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Rail News: September 2002

September 30

BNSF forum eyes employees input in fostering diversity

Ferromex installs software to speed computerized responses to customers

CIT Rail Resources ramps up lease fleet

September 27

Intermodal: U.S. roads continue to pump up the volume

BNSF taps Pace to set medical/health program's stride

STB plans to close door in January on DM&E's merger with former I&M Rail Link

RailAmerica's Ferronor lands long-term natural gas contract

WMATA debuts new CAF cars on Orange Line

San Diego transit authorities sign on for Cubic's smart cards

Sound Transit simulates hostage situation on commuter train

September 26

Freight Australia tallies two long-term, revenue-generating contracts

KCS forms committee to nominate board members; braces for lower-than-expected quarterly earnings

North Carolina Railroad ready to replace outdated bridge

FRA officially awards RRIF loan to Oregon short line

Herzog, Stagecoach partner to create TransitAmerica

September 25

BNSF taps Fox to head engineering; Campbell to succeed Fox

ASLRRA appoints two associate board members

West Virginia short line plans to purchase CSXT's track

'Slab track' would withstand buckling, cement trade group says

Optimism builds as building falls for Seattle's Central Link light rail

WMATA awards $92 million Largo extension contract

DART appoints VP of procurement

September 24

Railroads, supplier, environmental agencies team up to curb locomotive emissions, fuel consumption

Supply industry consolidation prompts RSA, RPI to propose merger

Global Railway back in acquisition mode

Bombardier obtains recent order trifecta

September 23

BLE to represent Indiana short line's workers

ECOTRANS' APUs to be installed on new GE locomotives

Metra plans to redeploy a few engineers

BART completes car-renovation program, continues system-wide work

September 20

UP closes door on Utah Transit deal

CPR-MEX service paying dividends for Maine-to-Mexico City paper move

CSXT tries to sweeten bulk food moves through mail marketing

AAR approves ASF-Keystone's new draft gears

Amtrak's Gunn presents board budget proposal

NJ Transit plans to make a clean sweep of its system - literally

September 19

Study: Intermodal might be U.S. roads' top revenue producer by 2004

Four down, one to go: Private fleet owners'car-charge disputes against BNSF, UP slowly being settled, STB says

Swiss railway orders freight locomotives from Bombardier

Suppliers plan soon to market more secure container seal

September 18

Customer advisory board fosters valuable feedback, BNSF says

New Florida short line seeks STB blessing to operate Apalachicola Northern Railroad's line

RAILINC rolls out financial-management software designed for small roads

DART to eliminate jobs, consider fare hike as part of 2003 budget

Secaucus Transfer to be opened in phases starting next year

September 17

Genesee & Wyoming to list shares on New York Stock Exchange; obtain STB approval to acquire Utah Railroad

Alaska Railroad closer to realigning Anchorage-to-Wasilla track

BTS site aims to assist transportation researchers, analysts

Amtrak records trio of high-ranking departures

September 16

BNSF partners with Schneider National to promote crossing safety

Guatemalan railway director Andrade dies in plane crash

North Dakota short line takes over South Dakota-crossing track

Canadian shippers coalition seeks clarity in CTA's rail-competition policy

CTA awards construction, IT contracts

Survey says: Minnesotans favor commuter-rail project

September 13

North American rail-car market still closer to famine than feast, ARCI says

Perishables bear fruit for CSXT's growing Express Lane business

Canadian small-road association welcomes anonymous members

Johnstown America delivers aggregate cars to Texas-based TXI

Siemens, Bombardier share Vienna metro train order

CTA purchases more composite plastic ties

September 12

BTS' latest U.S. rail stats show promise

FRA warns Class Is about intimidating injured workers, UTU says

More truck-driver hours means less freight on Canadian rails, RAC says

New York Regional Rail fortifies steel business, shores up income

September 11

CTA rejects Ferroequus Railway's running-rights application

External fund managers to oversee portion of CPR's pension fund

Timken expands reconditioning services to rail axles, bearing boxes

U.S. House passes transit flexibility act

Caterpillar subsidiary to supply engines for Swiss railway's locomotives

Southern California transportation heads present Mineta their TEA-3 wish lists

September 10

Watco Cos. stresses safety to supervisors, workers

BMWE, IBB online postings promote proposed merger's benefits

Oregon short line receives RRIF check from FRA

September 9

Brazilian mining firm employs real-time rail-management system

BNSF ramps up new Chicago-area automotive facility

BNSF's guaranteed intermodal service grows to 18 lanes

BLE proposes fatigue-management plan at Washington meeting

Sound Transit, contractors' association sign partnering agreement

WMATA to power up Branch Avenue Rail Yard

September 6

Step aside Oakland A's: U.S. roads keep alive months-long traffic winning streak

De-regulation, not 'regulated poaching,' key to CN's competitive success, Tellier says

NS produces video to inform employees, extract ideas

STB allows St. Lawrence & Atlantic to continue leasing New Hampshire lines

Who says you can't fight City Hall?

Railtrack orders $25 million in equipment from Harsco Track Technologies

September 5

CN, CSX issue investor caveats on yearly, quarterly earnings

NS forms diversity council to foster fair corporate climate

Cameras could lessen KCS' crossing litigation; more fluid terminals ramp up railroad's service

Intermodal terminals open in Montreal, Los Angeles

KCS taps Poulsen for top engineering post

NTSB: Two similar 2001 CTA collisions result of operator error

WMATA AGM receives international honor

September 4

BNSF leases track to Texas short line to foster feeder traffic

UTU yardmasters ratify CSXT contract

The envelope please: BNSF, RailAmerica earn service honors

STB to streamline shippers' large-road rate challenges

STB approves Alamo North's quarry-serving rail line

September 3

CPR's customs designation to clear railway from Canada-U.S. border congestion

CSXT to grant Michigan short line access to Saginaw track

Canadian regional railway association joins advisory council

Delaware & Hudson, UTU reach tentative yardmaster contract

Vancouver SkyTrain opens Millennium Line

Metro-North awards Bombardier $322 million EMU contract

ALSTOM joint venture lands $189 million Channel Tunnel contract

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