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Rail News: January 2003

January 31

Rail Industry Trends
Senate gives Snow thumbs up as treasury secretary; CSX names Ward Snow's successor Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP to implement locomotive remote controls at Bailey Yard Read More »
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Rail Industry Trends
NS, UP to add three cities to Blue Streak intermodal service Read More »
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Long Island Rail Road president to join RailWorks as CFO Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
A. Stucki Co. parent purchases Independent Draft Gear Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit, Port of Seattle share light-rail vision Read More »
Passenger Rail
Tri-Rail expects ridership growth in 2003 Read More »
Passenger Rail
Alexander to focus on development, growth for Connex Read More »

January 30

Rail Industry Trends
CSX posts positive yearly, quarterly financials Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS reports mixed results in annual, quarterly financial performance Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Small road to lease, operate UP's Missouri line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
To reduce debt, RailAmerica opts to sell Chilean rail interests Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra plans new suburban line Read More »

January 29

Rail Industry Trends
NS posts positive yearly, quarterly financial figures Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF, Ferromex trim transit time from truck-competitive Mexi-Modal intermodal service Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSXT, CSXI to join U.S. Customs' anti-terrorism program Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NS taps Moorman as top corporate services exec Read More »
Passenger Rail
Transit systems crack down on vandals Read More »
Passenger Rail
New name 'unifies' Bi-State Development Agency Read More »
Passenger Rail
Study shows DART stations increase value of nearby properties Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA ready to renovate Malden Center Station Read More »

January 28

Rail Industry Trends
CPR posts record operating ratio, income in 2002 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
TCU: Arbitrator's ruling on national agreement for carmen, clerks is 'disappointing' Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Rail-car builders' doldrums might cease and desist in 2003, ARCI says Read More »

January 27

Rail Industry Trends
BNSF goes down swinging on UPS failure-free service streak Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
GM honors UP's service performance Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Railcar Custom Leasing names Amick president Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain set to start second phase of CTX Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA reports decrease in motor-vehicle thefts Read More »
Passenger Rail
Houston METRO plans public meetings to discuss 20-year plan Read More »
Passenger Rail
DART introduces online trip planner Read More »

January 24

Rail Industry Trends
Chemical industry leader calls on railroads, government and captive shippers to create competitive rail-shipping environment Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
GE taps Begley as top GETS officer Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB to solicit public's view on proposed rate-challenge amendments Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
North American Technologies obtains financing to increase production of plastic-composite ties Read More »
Passenger Rail
CNN online poll: Amtrak's worth $2 billion a year in taxpayer money Read More »
Passenger Rail
National security: APTA to coordinate public-transportation ISAC Read More »

January 23

Union Pacific Railroad
UP continues 'remarkable' financial performance; plans to cut costs, jobs to counter economic, fuel-price concerns Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
KCS promotes financial, legal execs Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Bombardier, Greenbrier joint venture receives 500-car order from TTX Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
New Hampshire seeks to acquire line from Maine Central Railroad Read More »

January 22

Rail Industry Trends
CN's fourth-quarter, annual financial performance left to one's own speculation Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP, TRANSFLO to create transload-terminal network targeting non-rail served chemical customers Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
ASLRRA forming committee to provide small roads more focused technology review Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Harsco supplies switch, crossing grinders to China's Guangzhou Metro System Read More »
Passenger Rail
Union Switch installing last piece of NJ Transit's wayside speed-enforcement system Read More »
Passenger Rail
L.A. MTA begins building busway project that will provide San Fernando Valley commuters better access to light rail Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA taps Smith to head capital construction program Read More »
Passenger Rail
SamTrans elects chairman, board members Read More »

January 21

BNSF Railway
BNSF's promising fourth-quarter financial results cap cash-strapped year Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Conser caps 42-year career, retires from RailAmerica Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
North Shore Railroad System taps Shields as president Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Yardmasters ratify UTU, Grand Trunk Western Railway contract Read More »

January 20

Rail Industry Trends
Montreal, Maine & Atlantic cuts pay, temporarily lays off workers to counterbalance lost business Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BLE files dissent in locomotive remote-control arbitration case Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Wisconsin & Southern seeks to acquire CPR line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Vermont set to purchase line from former Bangor & Aroostook Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP to test RailPower Technologies' Green Goat in Chicago yard Read More »
Passenger Rail
New Jersey Transit set to build consolidated training center, two parking decks Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA schedules emergency-preparedness forum for Newark Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA to rename training facility after first female, African American general manager Read More »

January 17

Rail Industry Trends
CSXT partners to promote its services to Spanish, Portuguese shippers Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CPR sells little-used northern New Brunswick spur line to CN Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
KCS gains access to seventh U.S. port Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Bush appoints Hammerschmidt as NTSB head Read More »
Amtrak
Senate approves amendment that would meet Amtrak's appropriation request Read More »
Passenger Rail
Transit advocacy groups to Feds: 'Finance passenger-rail development' Read More »
Passenger Rail
Amtrak orders $3 million worth of brake actuators from WABCO Transit Read More »
Passenger Rail
IEEE issues standard for battery compartment size in rail-transit vehicles Read More »
Passenger Rail
Senate's verdict on Amtrak appropriation could come today Read More »

January 16

Rail Industry Trends
AAR releases most recent edition of rail-industry trends Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF chips in by helping Indian reservation move salvaged logs Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Watco Cos. to centralize purchasing under five categories Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Pennsylvania provides more than $6 million toward small-road projects Read More »

January 15

Rail Industry Trends
Locomotive remote controls are safe, AAR says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RailAmerica hits the ground running on 2003 growth plans Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSXT to jam weeks worth of track maintenance into four-day March 'Jamboree' Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB invites public to observe first open-voting conference Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Grisso begins tenure as Alliance for Rail Competition's executive director Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Iowa Interstate, carmen union agree on tentative contract Read More »
Passenger Rail
Joint venture delivers 22 rail cars to Shanghai Railways Read More »
Passenger Rail
Paris agency places $156.3 million trainset order with Bombardier-ALSTOM consortium Read More »
Passenger Rail
Minnesota commuter-rail project garners FTA's environmental seal of approval Read More »
Passenger Rail
Rail life, post-Sept. 11: FTA to provide $54.8 million for New York City-Northern New Jersey ferry projects Read More »

January 14

Rail Industry Trends
Senate targets late January hearing to consider Snow's nomination Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF grows wheat business east of the Mississippi River Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FRA offers Web-based grade-crossing evaluation tool Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RailAmerica's annual carload account an up-and-down tale Read More »

January 13

Rail Industry Trends
Federal bankruptcy court OKs Buckeye Steel's asset sale Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Arbitrator rejects BLE's position on locomotive remote-control assignment Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Supplier launches software targeting cuts in railroads' fuel costs Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF eliminates 332 jobs at three locomotive shops Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSXT joins EPA's emission-control program Read More »
Passenger Rail
Battling budget shortfall, WMATA staff recommends fare, parking-fee increases Read More »
Passenger Rail
Washington State DOT launches voice-driven portal for travel information Read More »
Passenger Rail
Computer-based training: BART provides online courses Read More »
Passenger Rail
France's SNCF, Continental Airlines form air/rail codeshare partnership Read More »

January 10

Rail Industry Trends
EXTRA! EXTRA! Read all about NS' premium paper service offering supply-chain management Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
ACTA names Doherty head of construction, engineering Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Republicans take control of House transportation committee Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. Steel to acquire National Steel's assets, including Michigan short line Read More »
Passenger Rail
German agency orders 40 double-deck coaches, eight locomotives from Bombardier Read More »
Passenger Rail
Swiss Federal Railways places $122.7 million rail-car order with Bombardier-ALSTOM venture Read More »
Passenger Rail
New York MTA awards joint venture $90.6 million subway station reconstruction contract Read More »
Passenger Rail
Chicago CTA board blesses $33.8 million connector-track renovation Read More »

January 9

Rail Industry Trends
Emmett eyes May end to NITL career Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Smithsonian exhibit to highlight U.S. transportation history Read More »
People
Timken names Happach to head rail business Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Omaha Public Power District seeks short-line service provider, line maintainer Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSXT hopes cash awards entice small roads to augment Class I's carloads Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
TMCA seeks Tranny Award entries Read More »

January 8

Rail Industry Trends
Safety training: KCS to lean more heavily on operational tests, less on written exams Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF on a service failure-free streak for UPS Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
North Carolina Railroad proposes capital projects totaling $24.5 million Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB taps Schieb as chief of staff, chairman's counsel Read More »
Passenger Rail
New York MTA awards $162 million signal modernization pact to Granite Halmar Read More »
Passenger Rail
Intelligent Power Systems acquires power-conversion equipment supply contracts from R-R Industrial Controls Read More »
Passenger Rail
Amtrak rolls back coach fares Read More »

January 7

Rail Industry Trends
Arbitrator nears decision on unions' locomotive remote-control dispute Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Greenbrier achieves quarterly gains in rail-car orders, backlog Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
International Steel Group makes bid for Bethlehem Steel Read More »

January 6

Rail Industry Trends
U.S. roads' intermodal up, carloads down saga holds true through 2002 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Alaska Railroad seeks public comments on capital projects Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
International Container Terminal Services to shutter rail-served terminal in the Philippines Read More »
Passenger Rail
SFO extension won't open at month's end, BART says Read More »
Passenger Rail
DART general counsel resigns, returns to private sector Read More »

January 3

Rail Industry Trends
Australia to simulate rail operations in cyberspace Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB clears path for Portland & Western to lease BNSF line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
ASLRRA to promote small roads' purpose by producing industry data Read More »
Passenger Rail
Public-conduct policing: WMATA creates 'Rail Anti-Crime Target Squad' Read More »
Passenger Rail
GO Transit adds Mount Joy trains Read More »

January 2

Rail Industry Trends
In its largest-ever expenditure decision, Indiana Harbor Belt contracts GETS to upgrade, remanufacture locomotives Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Teamsters/BLE to represent Iowa, Chicago & Eastern workers Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSXT appoints Griffith as coal-operation coordinator Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Montreal, Maine & Atlantic to launch operations Jan. 9 Read More »
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