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Rail News: August 2002

August 30

U.S. roads' weekly intermodal moves hit two-year high Canada releases funds for greenhouse-gas reducing freight-rail projects Embracing the enemy: BNSF symposium targets truckers as intermodal partners SEPTA to complete track-renewal project Labor Day Weekend BART, WMATA review security steps taken since Sept. 11

August 29

KCS divides Louisiana customer-service center into three components Canadian short line, trucking firm team up on transload center RailAmerica braces for third-quarter revenue drops in Australia, Canada L.A., Seattle take delivery of LRVs ALSTOM lands railway link contracts in Greece, Korea

August 28

STB conditionally approves San Jacinto's Houston line Canadian dispatchers union ratifies CN deal Virginia town ready to build rail history-themed park

August 27

UTU-represented NQT workers ratify CN agreement EPA's message to car builders remains: 'Wait until next year' CN relies on Chicago short line to hasten east/west hauls STB denies KCS', shipper's attempt to broaden CN-IC merger condition Arkansas & Missouri shareholders say yea to McCarren as chairman; short line taps McCready as president Study: L.A. MTA second-train sign improves crossing safety Cleveland RTA plans track rehabilitation project

August 26

Real-estate firm sells small Florida road's rolling stock to holding company's short line KCS taps three transportation directors to smooth car-schedule exceptions OmniTRAX subsidiary to operate CSXI's Windy City terminal WMATA names Thomas assistant GM for planning, strategic programs

August 23

When it comes to intermodal, U.S., Canadian roads keep on truckin' Advanced Cast Products sells Peerless division to R.H. Little NTSB issues update regarding Amtrak's Maryland derailment WMATA plans hearing to explore maintenance facility expansion BART advances SFO, train control projects

August 22

Of hypothetical railroads and western coal rates: In two rulings, STB considers cross-subsidy questions

August 21

Train accidents decline, but trespasser/employee fatalities rise - FRA data Preserving history: UP gives $50,000 grant to Barriger library Amtrak discovers more cracks in Acela trains Sound Transit clears another Central Link hurdle DART's $100 million long-term bonds receive 'AA' rating from Fitch

August 20

Utah Railway to become Genesee & Wyoming's eighth U.S. short line Oregon grants to help short lines fund infrastructure improvements RailAmerica's carload figures both positive and negative

August 19

Arbitrator picks tie-breaking procedure for LRC arbitration case BMWE launches home page link for members to track IBB merger proposal WMATA adds six K-9 units to police force Amtrak returns some Acela trains to service

August 16

U.S. roads' intermodal streak reaches 18 RailMarketplace pact establishes preferred safety supplier for three member roads Kim Hotstart, ZTR Controls combine locomotive-engine control products StarTrak to equip Tropicana's cars with tracking systems WMATA forms panel to review escalator, elevator rehabs Los Angeles area to begin regional universal-fare program

August 15

NMB dismisses UTU's single-craft-seeking application ASLRRA pads online training program Arbitrator considers split-vote options for board governing remote-control dispute Johnstown America begins coal-car deliveries for FirstEnergy BNSF outsources computer operations to IBM

August 14

BNSF takes plunge as third-party logistics provider Quarterly North American intermodal volume might reflect start of freight recovery, IANA says Wabtec wins 'down under' deal with Queensland Rail Washington short line starts up intermodal service at Wenatchee yard CSXT taps Evans to head e-business ventures Amtrak returns two Acela Express trains to service ALSTOM tabs US&S system for NJT locomotives Passenger rail-car market shows signs of growth, ALSTOM says CTA makes progress on Cermak (Douglas) Branch reconstruction

August 12

Trackage rights to tie Indiana short line into NS' coal customer Nebraska short line to acquire line from parent Progress Rail Services Watco Cos. develops small switching locomotive First-quarter ridership declines VRE plans to roll out fare collection system

August 9

Under oath: UP, CSX certify financial reporting accuracy with SEC South Dakota seeks STB approval to finalize track acquisition GE Capital carved into four units; TIP Intermodal Services opens Chicago-area terminal Sound Transit wins court case; COP issues mid-year assessment Houston METRO to break ground on transit center Peruvian railway begins tourist services Alcatel completes Swiss installation

August 8

U.S. rail officials have two reasons to smile about AAR's July traffic data CPR's Tronicus to tap Mexico's third-party logistics market BRS members re-elect Pickett as international president

August 7

KCS starts summer blitz to keep employees' eyes on the safety ball E.H. Reeves merges with ImageMap Intermodal industry vet James Peepas dies in New Jersey DART begins running test train on next Garland extension WMATA ups the security ante at its headquarters

August 6

CPR accesses two software programs to enhance intermodal service R.J. Corman seeks CSXT, NS track to connect Cleveland Line UP makes hay to help Colorado ranchers UP to track TE&Y crews, payroll via computer program

August 5

UTU members ratify contract by 3-to-1 ratio CPR to replace LaCrosse bridge within two years NS, UP set to launch expedited, Mexico-border-crossing intermodal service NJ Transit to begin on-line customer satisfaction survey Falcons fans can fly high with MARTA

August 2

DTE Rail Services acquires Mid-States Railcar Senate confirms Fitzmaurice, Hoglander to NMB posts CSXT, UTU agree to tentative contract covering yardmasters Paris metro awards Alcatel $49 million CBTC contract Metro-North to purchase locomotive, train simulator US&S ATC system nets European safety certification

August 1

Twin Cities & Western promotes several staff members Software developer to design Web-based car-management system for Chicago Freight Car Leasing U.S. roads made the safety grade during the year's first third << Previous Next >>
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