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Rail News: September 2001

September 28

BLE installs new international president at Miami convention

Last piece of spin-off puzzle in place for CP

Sound Transit board confirms initial Central Link construction

NJ Transit taps MSU campus for new Boonton Line station

September 26

Terrorism aftermath places congressional cloud over railroad-related bills

BMWE, IBB members vote down merger proposal

Tragedy prompts ITI to postpone October summit of three NAFTA nations' transportation leaders

Two short lines tap Nordling as planning head

Metro-North awards maintenance facility construction contract

NJ Transit orders locomotives from Alstom

Virgin Trains beefs up IT infrastructure

September 25

UP, NS plan to be in the black with Blue Streak

NS, CPR continue recent Class I collaboration trend

BLE, UTU: Return of the Hatfields and McCoys?

CN's guaranteed empty-car program to encompass the Class I's fleet by mid-fall

Third time may be the charm for BNSF, CSXI

NS names Bulkmatic bulk-transfer facility operator for the 14th time

September 24

WMATA offers passengers safety advice

WMATA adds car-sharing to transportation offerings

Bombardier lands UK EMU deal

September 21

Smile! You're on WMATA-cam

CTA lands legal eagles

September 20

NS can close Hollidaysburg car shop Oct. 1 but must enhance employee protections, STB says

Rail-car conversions to boost WC's carrying capacity, reliability

Defense Department requests WMATA run trains earlier

BART board ratifies union agreement

September 19

Terrorism fallout compels ASLRRA to cancel annual meeting

FECR starts up faster service for Tropicana juice trains

WSOR targets fuel savings by purchasing enhanced diesel

BNSF now a quadruple American Honda award winner

WSOR targets fuel savings by purchasing enhanced diesel

WSOR targets fuel savings by purchasing enhanced diesel

Bombardier opens maintenance facility in England

NJ Transit opts for electronic employment application processing

September 18

RailAmerica short line starts coast-to-coast fruit service, donates disaster-relief shipment for New York

UP launches Web tool aimed at attracting recovered paper shippers

U.S. district judge grants three BLE members preliminary injunction

Sound Transit recognizes service anniversaries

September 17

Freight railroads performed well under terrorism's pressure, STB's Morgan says

BMWE, IBB delay merger ballot deadline due to tragedy

AAR's 2000 Class I analysis now available

Passenger rail systems offer New York, Washington support, aid

Caltrain plans meetings for fare collection procedure changes

Alaska Railroad unveils commuter rail study

Nestor Traffic Systems merges back into parent company

September 14

STB finds UP's WPL rate unreasonable, orders railroad to pare down price

Union coalition temporarily suspends retirement bill lobbying

TIP expands trailer fleet, Canadian network

Amtrak expands services to aid New Yorkers, stranded passengers throughout the country

Passenger rail organizations cancel, postpone meetings

CTA begins Douglas Branch reconstruction

Taiwan Railway contracts Bombardier for train protection systems

September 13

BNSF, UTU unite to better avert workplace injuries

BLE, UTU extend merger vote deadline due to tragedy's effects

NS offers free rail service to aid New York recovery

September 12

NS, CSXT resume service in most terrorist-affected areas

UTU agrees to first contract with New Brunswick short line

BLE members file second suit against UTU merger

Amtrak, Budgethotels finalize info board agreement

Transit responds to tragedy

SacRT receives $34 million for light rail extension

September 11

Washington lumber mill might be carload buzz saw for PS&P

More than 200 small roads receive "Jake" safety awards

MBTA taps Siemens for heavy-rail cars

WMATA lays plans for additional parking structure

Metra inks deal for event recorder systems

September 10

Executive shuffle begets organizational shift, ASLRRA says

GPS might be vulnerable to disruptions, USDOT says

A&M lands division head to assess real-estate opportunities

East Coast agencies plan Try Transit Week activities

Bombardier nets multi-million transport contracts

Tri-Met celebrates Airport MAX opening

MARTA to premiere next-generation advertising

September 7

East's coal shortage means more long hauls — and revenue — for NS

U.S. court dismisses BLE-UTU merger suit

STB anoints CN/WC merger

August freight traffic continues railroads' year-long dreary refrain

Muddy mess aside, DART construction on schedule

Sound Transit names chief administrative officer

CTA hits ground running in September

September 6

Weak economy doesn't modify second-quarter intermodal moves, IANA says

Fuel additive helps TRRA cultivate cleaner air from locomotives

CTA wants Canadian transport minister to answer rail subsidy questions

September 5

Revamped facility bolsters P&C Dock's Western coal-handling business

Doughnut retailer builds distribution center on Illinois short line's doorstep

Some BLE members oppose UTU merger

California seeks transportation plan

GO Transit mixes, matches schedules, consists to meet demand

Kowloon Canton inks signaling system deal with ALSTOM

September 4

BRS closes pact to purchase majority ownership in Estonian national railway

Texas DOT contracts consultant for I-10 freight-corridor study

Australian governments couple National Rail, FreightCorp as combined bid

BART, two unions reach tentative contract agreement

Houston Metro to begin track installation near medical center

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