP to bypass IC interchange by using utility's Joliet track Subsidiary to market NS' services south of the U.S. border

March 7

TEA-21 needs to speed up, increase funds for freight roads, witnesses tell House railroad subcommittee Amtrak to limit use of 'Acela' name CTA approves subway telecommunications contract WMATA plans to add parking deck at West Falls Church Station Cubic shuffles exec deck Train accidents, employee casualties down last year, but trespasser fatalities rise, AAR says North American roads' monthly, year-to-date traffic figures follow familiar path UP to move over-sized wind-turbine parts, speed Texas trains

March 6

NITL's Emmett to step down in March, rather than May More remote interest: Another Arkansas city raises LRC concerns, BLE says Corporate finance: CN launches $400 million debt offering

March 5

TCU, carriers expect to carry out carmen, clerks contract by April 1 Albuquerque plans rapid-transit system L.A. MTA to launch transit pass programs TriMet steps up security Track work to temporarily suspend Amtrak's Sunset Limited service BLE plans rally in front of FRA's offices to draw attention to remote-control safety issues CSXT names Peifer senior labor-relations VP AAR supports the Bush Administration's coal-favoring stance on two energy initiatives

March 4

Rail-car deliveries will gradually recover, EPA says Pacer Stacktrain starts up two U.S.-to-Mexico intermodal services Railway Supply Group's Danavac acquires Procor's gravity discharge gate Ocean-carrier Web site to broaden transportation-mode horizons through partnership Advanced Rail Management to conduct economic panel discussion at ninth annual Chicago seminar

March 3

March's fuel-price outlook not very encouraging, OPIS says BART releases 10-year plan draft WMATA nurtures car replacement, rehabilitation plans to support growth Caltrain adds message boards to 10 stations Metro targets Somalian-speaking riders Morgan to resign from STB next month BLE wins right to represent Utah Railway workers; BLE-represented employees at Indiana short-line ratify RailAmerica agreement Locomotive remote-control technology is 'simply an issue over jobs and who has them,' UTU says << Previous Next >>
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