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Rail News: October 2002

October 31

Rail Industry Trends
Retirement beckons for BNSF's Schultz Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Computer-system woes foil KCS' third-quarter financials Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Ohio Central seeks STB approval to acquire 10th short line Read More »

October 30

Rail Industry Trends
Australian Railroad Group to trim jobs, cut operating costs Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF, short lines address issues at Class I's annual conference Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP secures computer-based training system Read More »
Passenger Rail
San Diego transit board signs software deal with Mincom Read More »
Passenger Rail
Israel Railways orders trains from Bombardier Read More »

October 29

Rail Industry Trends
Hub Group, TMM Logistics partner to provide cross-border transportation Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RailAmerica earns record third-quarter income Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Pepsi contract to give Florida East Coast's intermodal business some fizz Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. Plastic Lumber lands Brazilian deal Read More »

October 28

Rail Industry Trends
CPR, dispatchers' union reach tentative deal Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Greenbrier builds car-order backlog during the third quarter Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART completes Daly City Shop renovation Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA to introduce voice-activated Ride Guide Read More »
Passenger Rail
Bombardier lands $88 million deal with German Railways Read More »

October 25

Rail Industry Trends
Freight roads on red alert in response to FBI warning Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. roads begin cranking post-lockout container volume Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Genesee & Wyoming leases line to help BNSF build carload business Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
New York Cross Harbor again partners with New York & Atlantic, NS Read More »
Passenger Rail
SEPTA adjusts schedule, budget for Market Street Elevated reconstruction Read More »
Passenger Rail
Amtrak expands Milwaukee-Chicago service Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA takes final delivery of refurbished cars Read More »
Passenger Rail
Vapor Rail inks parts deal with Korean subway car builder Read More »
Passenger Rail
Siemens Transportation Systems moves North American headquarters Read More »

October 24

Union Pacific Railroad
UP's third quarter one for the record books Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Although CSX Corp.'s third-quarter earnings sparkle, rail and intermodal units' income fades Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CN joins U.S. Customs' border-security partnership Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
GATX Rail's 2,500-unit tank-car order initiates 7,500-car purchase plan Read More »

October 23

Rail Industry Trends
NS still following financial-improvement path Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN factors grain drought into quarterly, nine-month financial figures Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CapTrak links ASLRRA members to Congress Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
New York City officials support federal funds for freight-rail tunnel study Read More »
Passenger Rail
L.A. MTA operates into the wee hours Read More »
Passenger Rail
Cubic Corp. expands security options on contactless "smart" cards Read More »

October 22

BNSF Railway
BNSF's quarterly operating income falls, ratio rises Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Florida East Coast to drop trucking, bolster rail intermodal Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Freight Australia lands fourth long-term contract in four months Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CPR pleased with financial performance one year post-independence Read More »

October 21

Rail Industry Trends
CN to submit sole bid for provincially owned Ontario Northland Railway Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF, UP must maintain Arizona utility's PRB coal rates, STB says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
In transportation chain, railroads are most poised to prosper, NS' Goode says Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain aims to put Baby Bullets into service early Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA to hold real estate symposium for transit agencies Read More »

October 18

Rail Industry Trends
U.S. roads begin to recover intermodal traffic post-lockout Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN's Tellier challenges corporations to set higher standards Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BLE, Class Is agree to prohibit workers from operating remote controls in locomotive cabs Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Quarterly ARCI rail-car figures bode well for builders Read More »
Passenger Rail
Tampa to return to streetcar past Read More »
Passenger Rail
Bombardier lands European, South American contracts Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA orders more recycled composite ties Read More »

October 17

Rail Industry Trends
Environment is hot topic at BNSF-hosted meetings Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Indiana Rail Road bypasses Linton to boost coal-train efficiencies, unblock crossings Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
A&K Materials acquired RailAmerica line under false pretenses, STB says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Timken reaches deal to acquire Torrington Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra orders electric cars, presents budget Read More »

October 16

Rail Industry Trends
U.S. Steel to sell railroad subsidiaries, other operations Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP: Stepping up train speed through Texas town Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS to begin building intermodal terminal on former Navy yard site Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Tranz Rail eyes express container service Read More »
Passenger Rail
Mexico City orders subway trains from Bombardier, CAF Read More »

October 15

BNSF Railway
BNSF christens Chicago-area multi-modal facility, ponders similar all-service centers Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RailPower proposes Green Kid as a pint-sized Green Goat Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF selects OmniTRAX subsidiary to operate Chicago-area intermodal terminal Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
GE Transportation Systems bags $1 billion in third-quarter orders Read More »
Passenger Rail
Bombardier concludes delivery of tilting trains to Virgin Trains Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit establishes performance audit committee Read More »

October 14

Rail Industry Trends
FRA considers matching OSHA's accident/incident reporting methods Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Short line restores service to Minnesota line after two-year shutdown Read More »
Passenger Rail
New York state to convert post office into transportation hub Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA expands routes Read More »

October 11

Rail Industry Trends
CSXT, NS ready to reinstate fuel surcharge if crude-oil prices fail to fall Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Timken offers bearing with wireless sensing system Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Hurricanes to wreak havoc on GWI's third-, fourth-quarter earnings Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA to merge agencies into five companies Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA's 2003 budget proposal freezes fares, continues capital projects Read More »
Passenger Rail
Jet-powered locomotive set to launch from D.C. Union Station Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART to introduce new fare equipment Read More »

October 10

Rail Industry Trends
Port lockout ends U.S. roads' weekly intermodal winning streak at 25 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
ASLRRA committee recommends revisions to TEA-21 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
There's lights, action, but no cameras allowed at TrentonWorks' Nova Scotia plant Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSXT, TRANSFLO launch LPG gas distribution service Read More »

October 9

Rail Industry Trends
TCU, NCCC accept binding arbitration to finalize carmen, clerks contract Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. appellate court backs STB's decision to bag competitive factors in rate-complaint cases Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR offers annual Class I data analysis Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Federal restraining order forces West Coast ports to reopen today Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Mississippi short line completes 286k-targeting track improvements Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit takes steps to improve safety, core capacity Read More »
Passenger Rail
Amtrak concludes launch of automated speech-recognition system Read More »
Passenger Rail
SEPTA invites high school IT students to TechiesDay 2002 Read More »
Passenger Rail
Contractors begin work on Tacoma bridge Read More »

October 8

Rail Industry Trends
President Bush forms board to probe West Coast port crisis Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
ASLRRA, FRA form group to study small-road bridges Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Rice becoming a big revenue slice for New York Cross Harbor Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF rolls out online health-information resource for employees Read More »

October 7

Rail Industry Trends
West Coast port shutdown draining dollars from railroads, importers Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CN contributes to Manitoba university's logistics program Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
USDOT provides transportation-planning analytical tool Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF introduces money-back guarantee on some carload shipments Read More »
Passenger Rail
DART selects Parsons for build-out's second phase Read More »
Passenger Rail
Consortium lands Venezuelan contract Read More »

October 4

Rail Industry Trends
STB: CN can stop filing weekly Wisconsin Central updates Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Intermodal business continues to boom, carloads creep up for U.S. roads, AAR says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB: CN can stop filing weekly Wisconsin Central updates Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
KCS takes the good with the bad from MCS Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Utility can build line crossing Illinois Central's track, STB says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Pennsylvania short line restores service to long-unused line Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit launches several services to ease crowding Read More »
Passenger Rail
St. Louis, San Diego receive funds for LRT projects Read More »
Passenger Rail
Coaster adds Friday evening hours, enters car-sharing program Read More »
Passenger Rail
Cubic concludes deliveries for Millennium Line Read More »

October 3

Rail Industry Trends
NS, BNSF prepare for Hurricane Lili's punch Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSXT's fertilizer revenue more fertile in 2002 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Canadian short line, U.S. distributor open Ontario transload center Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Watco short line set to lease some of UP's Kansas track Read More »

October 2

Rail Industry Trends
AAR issues embargo on West Coast-destined containers to ease traffic congestion Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF buys Iowa line from grain-shipper consortium Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF taps Schulze to head sourcing Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR's recent rail-equipment report includes Canadian and Mexican Class I data Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Rail World expects to acquire Bangor & Aroostook System by year end Read More »
Passenger Rail
Rail-Volution coming to D.C. Oct. 3-6 Read More »
Passenger Rail
Chinese firm signs train-control contract with US&S Read More »
Passenger Rail
Wilbur Smith Associates to study Connecticut commuter rail plan Read More »

October 1

CSX Transportation
CSXT to lay off two-thirds of Kentucky car shop's workers Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Rail World subsidiary acquires CPR's U.S./Canada-crossing lines Read More »
Passenger Rail
Great North Eastern Railway inks deal with Bombardier Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA appoints Clemens to communications and legislative affairs post Read More »
Passenger Rail
L.A. MTA names Blue Line station after Lakers broadcaster Read More »
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