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Rail News: January 2002

January 31

BNSF, North Dakota governor to deliberate grain-rate debate

KCS records quarterly, yearly gains

Hudson Bay Railway gains new general manager

January 30

Fusión: Mexico's Ferromex, Ferrosur seek merger

STB places final stamp of approval on DM&E's long-proposed PRB project

RailMarketplace taps Stoiber as COO, launches second Web version

SEPTA's Schuylkill Valley extension gets FTA green light

January 29

Jamboree times three for CSXT

Belt Railway of Chicago adopts crew-management software

TRANSFLO takes on CSXT's rail-logistic services

January 28

STB OKs BNSF's Texas line to captive chemical shipper

Greenbrier reduces European jobs, operations

Software seeks to enhance railroad/customer relationship

Sound Transit oversight panel issues year-end performance review

Alstom lands several European deals during past 30 days

German transport authority orders rolling stock from Bombardier

January 25

Intermodal Institute postpones North American transportation-head summit until spring 2003

UP contemplates more job cuts in 2002

TRANSFLO opens two more bulk-transfer terminals

Fazel, Bullock take Sound Transit management spots

SamTrans, Caltrain ink deal for dedicated transit police force

January 24

UP raises yearly net income, drops operating ratio

Twin Cities & Western to re-open Minnesota short line

STB green-lights IC's Louisiana line to captive chemical shipper

GE Transportation Systems to eliminate 1,100 jobs

January 23

NS finishes 2001 on a strong note

LRCs are wave of UTU's, KCS' future, officials say

'Best operating ratio' title remains with CN after successful quarter, year

Santa Clara VTA, Caltrans receive federal grants

Passenger rail advocacy group elects leadership

WMATA to replace 'rubber doughnuts' and 'floating slabs'

National Building museum hosts transit exhibit

January 22

CSX, CPR report fourth-quarter advances; BNSF experiences quarterly retreat

UP to close Idaho hump yard

TFM targets year-over-year revenue growth at 16 percent

January 21

BNSF to centralize rail-car repairs at Nebraska shop by April

ASLRRA set to have its 'Day on Hill' March 13

Minneapolis light-rail chooses Cubic smart-card ticketing system

BART to train operators through virtual operations, simulators

January 18

AAR appoints three rail officials to retirement trust fund board

CPR settles property tax issues with five Indian bands

Pacer taps Shurstad to head Stacktrain unit

WMATA's plans propose busy year

WMATA elects new chairman

DART promotes exec to head human resources

January 17

Mexican courts to hear KCS' Grupo TFM dividend, bridge lease dispute

BNSF to sell 119-mile rail line to Oklahoma Class III

FRA seeks public comments on U.S. dispatching location rule

Arzoon software targets more-simplified rail logistics, larger railroad marketshare

January 16

Great North Eastern Railway settles for two-year franchise extension

CPR seeks short-line buyer for Alberta branch line, sets frog-shop closing deadline

STB to gauge interest in AAR-organized interchange issue meetings

FTA, FHWA: No change in CMAQ eligibility for high-speed rail projects

Amtrak taps transit vet as Northeast Corridor senior VP

Union Switch & Signal so far having a happy new year

January 15

U.S. district court stalls BLE's LRC-related strike plans

U.S. Class Is, UTU plan remote-control pilot projects

KCS to crank-up LRC use by year-end

China, Mongolia, mining company plan joint rail-line study

January 14

CANAC develops Web-based training programs for industry associations

Bush appoints transportation security chief sans Senate approval

BLE files NMB response to UTU's winner-take-all election proposal on KCS

Amtrak Reform Council narrows reorganization plan

January 11

Not so happy new year: North American freight roads record first-week traffic decline

Brazilian freight railroad acquires Holland track evaluation hi-rail

KCSI, TMM in TFM dividend tiff

Sound Transit names real estate, human resource managers

New York State furthers high-speed plans

Austrian Railways selects Alcatel for electronic interlocking system

January 10

Wabash National cuts 480 jobs

Belt business: BRC, IHB enter trackage rights pact

January 9

RailAmerica completes ParkSierra acquisition

UP leases 'green' yard-switcher locomotive

Higher-speed rail inching toward reality in Midwest

January 8

L.B. Foster buys Greulich Bridge

Timken adds Canadian dollars capability to online store

January 7

Deregulation, Eurostyle: Swedish National Rail OKs use of Ikea trains

Amtrak, post-Amtrak: UTU's Boyd proposes rail-passenger summit

RailAmerica closes StatesRail deal

BART expands auto-sharing program at Colma Station

Reform Council to weed nine reorganization options to three at week's end

January 4

BNSF, UP strike out on motion to partially dismiss utility's rate complaint

NS unveils Chicago bulk-transfer facility

ASLRRA plans April annual meeting

January 3

STB pegs vice chairman, considers 11 track-building proposals

BNSF adds intermodal lanes to online rate list

Customer-focused e-initiatives will help drive sales, white paper says

January 2

2001 freight traffic — minus one week — depicts year-long decay

Naples port puffs up container volume

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