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Rail News: October 2001

October 31

Rail Industry Trends
Rail-car orders, deliveries continue downward spiral, ARCI says Read More »
Passenger Rail
VRE modifies baggage security plan, witnesses Amtrak's version in action Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB to release in mid-November final EIS on DM&E Powder River Basin project Read More »
Passenger Rail
NYC Transit restores service on most lines, digs in for long haul on others Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Trinity purchases rail-car leasing firm, finalizes Thrall Car merger Read More »
Passenger Rail
DART selects firm to service retirement plan Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Lower fuel prices lead NS to drop surcharge Read More »

October 30

Rail Industry Trends
Vast majority of UTU members approve BLE merger Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
ASF-Keystone, Standard Car combine truck manufacturing capabilities Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Swiss railways' freight division opts for Bombardier-built locomotives Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NS intermodal-management subsidiary launches Web site Read More »

October 29

Rail Industry Trends
Intermodal service provider adds Seattle location Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
ASLRRA announces Marketing Award winners Read More »
Passenger Rail
VIA Rail inaugural run comes with station-improvement investment Read More »
Passenger Rail
Bombardier inks Hungarian State Railways refurbishment contract Read More »
Passenger Rail
Amtrak signs on with SupplyPro to cut supply costs Read More »

October 26

Rail Industry Trends
KCS reports solid third-quarter results Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Six-county association gains initial STB approval for Utah line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Chemical industry issues security guidelines for facilities, rail Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA closes mail room, ID office for anthrax testing Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART, AFSCME reach tentative agreement Read More »
Passenger Rail
Orange County moves on light rail plans Read More »

October 25

Rail Industry Trends
STB OKs IC's line to captive Louisiana chemical shipper Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CPR expands Toronto terminal, broadens intermodal horizons Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB adds export traffic to carload waybill sampling Read More »

October 24

Rail Industry Trends
Third quarter brings double-digit earnings bump for CN, promising financial report card for NS Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSXT shuffles sales and marketing group Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RailWorks gains final court approval for Chapter 11-related financing Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA adjusts safety procedures Read More »
Passenger Rail
SEPTA GM Leary resigns Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain to begin track and roadbed work Read More »
Passenger Rail
Minneapolis LRVs to include event recorders Read More »

October 23

Class Is
As BNSF's third-quarter earnings decrease, so will jobs — CSXT on quarterly uptick Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Birth of Niagara Falls entertainment complex determines fate of downtown tracks Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP to offer online freight bills Read More »

October 22

Rail Industry Trends
Third quarter bucks economic malaise for CPR, UP Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Feuding BLE, UTU back on merger track Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
A&M increases intermodal business potential Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA reopens Pentagon Sales office Read More »
Passenger Rail
AirTrain service to Newark International now open Read More »
Passenger Rail
VIA Rail opens London station Read More »

October 19

Rail Industry Trends
STB requires tank-car charge negotiations between railroads, private fleet owners Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
ABC-NACO files for Chapter 11 reorganization Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CPR to test electronic-invoicing with fuel supplier Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RailWorks receives interim financing to reorganize under Chapter 11 Read More »
Passenger Rail
Pennsylvania progresses maglev plans Read More »
Passenger Rail
VRE completes AF Interlocking week early Read More »

October 18

BNSF Railway
BNSF to concentrate on capital-spending cuts, Rose says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NS ready to dedicate Austell intermodal terminal Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB adds public services office Internet link Read More »

October 17

Rail Industry Trends
BNSF gains tenant — and customer — for Chicago-area intermodal development Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSXT soon to satisfy need for speed in Ohio Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Army Reserve seeks rail-experienced recruits Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Prince joins OA to go 'where the action is' Read More »
Passenger Rail
Commerce Committee passes Amtrak emergency aid bill Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA requests $190 million for security enhancements Read More »
Passenger Rail
AFSCME rejects BART's 'best, final' offer Read More »
Passenger Rail
DART, Metra approve FY 2002 budgets Read More »
Passenger Rail
Canadian passenger rail systems sign interline service agreement Read More »

October 16

Rail Industry Trends
RailAmerica swings StatesRail deal to acquire eight short lines Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FECR ready to slap on CANAC's BELTPACKs Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BLE to represent a second short line Read More »

October 15

Rail Industry Trends
Bethlehem Steel files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
With IBB combination DOA, BMWE adopts never-say-never approach to future mergers Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RailAmerica claims STB's ParkSierra merger-agreement posting is premature Read More »
Passenger Rail
GCRTA board to consider financial, physical growth Read More »
Passenger Rail
VRE's AF Interlocking Project nears completion Read More »
Passenger Rail
Istanbul metro awards ALSTOM signaling contract Read More »

October 12

Rail Industry Trends
STB dismisses TCU's petition seeking labor-issue clarity on car shop closing Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RAILINC, RailAmerica forge short-line transportation-management software deal Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
GWI shuffles executive deck, restructures Australian railroad Read More »
Passenger Rail
Aviation Security passes Senate sans Amtrak funding, Hollings introduces bill to repeal self-sufficiency mandate Read More »
Passenger Rail
Rail~Volution 2001 rescheduled Read More »
Passenger Rail
Luxembourg National Railways orders Alstom trainsets Read More »
Passenger Rail
Telephonics inks communications contracts for NYC Transit cars Read More »

October 11

Rail Industry Trends
AAR lifts voluntary cargo restrictions, recommends continuing security measures Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NS nears Six Sigma roll-out Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
USDOT seeks tougher hazardous-materials shipment security Read More »
Passenger Rail
California light-rail system acquires UP trackage Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA takes out trash — cans, that is Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metro-North extends online ticket fulfillment contract Read More »

October 10

Rail Industry Trends
U.S., Canada need to get smart about border practices, Tellier says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Freight Australia bucks workforce-reducing trend Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Railtrack bottoms out, back under semi-government control Read More »

October 9

Rail Industry Trends
BLE disputes UTU's remote-control jurisdiction claim as 'attempt to circumvent the law' Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Rail industry reaches red-alert status following Afghanistan bombing runs Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CN begins to carry out slow, cautious WC integration Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RailAmerica eyes ParkSierra merger Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP upgrades line deep in heart of Texas Read More »
Passenger Rail
SEPTA progresses ATC plans Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA taps MIT, UIC for research projects Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART presents AFSCME its best and final offer Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART increases security measures Read More »
Passenger Rail
Washington Group to manage Mission Valley East Trolley Extension construction Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA returns to pre-attack schedules, encourages D.C. tourism Read More »

October 8

Rail Industry Trends
Rail World, Wheeling Corp. consortium reaches B&A deal Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Month, quarter, year-to-date AAR figures detail U.S. freight-traffic decay Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
IMCs' second-quarter loads down, revenue-per-load up despite mixed economy, IANA says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Railinc rolls out short line-targeted software Read More »
Passenger Rail
Midwest High Speed Rail Coalition discusses progress, funding at fall meeting Read More »

October 5

Canadian National Railway - CN
Edmonton terminal helps CN fulfill intermodal 'need for speed' Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP opts for Nexterna's communications system to improve asset tracking Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
IBEW members ratify four-year deal with CPR Read More »
Passenger Rail
NYC Transit awards construction contract for Coney Island station Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART inks fare-collection deal with Cubic Read More »
Passenger Rail
ALSTOM sells stake in England-based infrastructure maintenance company Read More »

October 4

Rail Industry Trends
Larger ships might mean more port and rail business for OmniTRAX subsidiaries Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BLE's Hahs amends union's merger approach, hopes to mend fences with UTU Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
New terminal to ramp up Windy City capacity for UP Read More »

October 3

Rail Industry Trends
KCS adds two vice presidents to staff Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NS provides benefit security for employee reservists called to arms Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Rail industry steps up security measures to tackle terrorism, AAR says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Schneider National enhances year-old intermodal product with express service Read More »
Passenger Rail
New bill enters high-speed rail funding debate Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit clearing Link light rail path Read More »

October 2

Rail Industry Trends
STB to prepare EIS for BNSF-led partnership's proposed Houston line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CN, UP partner to provide expedited Canada-to-Mexico intermodal service Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP's GM contract a yard-expanding enterprise for IHB Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB grants utility final OK to build competing Arkansas rail line Read More »

October 1

Rail Industry Trends
GWI signs dotted line for third N.Y.-Pa. region short line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CP: And then there were five … Read More »
Passenger Rail
East Coast transit agencies opt for regional smart cards Read More »
Passenger Rail
Senate committee to examine railroad and maritime industry safety Read More »
Passenger Rail
CIT Group changes name to Tyco Capital Read More »
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