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Rail News: December 2003

December 30

Rail Industry Trends
AAR data: Year-to-date carloads flat, intermodal traffic flourishing Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CTA to restructure fares Jan. 1 Read More »
M&A
Keokuk Junction Railway can skip environmental assessment to acquire Illinois line, STB says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Houston METRO to begin light-rail service Jan. 1 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
On the road to the Super Bowl: UP's historical steam locomotive Read More »
People
Gannett Fleming Transit & Rail Systems appoints McNamara VP, COO Read More »
People
A. Stucki: Losing two long-time execs to retirement, gaining new president Read More »
Passenger Rail
GNER Holdings can submit bid to operate London's Integrated Kent Rail Franchise, SRA says Read More »

December 29

Rail Industry Trends
NS charging Carolina Power & Light 'unreasonably high' coal rates, STB says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
WMATA places spotlight on 2004 projects and plans Read More »
Mechanical
BLE: Another city seeks safer locomotive remote-control guidelines Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain proposes 20-year plan Read More »
Safety
NS promotes basic safety practices at system-wide workshops Read More »

December 23

Rail Industry Trends
Security: Authority to add eyes, ears to Alameda Corridor by building manned center, installing motion detectors and cameras Read More »
Passenger Rail
Judge rules in favor of MARTA in fare-collection system contract dispute Read More »
Mechanical
CPR to test RailPower's Green Goat in winter conditions Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Transit agencies increase security during holidays Read More »
Intermodal
Ohio River terminals primed to provide container-on-barge services, study says Read More »
Labor
UTU-represented NICTD workers ratify six-year contract Read More »
Labor
Brotherhood of Railway Carmen's Anderson to leave hospital board post Read More »

December 22

M&A
Genesee & Wyoming purchases Georgia-Pacific's three short lines Read More »
Intermodal
Johnstown America completes delivery of high-capacity intermodal cars Read More »
M&A
Sierra Railroad hopes to have legendary 'Skunk' tourist train smelling like a rose again Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Underground rail tunnel could be added to Massachusetts' long-term transportation plan Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Utility, Class Is resolve rate dispute during technical conference, STB says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
GCRTA approves FY2004 budget Read More »
Labor
LA MTA, UTU reach tentative labor agreement Read More »
People
Union Switch & Signal appoints Borman CFO Read More »

December 19

Rail Industry Trends
Ohio coke plant to be a future NS customer Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
MARTA to cut jobs, require short-term furloughs to decrease FY04 deficit Read More »
MOW
UP relocates bridge as part of plan to bypass Kansas town Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
More funds needed for northern Virginia's public transportation, regional commission says Read More »
C&S
Alameda Corridor to be completely grade separated by spring Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Sound Transit purchases, leases track from BNSF to extend commuter-rail service Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Rosen begins general counsel stint at USDOT Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Bombardier to supply DMUs to German transit authority Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
TieTek receives ISO 9001-2000 certification Read More »

December 18

C&S
Sound off: FRA issues interim final rule on train horns Read More »
Intermodal
CPR launches remote-control locomotives, adds double-stack cars to increase intermodal train capacity Read More »
Kansas City Southern
Arbitrators' decision on TFM purchase agreement to come early next year, KCS' Haverty says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF begins PRB coal moves under Georgia Power contract Read More »
Mechanical
National Rail Car to expand, renovate Texas car-repair facility Read More »

December 17

Financials
Descending telecommunication-asset values to dampen NS' fourth-quarter earnings Read More »
Passenger Rail
Rude workers, passengers a travel industry problem, survey says Read More »
Labor
BLE members ratify national contract with U.S. roads Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Cubic to integrate customer-service software Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FRA releases Volpe Center's RRIF recommendations Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Minority newspapers recognize DART for supplier diversity Read More »
People
Cattron-Theimeg names Doxtater quality director Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CTA dedicates renovated station, rail yard on Cermak (Douglas) line Read More »
People
Midland Manufacturing appoints Gorman to top engineering post Read More »

December 16

Rail Industry Trends
NS subsidiaries' fused system targets shipment tracing across truck, rail Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
UP, Stillwater Central to relocate line serving Oklahoma military reservation Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
First time since Ford Administration: NTSB's open safety recommendations drop to three digits Read More »
People
Indiana Rail Road announces two appointments Read More »
People
Arzoon appoints Sickler CEO to succeed co-founder Dibachi Read More »

December 15

Mechanical
Johnstown America to finish filling UP's 600 coal-car order Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey approves FY2004 budget Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX Corp. SVP Fogarty to succeed retiring Grassi as CSX World Terminals CEO Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Amtrak records busiest-ever week, month Read More »
Safety
Watco Cos.' new safety head strives to halve accidents, injuries in 2004 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BART to raise fares Jan. 1 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Winds of change: NIT League names carrier execs to board Read More »
Intermodal
Ocean carrier expands container fleet Read More »

December 12

Labor
Canadian steelworkers union targets CN's, CPR's trackworkers Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Charlotte Area Transit System purchases NS right of way to help launch light-rail service Read More »
Intermodal
U.S. roads set another annual intermodal traffic record, AAR says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
More funds needed in FY2005 budget, WMATA says Read More »
Labor
BMWE to continue merger talks with the Teamsters Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Sound Transit elects chairman, vice chairs Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB seeks Class I input to calculate the industry's annual cost of capital Read More »
People
Minor-Lawrence to fill new TriMet workforce development position Read More »
People
President Bush installs Van Tine as acting USDOT deputy secretary while awaiting Senate confirmation Read More »

December 11

Intermodal
Employees help BNSF preserve peak-season form for UPS Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Sound Transit to review University of Washington's proposed light-rail route Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. cabinet honors UP's health-care programs Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Direct-connect communication devices coming to NJ Transit Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR data: U.S., Canadian roads finally on positive side of year-to-date carload ledger Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
WMATA tests online language translation service Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Railroads ready to tackle large-vehicle moves, Pacific Harbor Line says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Los Angeles MTA to revise fares Jan. 1 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Van de Water to become National Mediation Board's newest member Read More »

December 10

Rail Industry Trends
NS to spend a few more dollars on capital improvements next year Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Chicagoland project's potential CREATEs local support Read More »
Labor
CPR, steelworkers union reach tentative agreement Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
OmniTRAX, public partners seek to pump up Port of Churchill's volume Read More »

December 9

People
CN's Edison to quarterback BC Rail integration Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
UP obtains another hazmat spill-sealing system Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Indiana Rail Road continues to cut coal-train cycle times Read More »
Mechanical
GE Transportation Systems to become umbrella organization unit GE Rail Read More »
Financials
Australian Railroad Group restructures debt Read More »

December 8

Labor
BLE members bless Teamsters merger Read More »
Passenger Rail
CN, BC Rail seek tourist-train operator Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Canada needs to consider mounting transportation capacity crunch, CPR's Ritchie says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Corpus Christi RTA awards downtown streetcar engineering contract Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
In memoriam: Retired railway association public affairs head Bilanow Read More »
Intermodal
Triple Crown marks 3 millionth truckload Read More »
Intermodal
Beyond the Alameda Corridor: ACTA to ratchet up L.A. region's intermodal capability Read More »

December 5

Rail Industry Trends
AAR traffic data: U.S., Canadian roads register gains in November Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
California High Speed Rail Authority awards implementation plan contract Read More »
M&A
Buffalo & Pittsburgh to lease, operate CSXT's Pennsylvania line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
LA MTA seeks to reduce noise on Metro Gold Line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FRA, UIC to share rail security information, techniques Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
PATH adds train-tracking system to temporary World Trade Center site station Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Small roads' tax-credit bill tacks on congressional supporters, ASLRRA says Read More »
Passenger Rail
Great Canadian Railtour Co. proposes new route, locomotive Read More »
Labor
Canadian agency orders representation election at CPR, UTU says Read More »

December 4

Intermodal
Intermodal: UP, Ferromex launch expedited, all-rail L.A.-to-Mexico service Read More »
Labor
BMWE members picket Amtrak maintenance facility to protest trackwork outsourcing Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
KCS joins U.S. Customs' voluntary border-security program Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Former Short Line Superintendents Association president Betz dies Read More »
Intermodal
UP improves intermodal terminal's gate security by adding fingerprint-scanning system Read More »
People
Twin Cities & Western promotes Wegner, Anderson Read More »

December 3

MOW
Safety: BNSF initiative promotes awareness to avoid adjacent-track incidents Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Bill ARRIVEs in Senate Read More »
Mechanical
Rail-car orders to rise, but casting crunch will constrain near-term production, EPA says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. DOT provides funds to restore transit in lower Manhattan Read More »
Intermodal
CSXI partners with REZ-1 to improve trailer program Read More »
C&S
NS relocates Manassas crew-change center to avoid crossing delays Read More »
Labor
In memoriam: BLE state legislative board chairman Blake Read More »

December 2

People
NS shakes up senior-level staff Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
CPR outsources computer infrastructure to IBM Read More »
Intermodal
No end in sight to surging intermodal volume Read More »
Labor
BLE, CN's Grand Trunk Western reach tentative agreement Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
IANA awards honor individual's, organization's contributions to intermodal industry Read More »

December 1

Mechanical
Class Is pool box cars to provide tip-top fleet Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
DART to update residents on planned projects Read More »
Safety
Senate blesses rail-safety improvement bill Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Houston METRO receives security grant Read More »
M&A
RailAmerica expands Michigan short-line roster Read More »
People
Metro-North names Herrington first female operations chief Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
B.C. labor federation: Province 'giving away' BC Rail, hundreds of railroad jobs Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BART to monitor employees' Internet use Read More »
M&A
Pennsylvania short line to lease, operate CSXT's track Read More »
People
Oerlikon transit subsidiary names Mercier chief operating officer Read More »
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