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Rail News: January 2002

January 31

BNSF, North Dakota governor to deliberate grain-rate debate KCS records quarterly, yearly gains Hudson Bay Railway gains new general manager

January 30

Fusión: Mexico's Ferromex, Ferrosur seek merger STB places final stamp of approval on DM&E's long-proposed PRB project RailMarketplace taps Stoiber as COO, launches second Web version SEPTA's Schuylkill Valley extension gets FTA green light

January 29

Jamboree times three for CSXT Belt Railway of Chicago adopts crew-management software TRANSFLO takes on CSXT's rail-logistic services

January 28

STB OKs BNSF's Texas line to captive chemical shipper Greenbrier reduces European jobs, operations Software seeks to enhance railroad/customer relationship Sound Transit oversight panel issues year-end performance review Alstom lands several European deals during past 30 days German transport authority orders rolling stock from Bombardier

January 25

Intermodal Institute postpones North American transportation-head summit until spring 2003 UP contemplates more job cuts in 2002 TRANSFLO opens two more bulk-transfer terminals Fazel, Bullock take Sound Transit management spots SamTrans, Caltrain ink deal for dedicated transit police force

January 24

UP raises yearly net income, drops operating ratio Twin Cities & Western to re-open Minnesota short line STB green-lights IC's Louisiana line to captive chemical shipper GE Transportation Systems to eliminate 1,100 jobs

January 23

NS finishes 2001 on a strong note LRCs are wave of UTU's, KCS' future, officials say 'Best operating ratio' title remains with CN after successful quarter, year Santa Clara VTA, Caltrans receive federal grants Passenger rail advocacy group elects leadership WMATA to replace 'rubber doughnuts' and 'floating slabs' National Building museum hosts transit exhibit

January 22

CSX, CPR report fourth-quarter advances; BNSF experiences quarterly retreat UP to close Idaho hump yard TFM targets year-over-year revenue growth at 16 percent

January 21

BNSF to centralize rail-car repairs at Nebraska shop by April ASLRRA set to have its 'Day on Hill' March 13 Minneapolis light-rail chooses Cubic smart-card ticketing system BART to train operators through virtual operations, simulators

January 18

AAR appoints three rail officials to retirement trust fund board CPR settles property tax issues with five Indian bands Pacer taps Shurstad to head Stacktrain unit WMATA's plans propose busy year WMATA elects new chairman DART promotes exec to head human resources

January 17

Mexican courts to hear KCS' Grupo TFM dividend, bridge lease dispute BNSF to sell 119-mile rail line to Oklahoma Class III FRA seeks public comments on U.S. dispatching location rule Arzoon software targets more-simplified rail logistics, larger railroad marketshare

January 16

Great North Eastern Railway settles for two-year franchise extension CPR seeks short-line buyer for Alberta branch line, sets frog-shop closing deadline STB to gauge interest in AAR-organized interchange issue meetings FTA, FHWA: No change in CMAQ eligibility for high-speed rail projects Amtrak taps transit vet as Northeast Corridor senior VP Union Switch & Signal so far having a happy new year

January 15

U.S. district court stalls BLE's LRC-related strike plans U.S. Class Is, UTU plan remote-control pilot projects KCS to crank-up LRC use by year-end China, Mongolia, mining company plan joint rail-line study

January 14

CANAC develops Web-based training programs for industry associations Bush appoints transportation security chief sans Senate approval BLE files NMB response to UTU's winner-take-all election proposal on KCS Amtrak Reform Council narrows reorganization plan

January 11

Not so happy new year: North American freight roads record first-week traffic decline Brazilian freight railroad acquires Holland track evaluation hi-rail KCSI, TMM in TFM dividend tiff Sound Transit names real estate, human resource managers New York State furthers high-speed plans Austrian Railways selects Alcatel for electronic interlocking system

January 10

Wabash National cuts 480 jobs Belt business: BRC, IHB enter trackage rights pact

January 9

RailAmerica completes ParkSierra acquisition UP leases 'green' yard-switcher locomotive Higher-speed rail inching toward reality in Midwest

January 8

L.B. Foster buys Greulich Bridge Timken adds Canadian dollars capability to online store

January 7

Deregulation, Eurostyle: Swedish National Rail OKs use of Ikea trains Amtrak, post-Amtrak: UTU's Boyd proposes rail-passenger summit RailAmerica closes StatesRail deal BART expands auto-sharing program at Colma Station Reform Council to weed nine reorganization options to three at week's end

January 4

BNSF, UP strike out on motion to partially dismiss utility's rate complaint NS unveils Chicago bulk-transfer facility ASLRRA plans April annual meeting

January 3

STB pegs vice chairman, considers 11 track-building proposals BNSF adds intermodal lanes to online rate list Customer-focused e-initiatives will help drive sales, white paper says

January 2

2001 freight traffic — minus one week — depicts year-long decay Naples port puffs up container volume << Previous Next >>
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