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Rail News: November 2003

November 26

CN adds to acquisition roster by bagging BC Rail bid

Sound Transit contemplates light-rail vehicle contract

KCS cuts year-over-year car hire costs nearly in half

Union Switch & Signal obtains Sacramento RTD contract

Joyce joins NS' board

RSI names Gillespie transit committee chair

Energy bill stuck in Senate until January

TMCA solicits entries for 2004 Trannys

November 25

Pursley's pending retirement means more changes to CSX's management line-up

Bill to repeal federal fuel tax stalls in Senate

UP to lift temporary speed limit through Illinois town

CSXI's December fuel surcharge to match November's 3.6 percent

November 24

BMWE petitions FRA to improve adjacent-track protection

Port Authority opens temporary World Trade Center station

BLE/Teamsters organize sixth short line in 15 months

WMATA improves blizzard-battling readiness

Canadian Labor Congress umpire flags UTU for 'raiding' CPR workers, BLE says

Shanghai system could be prototype for proposed California-to-Nevada maglev, state commission says

CSXT grants terminal railroad trackage rights to Peach State port line

Transportation institute releases 2001 report on U.S. regionals/short lines

November 21

KCS wrapping up infrastructure improvements on Meridian Speedway

House committee introduces TEA-21 reauthorization bill

Federal fuel-tax repealing bill making headway in Senate, AAR says

WMATA to adjust public-service advertising guidelines

Favorable interest rates, business outlook enable CPR to prepay pension plan costs

SEPTA given props for revamped workers' compensation program

BC Rail union: CN deal would benefit Class I's coffers but place jobs in peril

WMATA awards computer-upgrade contract to ARINC

Canada to help fund study of three B.C. rail corridors

November 20

Weekly traffic report: Major roads picking up carload pace

Twin Cities & Western promotes Wegner to senior VP/GM post

Racine Railroad Products purchases FCI USA's hydraulic tool line

November 19

CN's Heller to head English Welsh & Scottish Railway

NJ Transit extends light-rail system, opens station two years early

BNSF, utility resolve 'discovery' differences in rate case, STB says

Federal, state labor departments certify SEPTA maintenance apprenticeship program

Intermodal: Terminal locations continue to mount for CSXI's, UP's STAX program

Buffalo & Pittsburgh to acquire inactive CSXT Pennsylvania line

Schneider National honors NS' service strides

November 18

Canadian Pacific's Dodge to retire in March 2004

Los Angeles MTA, ATU reach tentative agreement, end 35-day strike

RailAmerica promotes Conklin to North American COO post

BNSF reorganizes mechanical department

Trinity Industries completes financing for rail-car-lease portfolio

Decision '03: ACACSO elects officers

November 17

Canadian Pacific sells Waterloo Spur to Wisconsin & Southern

$1.2 billion tentatively approved for Amtrak in FY04

3Q financials: Coal, containers propel net income at Providence and Worcester

House, Senate conference committee approves $75 million for Sound Transit's Central Link

BNSF finishes final '03 phase of Panhandle subdivision double-track project

SEPTA, Delaware River Port Authority obtain funds to improve security

UP picks Jacobi for VP-Western Region post

RMI unveils Web-based service for shippers

November 14

Indiana Rail Road builds new tracks to alleviate commuter delays at crossing

Chicago Transit Authority receives FTA grant for Brown Line project

Rate case reparations: BNSF to pay Texas utility $3.4 million, plus interest

NJ Transit nears completion of light-rail project

Australasian rail association issues draft of fatigue management code

Utah Transit Authority completes double-track project

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority seeks input on capital plan

November 13

Same statistical story: Intermodal traffic's up, carloads remain flat - AAR data

ASLRRA releases Timmons' first-year president report

Revenue and expenses up, net income down for Pioneer Railcorp

November 12

From rail to barge to Havana: Distributor to transport Montana beans to Cuba through Corpus Christi port

Sound Transit begins Central Link construction

BNSF intermodal hubs post lift records

South Florida RTA to test DMUs

Year-end financials: Greenbrier records revenue, profitability growth

CTA amends proposed budget

Washington Group adds long-time transit advocate Alexander to mid-Atlantic team

November 11

Streamlining CSX to eliminate three management layers, up to 1,000 non-union jobs

NS unable to determine impact STB's ruling will have on earnings

UP to speed trains through Texas town

GM Electro-Motive to market Chromium products

Wabtec Corp. names price for secondary offering of common stock

November 10

NS, BLE ink pact to continue tying compensation to corporate performance

ATU rejects Los Angeles MTA's final wage and benefit offer

UTU members ratify health care pact

Los Angeles MTA awards cab signal system contract to Union Switch & Signal

FRA proposes rail-car reflector rule

Amtrak's 'Julie' receives travel facilitation award

November 7

NS seeks to minimize train-handling variations, save fuel with locomotive event-monitoring system

Houston METRO to proceed with transit solutions plan

AAR data: October best-ever month in U.S. road' intermodal history

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority restructures fares

CN to build 100 more box cars by April

SAB WABCO obtains brake system contract from ALSTOM

NS charges Duke Energy 'reasonable' coal rates, STB says

Montreal, Maine & Atlantic promotes three executives

November 6

CSXT's Giftos to retire in March; Gooden to assume commercial duties

NS to absorb voluntary-separation program costs in the fourth quarter

Louisville & Indiana names Boyd roadmaster

Third-quarter report card: Trinity Industries' rail-car business gains offset by construction-product group's losses

China pegs ImageMap to provide nine track-geometry vehicles

November 5

Intermodal: NS, UP tweak the Blue Streak

Senate approves FY2004 transportation funding

President Bush pegs Buttery, Mulvey as potential STB nominees

ALSTOM, Siemens obtain contract from Belgian Railways

Parkinson-led investment firm purchases RailAmerica short line

WMATA offers safety information to passengers

Greenbrier subsidiary to manage billing of BNSF's rail-car repairs

Bombardier/Flour consortium obtains Florida high-speed contract

Johnstown America lands its largest 2003 car order

November 4

Shipper survey shows Thoroughbred is making service-improvement strides

BNSF readies mainline for peak season traffic boom

CSXI, UP add container program to Mexican trailer service mix

Investor outlook: Expect a U.S. Class I stock-price resurgence in 2004, UBS Warburg says

Candover sells Pandrol to French engineering firm

Short line to purchase CSXT track totaling 93 miles

November 3

FECR, NS aim to improve Chicago-to-Miami intermodal service

New York MTA unveils final proposed FY2004 budget

Four for four: CPR again attains Chrysler Group's top honor

Nashville to begin commuter-rail project next year

Federal rail funding bill scheduled to ARRIVE in the Senate

Temporary PATH station to open ahead of schedule

Montreal, Maine & Atlantic appoints Klemm engineering VP

LA MTA rejects ATU's request for binding arbitration

Florida intermodal council adds Barr as advisor

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