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Rail News: August 2001

August 31

Sixty-day judicial review period for new merger rules expires without a filed petition, STB says

AAR's weekly traffic report gains south-of-the-border stats

BNSF, limited partnership seek STB approval on competing Houston rail line

Wabtec subsidiary seals Peruvian deal to remanufacture five locomotives

Kawasaki Rail Car taps new president

Tri-Rail enters double-track home stretch

August 30

Appellate court backs STB's branch-line embargo decisions

NS settles fiber-optic cable suit

August 29

STB drops rate complaint against two Kansas short lines

Former CPR fleet director to help support asset-assignment software

APTA, consulting firm to launch transit e-commerce Web site

Cubic Transportation opens Boston office

Changing of Maryland's transit guard

August 28

CPR's service earns DaimlerChrysler gold

Car tracing message change on the horizon, ASLRRA says

Emons announces operational staff shifts

August 27

Pennsylvanian small roads garner track-improvement grants

Canadian revenue agency's tax ruling favors CP's split

NJ Transit: Out with the old, in with the new

MBTA inks deal with Vanasse Hangen Brustlin

August 24

Freightliner seals deal aimed at taking containers off England's highways

Johnstown America completes utility's coal-car orders

LIRR completes one track project, continues others

Aussies opt for German power-supply systems in high-speed trains

August 23

First-half 2001 an all-around good six months for NS, Wolf says

CP appoints information agent for reorganization-related shareholders meeting

Caltrain creates spaces to stow luggage going places

August 22

A&M partners, applies proactive approach to become more prosperous

BNSF launches customized, customer-friendly online tracking tool

Partners — including BNSF — propose alternate line to provide certain Houston shippers competitive access

Plummeting rail-car orders should begin to elevate next year, EPA says

Cleveland rail ridership soars high in July

North Carolina, Virginia take next step toward high-speed rail

August 21

BNSF, CSXI team up to speed Southern California-to-Atlanta intermodal service

AARS unveils Frank Richter scholarship program

Pacer transfers LTL business to Gilbert West

WMATA to put first of new cars in service

Alstom nets several August contracts

DART names director of internal audit

August 20

CPR might abandon five branch lines under revised network plan

ARRC combines freight, passenger functions

RailWorks loses chairman, COO; gains consultants to help ward off financial woes

ABC-NACO reaches deal with striking Mexican workers

WMATA Transit Police seek accreditation

Denver transit exec achieves management certification

August 19

STB taps Rutson to head environmental analysis arm

August 17

Companion bills offer protection to striking rail workers

Los Angeles port continues to pump up the volume

Alameda Corridor agency selects firm to design Pacific Coast Highway grade separation

CP sets stock-trading wheels in motion for spin-offs

Bay Area long-range plan includes Caltrain electrification

August 16

BNSF, NS provide encore for coast-to-coast intermodal service

Worker fatigue relief bill back in Congress

ASLRRA honors 2000's safest small roads, top safety-conscious worker

August 15

Web tool to help NS manage fleet, customers' future car needs

KCS, IMRL partner to provide grain run-through service

Environmental review of BNSF refueling facility not necessary, STB says

Following the Northstar: Judge dismisses suit challenging commuter-rail station planning process

GO Transit seals $1 million event recorder deal with Global Railway

August 14

Great Lakes Transportation takes 'business unit' approach

Intermodal Transportation Institute 'capacity' summit set

Training program nets new hires for D.C.'s Metro

SEPTA awards program/construction management contract

August 13

Thrall, Trinity's rail-car manufacturing unit pursue merger

Intermodal: UP plans $15.8 million upgrade at Port Laredo facility

Houston Metro reaches out to small-business owners

Pennsylvania governor awards funds to transit agencies

August 10

CSXT speeds New York-area service on Florida Special

With greater southern capacity, NS' intermodal business heads north

UP can't recover soil investigation costs, Colorado court says

Sound Transit breaks ground on transfer facility

BART inks on-call engineering services contract

August 9

AAR, AIF plan joint Mexican expo in January

CSXT powers up locomotive engine kit, joint venture to lower fuel use and emissions

A&M: From business development deals to land developer

BART wins court decision to ease strike threat

No light rail for Kansas City

August 8

BRS, IBEW members start NS discipline program

ABC-NACO swings second Chinese deal

CPR supply-chain management subsidiary opts for Manugistics' software

Sound Transit names interim commuter rail director

Houston METRO finalizes station names for light rail alignment

Caltrain breaks its ridership record

August 7

NS' process-improving initiatives pay dividends

U.S. rails in April record fewer accidents, but one more fatality, BTS says

Software-design companies team up to help shippers track cargo across international and domestic modes

Former prime minister aide appointed VIA Rail chair

Metra offers limited bike-train services

Alstom to refurbish 108 additional CTA subway cars

August 6

BNSF, CSXT eliminate Chicago interchanges to craft consistent East/West service

UP's and CSXT's Express Lane stretches to Philly

CPR, IBEW reach tentative four-year contract

ASF-Keystone makes management changes, consolidates offices in Granite City

APTA announces board candidates

DART taps one of its own for top position

Amtrak opens Indiana Mail and Express transloading facility

August 3

Coal carloads down but not out; year-to-date traffic still under a TKO, AAR says

CPR lays out go-it-alone strategy for potential investors

Nation's future port — and rail — capacity under formal scrutiny

New bill proposes to improve passenger rail access to freight rights of way

Amtrak honors employees for developing bilingual service desk

August 2

Timken's belt gets tighter

CPR's Calgary terminal to ramp up intermodal business by spring

CN/WC merger won't require environmental review, STB says

MRL joins handful of U.S. rails opting to operate remote-controlled locomotives

U.S. appellate court upholds STB's Conrail-split conditions

Transportation Appropriations Bill: All over except for the shouting

Toronto Transit adds management system to Scarborough Line

Amtrak taps technology to better manage purchasing processes

August 1

House approves rail retirement act

GM picks UP as exclusive western rail carrier

Railtrack CEO assumes operating exec's duties

Seasonal change to bring Portland trains to planes

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