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Rail News: September 2002

September 30

BNSF forum eyes employees input in fostering diversity Ferromex installs software to speed computerized responses to customers CIT Rail Resources ramps up lease fleet

September 27

Intermodal: U.S. roads continue to pump up the volume BNSF taps Pace to set medical/health program's stride STB plans to close door in January on DM&E's merger with former I&M Rail Link RailAmerica's Ferronor lands long-term natural gas contract WMATA debuts new CAF cars on Orange Line San Diego transit authorities sign on for Cubic's smart cards Sound Transit simulates hostage situation on commuter train

September 26

Freight Australia tallies two long-term, revenue-generating contracts KCS forms committee to nominate board members; braces for lower-than-expected quarterly earnings North Carolina Railroad ready to replace outdated bridge FRA officially awards RRIF loan to Oregon short line Herzog, Stagecoach partner to create TransitAmerica

September 25

BNSF taps Fox to head engineering; Campbell to succeed Fox ASLRRA appoints two associate board members West Virginia short line plans to purchase CSXT's track 'Slab track' would withstand buckling, cement trade group says Optimism builds as building falls for Seattle's Central Link light rail WMATA awards $92 million Largo extension contract DART appoints VP of procurement

September 24

Railroads, supplier, environmental agencies team up to curb locomotive emissions, fuel consumption Supply industry consolidation prompts RSA, RPI to propose merger Global Railway back in acquisition mode Bombardier obtains recent order trifecta

September 23

BLE to represent Indiana short line's workers ECOTRANS' APUs to be installed on new GE locomotives Metra plans to redeploy a few engineers BART completes car-renovation program, continues system-wide work

September 20

UP closes door on Utah Transit deal CPR-MEX service paying dividends for Maine-to-Mexico City paper move CSXT tries to sweeten bulk food moves through mail marketing AAR approves ASF-Keystone's new draft gears Amtrak's Gunn presents board budget proposal NJ Transit plans to make a clean sweep of its system - literally

September 19

Study: Intermodal might be U.S. roads' top revenue producer by 2004 Four down, one to go: Private fleet owners'car-charge disputes against BNSF, UP slowly being settled, STB says Swiss railway orders freight locomotives from Bombardier Suppliers plan soon to market more secure container seal

September 18

Customer advisory board fosters valuable feedback, BNSF says New Florida short line seeks STB blessing to operate Apalachicola Northern Railroad's line RAILINC rolls out financial-management software designed for small roads DART to eliminate jobs, consider fare hike as part of 2003 budget Secaucus Transfer to be opened in phases starting next year

September 17

Genesee & Wyoming to list shares on New York Stock Exchange; obtain STB approval to acquire Utah Railroad Alaska Railroad closer to realigning Anchorage-to-Wasilla track BTS site aims to assist transportation researchers, analysts Amtrak records trio of high-ranking departures

September 16

BNSF partners with Schneider National to promote crossing safety Guatemalan railway director Andrade dies in plane crash North Dakota short line takes over South Dakota-crossing track Canadian shippers coalition seeks clarity in CTA's rail-competition policy CTA awards construction, IT contracts Survey says: Minnesotans favor commuter-rail project

September 13

North American rail-car market still closer to famine than feast, ARCI says Perishables bear fruit for CSXT's growing Express Lane business Canadian small-road association welcomes anonymous members Johnstown America delivers aggregate cars to Texas-based TXI Siemens, Bombardier share Vienna metro train order CTA purchases more composite plastic ties

September 12

BTS' latest U.S. rail stats show promise FRA warns Class Is about intimidating injured workers, UTU says More truck-driver hours means less freight on Canadian rails, RAC says New York Regional Rail fortifies steel business, shores up income

September 11

CTA rejects Ferroequus Railway's running-rights application External fund managers to oversee portion of CPR's pension fund Timken expands reconditioning services to rail axles, bearing boxes U.S. House passes transit flexibility act Caterpillar subsidiary to supply engines for Swiss railway's locomotives Southern California transportation heads present Mineta their TEA-3 wish lists

September 10

Watco Cos. stresses safety to supervisors, workers BMWE, IBB online postings promote proposed merger's benefits Oregon short line receives RRIF check from FRA

September 9

Brazilian mining firm employs real-time rail-management system BNSF ramps up new Chicago-area automotive facility BNSF's guaranteed intermodal service grows to 18 lanes BLE proposes fatigue-management plan at Washington meeting Sound Transit, contractors' association sign partnering agreement WMATA to power up Branch Avenue Rail Yard

September 6

Step aside Oakland A's: U.S. roads keep alive months-long traffic winning streak De-regulation, not 'regulated poaching,' key to CN's competitive success, Tellier says NS produces video to inform employees, extract ideas STB allows St. Lawrence & Atlantic to continue leasing New Hampshire lines Who says you can't fight City Hall? Railtrack orders $25 million in equipment from Harsco Track Technologies

September 5

CN, CSX issue investor caveats on yearly, quarterly earnings NS forms diversity council to foster fair corporate climate Cameras could lessen KCS' crossing litigation; more fluid terminals ramp up railroad's service Intermodal terminals open in Montreal, Los Angeles KCS taps Poulsen for top engineering post NTSB: Two similar 2001 CTA collisions result of operator error WMATA AGM receives international honor

September 4

BNSF leases track to Texas short line to foster feeder traffic UTU yardmasters ratify CSXT contract The envelope please: BNSF, RailAmerica earn service honors STB to streamline shippers' large-road rate challenges STB approves Alamo North's quarry-serving rail line

September 3

CPR's customs designation to clear railway from Canada-U.S. border congestion CSXT to grant Michigan short line access to Saginaw track Canadian regional railway association joins advisory council Delaware & Hudson, UTU reach tentative yardmaster contract Vancouver SkyTrain opens Millennium Line Metro-North awards Bombardier $322 million EMU contract ALSTOM joint venture lands $189 million Channel Tunnel contract << Previous Next >>
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