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Rail News: November 2001

November 30

Senators favor limits to retirement bill debate, opening door to floor vote

Montana tribe questions safety of BNSF shipments, seeks to reinstitute railroad tax

IANA marks Matney's career with Silver King Pin award

Sound Transit board authorizes construction of Central Link initial segment

FHWA, FTA team up to create transportation planning program, Web site

November 29

Davidson's UP forecast calls for four more years of growth

Locomotives more-environmentally friendly than trucks, RAC says

November 28

Three Eastern rails plan to challenge West Virginia's mass litigation process

STB drops pre-Conrail-split rate complaint per utility's request

L.A. MTA adds capacity with third car for Blue Line trains

'Mission Possible' rolls off assembly line into West Coast service

ALSTOM lands Delhi metro traction contract

November 27

STB opts to examine rate cases one at a time

Moody retires from NCRR board

November 26

UTU members support CN strike if labor agreement stalls

CSX seeks to settle New Orleans tank-car fire class-action suit

Bombardier inks deals in Australia and China

November 21

CPR to upgrade 40 remote-control systems through CANAC

California short line seeks STB approval to lease port-owned track

TRE plans to launch Dallas-to-Fort Worth service

November 20

Rail-car builders road-to-recovery to start in second-half 2002, EPA says

Grant helps kick-start Western Canadian road-to-rail service

November 19

STB issues final EIS on DM&E project, final decision might come in 45 to 60 days

Senate might vote on retirement bill after Thanksgiving

AAR selects Delk to survey industry security

DART tabs ex-military man as transit police second-in-command

November 16

After poor quarter, Emons plans expense cuts, marketing additions

UP, VTA need no STB stamp of approval for dual-operating California line

Amtrak tickets to Maine go on sale at last

November 15

January-to-August train accidents rise slightly, crossing incidents fall, FRA says

Arzoon partners with freight-payment service provider to enhance supply-chain software

Tellier takes Logistics Executive of the Year honors

November 14

UTU's Boyd urges BLE's Hahs to strongly support merger in light of continued opposition

Bombardier lands two European contracts for trams

Canadian transportation policy needs less regulation, more funds for short lines, RAC's Rowat says

ACC recommends security measures for hazardous material moves

November 13

CN banks on e-business to help boost revenue, Tellier says

UP will keep investing in coal corridor, Evans says

RAILINC, Elemica target supply-chain management software for chemical shippers

Global Railway to soon acquire its second railroad-equipment supplier

November 12

CPR enlarges EMP container network role

Bombardier, Amtrak trade barbs as disagreement leads to lawsuit

TRRA selects Timera's workforce-management software

Don Schneider snags Maryland business school's Person of the Year honor

November 9

October freight traffic figures provide U.S. rails a small ray of light, AAR says

ARC decides Amtrak won't reach self-sufficiency by 2002 deadline

RVI must transfer rail line ownership to CCPA, STB says

Houston Metro passes latest — and last? — light rail hurdle

UP adds consumer products to Yard Sale

New York's MTA awards paratransit and feeder-bus contracts

Tyco Electronics nails Bombardier wire-marking contract

November 8

RSPA seeks transportation security proposals

STB drops TTX equipment-pool monitoring, might drop CN/IC merger oversight

RailAmerica makes staff changes to better control growth curve

November 7

Classification can hinge on railroads' consolidated financial reports, STB rules

Los Angeles MTA goes Hollywood with new promotion

Consultants to sponsor monthly national teleconference series on counter-terrorism in transit

CSXT to speed up trains in three Florida counties

LIRR awards Alstom interlocking contract

Vermont Railway shuffles staff additions, subtractions

November 6

RailAmerica reaches ParkSierra pact to acquire three additional short lines

Metra receives $319 million in FFGAs for three projects

NS gaining operational headwind from year-long initiatives

Los Angeles MTA inks performance-based safety deal with DuPont

UP operating regions now four-fold

NYC Transit seals deal to keep AMS processing rule-violation paperwork

November 5

NS rolls out redesigned operating plan to shorten routes, transit times

'Back on Track America' to bring small businesses free advice during nationwide rail tour

Sound Transit releases proposed 2002 budget

RAC shuffles board, wages information campaign to promote Canadian rails as border-congestion busters

Cubic forms security group

Fred Krebs returns to rail industry - and NY&A

November 2

Short line marks safety milestone

WMATA mail room tests negative for anthrax

USDOT relying on legislation, industry cooperation to improve U.S. transportation security, Mineta says

Caltrain awards Amtrak operating contract

BNSF inks energy-management deal to save dollars

November 1

CSXT, UP alter interline service, preserve Class I alliance trend

Short line opts to test Western Canadian open-access waters one more time

ASLRRA sets conference call to inform members about key small-road issues

TFM gains U.S. grant for second Toluca intermodal terminal

GWI shuts down Speedlink despite solid third quarter

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