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Rail News: August 2001

August 31

Sixty-day judicial review period for new merger rules expires without a filed petition, STB says AAR's weekly traffic report gains south-of-the-border stats BNSF, limited partnership seek STB approval on competing Houston rail line Wabtec subsidiary seals Peruvian deal to remanufacture five locomotives Kawasaki Rail Car taps new president Tri-Rail enters double-track home stretch

August 30

Appellate court backs STB's branch-line embargo decisions NS settles fiber-optic cable suit

August 29

STB drops rate complaint against two Kansas short lines Former CPR fleet director to help support asset-assignment software APTA, consulting firm to launch transit e-commerce Web site Cubic Transportation opens Boston office Changing of Maryland's transit guard

August 28

CPR's service earns DaimlerChrysler gold Car tracing message change on the horizon, ASLRRA says Emons announces operational staff shifts

August 27

Pennsylvanian small roads garner track-improvement grants Canadian revenue agency's tax ruling favors CP's split NJ Transit: Out with the old, in with the new MBTA inks deal with Vanasse Hangen Brustlin

August 24

Freightliner seals deal aimed at taking containers off England's highways Johnstown America completes utility's coal-car orders LIRR completes one track project, continues others Aussies opt for German power-supply systems in high-speed trains

August 23

First-half 2001 an all-around good six months for NS, Wolf says CP appoints information agent for reorganization-related shareholders meeting Caltrain creates spaces to stow luggage going places

August 22

A&M partners, applies proactive approach to become more prosperous BNSF launches customized, customer-friendly online tracking tool Partners — including BNSF — propose alternate line to provide certain Houston shippers competitive access Plummeting rail-car orders should begin to elevate next year, EPA says Cleveland rail ridership soars high in July North Carolina, Virginia take next step toward high-speed rail

August 21

BNSF, CSXI team up to speed Southern California-to-Atlanta intermodal service AARS unveils Frank Richter scholarship program Pacer transfers LTL business to Gilbert West WMATA to put first of new cars in service Alstom nets several August contracts DART names director of internal audit

August 20

CPR might abandon five branch lines under revised network plan ARRC combines freight, passenger functions RailWorks loses chairman, COO; gains consultants to help ward off financial woes ABC-NACO reaches deal with striking Mexican workers WMATA Transit Police seek accreditation Denver transit exec achieves management certification

August 19

STB taps Rutson to head environmental analysis arm

August 17

Companion bills offer protection to striking rail workers Los Angeles port continues to pump up the volume Alameda Corridor agency selects firm to design Pacific Coast Highway grade separation CP sets stock-trading wheels in motion for spin-offs Bay Area long-range plan includes Caltrain electrification

August 16

BNSF, NS provide encore for coast-to-coast intermodal service Worker fatigue relief bill back in Congress ASLRRA honors 2000's safest small roads, top safety-conscious worker

August 15

Web tool to help NS manage fleet, customers' future car needs KCS, IMRL partner to provide grain run-through service Environmental review of BNSF refueling facility not necessary, STB says Following the Northstar: Judge dismisses suit challenging commuter-rail station planning process GO Transit seals $1 million event recorder deal with Global Railway

August 14

Great Lakes Transportation takes 'business unit' approach Intermodal Transportation Institute 'capacity' summit set Training program nets new hires for D.C.'s Metro SEPTA awards program/construction management contract

August 13

Thrall, Trinity's rail-car manufacturing unit pursue merger Intermodal: UP plans $15.8 million upgrade at Port Laredo facility Houston Metro reaches out to small-business owners Pennsylvania governor awards funds to transit agencies

August 10

CSXT speeds New York-area service on Florida Special With greater southern capacity, NS' intermodal business heads north UP can't recover soil investigation costs, Colorado court says Sound Transit breaks ground on transfer facility BART inks on-call engineering services contract

August 9

AAR, AIF plan joint Mexican expo in January CSXT powers up locomotive engine kit, joint venture to lower fuel use and emissions A&M: From business development deals to land developer BART wins court decision to ease strike threat No light rail for Kansas City

August 8

BRS, IBEW members start NS discipline program ABC-NACO swings second Chinese deal CPR supply-chain management subsidiary opts for Manugistics' software Sound Transit names interim commuter rail director Houston METRO finalizes station names for light rail alignment Caltrain breaks its ridership record

August 7

NS' process-improving initiatives pay dividends U.S. rails in April record fewer accidents, but one more fatality, BTS says Software-design companies team up to help shippers track cargo across international and domestic modes Former prime minister aide appointed VIA Rail chair Metra offers limited bike-train services Alstom to refurbish 108 additional CTA subway cars

August 6

BNSF, CSXT eliminate Chicago interchanges to craft consistent East/West service UP's and CSXT's Express Lane stretches to Philly CPR, IBEW reach tentative four-year contract ASF-Keystone makes management changes, consolidates offices in Granite City APTA announces board candidates DART taps one of its own for top position Amtrak opens Indiana Mail and Express transloading facility

August 3

Coal carloads down but not out; year-to-date traffic still under a TKO, AAR says CPR lays out go-it-alone strategy for potential investors Nation's future port — and rail — capacity under formal scrutiny New bill proposes to improve passenger rail access to freight rights of way Amtrak honors employees for developing bilingual service desk

August 2

Timken's belt gets tighter CPR's Calgary terminal to ramp up intermodal business by spring CN/WC merger won't require environmental review, STB says MRL joins handful of U.S. rails opting to operate remote-controlled locomotives U.S. appellate court upholds STB's Conrail-split conditions Transportation Appropriations Bill: All over except for the shouting Toronto Transit adds management system to Scarborough Line Amtrak taps technology to better manage purchasing processes

August 1

House approves rail retirement act GM picks UP as exclusive western rail carrier Railtrack CEO assumes operating exec's duties Seasonal change to bring Portland trains to planes << Previous Next >>
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