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Rail News: June 2002

June 28

WC workers back BMWE as union representative

NS purchases industrial-owned Indiana lines to bolster coal business

U.S., Canadian rails continue to pump up intermodal volume

DART plans to open seven stations July 1

June 27

BNSF soon to label intermodal service three ways

CPR considers abandoning two lines per three-year network plan

UP to install LaBarge's monitoring devices at 750 crossings

Amtrak, DOT reach short-term agreement, plan to seek Congressional action for long-term

June 26

STB places DM&E's I&M Rail Link purchase on one-month hiatus

Unions, railroads agree on remote-control arbitration-hearing procedures

NS mentoring program to foster, further employees' careers

FECR sells Miami land, devises more property deals

Bombardier lands contract trio overseas

WMATA inks $129 million deal with Alstom

Kowloon-Canton lands $3.3 billion contract for Hong Kong line

June 25

BNSF, BLE partner to promote safety training, counseling

CN renders short line monetary, maintenance-of-way assistance

Vermont Railway introduces 53-foot intermodal trailers

BMWE, Indiana Harbor Belt end contract conflict

Conversations continue, but Amtrak remains in limbo

June 24

CPR adjusts fuel surcharge policy to offset rising prices

NS subsidiary seals deal to modify 46 locomotives

TTCI to celebrate distinction as Colorado's domestic-preparedness training site

Maryland Governor names MTA administrator

Minkoff replaces Bullock at Sound Transit

June 21

NS honors three employees for 'innovative thinking'

Iowa Interstate taps Miller as Roy's successor

Tranny Awards laud transportation companies' marketing campaigns

Amtrak: Opinions abound, 'All aboard' soon might not resound

June 20

CPR to expand capacity, acquire equipment for Expressway

New rest rules to govern Canadian rail workers next year

Tex Mex workers to cast representation ballot between UTU, BLE

FECI ponders fleeting fate of telecommunications arm

June 19

House hearing examines TEA-21's future impact on intermodalism

CN, Siemens to design, roll out rail traffic-control system in two years

Freight Australia lands long-term rice-moving contract

National Railway Equipment acquires VMV Enterprises' assets

Cleveland RTA awards track rehab contract

SEPTA hosts FTA emergency preparedness seminar

June 18

Oregon county to obtain, operate Idaho Northern's line

Union Tank Car to provide learning experience for foreign business students

BNSF, Ferromex land long-term Honda contract for international auto-part moves

June 17

STB by June's end to eliminate CSXT's, NS' Conrail-related operational reports

UTU's Boyd to freight roads: Support our legislative needs and we'll back yours

CSXT enhances emergency responders worst-case scenario readiness

Finnish track-managing firm to boot up more integrated IT system

Seattle's Central Link inches closer to fruition

SEPTA solicits bid for 104 Regional Rail cars

Alcatel lands German train-control deal

June 14

TOP, e-business push NS' performance, Wolf says

BNSF nearly halfway to year's crossing closure goal

Iowa Interstate's Roy plans late-June retirement

AMSTED Rail Group shuffles sales staff as part of marketing re-structure

MARC's Kathryn Waters heads to DART

New Jersey Transit exercises options for 34 LRVs

NY State awarded $21.4 million in federal grants for public transportation

Caltrain ups fares to remain 'financially viable'

June 13

South Carolina taps Green to govern state's short lines

Pacer launches long-planned IPO

Suppliers eye rail market for remote-power fuel cells

June 12

CN should improve service for Naber Seed outside of open access, CTA says

KCS closer to inaugurating MCS operating platform

Toll lanes would make trucks 'pay their own way,' AAR says

DM&E might latch onto IMRL by late June, STB says

St. Louis' Bi-State lands top transit achievement award at APTA 'rodeo'

Edmonton Transit orders Cubic's 'proof-of-payment' system

June 11

Tentative CN/IC, BLE agreement aims to avoid 'misunderstanding and confrontation'

BMWE courting two merger partners after IBB reenters picture

South Dakota acquires North Dakota line to accentuate agricultural markets

June 10

Majority of BRS members say 'nay' to merger

Small roads pave way for CPR's revenue growth, Ritchie says

BLE protests UP's LRC use

U.K. lessor orders 45 DMUs from Bombardier

Amtrak, MARC purchase ENSCO remote monitors

VIA Rail opens renovated Kingston station

June 7

House rail-safety hearing targets track conditions, worker fatigue

BNSF fights worker fatigue with rest-day program, plus other initiatives

Timken order an outgrowth of new Brazilian bearing plant

Sound Transit takes positive Central Link steps

DART to host Garland-area open houses

June 6

North American roads' monthly freight-traffic trend continues: intermodal up, carloads down

Houses passes bill to reauthorize NTSB

CPR to sell — or abandon — New Brunswick line

BRS to soon tally ballots, announce members' merger verdict

June 5

House hearing to address recent derailments, state of rail safety

ASLRRA committee short-lists president candidates, plans late-June interviews

CSXT receives recognition for coke and coal chemical industry contributions

BART considers $1.1 billion seismic retrofit project

FTA taps deputy associate administrator for budget and policy

WMATA breaks ground for 1,000-space parking garage

DART inks general engineering deal with ACT 21 Team

June 4

EPA's rail-car delivery forecast gloomy to partly cloudy

CPR recognizes chemical shippers' safety efforts

Two college transportation centers receive USDOT grants

June 3

NS opens third bulk-transfer facility in Georgia

Coal-dust controlling committee proposes permanent Canadian train-spraying station

Canadian rail, municipality associations agree to more proactively mediate disputes

WMATA to honor Transit Police Department members, award Medal of Valor

STB involvement 'unnecessary' for UTA to acquire UP right of way

Mineta names Jamison FTA deputy administrator

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