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Rail News: September 2001

September 28

BLE installs new international president at Miami convention Last piece of spin-off puzzle in place for CP Sound Transit board confirms initial Central Link construction NJ Transit taps MSU campus for new Boonton Line station

September 26

Terrorism aftermath places congressional cloud over railroad-related bills BMWE, IBB members vote down merger proposal Tragedy prompts ITI to postpone October summit of three NAFTA nations' transportation leaders Two short lines tap Nordling as planning head Metro-North awards maintenance facility construction contract NJ Transit orders locomotives from Alstom Virgin Trains beefs up IT infrastructure

September 25

UP, NS plan to be in the black with Blue Streak NS, CPR continue recent Class I collaboration trend BLE, UTU: Return of the Hatfields and McCoys? CN's guaranteed empty-car program to encompass the Class I's fleet by mid-fall Third time may be the charm for BNSF, CSXI NS names Bulkmatic bulk-transfer facility operator for the 14th time

September 24

WMATA offers passengers safety advice WMATA adds car-sharing to transportation offerings Bombardier lands UK EMU deal

September 21

Smile! You're on WMATA-cam CTA lands legal eagles

September 20

NS can close Hollidaysburg car shop Oct. 1 but must enhance employee protections, STB says Rail-car conversions to boost WC's carrying capacity, reliability Defense Department requests WMATA run trains earlier BART board ratifies union agreement

September 19

Terrorism fallout compels ASLRRA to cancel annual meeting FECR starts up faster service for Tropicana juice trains WSOR targets fuel savings by purchasing enhanced diesel BNSF now a quadruple American Honda award winner WSOR targets fuel savings by purchasing enhanced diesel WSOR targets fuel savings by purchasing enhanced diesel Bombardier opens maintenance facility in England NJ Transit opts for electronic employment application processing

September 18

RailAmerica short line starts coast-to-coast fruit service, donates disaster-relief shipment for New York UP launches Web tool aimed at attracting recovered paper shippers U.S. district judge grants three BLE members preliminary injunction Sound Transit recognizes service anniversaries

September 17

Freight railroads performed well under terrorism's pressure, STB's Morgan says BMWE, IBB delay merger ballot deadline due to tragedy AAR's 2000 Class I analysis now available Passenger rail systems offer New York, Washington support, aid Caltrain plans meetings for fare collection procedure changes Alaska Railroad unveils commuter rail study Nestor Traffic Systems merges back into parent company

September 14

STB finds UP's WPL rate unreasonable, orders railroad to pare down price Union coalition temporarily suspends retirement bill lobbying TIP expands trailer fleet, Canadian network Amtrak expands services to aid New Yorkers, stranded passengers throughout the country Passenger rail organizations cancel, postpone meetings CTA begins Douglas Branch reconstruction Taiwan Railway contracts Bombardier for train protection systems

September 13

BNSF, UTU unite to better avert workplace injuries BLE, UTU extend merger vote deadline due to tragedy's effects NS offers free rail service to aid New York recovery

September 12

NS, CSXT resume service in most terrorist-affected areas UTU agrees to first contract with New Brunswick short line BLE members file second suit against UTU merger Amtrak, Budgethotels finalize info board agreement Transit responds to tragedy SacRT receives $34 million for light rail extension

September 11

Washington lumber mill might be carload buzz saw for PS&P More than 200 small roads receive "Jake" safety awards MBTA taps Siemens for heavy-rail cars WMATA lays plans for additional parking structure Metra inks deal for event recorder systems

September 10

Executive shuffle begets organizational shift, ASLRRA says GPS might be vulnerable to disruptions, USDOT says A&M lands division head to assess real-estate opportunities East Coast agencies plan Try Transit Week activities Bombardier nets multi-million transport contracts Tri-Met celebrates Airport MAX opening MARTA to premiere next-generation advertising

September 7

East's coal shortage means more long hauls — and revenue — for NS U.S. court dismisses BLE-UTU merger suit STB anoints CN/WC merger August freight traffic continues railroads' year-long dreary refrain Muddy mess aside, DART construction on schedule Sound Transit names chief administrative officer CTA hits ground running in September

September 6

Weak economy doesn't modify second-quarter intermodal moves, IANA says Fuel additive helps TRRA cultivate cleaner air from locomotives CTA wants Canadian transport minister to answer rail subsidy questions

September 5

Revamped facility bolsters P&C Dock's Western coal-handling business Doughnut retailer builds distribution center on Illinois short line's doorstep Some BLE members oppose UTU merger California seeks transportation plan GO Transit mixes, matches schedules, consists to meet demand Kowloon Canton inks signaling system deal with ALSTOM

September 4

BRS closes pact to purchase majority ownership in Estonian national railway Texas DOT contracts consultant for I-10 freight-corridor study Australian governments couple National Rail, FreightCorp as combined bid BART, two unions reach tentative contract agreement Houston Metro to begin track installation near medical center << Previous Next >>
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