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Rail News: October 2003

October 31

Labor
BLE, Texas Mexican Railway ink remote-control pact Read More »
Labor
LA MTA presents final offer to striking ATU members Read More »
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Financials
UPdate: Union Pacific prices Overnite IPO at $19 per share Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Bombardier to provide cars, maintenance for Brussels transport authority Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF tabs Reynolds, Smith for key operations posts Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Oregon's TriMet posts ridership increase Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Cargo security association offers shipment-protection seminar Read More »

October 30

Financials
3Q financials: Traffic, track and productivity improvements pave way for promising 4Q, CPR says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RailAmerica to sell Australian line, focus on North American operations Read More »
Financials
New U.S. lines, 'promising' Australian operation fuel GWI's 3Q revenue growth Read More »
Intermodal
Intermodal: New Jersey terminal operator awards automated gate system pact to SAIC Read More »

October 29

Financials
Service initiatives help drive NS' third-quarter, year-to-date financial gains Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Granite Construction, Bombardier obtain Las Vegas Monorail Phase II contract Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS earns less quarterly, year-to-date net income, but operating income and revenue rise Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
LIRR completes St. Albans Station renovation Read More »
Labor
Members have spoken: BMWE phone poll shows majority support proposed Teamsters merger Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
MARTA awards fare-collection system contract to Cubic Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB to hear utility's, NS' rate-case arguments next month Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Harsco lands largest-ever track-maintenance equipment order in China Read More »

October 28

C&S
NS finishes first part of motorist-friendly Manassas project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
California wildfires wipe out BNSF workers' homes, idle trains Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Bush to nominate CSX's Havens as treasury department general counsel Read More »
Intermodal
Security: Suppliers ready to take wraps off 'smart' container Read More »

October 27

Rail Industry Trends
Senate subcommittee hearing: Railroads, shippers state rail-competition act cases Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
VIA Rail to receive governmental capital-improvement funds for five years Read More »
Labor
FRA finds BNSF failed to provide T&E crews 'suitable food' during Montana stopover Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA takes delivery of rehabilitated cars Read More »
Safety
CSXT requires environmental contractor to use haz-mat spill-control kit Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit implements pressure-washing system to avoid slippery tracks Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Software provider markets latest update to 20-year-old rail-mapping software Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Sound Transit receives Central Link funding Read More »

October 24

MOW
CN improving mainline to reduce freight, passenger transit times Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
WMATA makes case for additional governmental funding Read More »
Intermodal
New York Regional Rail names Kuhn chairman, extends intermodal-service pact Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Sound Transit meets Central Link funding requirements Read More »
Labor
BRS-represented NS workers ratify local, national agreements Read More »
People
Gannett Fleming adds Hofsass, Hughes to management team Read More »
M&A
Morristown & Erie Railway to lease, operate Maine-owned lines Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NIT League names Gilanshah head of finance/administration Read More »

October 23

Financials
Third-quarter financials: UP reports record revenue, rising expenses Read More »
CSX Transportation
Power outage, hurricane and operating difficulties drain quarterly income from CSX Read More »
M&A
Delaware court grants KCS preliminary injunction preventing TMM from violating TFM acquisition agreement Read More »
MOW
North American Technologies contracts design/build team for composite-tie plant expansion Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Wabtec to sell one-tenth of outstanding stock in secondary offering Read More »

October 22

Rail Industry Trends
Casting crunch drags down quarterly rail-car orders, ARCI says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NJ Transit, Port Authority award contract for commuter-tunnel study Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NS adds freight-bill features to online shipment-management tool Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
WMATA to present environmental assessment for proposed Anacostia corridor Read More »
Financials
Florida East Coast Railway posts quarterly revenue, profit increases Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Special events help Greater Cleveland RTA's monthly ridership soar Read More »
Mechanical
Canada to help RailPower Technologies offset cost of Green Goat/Kid demonstration fleet Read More »
Passenger Rail
SEPTA takes on slippery tracks Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Transentric, Data2Logistics team up to improve online shipment-management offerings Read More »
People
DART appoints board members Read More »

October 21

Financials
CN bucks stronger Canadian dollar to achieve favorable third-quarter, nine-month financial results Read More »
BNSF Railway
Third-quarter financials: BNSF registers record revenue, escalating expenses Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP to speed up trains through Arkansas town Read More »
M&A
Elgin, Joliet & Eastern grants BNSF trackage rights to Illinois line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF's Zamora honored as one of nation's most influential Hispanics Read More »

October 20

M&A
CN to acquire Great Lakes Transportation's short lines, switching road and ships Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Georgia's commuter-rail proposal receives funding Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF teaches homeland security rookies about railroading Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
LIRR presents options to increase storage capacity Read More »
Labor
Canadian Industrial Relations Board approves UTU's application to represent all CPR 'running-trade' workers Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Local funding for BART hinges on Nov. 4 vote Read More »
M&A
Short line to lease Louisiana track from UP Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Metro North and Long Island railraods to offer discounted weekend ticket in 2004 Read More »
Mechanical
Timken to supply tapered bearings to Chinese rail-car builder Read More »

October 17

Rail Industry Trends
Small-road tax-credit bill enters Senate, but congressional vote won't happen until spring, ASLRRA says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Amtrak reduces Keystone line fares Read More »
Intermodal
AAR intermodal-traffic tally: U.S. roads' weekly total in top three Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CPR replaces northern Wisconsin yard office Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
House backs building of National Railroad Hall of Fame in west-central Illinois town Read More »

October 16

Safety
KCS honors chemical shippers' haz-mat safety efforts Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak records highest-ever ridership during FY2003 Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
In memoriam: Former NS public affairs chief Breathitt Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
SEPTA awards Market Street reconstruction contract to Granite Construction-led consortium Read More »
M&A
Canadian legislator urges provincial transport minister to postpone BC Rail sale Read More »
People
Tri-Met appoints Contreras to head financial department Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Canadian Railway Hall of Fame hands out awards, welcomes inductees Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Alliance releases smart-card report Read More »
People
Flaherty to head Holland's MOW sales Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Jacobs Engineering obtains design contract from Britain's Network Rail Read More »

October 15

People
Balfour Beatty names Carlin rail unit president, Bond CFO Read More »
Labor
LA MTA mechanics on strike Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Hot off the press: Railway Association of Canada's annual 'trends' report Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Amtrak to adjust Northeast Corridor schedules Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Pennsylvania ponies up $10 million to help small roads fund infrastructure improvements Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Wabtec to supply components for New York City Transit subway cars Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
After promising third quarter, Wabtec expects even better end to 2003 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Amtrak's Capitol Corridor trains to gain wireless Web access Read More »
People
Pacer International names Uremovich first-ever vice chairman Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Alcatel obtains two signaling contracts from Hungarian Railways Read More »

October 14

Safety
FRA's first-half safety stats: Fatalities fall, train accidents rise for U.S. roads Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Post takeover: Toll Group shakes up Tranz Rail's senior staff Read More »
Labor
UTU to assist FRA in auditing locomotive remote-control safety Read More »
Labor
Joint program aims to prompt productive employer/union negotiations Read More »
People
Zurich North America appoints DePrimo to head railroad underwriting unit Read More »

October 13

Rail Industry Trends
CSXT installs Web-based system to improve automotive operations Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BART nears completion of system-wide renovation Read More »
M&A
Wheeling & Lake Erie to acquire CSXT's operating easement on Ohio line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NJ Transit leases property for smart-growth initiatives Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Transportation to be a hot topic on Capitol Hill next year, Rep. Quinn says Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Bombardier to build trams for German railway Read More »
M&A
ACF Industries/Greenbrier castings joint venture acquires second foundry Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit to add trains Read More »

October 10

Labor
UP reverses Class I workforce-reduction trend by adding train-service employees Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CTA proposes FY2004 budget Read More »
Labor
BLE, carriers' committee reach tentative agreement Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Alstom Transport reorganizes, receives $550 million in new orders Read More »
Intermodal
Intermodal: U.S. roads nearly match week-old traffic record Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Flour-Bombardier joint venture makes final pitch to Florida High Speed Rail Authority Read More »
MOW
California short line completes 286k-related trackwork Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Timken to supply journal bearings for Delhi's Metro Rail Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Tranz Rail sells Wellington Station Read More »

October 9

Kansas City Southern
STB's decision to suspend Tex Mex ruling is 'reasonable,' KCS says Read More »
Labor
BMWE files motion to dismiss Labor Department's call to overturn officer elections Read More »
M&A
Short line seeks to purchase Iowa track from UP Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Quality Carriers to operate KCS' transload center in K.C. Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Meany Center Web site targets haz-mat training, awareness Read More »

October 8

MOW
CPR, shipper agreement preserves low-density branch line Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Class Action: BC Rail mishandles pension-find surplus, plaintiffs say Read More »
Mechanical
Johnstown America delivers 575 covered hoppers to CIT Rail Resources Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CTA green lights two projects Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA begins three station renovations Read More »
People
CTA appoints Brown chairman Read More »
Passenger Rail
University of Wisconsin schedules rail-transit fundamentals course Read More »

October 7

Rail Industry Trends
Senate subcommittee sets new hearing date for S. 919 debate Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF receives FedEx service honor Read More »
Labor
BLE to represent Colorado short line's workers Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Railroad to reactivate service on portion of abandoned Idaho line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Montana freight-rate association joins Alliance for Rail Competition Read More »

October 6

Rail Industry Trends
U.S. appellate court places DM&E's coal project back on STB's docket Read More »
Passenger Rail
MARTA increases capital funds with leaseback program Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CPR to raise rates on four-fifths of open tariffs next month Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NYCT awards station rehab design/engineering contract to Parsons Brinckerhoff-led joint venture Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP clamps down on lucrative severance packages for senior execs Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Northern Virginia area faces funding shortfalls Read More »
People
FECI CFO to step down early next year Read More »
MOW
Harsco Track Technologies obtains track-construction train order from Balfour Beatty Read More »

October 3

Rail Industry Trends
AAR traffic tallies: U.S. roads continue intermodal feast, carload famine trend Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NYCT awards integrated customer-information system contract to Siemens-led consortium Read More »
Safety
Last year's figures show U.S. rail fatalities on the rise, NTSB says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Unions postpone one-day Amtrak protest Read More »
Intermodal
Tranz Rail, Auckland port team up to operate railroad's container business Read More »
People
Cubic augments sales and marketing team Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
London to host global accident investigation forum in December Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Alcatel obtains re-signaling contract for London underground Read More »

October 2

Rail Industry Trends
BNSF to settle state, federal suit tied to decades-old haz-mat releases Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Service: Performance initiatives help NS register reliability gains Read More »
M&A
Majority of Mexrail shares back in TFM's hands Read More »
Mechanical
U.S. court lifts remote-control-related injunction against BLE Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Montreal to host World Congress on Railway Research in 2006 Read More »

October 1

Rail Industry Trends
NS aims to 'work smarter' by analyzing, eliminating departmental tasks Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NJ Transit obtains three USDOT grants Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
BC Rail implements Wabtec's automated car-repair billing system Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
TTI study: Public transportation significantly alleviates traffic delays Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
USDOT updates five-year strategic plan Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Maryland Transit Administration closes portion of light-rail line to begin double-tracking project Read More »
Mechanical
Chevron to test RailPower's Green Kid hybrid switcher Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Jacobs Engineering obtains design consulting contract from British railway Read More »
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