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Rail News: April 2002

April 30

Rail competition-enhancing bill introduced to Senate NS needs to 'stand and fight' to continue growing, Goode says Transportation watchdog asks Canadian transport minister to delay southern Ontario line's demolition

April 29

CN, CPR sell Niagara Falls bridge to truck-promoting partners UP procures second GM performance award Grupo TMM registers solid first quarter CTA solicits bids for up to 706 heavy-rail cars WMATA names Scott, Goodine to executive posts Amtrak swing bridge gets needed repair following barge hit

April 26

CPR makes the financial grade in the first quarter Tranz Rail names new CFO ASF-Keystone centralizes customer service, obtains AAR's standard approval for truck-suspension system Amtrak names seasoned railroad veteran Gunn president and CEO BART signs second on-call service contract this month

April 25

UP thrives in first quarter despite economic discord KCS doubles its first-quarter performance pleasure Union federation releases worker-safety study

April 24

NS posts mostly promising first-quarter operating results Rail World, Wheeling Corp. envision summer Bangor & Aroostook sale Small-road infrastructure-funding bill heads to Senate for full vote Amtrak, IBM ink IT deal to lower costs, raise revenue Green Goat gets ready to ride commuter rails

April 23

BNSF/KCS marketing alliance nurtures Class Is' recent affiliations UP to transfer locomotive repairs, workers from Arkansas shop to three locations Rail-car backlog, orders, deliveries still declining, ARCI says First quarter kind to CN, mixed bag to BNSF 'Survive-Alive' tunnel set to open in D.C. WMATA, ATU sign new four-year contract CTA contractor signs plastic-tie deal

April 22

CSX sees first-quarter earnings, income rise; revenues fall BLE pickets BNSF's, UP's annual meetings to protest LRC operations BNSF, NS start guaranteed Southern California-to-Northeast intermodal service

April 19

A&M snares second federal loan aimed at small roads' infrastructure needs Texas short line seeks STB approval to build quarry-serving line AAR honors CSXT engineer with environmental award Senate committee passes S. 1991 with amendments, names two more high-speed corridors

April 18

CPR secures, ships second-heaviest load to Saskatchewan Northwestern University transportation conference focuses on fatigue management Bombardier Capital taps Tilley to head sales, marketing

April 17

CN banks on premium service, partnerships to bolster top line, Tellier says Canadian software provider releases car-tracking system for shippers, receivers Georgia short line uploads RAILINC's operational-management software First-quarter-sales plunge prompts Wabtec to close Canadian plant, cut costs Steel work begins on San Diego Trolley's extension SEPTA names CFO, makes additional staff changes

April 16

RailMarketplace, ASLRRA team up to tap industry's Internet sourcing potential Web-based system to streamline BNSF's service-contract process Timken, NSK form joint venture to produce roller bearings in China CN seals EMD locomotive-engine remanufacturing deal

April 15

Consistent growth will preserve CPR's independence, Ritchie says BNSF to separate forms from train-crew hygiene packs GWI replaces Arthur Andersen as accountant MARTA names AGM for external affairs NYC Transit inks deal for asset-management software MBTA lays plans to increase parking at Beverly Depot

April 12

UPS Autogistics presents UP prize as year's top railroad BNSF honors chemical shippers' safety Canadian short line ratifies UTU agreement Meridian Rail taps top executives NJ Transit unveils locomotive, rail-car prototypes BART mulls budget shortfall options Boston, San Diego agencies sign contracts with Balfour Beatty WMATA seeks additional $100 million for security

April 11

Fifth Canadian rail union ratifies CN agreement IANA, NITL nail down dates for joint expo Greenbrier banks on rail-car backlog boost

April 10

BNSF attempts to monitor, modify workplace air quality Ferroequus fends off Canadian Class Is' running-rights objections Uganda taps consultant to confer on railway's privatization NJ Transit plans memorial services for 9/11 commuter victims Denver RTD taps TranSystems to redevelop Union Station Romanian State Railway places $270 million DMU order

April 9

CN honors 114 chemical shippers' 2001 safe-handling efforts UP chooses construction manager for Chicago-area intermodal terminal KCS settles into new downtown K.C. digs

April 8

NS advances plans to attract, develop employees CN to challenge Ferroequus' amended running-rights application Consortium begins to build track for north/south-linking Aussie line Calgary lets LRT construction contract VIA plans to continue Vancouver service after April 15 — but not fund development initiative Minnesota commuter-rail planners await matching state funds

April 5

For NS, seven plus seven equals prime performance, Goode says Pennsylvania short line fortifies locomotive fleet UP tallies third-straight Toyota service award Tri-Met lands FTA grant for IMAX project Here comes the judge — from WMATA ALSTOM acquires overhaul contracts from AAI Corp.

April 4

U.S., Canadian roads still singing the carload blues UP's health-promoting program earns accolades New England regional, Chevron reach waterfront property-development deal BART awards $15 million on-call construction management contract Utah receives second FTA grant for University Line SEPTA, unions put training grant to work

April 3

ASLRRA announces safety award winners NS enlists Evans to support operations Johnstown America delivers aluminum coal cars to southern utility SNCF signs deals worth $251 million for trainsets

April 2

NS marketing/operating unit to bolster, broaden eastern North Carolina business; vice president to supervise customer service BCR Group opting out of marine-managing business CN, Canadian traffic-controllers union green-light tentative three-year deal

April 1

Iowa short line connects with UP through trackage transaction BNSF, Arkansas short line create joint, three-day marketing campaign Nova Scotia short-line workers ratify BLE contract, end two-month strike Mile High City to celebrate light-rail opening DART names senior VP, project management << Previous Next >>
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