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Rail News: October 2002

October 31

Retirement beckons for BNSF's Schultz

Computer-system woes foil KCS' third-quarter financials

Ohio Central seeks STB approval to acquire 10th short line

October 30

Australian Railroad Group to trim jobs, cut operating costs

BNSF, short lines address issues at Class I's annual conference

UP secures computer-based training system

San Diego transit board signs software deal with Mincom

Israel Railways orders trains from Bombardier

October 29

Hub Group, TMM Logistics partner to provide cross-border transportation

RailAmerica earns record third-quarter income

Pepsi contract to give Florida East Coast's intermodal business some fizz

U.S. Plastic Lumber lands Brazilian deal

October 28

CPR, dispatchers' union reach tentative deal

Greenbrier builds car-order backlog during the third quarter

BART completes Daly City Shop renovation

WMATA to introduce voice-activated Ride Guide

Bombardier lands $88 million deal with German Railways

October 25

Freight roads on red alert in response to FBI warning

U.S. roads begin cranking post-lockout container volume

Genesee & Wyoming leases line to help BNSF build carload business

New York Cross Harbor again partners with New York & Atlantic, NS

SEPTA adjusts schedule, budget for Market Street Elevated reconstruction

Amtrak expands Milwaukee-Chicago service

CTA takes final delivery of refurbished cars

Vapor Rail inks parts deal with Korean subway car builder

Siemens Transportation Systems moves North American headquarters

October 24

UP's third quarter one for the record books

Although CSX Corp.'s third-quarter earnings sparkle, rail and intermodal units' income fades

CN joins U.S. Customs' border-security partnership

GATX Rail's 2,500-unit tank-car order initiates 7,500-car purchase plan

October 23

NS still following financial-improvement path

CN factors grain drought into quarterly, nine-month financial figures

CapTrak links ASLRRA members to Congress

New York City officials support federal funds for freight-rail tunnel study

L.A. MTA operates into the wee hours

Cubic Corp. expands security options on contactless "smart" cards

October 22

BNSF's quarterly operating income falls, ratio rises

Florida East Coast to drop trucking, bolster rail intermodal

Freight Australia lands fourth long-term contract in four months

CPR pleased with financial performance one year post-independence

October 21

CN to submit sole bid for provincially owned Ontario Northland Railway

BNSF, UP must maintain Arizona utility's PRB coal rates, STB says

In transportation chain, railroads are most poised to prosper, NS' Goode says

Caltrain aims to put Baby Bullets into service early

FTA to hold real estate symposium for transit agencies

October 18

U.S. roads begin to recover intermodal traffic post-lockout

CN's Tellier challenges corporations to set higher standards

BLE, Class Is agree to prohibit workers from operating remote controls in locomotive cabs

Quarterly ARCI rail-car figures bode well for builders

Tampa to return to streetcar past

Bombardier lands European, South American contracts

CTA orders more recycled composite ties

October 17

Environment is hot topic at BNSF-hosted meetings

Indiana Rail Road bypasses Linton to boost coal-train efficiencies, unblock crossings

A&K Materials acquired RailAmerica line under false pretenses, STB says

Timken reaches deal to acquire Torrington

Metra orders electric cars, presents budget

October 16

U.S. Steel to sell railroad subsidiaries, other operations

UP: Stepping up train speed through Texas town

NS to begin building intermodal terminal on former Navy yard site

Tranz Rail eyes express container service

Mexico City orders subway trains from Bombardier, CAF

October 15

BNSF christens Chicago-area multi-modal facility, ponders similar all-service centers

RailPower proposes Green Kid as a pint-sized Green Goat

BNSF selects OmniTRAX subsidiary to operate Chicago-area intermodal terminal

GE Transportation Systems bags $1 billion in third-quarter orders

Bombardier concludes delivery of tilting trains to Virgin Trains

Sound Transit establishes performance audit committee

October 14

FRA considers matching OSHA's accident/incident reporting methods

Short line restores service to Minnesota line after two-year shutdown

New York state to convert post office into transportation hub

CTA expands routes

October 11

CSXT, NS ready to reinstate fuel surcharge if crude-oil prices fail to fall

Timken offers bearing with wireless sensing system

Hurricanes to wreak havoc on GWI's third-, fourth-quarter earnings

MTA to merge agencies into five companies

CTA's 2003 budget proposal freezes fares, continues capital projects

Jet-powered locomotive set to launch from D.C. Union Station

BART to introduce new fare equipment

October 10

Port lockout ends U.S. roads' weekly intermodal winning streak at 25

ASLRRA committee recommends revisions to TEA-21

There's lights, action, but no cameras allowed at TrentonWorks' Nova Scotia plant

CSXT, TRANSFLO launch LPG gas distribution service

October 9

TCU, NCCC accept binding arbitration to finalize carmen, clerks contract

U.S. appellate court backs STB's decision to bag competitive factors in rate-complaint cases

AAR offers annual Class I data analysis

Federal restraining order forces West Coast ports to reopen today

Mississippi short line completes 286k-targeting track improvements

NJ Transit takes steps to improve safety, core capacity

Amtrak concludes launch of automated speech-recognition system

SEPTA invites high school IT students to TechiesDay 2002

Contractors begin work on Tacoma bridge

October 8

President Bush forms board to probe West Coast port crisis

ASLRRA, FRA form group to study small-road bridges

Rice becoming a big revenue slice for New York Cross Harbor

BNSF rolls out online health-information resource for employees

October 7

West Coast port shutdown draining dollars from railroads, importers

CN contributes to Manitoba university's logistics program

USDOT provides transportation-planning analytical tool

BNSF introduces money-back guarantee on some carload shipments

DART selects Parsons for build-out's second phase

Consortium lands Venezuelan contract

October 4

STB: CN can stop filing weekly Wisconsin Central updates

Intermodal business continues to boom, carloads creep up for U.S. roads, AAR says

STB: CN can stop filing weekly Wisconsin Central updates

KCS takes the good with the bad from MCS

Utility can build line crossing Illinois Central's track, STB says

Pennsylvania short line restores service to long-unused line

NJ Transit launches several services to ease crowding

St. Louis, San Diego receive funds for LRT projects

Coaster adds Friday evening hours, enters car-sharing program

Cubic concludes deliveries for Millennium Line

October 3

NS, BNSF prepare for Hurricane Lili's punch

CSXT's fertilizer revenue more fertile in 2002

Canadian short line, U.S. distributor open Ontario transload center

Watco short line set to lease some of UP's Kansas track

October 2

AAR issues embargo on West Coast-destined containers to ease traffic congestion

BNSF buys Iowa line from grain-shipper consortium

BNSF taps Schulze to head sourcing

AAR's recent rail-equipment report includes Canadian and Mexican Class I data

Rail World expects to acquire Bangor & Aroostook System by year end

Rail-Volution coming to D.C. Oct. 3-6

Chinese firm signs train-control contract with US&S

Wilbur Smith Associates to study Connecticut commuter rail plan

October 1

CSXT to lay off two-thirds of Kentucky car shop's workers

Rail World subsidiary acquires CPR's U.S./Canada-crossing lines

Great North Eastern Railway inks deal with Bombardier

FTA appoints Clemens to communications and legislative affairs post

L.A. MTA names Blue Line station after Lakers broadcaster

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