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Rail News: June 2001

June 29

CSXT to accelerate train speeds through Ohio town WMATA continues record-breaking ways HSRIA is in the House

June 28

Alstom assumes operations of CPR's Ogden Shops LA-owned utility plans to sell Nevada short line Merrill Lynch to enable investors to hold shares in all five CP firms post-split Swedish rail company orders Bombardier intercity trains Alcatel to install ETCS level 1 system on Swiss railways

June 27

U.S./Canadian customs policies should promote cooperation with railroads, says CN's Tellier U.S./Canadian customs policies should promote cooperation with railroads, says CN's Tellier Stock placement proceeds rearm RailAmerica for future short-line purchases CSX logistics arm lands DuPont shipper award Sumitomo acquires GeoFocus, tabs Molitoris to head Amtrak expands Acela Express offerings

June 26

STB directs KJRY to reopen Iowa crossing access to BNSF RailAmerica to move back to the acquisition front Western Australian railroad targets longer, heavier trains Bombardier-led consortium lands Swiss contract Kowloon-Canton chooses Alcatel train control system

June 25

Software can help shine light on small roads' 286k concerns UP to accelerate trains through Louisiana town Emons names O'Keefe controller to change CFO's focus WMATA stops CAF rail car production DART celebrates 5th birthday

June 22

BNSF to lower IT costs, raise online security NS, TCU settle dispute over job displacement pay SEPTA board approves operating budget, fare restructuring plan

June 21

BNSF's competing line for UCC nets initial STB nod Canadian rails' safety performance tied to well-rested engineers BNSF, CSXI partner to expand Ice Cold Express eastward DART's Snoble to take L.A. MTA's top post in fall BART continues negotiations with five unions representing 3,000 employees Car-body manufacturer selected for Las Vegas Monorail

June 20

CPR invests $33 million to improve its Upper Midwest mainline KCS eliminates Texas crossings to improve safety FECI appoints exec to help boost intermodal business Allison blows through Pennsylvania, disrupts SEPTA service Light rail line links Illinois, Missouri ARC plans hearing on separating Northeast Corridor from Amtrak's operations BART deploys Micromuse software

June 19

Class I, regional and DOT team up to fund 286k trackwork NS honors chemical customers' safe-shipping practices Savannah port expansion to enable CSXI to build on international volume, dock capacity Minnesota commuter rail to get boost from transportation funding bill Cleveland taps new rail director MARTA's Ford named to transit certification review board WMATA posts record ridership, prepares for holiday

June 18

Rail holding conflict spurs Grupo Mexico to sell TMM stake CSXT taps former exec to reload e-biz strategy NS to shrink vehicle fleet by 1,000 Calendar to create a more predictable rate-renewal process for BNSF's customers WMATA approves FY2002 budget DART drafts seasoned vets for diversity team Amtrak extends anniversary promotions Singapore trains to include video information systems

June 15

WMATA record ridership, late-night weekend trains continue Sound Transit faces busy mid-June Blair shuffles cabinet duties, including railways oversight

June 14

More Class I merger-rule reactions Kansas short lines seek STB approval to merge operations I&M receives first RRIF loan, NRC says Transportation funding bill clears subcommittee hurdle WMATA, WageWorks partner for 'Smart-er Card' benefits Danish trainsets to include SAB WABCO braking systems NJ Transit seeks to give M-O-M the gift of rail Austrian Railway taps IT storage technology

June 13

RailMarketplace switches gears on top executive search KCS, TMM to purchase remaining Mexico-controlled share of TFM CPR experiences exec changes before spin-off BLE presents unification resolution — and olive branch — to UTU BART puts technology in riders' Palms Thompson given Rail Leadership Award BART to hold budget hearings

June 12

Merger rules elicit mixed reactions UP mounts 6th annual coal-route maintenance blitz Pioneer Railcorp sells part of Alabama line, will divest the rest by year-end MBTA snares top achievement award at APTA 'rodeo' Viewpoint: "Corridors for Freight - How freight railroads could share in the benefits of Amtrak's reauthorization," by Gil Carmichael

June 11

STB's new merger rules no surprise CPR forms investor relations group, names group leader Greenbrier to step up cost savings, cutbacks CN targets 11-day car cycling for grain shippers LIRR to resume concrete tie installation Sound Transit plans to recommend Earl as top exec Support for Minneapolis-St. Cloud commuter rail continues to mount, survey says Passenger rail systems tap technology to improve crew assignment, tracking

June 8

U.S. and Canadian rails in May compose same old sad freight-traffic song, says AAR Quick rate capability hastens NS' launch of Web-based waybill application GWI restarts salt shipments for long-time New York mining customer Cleveland studies extension, calls for community support Singapore advances automatic line construction with Alstom

June 7

Higher prices key to surviving sluggish economy, says CSX's Snow RailWorks promotes founding member to CEO post Comment: "The Logistics Imperative" - American Association of Railroad Superintendents to discuss 'L' word at upcoming annual meeting, by Frank Richter Sound Transit names finalists for top post WMATA recognized for 'smart' card application

June 6

YardVision may help ramp managers keep an eye on rail cars GWI subsidiary starts-up intermodal service Down Under Don't expect second-half comeback, says UP's Davidson Sound Transit personnel shake-ups may be settling down Quest for quiet cars continues

June 5

UP track upgrades again factor into faster Louisiana trains Pioneer Railcorp spins off Indiana short-line subsidiary Intermodal growth spurs CPR's capacity-expansion investment Florida DOT teams with Nestor, GeoFocus to improve grade crossing safety

June 4

Customers soon can reach out and touch UP to release cars BMWE members skeptically sanction tentative NCCC agreement << Previous Next >>
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