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Rail News: October 2003

October 31

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

October 30

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

October 29

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

October 28

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

October 27

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

October 24

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

October 23

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

October 22

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

October 21

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

October 20

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

October 17

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

October 16

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

October 15

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

October 14

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

October 13

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

October 10

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

October 9

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

October 8

CPR, shipper agreement preserves low-density branch line Class Action: BC Rail mishandles pension-find surplus, plaintiffs say Johnstown America delivers 575 covered hoppers to CIT Rail Resources CTA green lights two projects MBTA begins three station renovations CTA appoints Brown chairman University of Wisconsin schedules rail-transit fundamentals course

October 7

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

October 6

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

October 3

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

October 2

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

October 1

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