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Rail News: November 2001

November 30

Senators favor limits to retirement bill debate, opening door to floor vote Montana tribe questions safety of BNSF shipments, seeks to reinstitute railroad tax IANA marks Matney's career with Silver King Pin award Sound Transit board authorizes construction of Central Link initial segment FHWA, FTA team up to create transportation planning program, Web site

November 29

Davidson's UP forecast calls for four more years of growth Locomotives more-environmentally friendly than trucks, RAC says

November 28

Three Eastern rails plan to challenge West Virginia's mass litigation process STB drops pre-Conrail-split rate complaint per utility's request L.A. MTA adds capacity with third car for Blue Line trains 'Mission Possible' rolls off assembly line into West Coast service ALSTOM lands Delhi metro traction contract

November 27

STB opts to examine rate cases one at a time Moody retires from NCRR board

November 26

UTU members support CN strike if labor agreement stalls CSX seeks to settle New Orleans tank-car fire class-action suit Bombardier inks deals in Australia and China

November 21

CPR to upgrade 40 remote-control systems through CANAC California short line seeks STB approval to lease port-owned track TRE plans to launch Dallas-to-Fort Worth service

November 20

Rail-car builders road-to-recovery to start in second-half 2002, EPA says Grant helps kick-start Western Canadian road-to-rail service

November 19

STB issues final EIS on DM&E project, final decision might come in 45 to 60 days Senate might vote on retirement bill after Thanksgiving AAR selects Delk to survey industry security DART tabs ex-military man as transit police second-in-command

November 16

After poor quarter, Emons plans expense cuts, marketing additions UP, VTA need no STB stamp of approval for dual-operating California line Amtrak tickets to Maine go on sale at last

November 15

January-to-August train accidents rise slightly, crossing incidents fall, FRA says Arzoon partners with freight-payment service provider to enhance supply-chain software Tellier takes Logistics Executive of the Year honors

November 14

UTU's Boyd urges BLE's Hahs to strongly support merger in light of continued opposition Bombardier lands two European contracts for trams Canadian transportation policy needs less regulation, more funds for short lines, RAC's Rowat says ACC recommends security measures for hazardous material moves

November 13

CN banks on e-business to help boost revenue, Tellier says UP will keep investing in coal corridor, Evans says RAILINC, Elemica target supply-chain management software for chemical shippers Global Railway to soon acquire its second railroad-equipment supplier

November 12

CPR enlarges EMP container network role Bombardier, Amtrak trade barbs as disagreement leads to lawsuit TRRA selects Timera's workforce-management software Don Schneider snags Maryland business school's Person of the Year honor

November 9

October freight traffic figures provide U.S. rails a small ray of light, AAR says ARC decides Amtrak won't reach self-sufficiency by 2002 deadline RVI must transfer rail line ownership to CCPA, STB says Houston Metro passes latest — and last? — light rail hurdle UP adds consumer products to Yard Sale New York's MTA awards paratransit and feeder-bus contracts Tyco Electronics nails Bombardier wire-marking contract

November 8

RSPA seeks transportation security proposals STB drops TTX equipment-pool monitoring, might drop CN/IC merger oversight RailAmerica makes staff changes to better control growth curve

November 7

Classification can hinge on railroads' consolidated financial reports, STB rules Los Angeles MTA goes Hollywood with new promotion Consultants to sponsor monthly national teleconference series on counter-terrorism in transit CSXT to speed up trains in three Florida counties LIRR awards Alstom interlocking contract Vermont Railway shuffles staff additions, subtractions

November 6

RailAmerica reaches ParkSierra pact to acquire three additional short lines Metra receives $319 million in FFGAs for three projects NS gaining operational headwind from year-long initiatives Los Angeles MTA inks performance-based safety deal with DuPont UP operating regions now four-fold NYC Transit seals deal to keep AMS processing rule-violation paperwork

November 5

NS rolls out redesigned operating plan to shorten routes, transit times 'Back on Track America' to bring small businesses free advice during nationwide rail tour Sound Transit releases proposed 2002 budget RAC shuffles board, wages information campaign to promote Canadian rails as border-congestion busters Cubic forms security group Fred Krebs returns to rail industry - and NY&A

November 2

Short line marks safety milestone WMATA mail room tests negative for anthrax USDOT relying on legislation, industry cooperation to improve U.S. transportation security, Mineta says Caltrain awards Amtrak operating contract BNSF inks energy-management deal to save dollars

November 1

CSXT, UP alter interline service, preserve Class I alliance trend Short line opts to test Western Canadian open-access waters one more time ASLRRA sets conference call to inform members about key small-road issues TFM gains U.S. grant for second Toluca intermodal terminal GWI shuts down Speedlink despite solid third quarter << Previous Next >>
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