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Rail News: July 2002

July 31

UTU ratifies CN deal covering 320 conductors

Signals help simulate crossing for Mississippi officers' training

Trucks not footing fair share of highway repair costs, RAC report says

CSXT extends freight heat restriction to all passenger services

Sound Transit files suit in local land dispute

NYCT inks billion-dollar deal with Alstom, Kawasaki

SEPTA, BMWE reach tentative agreement

July 30

BLE members ratify CN pact affecting former IC properties; UTU members to mull CN's NQT deal

Canada contributes majority of funds toward 71 crossing-safety projects

Indiana ports eye feasibility of rail intermodal terminal

July 29

Timmons to lead ASLRRA; Turner to soon begin long-planned retirement

ITI sets 2003 dates for second intermodal transportation summit

UP buys LED lights for blue-flag protection at Nebraska yard

Poll: L.A. MTA making headway in rail, bus performance

Pentagon Metrorail Station's new entrance to open July 31

July 26

Make it 15 straight weeks for U.S. roads' intermodal surge

BNSF to bounce back with economy in the second half, Rose says

Dolan to serve as UP's vice chairman, turn over railroad's law reins to Hemmer

Houston METRO board adopts three-year plan

Sound Transit LRVs set sail for America

Senate committee passes transportation appropriation bill

July 25

CSXT, UP, TFM team up on coordinated cross-border service

CSX, KCS post progress in quarterly, first-half financial reports

BLE, Teamsters put merger-process procedures in place

Trinity's quarterly total echoes rail-car backlog revival

July 24

First-half, quarterly financial data favors several Class Is

KCS processes first carloads at Mississippi transload center

EPA eyes Kim Hotstart's heating system to lower locomotive idling

House committee to mark up transit flexibility bill

Deutsche Bahn to begin Frankfurt-Cologne high-speed service Aug. 1

House, Senate pass Amtrak bail-out bill

Bombardier inks $355 million deal with UK's Connex South Eastern

July 23

STB: DM&E's I&M Rail Link acquisition can proceed; IC&E control requires scrutiny

NS to cover shop-craft employees with positive-reinforcing safety policy

Rebounding rail-car orders rising from rock bottom, ARCI says

Rees and Kimsey to lead RailWorks pending bankruptcy court's OK

Amtrak, NYC closing in on supplemental appropriations

July 22

CSXT, Tennessee development arm agree to convert rail to trail

Genesee & Wyoming short line celebrates intermodal milestone

Pennsylvania provides trackwork grants to small roads, shippers

Brought to you by public television offers railroads promotional programming

WMATA posts record FY02 ridership

PENNDOT plans 12-year transportation programs

July 19

UP posts record-setting second-quarter results

New Hampshire shipper can receive service from two short lines, STB says

KCS boots up enhanced electronic data for customers

Magaw resigns, under-study Loy takes his place as transportation security head

Amtrak names Klein chief mechanical officer

BC Rail, Seton Lake Indians band to retain rail service

WMATA returns to its pre-September record-ridership days

July 18

Bush to nominate Nober as STB chairman

McCarren resurfaces as minority owner/chairman of Arkansas short line

CN acquires 53-foot containers to cook up refrigerated-food business

CSXT, GATX tie service, equipment together in Redi-Rail package

July 17

BNSF decides to discontinue differential pricing to Pacific Northwest

RailAmerica banks on stock repurchase program to build share value

New Jersey short-line owner Burenga dies

Bombardier opens Chicago office

WMATA, Cubic regional smart-card test to enter next phase

July 16

Indiana short line proves a point with safety

BNSF honors shippers safe-loading practices

Tex Mex workers chose BLE in lieu of UTU

July 15

BMWE reelects Fleming, installs Simpson to succeed LaRue

BNSF offers transportation heads computer-based certification training

Slight rise in nation's transportation deaths last year, NTSB says

Pittsburgh-area residents to see fares increase, services decrease

CTA adds cars to Green Line's morning, evening rush hours

Miami-Dade Transit joins statewide effort to register voters

July 12

Watco transfers three roads' customer-support, dispatching duties

KCS eyes Web-based empty-equipment tool

Windsor-to-Detroit rail/truck corridor possible in five years, partners say

MBTA dedicates new commuter rail stop

BART to drop trains, hike fares, charge reserved parking fees to close budget gap

July 11

AAR adds Ferromex to weekly traffic-report mix

Movin' up and out: CSX, KCS replace key executives

NS tacks on rights to Pennsylvania short line's track as part of Northeast volume ramp-up plan

Fatigue requires a three-part plan of attack, BLE's Hahs says

Security enhancements, weather contribute to low July 4 ridership at WMATA

July 10

Ward named president of CSX Corp.

Greenbrier records its first quarterly rail-car backlog increase in two years

FRA extends ENSCO contract for sixth term

UP, TFM team up to offer 'MexDirect' service

Leasing: Chicago-Sunoco to receive 100 tank cars from GE Capital Rail

NTI offers transit agencies new security-training courses

July 9

NS grants trackage rights to Indiana short line

Labor news: Puget Sound & Pacific T&E employees select UTU

Bombardier files arbitration claim against DaimlerChrysler

July 8

U.S. carloads jump in June, intermodal simply surges, AAR says

UP to speed up Texas trains

New Jersey short line to operate county-owned lines

Houston METRO to complete segment six months early

Sound Transit applies for $500 million FFGA — again

July 3

Johnstown America completes Ameren's coal-car order

Union Tank Car achieves ACC's Responsible Care Partner status

Retlif tops off expanded Ronkonkoma testing facility

FTA presents Metra with $54 million of $319.1 million FFGA

IEEE to publish standards regarding catenary systems

NYC Transit purchases axle-balancing system

July 2

Rail rates mostly plummet over three-year period, GAO study says

BMWE strikes Escanaba & Lake Superior Railroad

CPR grants NS trackage rights to help hike northeastern U.S. traffic

International signal-engineers organization sets up North American Section

Bombardier receives train order from Israel Railways

July 1

FRA approves third short-line-targeted RRIF loan

Canadian, South African rail associations team up to exchange expertise

GETS Global Signaling gets Railway Technology's yard switch-machine models

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