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Rail News: April 2002

April 30

Rail competition-enhancing bill introduced to Senate

NS needs to 'stand and fight' to continue growing, Goode says

Transportation watchdog asks Canadian transport minister to delay southern Ontario line's demolition

April 29

CN, CPR sell Niagara Falls bridge to truck-promoting partners

UP procures second GM performance award

Grupo TMM registers solid first quarter

CTA solicits bids for up to 706 heavy-rail cars

WMATA names Scott, Goodine to executive posts

Amtrak swing bridge gets needed repair following barge hit

April 26

CPR makes the financial grade in the first quarter

Tranz Rail names new CFO

ASF-Keystone centralizes customer service, obtains AAR's standard approval for truck-suspension system

Amtrak names seasoned railroad veteran Gunn president and CEO

BART signs second on-call service contract this month

April 25

UP thrives in first quarter despite economic discord

KCS doubles its first-quarter performance pleasure

Union federation releases worker-safety study

April 24

NS posts mostly promising first-quarter operating results

Rail World, Wheeling Corp. envision summer Bangor & Aroostook sale

Small-road infrastructure-funding bill heads to Senate for full vote

Amtrak, IBM ink IT deal to lower costs, raise revenue

Green Goat gets ready to ride commuter rails

April 23

BNSF/KCS marketing alliance nurtures Class Is' recent affiliations

UP to transfer locomotive repairs, workers from Arkansas shop to three locations

Rail-car backlog, orders, deliveries still declining, ARCI says

First quarter kind to CN, mixed bag to BNSF

'Survive-Alive' tunnel set to open in D.C.

WMATA, ATU sign new four-year contract

CTA contractor signs plastic-tie deal

April 22

CSX sees first-quarter earnings, income rise; revenues fall

BLE pickets BNSF's, UP's annual meetings to protest LRC operations

BNSF, NS start guaranteed Southern California-to-Northeast intermodal service

April 19

A&M snares second federal loan aimed at small roads' infrastructure needs

Texas short line seeks STB approval to build quarry-serving line

AAR honors CSXT engineer with environmental award

Senate committee passes S. 1991 with amendments, names two more high-speed corridors

April 18

CPR secures, ships second-heaviest load to Saskatchewan

Northwestern University transportation conference focuses on fatigue management

Bombardier Capital taps Tilley to head sales, marketing

April 17

CN banks on premium service, partnerships to bolster top line, Tellier says

Canadian software provider releases car-tracking system for shippers, receivers

Georgia short line uploads RAILINC's operational-management software

First-quarter-sales plunge prompts Wabtec to close Canadian plant, cut costs

Steel work begins on San Diego Trolley's extension

SEPTA names CFO, makes additional staff changes

April 16

RailMarketplace, ASLRRA team up to tap industry's Internet sourcing potential

Web-based system to streamline BNSF's service-contract process

Timken, NSK form joint venture to produce roller bearings in China

CN seals EMD locomotive-engine remanufacturing deal

April 15

Consistent growth will preserve CPR's independence, Ritchie says

BNSF to separate forms from train-crew hygiene packs

GWI replaces Arthur Andersen as accountant

MARTA names AGM for external affairs

NYC Transit inks deal for asset-management software

MBTA lays plans to increase parking at Beverly Depot

April 12

UPS Autogistics presents UP prize as year's top railroad

BNSF honors chemical shippers' safety

Canadian short line ratifies UTU agreement

Meridian Rail taps top executives

NJ Transit unveils locomotive, rail-car prototypes

BART mulls budget shortfall options

Boston, San Diego agencies sign contracts with Balfour Beatty

WMATA seeks additional $100 million for security

April 11

Fifth Canadian rail union ratifies CN agreement

IANA, NITL nail down dates for joint expo

Greenbrier banks on rail-car backlog boost

April 10

BNSF attempts to monitor, modify workplace air quality

Ferroequus fends off Canadian Class Is' running-rights objections

Uganda taps consultant to confer on railway's privatization

NJ Transit plans memorial services for 9/11 commuter victims

Denver RTD taps TranSystems to redevelop Union Station

Romanian State Railway places $270 million DMU order

April 9

CN honors 114 chemical shippers' 2001 safe-handling efforts

UP chooses construction manager for Chicago-area intermodal terminal

KCS settles into new downtown K.C. digs

April 8

NS advances plans to attract, develop employees

CN to challenge Ferroequus' amended running-rights application

Consortium begins to build track for north/south-linking Aussie line

Calgary lets LRT construction contract

VIA plans to continue Vancouver service after April 15 — but not fund development initiative

Minnesota commuter-rail planners await matching state funds

April 5

For NS, seven plus seven equals prime performance, Goode says

Pennsylvania short line fortifies locomotive fleet

UP tallies third-straight Toyota service award

Tri-Met lands FTA grant for IMAX project

Here comes the judge — from WMATA

ALSTOM acquires overhaul contracts from AAI Corp.

April 4

U.S., Canadian roads still singing the carload blues

UP's health-promoting program earns accolades

New England regional, Chevron reach waterfront property-development deal

BART awards $15 million on-call construction management contract

Utah receives second FTA grant for University Line

SEPTA, unions put training grant to work

April 3

ASLRRA announces safety award winners

NS enlists Evans to support operations

Johnstown America delivers aluminum coal cars to southern utility

SNCF signs deals worth $251 million for trainsets

April 2

NS marketing/operating unit to bolster, broaden eastern North Carolina business; vice president to supervise customer service

BCR Group opting out of marine-managing business

CN, Canadian traffic-controllers union green-light tentative three-year deal

April 1

Iowa short line connects with UP through trackage transaction

BNSF, Arkansas short line create joint, three-day marketing campaign

Nova Scotia short-line workers ratify BLE contract, end two-month strike

Mile High City to celebrate light-rail opening

DART names senior VP, project management

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