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Rail News: February 2002

February 28

BLE mulls Teamsters merger

Holding company shuffles regionals' management decks

Construction materials supplier to build BNSF-served cement terminal in Oregon

February 27

NITL, ARC create rail competition-enhancing coalition

BMWE to begin merger negotiations with steelworkers union

NITL members open organization's door to carriers, third-party providers

Amtrak elects Smith chairman

WMATA sets course with employee work/life initiatives

MARTA signs yard-control contract with US&S

February 26

NS leans on new operating plan, process-improving initiative to continue lowering costs, raising revenue

BC Rail eyes new box-car fleet for future lumber factory

February 25

BNSF grows guaranteed intermodal product by three lanes

CN agrees to tentative labor contract at former WC short line

Bombardier lands $58 million in North American contracts

Paris transport authority chooses Marconi for broadband network

NJ Transit to upgrade Timera workforce management system

February 22

CPR reaches Manitoba line-leasing deal with Canadian short line

BLE signs dotted line with three KCS subsidiary railroads

February 21

DM&E again hits the STB trail with proposed I&M Rail Link purchase

CN sells interest in former WC holding Tranz Rail

Nexterna upgrades location-tracking, security-enhancing software

February 20

Freight consortium seeks more-secure hazmat shipment-tracking standards

Hub Group facing legal hubbub after admitting accounting irregularities

Emons' shareholders bless Genesee & Wyoming deal

North American 2001 container traffic tops 2000, IANA says

Singapore's Land Transport Authority signs contract with Alstom consortium

Metra sets ridership record, plans station renovation

February 19

UP to raise scrap-steel rates

Meridian Rail partners to better develop, market rail-car, track products

AAR joins coalition tackling terrorism insurance costs

February 18

President's air-emissions policy kind to coal interests, AAR's Hamberger says

Nova Scotia plant part of Greenbrier's car-building plans

U.S. House holds first of three Amtrak hearings

February 15

Cattron-Theimeg, CANAC debate patent infringement through lawsuits

BNSF, Kansas City Terminal Railroad plan second area flyover bridge

STB to more-closely scrutinize Michigan intermodal project

English leasing company inks $322 million deal with Bombardier for 127 DMUs

MARTA inks planning consultant contract

BART to power up third rail on SFO extension

February 14

NS' encouraging 2001 performance to carryover into 2002, Wolf says

Genesee & Wyoming to reward shareholders for 2001 growth

SEPTA chooses one of its own for GM

Swiss Federal Railways taps Alstom Transport for ERTMS

L.A. MTA solicits light-rail vehicle bids

NJ Transit to enter ASES installation's third phase

February 13

CPR taps consultant to tailor NS' software to its own operations

FreightCorp/National Rail Corp. deal ends with 'Down-Under' bidder

MOW officials form Mexico's first track-and-structures committee

UK leasing company orders double-deck cars from Bombardier

WMATA ups the performance ante

February 12

Pennsylvania awards more freight-rail preserving funds

BNSF promotes online process to enhance diverse-supplier program

If Emons Transportation Group is going out, it's not with a bang

Weighing in on Amtrak Reform Council's proposals

February 11

Nova Scotia short line's workers strike, seek BLE-supported contract

Past year provides positive growth momentum for RailAmerica

Johnstown America completes coal-car delivery to Michigan utility

Mitsubishi Electric/Super Steel partnership might lead to new jobs

February 8

New locomotive color scheme reflects CSXT's can-do approach

Greenbrier grabs $50 million, mostly North American rail-car order

Indiana Harbor Belt garners new GM, comptroller

AREMA plans two April seminars on passenger rail properties

WMATA committee recommends contract for Largo extension

MARTA set to receive $26.7 million grant

February 7

January U.S., Canadian freight traffic mirrors 2001's downhill slide; TFM's carloads creep up

BRS mulls merger with sheet-metal workers union

Railroad construction, maintenance association announces board changes

February 6

Pennsylvania helps fund 10 rail-preserving projects

STB eyes electronic postings to promote public access to filings

New York MTA names executive director

February 5

NS to implement career-controlling, diversity-developing initiatives

CPR subsidiary rolls out shipment-management software

Bay Area transit agencies hope cash, convenience encourage increased ridership

U.S. DOT presents FY 2003 budget

House committee schedules Amtrak oversight hearings

February 4

Western New York & Pennsylvania set to expand its line

Committee begins search for next ASLRRA president

February 1

Ten-year rail trends report available from AAR

BLE, Grand Trunk Railroad reach apprentice training agreement

O'Bannon to lead AAR's legislative efforts

Passenger-Rail Perspective: WMATA's Regional Safety Plan

Amtrak to cut 1,000 jobs, reduce capital spending — and possibly all unprofitable routes

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