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Rail News: February 2002

February 28

Rail Industry Trends
BLE mulls Teamsters merger Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Holding company shuffles regionals' management decks Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Construction materials supplier to build BNSF-served cement terminal in Oregon Read More »

February 27

Rail Industry Trends
NITL, ARC create rail competition-enhancing coalition Read More »
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BMWE to begin merger negotiations with steelworkers union Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NITL members open organization's door to carriers, third-party providers Read More »
Passenger Rail
Amtrak elects Smith chairman Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA sets course with employee work/life initiatives Read More »
Passenger Rail
MARTA signs yard-control contract with US&S Read More »

February 26

Rail Industry Trends
NS leans on new operating plan, process-improving initiative to continue lowering costs, raising revenue Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BC Rail eyes new box-car fleet for future lumber factory Read More »

February 25

Rail Industry Trends
BNSF grows guaranteed intermodal product by three lanes Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CN agrees to tentative labor contract at former WC short line Read More »
Passenger Rail
Bombardier lands $58 million in North American contracts Read More »
Passenger Rail
Paris transport authority chooses Marconi for broadband network Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit to upgrade Timera workforce management system Read More »

February 22

Rail Industry Trends
CPR reaches Manitoba line-leasing deal with Canadian short line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BLE signs dotted line with three KCS subsidiary railroads Read More »

February 21

Rail Industry Trends
DM&E again hits the STB trail with proposed I&M Rail Link purchase Read More »
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CN sells interest in former WC holding Tranz Rail Read More »
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Nexterna upgrades location-tracking, security-enhancing software Read More »

February 20

Rail Industry Trends
Freight consortium seeks more-secure hazmat shipment-tracking standards Read More »
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Hub Group facing legal hubbub after admitting accounting irregularities Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Emons' shareholders bless Genesee & Wyoming deal Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
North American 2001 container traffic tops 2000, IANA says Read More »
Passenger Rail
Singapore's Land Transport Authority signs contract with Alstom consortium Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra sets ridership record, plans station renovation Read More »

February 19

Rail Industry Trends
UP to raise scrap-steel rates Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Meridian Rail partners to better develop, market rail-car, track products Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR joins coalition tackling terrorism insurance costs Read More »

February 18

Rail Industry Trends
President's air-emissions policy kind to coal interests, AAR's Hamberger says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Nova Scotia plant part of Greenbrier's car-building plans Read More »
Passenger Rail
U.S. House holds first of three Amtrak hearings Read More »

February 15

Rail Industry Trends
Cattron-Theimeg, CANAC debate patent infringement through lawsuits Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF, Kansas City Terminal Railroad plan second area flyover bridge Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB to more-closely scrutinize Michigan intermodal project Read More »
Passenger Rail
English leasing company inks $322 million deal with Bombardier for 127 DMUs Read More »
Passenger Rail
MARTA inks planning consultant contract Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART to power up third rail on SFO extension Read More »

February 14

Rail Industry Trends
NS' encouraging 2001 performance to carryover into 2002, Wolf says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Genesee & Wyoming to reward shareholders for 2001 growth Read More »
Passenger Rail
SEPTA chooses one of its own for GM Read More »
Passenger Rail
Swiss Federal Railways taps Alstom Transport for ERTMS Read More »
Passenger Rail
L.A. MTA solicits light-rail vehicle bids Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit to enter ASES installation's third phase Read More »

February 13

Rail Industry Trends
CPR taps consultant to tailor NS' software to its own operations Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FreightCorp/National Rail Corp. deal ends with 'Down-Under' bidder Read More »
Kansas City Southern
MOW officials form Mexico's first track-and-structures committee Read More »
Passenger Rail
UK leasing company orders double-deck cars from Bombardier Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA ups the performance ante Read More »

February 12

Rail Industry Trends
Pennsylvania awards more freight-rail preserving funds Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF promotes online process to enhance diverse-supplier program Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
If Emons Transportation Group is going out, it's not with a bang Read More »
Passenger Rail
Weighing in on Amtrak Reform Council's proposals Read More »

February 11

Rail Industry Trends
Nova Scotia short line's workers strike, seek BLE-supported contract Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Past year provides positive growth momentum for RailAmerica Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Johnstown America completes coal-car delivery to Michigan utility Read More »
Passenger Rail
Mitsubishi Electric/Super Steel partnership might lead to new jobs Read More »

February 8

Rail Industry Trends
New locomotive color scheme reflects CSXT's can-do approach Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Greenbrier grabs $50 million, mostly North American rail-car order Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Indiana Harbor Belt garners new GM, comptroller Read More »
Passenger Rail
AREMA plans two April seminars on passenger rail properties Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA committee recommends contract for Largo extension Read More »
Passenger Rail
MARTA set to receive $26.7 million grant Read More »

February 7

Rail Industry Trends
January U.S., Canadian freight traffic mirrors 2001's downhill slide; TFM's carloads creep up Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BRS mulls merger with sheet-metal workers union Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Railroad construction, maintenance association announces board changes Read More »

February 6

Rail Industry Trends
Pennsylvania helps fund 10 rail-preserving projects Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB eyes electronic postings to promote public access to filings Read More »
Passenger Rail
New York MTA names executive director Read More »

February 5

Rail Industry Trends
NS to implement career-controlling, diversity-developing initiatives Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CPR subsidiary rolls out shipment-management software Read More »
Passenger Rail
Bay Area transit agencies hope cash, convenience encourage increased ridership Read More »
Passenger Rail
U.S. DOT presents FY 2003 budget Read More »
Passenger Rail
House committee schedules Amtrak oversight hearings Read More »

February 4

Rail Industry Trends
Western New York & Pennsylvania set to expand its line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Committee begins search for next ASLRRA president Read More »

February 1

Rail Industry Trends
Ten-year rail trends report available from AAR Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BLE, Grand Trunk Railroad reach apprentice training agreement Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
O'Bannon to lead AAR's legislative efforts Read More »
Passenger Rail
Passenger-Rail Perspective: WMATA's Regional Safety Plan Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak to cut 1,000 jobs, reduce capital spending — and possibly all unprofitable routes Read More »
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