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Rail News: February 2002

February 28

BLE mulls Teamsters merger Holding company shuffles regionals' management decks Construction materials supplier to build BNSF-served cement terminal in Oregon

February 27

NITL, ARC create rail competition-enhancing coalition BMWE to begin merger negotiations with steelworkers union NITL members open organization's door to carriers, third-party providers Amtrak elects Smith chairman WMATA sets course with employee work/life initiatives MARTA signs yard-control contract with US&S

February 26

NS leans on new operating plan, process-improving initiative to continue lowering costs, raising revenue BC Rail eyes new box-car fleet for future lumber factory

February 25

BNSF grows guaranteed intermodal product by three lanes CN agrees to tentative labor contract at former WC short line Bombardier lands $58 million in North American contracts Paris transport authority chooses Marconi for broadband network NJ Transit to upgrade Timera workforce management system

February 22

CPR reaches Manitoba line-leasing deal with Canadian short line BLE signs dotted line with three KCS subsidiary railroads

February 21

DM&E again hits the STB trail with proposed I&M Rail Link purchase CN sells interest in former WC holding Tranz Rail Nexterna upgrades location-tracking, security-enhancing software

February 20

Freight consortium seeks more-secure hazmat shipment-tracking standards Hub Group facing legal hubbub after admitting accounting irregularities Emons' shareholders bless Genesee & Wyoming deal North American 2001 container traffic tops 2000, IANA says Singapore's Land Transport Authority signs contract with Alstom consortium Metra sets ridership record, plans station renovation

February 19

UP to raise scrap-steel rates Meridian Rail partners to better develop, market rail-car, track products AAR joins coalition tackling terrorism insurance costs

February 18

President's air-emissions policy kind to coal interests, AAR's Hamberger says Nova Scotia plant part of Greenbrier's car-building plans U.S. House holds first of three Amtrak hearings

February 15

Cattron-Theimeg, CANAC debate patent infringement through lawsuits BNSF, Kansas City Terminal Railroad plan second area flyover bridge STB to more-closely scrutinize Michigan intermodal project English leasing company inks $322 million deal with Bombardier for 127 DMUs MARTA inks planning consultant contract BART to power up third rail on SFO extension

February 14

NS' encouraging 2001 performance to carryover into 2002, Wolf says Genesee & Wyoming to reward shareholders for 2001 growth SEPTA chooses one of its own for GM Swiss Federal Railways taps Alstom Transport for ERTMS L.A. MTA solicits light-rail vehicle bids NJ Transit to enter ASES installation's third phase

February 13

CPR taps consultant to tailor NS' software to its own operations FreightCorp/National Rail Corp. deal ends with 'Down-Under' bidder MOW officials form Mexico's first track-and-structures committee UK leasing company orders double-deck cars from Bombardier WMATA ups the performance ante

February 12

Pennsylvania awards more freight-rail preserving funds BNSF promotes online process to enhance diverse-supplier program If Emons Transportation Group is going out, it's not with a bang Weighing in on Amtrak Reform Council's proposals

February 11

Nova Scotia short line's workers strike, seek BLE-supported contract Past year provides positive growth momentum for RailAmerica Johnstown America completes coal-car delivery to Michigan utility Mitsubishi Electric/Super Steel partnership might lead to new jobs

February 8

New locomotive color scheme reflects CSXT's can-do approach Greenbrier grabs $50 million, mostly North American rail-car order Indiana Harbor Belt garners new GM, comptroller AREMA plans two April seminars on passenger rail properties WMATA committee recommends contract for Largo extension MARTA set to receive $26.7 million grant

February 7

January U.S., Canadian freight traffic mirrors 2001's downhill slide; TFM's carloads creep up BRS mulls merger with sheet-metal workers union Railroad construction, maintenance association announces board changes

February 6

Pennsylvania helps fund 10 rail-preserving projects STB eyes electronic postings to promote public access to filings New York MTA names executive director

February 5

NS to implement career-controlling, diversity-developing initiatives CPR subsidiary rolls out shipment-management software Bay Area transit agencies hope cash, convenience encourage increased ridership U.S. DOT presents FY 2003 budget House committee schedules Amtrak oversight hearings

February 4

Western New York & Pennsylvania set to expand its line Committee begins search for next ASLRRA president

February 1

Ten-year rail trends report available from AAR BLE, Grand Trunk Railroad reach apprentice training agreement O'Bannon to lead AAR's legislative efforts Passenger-Rail Perspective: WMATA's Regional Safety Plan Amtrak to cut 1,000 jobs, reduce capital spending — and possibly all unprofitable routes << Previous Next >>
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