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Rail News: July 2001

July 31

NS recognizes employees' operational-enhancement efforts

UP, DaimlerChrysler form logistics company to speed vehicle shipments

CP schedules late-September shareholders meeting to conduct reorganization vote

Minnesota to begin constructing first station on Hiawatha line

July 30

BNSF adds two more guaranteed intermodal-service lanes

Identical small-road track improvement bill in Senate

George Mason University conference to dispense advice in labor-management disputes

Amtrak plans workforce reduction

BART requests cooling-off period with third union

July 27

Rail-car orders and deliveries continue to drop, ARCI says

Three Class Is commit to purchasing recycled-wood ties

CTA to receive federal funds for Douglas Branch project

July 26

Wabtec sells locomotive after-market assets to GE

Rail World, Wheeling Corp. consortium barters purchase of B&A's rail holdings

English rail authority abandons long-term franchise, opts for two-year extension

July 25

Progress Rail no longer for sale, Progress Energy says

CPR relies on Genesis to grow — and speed — intermodal business

AAR adds communications, government affairs staff

DART updates plans to double system

English rail system plans expansions

Metro-North appointments address safety, diversity

July 24

Senate confirms Rutter as FRA administrator

CWB culls caution from CTA Review Panel's recommendations

Transentric expands TranXML software solution

SEPTA to receive FEMA funds for bridge rebuilding

WMATA adds service-disruption information to Web site

July 23

BLE, UTU mine merger deal; plan to soon seek membership approval

BNSF LOGS guaranteed refrigerated box-car shipments onto capacity auction site

Decade-old TC&W to operate Minnesota line as subsidiary

L.A. gearing up to accommodate increasing ridership

Construction storm beats out tropical gale in Battle of the Bridge

July 20

UP secures second straight DaimlerChrysler logistics award

Consortium begins building Australia's north/south rail link

CIT Rail Resources, Alstom team up on second lease transaction

NCR Corp. plans to install ATMs in Madrid's subway stations

Two East Coast transit agencies enter long-term supply agreements

July 19

CTA review panel's findings might foster more railroad competition in Canada

TMM, KCS plow ahead with plans to purchase Mexico's TFM share

GATX's TankTrain tackles tank car loading time for high-volume liquids

Appropriations bill gains fans as it nears Senate consideration

Former NYC Transit CEO ousted as London Transport chairman

July 18

UP revises locomotive engineer work-rest policy

CSXT's property tax case against New York continues

Global Railway completes Bach-Simpson purchase

Atlanta picks Bombardier people movers for Hartsfield Airport

Baseball, hotdogs, apple pie and trains?

July 17

Class Is attempt to address customers' growing supply-forecasting demands

CSX promotes three corporate execs

KCS closes crossings to eliminate collisions

Rail transit ridership continues to climb charts

Richmond Transit Village start-up to ease BART/Amtrak transfers

July 16

Retirement bill clears House committee, awaits floor vote date

California approves ACE funds; Alameda Corridor-related project to start soon

ASME to award two college scholarships in fall

Caltrain considers safety blitz success

Portland prepares for plentiful public transit picks

July 13

STB solidifies stance that truck-licensing issues should go through FMCSA

ACTA agrees to manage Pacific Coast Highway grade separation

NJ Transit adds industrial engineer to enhance passenger environments

WMATA zeroes in on canopy design firm

Montreal commuter rail awards tracking contract

July 12

Tennessee short line leases Mississippi-to-Kentucky segment from NS

Tax burden curtails Canadian railroads' competitiveness, study says

Johnstown America unveils steel-slab car

NJ Transit puts more expansion plans into action

Bombardier/Alstom/Technicatome consortium snare Paris contract

July 11

RailMarketplace contracts consultant to help build business

Canadian Competition Bureau blesses CN/WC merger

Steelroads.com adds bill-of-lading application

Partnership propels NJ Transit's plans

Seattle makes progress toward monorail system

July 10

OmniTRAX awaits CTA's impending open-access decision

BNSF introduces intermodal rates on the Internet

RailAmerica marks membership in market-capitalization indexes

Sound Transit makes progress on Central and Tacoma Link light-rail projects

WMATA continues record-ridership ways

July 9

CSXI adds I-95 Corridor to simplified pricing service

UP accommodates auto moves at St. Louis-area distribution facility

CSX Lines' site offers intermodal option to private vehicle shippers

Amtrak tweaks Chicago-to-Washington-to-Florida schedule

Bombardier signs two major contracts

July 6

U.S. carload traffic continues downward trend through first-half 2001

NS initiative targets timely, accurate car reports

ARRC's Anchorage-to-Wasilla path to follow the straight and narrow

Paris Transport Authority orders trainsets from consortium

Caltrain plans safety blitz

July 5

Jamboree shaping up to be a fulfilling function for CSXT

CP considers late-September stockholder vote on corporate split

RailAmerica gains new lease on debt life through asset transactions

STB overrules Guilford's latest attempt to prevent Amtrak Boston-to-Portland service

L.A. board approves LRT, BRT extensions

MARTA appoints infrastructure manager

L.A. board approves LRT, BRT extensions

July 3

UP logistics unit enlists 3PL to market transportation in Mexico

NS opens Cleveland-area intermodal terminal

RPI unveils Web site upgrade

Houston Metro wins another court battle for light rail

Los Angeles MTA welcomes new board chair

DOT budget bill passed by House, moves on to Senate

July 2

Rockefeller's 'Railroad Competition Act' to reignite railroad-shipper war of words

New coalition to press Congress for intermodal infrastructure funds

Louisiana court affirms New Orleans tank-car verdict; CSXT might appeal

Metra breaks ground on station near Naval Training Center

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