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Rail News: March 2002

March 28

BNSF to market liquid hazardous-waste moves in beefed-up box cars RailAmerica sells Georgia short line to the peach state Intermodal critical to Canada's transportation future, RAC says Cherry blossoms might be calling visitors back to Washington, WMATA

March 27

Grupo TMM, KCS resolve dividend, bridge-lease disputes; meld Mexrail into TFM BNSF launches online survey to gauge customers' satisfaction CSXT opens London-area office to build European business USDOT awards FTA grant for Tren Urbano project

March 26

KCS to open 41st specialized transloading center DM&E maintains MOW, mechanical focus despite pending PRB project Slovakian railroad plans to muster more telecommunication market share

March 25

BLE files federal remote-control-related suit against FRA, USDOT STB issues rulings on BNSF's UP/SP merger-related trackage-right disputes Intermodal service provider's system requires pre-set delivery times Sound Transit Central Link back on track Southeast High Speed Rail progresses plans NJ Transit eases Penn Station crowding by opening escalators, stairways

March 22

BLE, BNSF close to safety agreement similar to BNSF/UTU's Canadian shipper organization seeks federal assistance to ax certain Class I tariffs North Carolina Railroad chairman steps down, shuffling board leadership FTA releases 2003 New Starts recommendations GCRTA decides to build interim rail station Bay Area prepares to expand smart-card pilot

March 21

BNSF's Krebs to retire, handing chairman reins to Rose STB allows electric utility's Illinois rail line proposal to proceed NASA to launch zero-gravity railroad in April

March 20

BNSF rolls out new end-of-train devices to boost service efficiency CSXI taps two execs to guide intermodal growth American Welding Society releases updated car, locomotive spec Denver RTD receives FTA funds for Southeast Corridor Commission decision clears funding path for San Francisco Bay Area transportation projects Sound Transit opens Kent Garage earlier than expected

March 19

FRA issues final rule addressing safe operations after future mergers Shippers bestow service awards to NS, CSXT Algoma Central Railway's union representatives ratify CN agreement

March 18

BNSF, UTU agree on alternative worker-safety rules RailWorks files reorganization plan with federal bankruptcy court Intermodal Transportation Institute elects six board members DOT IG stresses intercity rail's need for capital, detailed plans at Senate hearing SacRT's South Line enters next construction phase Port Authority of Allegheny County inks control center deal with Union Switch & Signal

March 15

KCS reopens Oklahoma intermodal ramp after three-year hiatus UP awards chemical shippers' safety efforts Watco Cos. secures car-tracing feature for Web site WMATA to expand car-sharing program NJ Transit hires counter-terrorism training consultant

March 14

Two top Emons executives join GWI's growing ranks Small roads rally at 'Day on the Hill' to push infrastructure-funding bill BNSF's soon-to-open Chicago-area intermodal terminal lands another customer

March 13

Pennsylvania's House passes bill prohibiting reverse-operating locomotives CN, BLE agree to alternative compensation concept USDOT to create action plan protecting GPS-reliant transportation applications Bombardier inks billion-dollar deal with UK holding company Senate committee plans Amtrak hearing Metrolink seeks formal on-time resolution with UP

March 12

NS, electric utility garner STB evidence protection for coal-rate complaint Class Is, small roads build business through cooperation, AAR says Web site serves as storage-capacity matchmaker

March 11

STB halts Salt Lake City's attempt to abandon UP line Revamped Pennsylvania yard last link in NS' redesigned merchandise network KCS honors chemical shippers' haz-mat safety efforts High-speed rail group presents 2002 goals DART has award-winning week MTA awards contract to rebuild lines damaged Sept. 11

March 8

U.S., Canadian intermodal moves rise, carloads fall in February, AAR says STB, FRA team up to tame merging-railroad integration Indiana Harbor Belt creates head of business development FTA offers safety, security data reporting seminars CTA hires firm to oversee IT projects Washington state DOT receives $2.1 million FTA grant

March 7

U.S. Class Is bunch trackwork into 2002 maintenance blitzes Alameda Corridor 39 days from completion STB increases some filing fees to offset overhead costs Amtrak's Warrington resigns, resurfaces

March 6

CN orders 60 higher-horsepower locomotives from GE UP extends weather-warning system contract Supplier offers digital database of Canadian rail network MBTA native son takes the helm Caltrain orders six locomotives Hollings to introduce to Senate another rail-related bill

March 5

Watco Cos. shuffles staff FRA's proposed MOW-equipment safety rulemaking hot topic of industry-representative talks, RPI says BLE organizes informational LRC picket for CSXT board meeting

March 4

BNSF partners with Oakland port to operate, serve new intermodal terminal Rail-car deliveries soon to bottom-out before a slow second-half rise, EPA says BLE continues to bargain with national carriers' committee for engineer-friendlier agreement Northeastern Illinois projects to receive $65 million in CMAQ funds L.A. MTA takes 'Smart Card' step forward

March 1

'Sprint' train on the run in Ontario, Canada, for CN, short line, steel producer BNSF ready to redesign its carload network, Rose says << Previous Next >>
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