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Rail News: July 2002

July 31

UTU ratifies CN deal covering 320 conductors Signals help simulate crossing for Mississippi officers' training Trucks not footing fair share of highway repair costs, RAC report says CSXT extends freight heat restriction to all passenger services Sound Transit files suit in local land dispute NYCT inks billion-dollar deal with Alstom, Kawasaki SEPTA, BMWE reach tentative agreement

July 30

BLE members ratify CN pact affecting former IC properties; UTU members to mull CN's NQT deal Canada contributes majority of funds toward 71 crossing-safety projects Indiana ports eye feasibility of rail intermodal terminal

July 29

Timmons to lead ASLRRA; Turner to soon begin long-planned retirement ITI sets 2003 dates for second intermodal transportation summit UP buys LED lights for blue-flag protection at Nebraska yard Poll: L.A. MTA making headway in rail, bus performance Pentagon Metrorail Station's new entrance to open July 31

July 26

Make it 15 straight weeks for U.S. roads' intermodal surge BNSF to bounce back with economy in the second half, Rose says Dolan to serve as UP's vice chairman, turn over railroad's law reins to Hemmer Houston METRO board adopts three-year plan Sound Transit LRVs set sail for America Senate committee passes transportation appropriation bill

July 25

CSXT, UP, TFM team up on coordinated cross-border service CSX, KCS post progress in quarterly, first-half financial reports BLE, Teamsters put merger-process procedures in place Trinity's quarterly total echoes rail-car backlog revival

July 24

First-half, quarterly financial data favors several Class Is KCS processes first carloads at Mississippi transload center EPA eyes Kim Hotstart's heating system to lower locomotive idling House committee to mark up transit flexibility bill Deutsche Bahn to begin Frankfurt-Cologne high-speed service Aug. 1 House, Senate pass Amtrak bail-out bill Bombardier inks $355 million deal with UK's Connex South Eastern

July 23

STB: DM&E's I&M Rail Link acquisition can proceed; IC&E control requires scrutiny NS to cover shop-craft employees with positive-reinforcing safety policy Rebounding rail-car orders rising from rock bottom, ARCI says Rees and Kimsey to lead RailWorks pending bankruptcy court's OK Amtrak, NYC closing in on supplemental appropriations

July 22

CSXT, Tennessee development arm agree to convert rail to trail Genesee & Wyoming short line celebrates intermodal milestone Pennsylvania provides trackwork grants to small roads, shippers Brought to you by … public television offers railroads promotional programming WMATA posts record FY02 ridership PENNDOT plans 12-year transportation programs

July 19

UP posts record-setting second-quarter results New Hampshire shipper can receive service from two short lines, STB says KCS boots up enhanced electronic data for customers Magaw resigns, under-study Loy takes his place as transportation security head Amtrak names Klein chief mechanical officer BC Rail, Seton Lake Indians band to retain rail service WMATA returns to its pre-September record-ridership days

July 18

Bush to nominate Nober as STB chairman McCarren resurfaces as minority owner/chairman of Arkansas short line CN acquires 53-foot containers to cook up refrigerated-food business CSXT, GATX tie service, equipment together in Redi-Rail package

July 17

BNSF decides to discontinue differential pricing to Pacific Northwest RailAmerica banks on stock repurchase program to build share value New Jersey short-line owner Burenga dies Bombardier opens Chicago office WMATA, Cubic regional smart-card test to enter next phase

July 16

Indiana short line proves a point with safety BNSF honors shippers safe-loading practices Tex Mex workers chose BLE in lieu of UTU

July 15

BMWE reelects Fleming, installs Simpson to succeed LaRue BNSF offers transportation heads computer-based certification training Slight rise in nation's transportation deaths last year, NTSB says Pittsburgh-area residents to see fares increase, services decrease CTA adds cars to Green Line's morning, evening rush hours Miami-Dade Transit joins statewide effort to register voters

July 12

Watco transfers three roads' customer-support, dispatching duties KCS eyes Web-based empty-equipment tool Windsor-to-Detroit rail/truck corridor possible in five years, partners say MBTA dedicates new commuter rail stop BART to drop trains, hike fares, charge reserved parking fees to close budget gap

July 11

AAR adds Ferromex to weekly traffic-report mix Movin' up and out: CSX, KCS replace key executives NS tacks on rights to Pennsylvania short line's track as part of Northeast volume ramp-up plan Fatigue requires a three-part plan of attack, BLE's Hahs says Security enhancements, weather contribute to low July 4 ridership at WMATA

July 10

Ward named president of CSX Corp. Greenbrier records its first quarterly rail-car backlog increase in two years FRA extends ENSCO contract for sixth term UP, TFM team up to offer 'MexDirect' service Leasing: Chicago-Sunoco to receive 100 tank cars from GE Capital Rail NTI offers transit agencies new security-training courses

July 9

NS grants trackage rights to Indiana short line Labor news: Puget Sound & Pacific T&E employees select UTU Bombardier files arbitration claim against DaimlerChrysler

July 8

U.S. carloads jump in June, intermodal simply surges, AAR says UP to speed up Texas trains New Jersey short line to operate county-owned lines Houston METRO to complete segment six months early Sound Transit applies for $500 million FFGA — again

July 3

Johnstown America completes Ameren's coal-car order Union Tank Car achieves ACC's Responsible Care Partner status Retlif tops off expanded Ronkonkoma testing facility FTA presents Metra with $54 million of $319.1 million FFGA IEEE to publish standards regarding catenary systems NYC Transit purchases axle-balancing system

July 2

Rail rates mostly plummet over three-year period, GAO study says BMWE strikes Escanaba & Lake Superior Railroad CPR grants NS trackage rights to help hike northeastern U.S. traffic International signal-engineers organization sets up North American Section Bombardier receives train order from Israel Railways

July 1

FRA approves third short-line-targeted RRIF loan Canadian, South African rail associations team up to exchange expertise GETS Global Signaling gets Railway Technology's yard switch-machine models << Previous Next >>
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