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Rail News: June 2001

June 29

CSXT to accelerate train speeds through Ohio town

WMATA continues record-breaking ways

HSRIA is in the House

June 28

Alstom assumes operations of CPR's Ogden Shops

LA-owned utility plans to sell Nevada short line

Merrill Lynch to enable investors to hold shares in all five CP firms post-split

Swedish rail company orders Bombardier intercity trains

Alcatel to install ETCS level 1 system on Swiss railways

June 27

U.S./Canadian customs policies should promote cooperation with railroads, says CN's Tellier

U.S./Canadian customs policies should promote cooperation with railroads, says CN's Tellier

Stock placement proceeds rearm RailAmerica for future short-line purchases

CSX logistics arm lands DuPont shipper award

Sumitomo acquires GeoFocus, tabs Molitoris to head

Amtrak expands Acela Express offerings

June 26

STB directs KJRY to reopen Iowa crossing access to BNSF

RailAmerica to move back to the acquisition front

Western Australian railroad targets longer, heavier trains

Bombardier-led consortium lands Swiss contract

Kowloon-Canton chooses Alcatel train control system

June 25

Software can help shine light on small roads' 286k concerns

UP to accelerate trains through Louisiana town

Emons names O'Keefe controller to change CFO's focus

WMATA stops CAF rail car production

DART celebrates 5th birthday

June 22

BNSF to lower IT costs, raise online security

NS, TCU settle dispute over job displacement pay

SEPTA board approves operating budget, fare restructuring plan

June 21

BNSF's competing line for UCC nets initial STB nod

Canadian rails' safety performance tied to well-rested engineers

BNSF, CSXI partner to expand Ice Cold Express eastward

DART's Snoble to take L.A. MTA's top post in fall

BART continues negotiations with five unions representing 3,000 employees

Car-body manufacturer selected for Las Vegas Monorail

June 20

CPR invests $33 million to improve its Upper Midwest mainline

KCS eliminates Texas crossings to improve safety

FECI appoints exec to help boost intermodal business

Allison blows through Pennsylvania, disrupts SEPTA service

Light rail line links Illinois, Missouri

ARC plans hearing on separating Northeast Corridor from Amtrak's operations

BART deploys Micromuse software

June 19

Class I, regional and DOT team up to fund 286k trackwork

NS honors chemical customers' safe-shipping practices

Savannah port expansion to enable CSXI to build on international volume, dock capacity

Minnesota commuter rail to get boost from transportation funding bill

Cleveland taps new rail director

MARTA's Ford named to transit certification review board

WMATA posts record ridership, prepares for holiday

June 18

Rail holding conflict spurs Grupo Mexico to sell TMM stake

CSXT taps former exec to reload e-biz strategy

NS to shrink vehicle fleet by 1,000

Calendar to create a more predictable rate-renewal process for BNSF's customers

WMATA approves FY2002 budget

DART drafts seasoned vets for diversity team

Amtrak extends anniversary promotions

Singapore trains to include video information systems

June 15

WMATA record ridership, late-night weekend trains continue

Sound Transit faces busy mid-June

Blair shuffles cabinet duties, including railways oversight

June 14

More Class I merger-rule reactions

Kansas short lines seek STB approval to merge operations

I&M receives first RRIF loan, NRC says

Transportation funding bill clears subcommittee hurdle

WMATA, WageWorks partner for 'Smart-er Card' benefits

Danish trainsets to include SAB WABCO braking systems

NJ Transit seeks to give M-O-M the gift of rail

Austrian Railway taps IT storage technology

June 13

RailMarketplace switches gears on top executive search

KCS, TMM to purchase remaining Mexico-controlled share of TFM

CPR experiences exec changes before spin-off

BLE presents unification resolution — and olive branch — to UTU

BART puts technology in riders' Palms

Thompson given Rail Leadership Award

BART to hold budget hearings

June 12

Merger rules elicit mixed reactions

UP mounts 6th annual coal-route maintenance blitz

Pioneer Railcorp sells part of Alabama line, will divest the rest by year-end

MBTA snares top achievement award at APTA 'rodeo'

Viewpoint: "Corridors for Freight - How freight railroads could share in the benefits of Amtrak's reauthorization," by Gil Carmichael

June 11

STB's new merger rules no surprise

CPR forms investor relations group, names group leader

Greenbrier to step up cost savings, cutbacks

CN targets 11-day car cycling for grain shippers

LIRR to resume concrete tie installation

Sound Transit plans to recommend Earl as top exec

Support for Minneapolis-St. Cloud commuter rail continues to mount, survey says

Passenger rail systems tap technology to improve crew assignment, tracking

June 8

U.S. and Canadian rails in May compose same old sad freight-traffic song, says AAR

Quick rate capability hastens NS' launch of Web-based waybill application

GWI restarts salt shipments for long-time New York mining customer

Cleveland studies extension, calls for community support

Singapore advances automatic line construction with Alstom

June 7

Higher prices key to surviving sluggish economy, says CSX's Snow

RailWorks promotes founding member to CEO post

Comment: "The Logistics Imperative" - American Association of Railroad Superintendents to discuss 'L' word at upcoming annual meeting, by Frank Richter

Sound Transit names finalists for top post

WMATA recognized for 'smart' card application

June 6

YardVision may help ramp managers keep an eye on rail cars

GWI subsidiary starts-up intermodal service Down Under

Don't expect second-half comeback, says UP's Davidson

Sound Transit personnel shake-ups may be settling down

Quest for quiet cars continues

June 5

UP track upgrades again factor into faster Louisiana trains

Pioneer Railcorp spins off Indiana short-line subsidiary

Intermodal growth spurs CPR's capacity-expansion investment

Florida DOT teams with Nestor, GeoFocus to improve grade crossing safety

June 4

Customers soon can reach out and touch UP to release cars

BMWE members skeptically sanction tentative NCCC agreement

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