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Rail News: August 2003

August 29

Another day, another twist in the KCS, TMM 'NAFTA Rail' story

BC Rail union opts to set aside strike mandate, return to bargaining table

Hi-tech security detail: WMATA adds robot to police department

KCS to relocate K.C. transload center, switch Dallas facility's operator

Alcatel obtains axle-counter contract from Indian Railways

BNSF shuffles divisional heads (8/29/03)

OmniTRAX appoints Parker executive vice president to head rail operations

August 28

Maryland Transit Administration to expand quiet-car program

UP, NS add lanes to Blue Streak intermodal service

Union Switch & Signal obtains signal-system contract from Montreal subway

St. Lawrence & Atlantic to gain intermodal-growth benefits from port-of-entry designation

Wabtec subsidiary acheives ISO 9001:2000 status

August 27

CSXI to raise monthly fuel surcharge in September 0.6 percent

August 26

KCS expresses 'surprise' at Grupo TMM shareholders' rejection of TFM stake sale

August 25

Grupo TMM terminates sale of TFM stake to KCS

Diversity: BNSF analyzes successes, failures at annual forum

Cubic obtains smart-card upgrade contract from WMATA

CANAC establishes new U.S. headquarters in nation's capitol

GE Rail Services appoints Klein to top ranking global sales position

Online travel program targets tourist railroads

August 22

UP plans grand opening for Chicago-area Global III intermodal facility

In memoriam: Former BLE International President Delaney

Altamont Commuter Express to test wireless access on trains

August 21

Child celebrates her 35th year as a BLE staff employee

August 20

CSXI expands eastern STAX container service

Wabtec Corp. subsidiaries receive contracts from Kawasaki, Amtrak

Greater Cleveland RTA approves ATU contract

Calgary Transit awards train-control system expansion contract

August 19

UTU members ratify CN/Duluth, Winnipeg & Pacific Railway agreement

West Virginia road seeks CSXT line to set up shop as Class III

IntelliTrans acquires RADSS' assets to expand rail-car tracing software

August 18

Sound Transit increases second-quarter ridership

L.A. MTA offers hourly car access

August 15

Power outage halts passenger-rail service in Northeastern cities

NS opens 28th bulk-transfer terminal, third in North Carolina

Pennsylvania short-line owner seeks control of Carolina Coastal Railway

August 14

UP leases environmentally friendly switchers from CIT Rail Resources

KCS upgrades crossings, installs CTC to speed up Texas trains

Short-line holding company, regional report quarterly, first-half financial results

August 13

White celebrates seven years as WMATA's head

Metra set to begin North Central Service line improvements

Colorado short line reinstates workers, provides back pay after six-year legal battle, UTU says

Andrew Corp. completes communications system installation for Hong Kong railway

August 11

BNSF buys land to accommodate Chicago-area intermodal yard's burgeoning traffic

TieTek supplier obtains financing to add two production lines

CTA to install ATMs at 11 stations

Bombardier joint venture to provide passenger cars for Chinese railway

August 8

July traffic comparisons: Canadian roads best U.S. brethren, AAR says

TranSystems acquires public transit consulting firm

August 7

Carriers shouldn't wait for shippers to take next container-security step, says ocean-carrier exec

Rising rail-car backlog helps Trinity Industries turn second-quarter profit

August 6

BNSF, NIT League conditionally support KCS' NAFTA Rail plan

CPR, traffic-controllers union reach agreement, end labor dispute

Greater Cleveland RTA, ATU reach tentative agreement

August 5

BMWE: Labor department's attempt to overturn year-old officer elections 'may not be valid and/or warranted'

BNSF on target to close more than 400 crossings by year end

Intermodal: CSXI, UP expand STAX container program's reach

Arzoon appoints Overcash head of field operations

Tucker takes on GETS' global sales

August 4

KCS/Grupo TMM's NAFTA Rail plan passes U.S. antitrust scrutiny

WMATA, state and local authorities plan for Dulles Airport extension

NJ Transit to open new transfer station next month

Alaska Railroad tests Colorado Railcar's DMU

BLE organizes fifth small road in 12 months

Parsons Brinckerhoff to prepare study for Polish Railway

August 1

Tranz Rail's board recommends shareholders reject Toll Holdings' takeover bid

NJ Transit forms task force to address, recommend emergency procedures

Siemens Transportation Systems appoints Evans VP/CFO

Alcatel to install signal and telecommunications system for Portuguese railway

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