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Rail News: August 2002

August 30

U.S. roads' weekly intermodal moves hit two-year high

Canada releases funds for greenhouse-gas reducing freight-rail projects

Embracing the enemy: BNSF symposium targets truckers as intermodal partners

SEPTA to complete track-renewal project Labor Day Weekend

BART, WMATA review security steps taken since Sept. 11

August 29

KCS divides Louisiana customer-service center into three components

Canadian short line, trucking firm team up on transload center

RailAmerica braces for third-quarter revenue drops in Australia, Canada

L.A., Seattle take delivery of LRVs

ALSTOM lands railway link contracts in Greece, Korea

August 28

STB conditionally approves San Jacinto's Houston line

Canadian dispatchers union ratifies CN deal

Virginia town ready to build rail history-themed park

August 27

UTU-represented NQT workers ratify CN agreement

EPA's message to car builders remains: 'Wait until next year'

CN relies on Chicago short line to hasten east/west hauls

STB denies KCS', shipper's attempt to broaden CN-IC merger condition

Arkansas & Missouri shareholders say yea to McCarren as chairman; short line taps McCready as president

Study: L.A. MTA second-train sign improves crossing safety

Cleveland RTA plans track rehabilitation project

August 26

Real-estate firm sells small Florida road's rolling stock to holding company's short line

KCS taps three transportation directors to smooth car-schedule exceptions

OmniTRAX subsidiary to operate CSXI's Windy City terminal

WMATA names Thomas assistant GM for planning, strategic programs

August 23

When it comes to intermodal, U.S., Canadian roads keep on truckin'

Advanced Cast Products sells Peerless division to R.H. Little

NTSB issues update regarding Amtrak's Maryland derailment

WMATA plans hearing to explore maintenance facility expansion

BART advances SFO, train control projects

August 22

Of hypothetical railroads and western coal rates: In two rulings, STB considers cross-subsidy questions

August 21

Train accidents decline, but trespasser/employee fatalities rise - FRA data

Preserving history: UP gives $50,000 grant to Barriger library

Amtrak discovers more cracks in Acela trains

Sound Transit clears another Central Link hurdle

DART's $100 million long-term bonds receive 'AA' rating from Fitch

August 20

Utah Railway to become Genesee & Wyoming's eighth U.S. short line

Oregon grants to help short lines fund infrastructure improvements

RailAmerica's carload figures both positive and negative

August 19

Arbitrator picks tie-breaking procedure for LRC arbitration case

BMWE launches home page link for members to track IBB merger proposal

WMATA adds six K-9 units to police force

Amtrak returns some Acela trains to service

August 16

U.S. roads' intermodal streak reaches 18

RailMarketplace pact establishes preferred safety supplier for three member roads

Kim Hotstart, ZTR Controls combine locomotive-engine control products

StarTrak to equip Tropicana's cars with tracking systems

WMATA forms panel to review escalator, elevator rehabs

Los Angeles area to begin regional universal-fare program

August 15

NMB dismisses UTU's single-craft-seeking application

ASLRRA pads online training program

Arbitrator considers split-vote options for board governing remote-control dispute

Johnstown America begins coal-car deliveries for FirstEnergy

BNSF outsources computer operations to IBM

August 14

BNSF takes plunge as third-party logistics provider

Quarterly North American intermodal volume might reflect start of freight recovery, IANA says

Wabtec wins 'down under' deal with Queensland Rail

Washington short line starts up intermodal service at Wenatchee yard

CSXT taps Evans to head e-business ventures

Amtrak returns two Acela Express trains to service

ALSTOM tabs US&S system for NJT locomotives

Passenger rail-car market shows signs of growth, ALSTOM says

CTA makes progress on Cermak (Douglas) Branch reconstruction

August 12

Trackage rights to tie Indiana short line into NS' coal customer

Nebraska short line to acquire line from parent Progress Rail Services

Watco Cos. develops small switching locomotive

First-quarter ridership declines

VRE plans to roll out fare collection system

August 9

Under oath: UP, CSX certify financial reporting accuracy with SEC

South Dakota seeks STB approval to finalize track acquisition

GE Capital carved into four units; TIP Intermodal Services opens Chicago-area terminal

Sound Transit wins court case; COP issues mid-year assessment

Houston METRO to break ground on transit center

Peruvian railway begins tourist services

Alcatel completes Swiss installation

August 8

U.S. rail officials have two reasons to smile about AAR's July traffic data

CPR's Tronicus to tap Mexico's third-party logistics market

BRS members re-elect Pickett as international president

August 7

KCS starts summer blitz to keep employees' eyes on the safety ball

E.H. Reeves merges with ImageMap

Intermodal industry vet James Peepas dies in New Jersey

DART begins running test train on next Garland extension

WMATA ups the security ante at its headquarters

August 6

CPR accesses two software programs to enhance intermodal service

R.J. Corman seeks CSXT, NS track to connect Cleveland Line

UP makes hay to help Colorado ranchers

UP to track TE&Y crews, payroll via computer program

August 5

UTU members ratify contract by 3-to-1 ratio

CPR to replace LaCrosse bridge within two years

NS, UP set to launch expedited, Mexico-border-crossing intermodal service

NJ Transit to begin on-line customer satisfaction survey

Falcons fans can fly high with MARTA

August 2

DTE Rail Services acquires Mid-States Railcar

Senate confirms Fitzmaurice, Hoglander to NMB posts

CSXT, UTU agree to tentative contract covering yardmasters

Paris metro awards Alcatel $49 million CBTC contract

Metro-North to purchase locomotive, train simulator

US&S ATC system nets European safety certification

August 1

Twin Cities & Western promotes several staff members

Software developer to design Web-based car-management system for Chicago Freight Car Leasing

U.S. roads made the safety grade during the year's first third

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