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Rail News: October 2001

October 31

Rail-car orders, deliveries continue downward spiral, ARCI says

VRE modifies baggage security plan, witnesses Amtrak's version in action

STB to release in mid-November final EIS on DM&E Powder River Basin project

NYC Transit restores service on most lines, digs in for long haul on others

Trinity purchases rail-car leasing firm, finalizes Thrall Car merger

DART selects firm to service retirement plan

Lower fuel prices lead NS to drop surcharge

October 30

Vast majority of UTU members approve BLE merger

ASF-Keystone, Standard Car combine truck manufacturing capabilities

Swiss railways' freight division opts for Bombardier-built locomotives

NS intermodal-management subsidiary launches Web site

October 29

Intermodal service provider adds Seattle location

ASLRRA announces Marketing Award winners

VIA Rail inaugural run comes with station-improvement investment

Bombardier inks Hungarian State Railways refurbishment contract

Amtrak signs on with SupplyPro to cut supply costs

October 26

KCS reports solid third-quarter results

Six-county association gains initial STB approval for Utah line

Chemical industry issues security guidelines for facilities, rail

WMATA closes mail room, ID office for anthrax testing

BART, AFSCME reach tentative agreement

Orange County moves on light rail plans

October 25

STB OKs IC's line to captive Louisiana chemical shipper

CPR expands Toronto terminal, broadens intermodal horizons

STB adds export traffic to carload waybill sampling

October 24

Third quarter brings double-digit earnings bump for CN, promising financial report card for NS

CSXT shuffles sales and marketing group

RailWorks gains final court approval for Chapter 11-related financing

WMATA adjusts safety procedures

SEPTA GM Leary resigns

Caltrain to begin track and roadbed work

Minneapolis LRVs to include event recorders

October 23

As BNSF's third-quarter earnings decrease, so will jobs — CSXT on quarterly uptick

Birth of Niagara Falls entertainment complex determines fate of downtown tracks

UP to offer online freight bills

October 22

Third quarter bucks economic malaise for CPR, UP

Feuding BLE, UTU back on merger track

A&M increases intermodal business potential

WMATA reopens Pentagon Sales office

AirTrain service to Newark International now open

VIA Rail opens London station

October 19

STB requires tank-car charge negotiations between railroads, private fleet owners

ABC-NACO files for Chapter 11 reorganization

CPR to test electronic-invoicing with fuel supplier

RailWorks receives interim financing to reorganize under Chapter 11

Pennsylvania progresses maglev plans

VRE completes AF Interlocking week early

October 18

BNSF to concentrate on capital-spending cuts, Rose says

NS ready to dedicate Austell intermodal terminal

STB adds public services office Internet link

October 17

BNSF gains tenant — and customer — for Chicago-area intermodal development

CSXT soon to satisfy need for speed in Ohio

Army Reserve seeks rail-experienced recruits

Prince joins OA to go 'where the action is'

Commerce Committee passes Amtrak emergency aid bill

WMATA requests $190 million for security enhancements

AFSCME rejects BART's 'best, final' offer

DART, Metra approve FY 2002 budgets

Canadian passenger rail systems sign interline service agreement

October 16

RailAmerica swings StatesRail deal to acquire eight short lines

FECR ready to slap on CANAC's BELTPACKs

BLE to represent a second short line

October 15

Bethlehem Steel files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

With IBB combination DOA, BMWE adopts never-say-never approach to future mergers

RailAmerica claims STB's ParkSierra merger-agreement posting is premature

GCRTA board to consider financial, physical growth

VRE's AF Interlocking Project nears completion

Istanbul metro awards ALSTOM signaling contract

October 12

STB dismisses TCU's petition seeking labor-issue clarity on car shop closing

RAILINC, RailAmerica forge short-line transportation-management software deal

GWI shuffles executive deck, restructures Australian railroad

Aviation Security passes Senate sans Amtrak funding, Hollings introduces bill to repeal self-sufficiency mandate

Rail~Volution 2001 rescheduled

Luxembourg National Railways orders Alstom trainsets

Telephonics inks communications contracts for NYC Transit cars

October 11

AAR lifts voluntary cargo restrictions, recommends continuing security measures

NS nears Six Sigma roll-out

USDOT seeks tougher hazardous-materials shipment security

California light-rail system acquires UP trackage

WMATA takes out trash — cans, that is

Metro-North extends online ticket fulfillment contract

October 10

U.S., Canada need to get smart about border practices, Tellier says

Freight Australia bucks workforce-reducing trend

Railtrack bottoms out, back under semi-government control

October 9

BLE disputes UTU's remote-control jurisdiction claim as 'attempt to circumvent the law'

Rail industry reaches red-alert status following Afghanistan bombing runs

CN begins to carry out slow, cautious WC integration

RailAmerica eyes ParkSierra merger

UP upgrades line deep in heart of Texas

SEPTA progresses ATC plans

CTA taps MIT, UIC for research projects

BART presents AFSCME its best and final offer

BART increases security measures

Washington Group to manage Mission Valley East Trolley Extension construction

WMATA returns to pre-attack schedules, encourages D.C. tourism

October 8

Rail World, Wheeling Corp. consortium reaches B&A deal

Month, quarter, year-to-date AAR figures detail U.S. freight-traffic decay

IMCs' second-quarter loads down, revenue-per-load up despite mixed economy, IANA says

Railinc rolls out short line-targeted software

Midwest High Speed Rail Coalition discusses progress, funding at fall meeting

October 5

Edmonton terminal helps CN fulfill intermodal 'need for speed'

UP opts for Nexterna's communications system to improve asset tracking

IBEW members ratify four-year deal with CPR

NYC Transit awards construction contract for Coney Island station

BART inks fare-collection deal with Cubic

ALSTOM sells stake in England-based infrastructure maintenance company

October 4

Larger ships might mean more port and rail business for OmniTRAX subsidiaries

BLE's Hahs amends union's merger approach, hopes to mend fences with UTU

New terminal to ramp up Windy City capacity for UP

October 3

KCS adds two vice presidents to staff

NS provides benefit security for employee reservists called to arms

Rail industry steps up security measures to tackle terrorism, AAR says

Schneider National enhances year-old intermodal product with express service

New bill enters high-speed rail funding debate

Sound Transit clearing Link light rail path

October 2

STB to prepare EIS for BNSF-led partnership's proposed Houston line

CN, UP partner to provide expedited Canada-to-Mexico intermodal service

UP's GM contract a yard-expanding enterprise for IHB

STB grants utility final OK to build competing Arkansas rail line

October 1

GWI signs dotted line for third N.Y.-Pa. region short line

CP: And then there were five

East Coast transit agencies opt for regional smart cards

Senate committee to examine railroad and maritime industry safety

CIT Group changes name to Tyco Capital

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