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Rail News: February 2003

February 28

Rail Industry Trends
Locomotive remote controls increase yard safety, CSXT says Read More »
Passenger Rail
MARTA, ALSTOM reach car rehabilitation agreement Read More »
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House transportation committee approves bill to support families of passenger rail accident victims Read More »
Passenger Rail
Passenger-rail coalition seeks federal funding Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA considers extending passenger-train hours Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
KCS needs extra time to prepare, launch its automated payroll system Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Retirement investment trustees appoint chairman, board members Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Foreman earns BNSF Achievement Award for helping crews deal with frigid temperatures Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Harsco Track Technologies obtains first German order Read More »

February 27

Rail Industry Trends
CSXT promotes Crown to COO, names Cantrell to new technology post Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Bill would provide small roads tax credits to fund infrastructure improvements Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
KCS promotes fuel-conservation practices Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NS safety committee targets trespassers at Chicago commuter-rail station Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
TSA going from USDOT's governance to the Office of Homeland Security Read More »

February 26

Rail Industry Trends
Rail industry, government officials hold security briefing Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NS' industrial-development efforts paid off last year Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Canadian railway association, labor union sound off on Collenette's 'Straight Ahead' blueprint Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Higher fuel prices shouldn't hamper rail industry's investment outlook, Deutsche Bank says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Australian Railroad Group appoints Mohan as CEO Read More »
Passenger Rail
Federal funds enable NCTD to advance light-rail project Read More »
Passenger Rail
Bombardier receives order, charters propulsion-system joint venture Read More »
Passenger Rail
Pennsylvania professor designs handicapped-accessible rail cars Read More »
Passenger Rail
Microsol Inc. to offer equipment, services to transit companies Read More »

February 25

Rail Industry Trends
CSX to uproot Richmond headquarters, relocate south to Jacksonville post Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Transport Minister Collenette lays out Canada's transportation blueprint Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF LOGs more than $250 million in revenue from guaranteed empty-equipment program Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Pine Bluff bans locomotive remote controls within city limits, BLE says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Rail industry representatives ready for tomorrow's 'Day on the Hill' Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA awards joint venture a $1 billion operating contract Read More »

February 24

Rail Industry Trends
NS chooses soybean-based grease as rail-lubricant alternative Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF plans to pare down diesel expenses, pump up fuel efficiency Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NS moves to Phase II of process-improving program Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Wabtec promotes Garcia-Tunon to head finance; CFO Brooks to assume new role Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak begins dealing with $1.05 billion appropriation Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit's board gives go-ahead to four projects Read More »
Passenger Rail
DART begins clean fuels program Read More »

February 21

Rail Industry Trends
Cost control: BC Rail, OmniTRAX roads pull out of Canadian small-road association Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Cost control: BC Rail, OmniTRAX roads pull out of Canadian small-road association Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Bush nominates Engleman as NTSB chairman Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Terminal road seeks Indiana line to set up switching operation Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BC Rail's three-year plan focuses on freight-rail service Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP's Butler earns African-American heritage award Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak asks for $1.8 billion in FY 2004 Read More »
Passenger Rail
RailKey provides comprehensive site for rail travel services Read More »
Passenger Rail
NCDA seeks governmental support for commuter-rail project Read More »
Passenger Rail
Tri-Rail awards bridge contract Read More »

February 20

Intermodal
KCS, BNSF execs eye enhanced marketing alliance Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Shippers adding transit time, absorbing cost to comply with U.S. Customs security rule, survey says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
McFalls to help drive BNSF's diversity efforts Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB to hold second open-voting conference in March Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Railway Supply Association seeks college scholarship applicants Read More »

February 19

Rail Industry Trends
U.S. Steel seeks STB approval to acquire National Steel's short line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Greenbrier, ACF might start up their own castings company after failed Buckeye bid Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSXT selects US&S to upgrade traffic-control, dispatch system Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Timken completes Torrington transaction Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Johnstown America delivers 120 coal cars, appoints manufacturers' rep Read More »
Passenger Rail
GCRTA introduces Web-based transit services Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain proposes fare, zone changes for more efficient service Read More »
Passenger Rail
Cubic names Chant managing director Read More »
Passenger Rail
New DART facility to reflect community's character Read More »

February 18

Rail Industry Trends
After five-month shutdown, Buckeye Steel plant set to restart Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
OmniTRAX COO Rennick eyes March departure; company names three EVPs to fill his shoes Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Ohio county considers locomotive remote-control ban, BLE says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CIT Rail Resources orders more than 3,000 rail cars Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Kansas & Oklahoma calls on state, communities — and customers — to help upgrade branch line Read More »

February 17

Rail Industry Trends
Security: STB determines delegation of authority during emergencies Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
ACTA pencils in May start for Alameda Corridor's final grade separation Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP becomes third Class I to join U.S. Customs Service's anti-terrorism program Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF offers grade-crossing incident investigation tips to CHiPs Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
KCS set to streamline mail, document management departments Read More »
Passenger Rail
New light-rail system progresses in Phoenix area Read More »
Passenger Rail
Kawasaki completes NYCT's subway-car order Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit grows commuter-rail ridership in 2002 Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra plans another southern commuter-rail line Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra to purchase land for new Elburn station, storage yard Read More »

February 14

Rail Industry Trends
UP, CSXI team up on truck-competitive trailer service to and from Mexico Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Albany & Eastern, BNSF accept arbitration to resolve Oregon line dispute Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
KCS, chemical transportation provider ready to unveil Texas industrial park Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Dallas short line's clerks choose UTU representation Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
General Bearing tabs Uhlig as executive vice president Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak to make do with less-than-desired appropriation Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART scores high in latest customer satisfaction survey Read More »
Passenger Rail
METRO receives nearly $30 million in federal funds Read More »
Passenger Rail
DART increases fares Read More »

February 13

Rail Industry Trends
USDOT's high-tech intermodal project passes initial test Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NS, Goode garner awards Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
House transportation committee names railroad, transit subcommittee heads Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Climate control: U.S. roads envision 18 percent reduction in greenhouse-gas emissions by 2012, AAR says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
USDOT's high-tech intermodal project passes initial test Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Timken sells shares of common stock to fund purchase of Ingersoll-Rand unit Read More »

February 12

Rail Industry Trends
UP targets Nebraska trespassers to clear path for double-track project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range offers 'noncompulsory severance' program to MOW workers Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Springfield Terminal Railway, electricians union set tentative contract terms Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Try, try again: Global Railway renegotiates deal to acquire G&B Specialties Read More »
Passenger Rail
Study results to help ARRC improve passenger service in Anchorage Read More »
Passenger Rail
More parking in store for Amtrak's second-busiest station Read More »
Passenger Rail
Port authority awaits FTA recommendation on light-rail project Read More »

February 11

Rail Industry Trends
Rail intermodal volume rises almost 6 percent in 2002, IANA says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
KCS obtains trackage rights to Illinois Central's Mississippi line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR OKs Kelso Technologies' pressure relief valve for tank-car use Read More »

February 10

Rail Industry Trends
CN set to offer 'scheduled' intermodal service Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FRA contracts consultant to help improve RRIF process Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF to caution truck drivers on terminal hazards Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA heightens security Read More »
Passenger Rail
Amtrak: Single phone call for rail, room reservations Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit's Central Link receives FTA's 'highest' recommendation, proposed federal funding Read More »

February 7

Rail Industry Trends
Traffic theater: U.S., Canadian roads' monthly carload totals elicit smiles, frowns Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP, NS add northbound option to Mexican intermodal service Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Small road restores Washington line to divert frozen-food traffic Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CANAC's contribution to Kenyan railway garners award Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA continues to boost annual ridership Read More »
Passenger Rail
O'Hare, Midway airports closer to getting downtown express rail service Read More »
Passenger Rail
Group seeks to spur U.S. maglev projects Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra breaks ground on new Elgin station Read More »

February 6

Rail Industry Trends
Balfour Beatty appoints Wathen as head of North American operations Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RailAmerica returns to its asset-rationalization, debt-reducing past Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
KCS expands transload network Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BLE to poll members on how Teamsters merger agreement should be structured Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Pieces of space shuttle Columbia bypass BNSF tracks Read More »

February 5

Rail Industry Trends
Watts to step down as Montana Rail Link's top exec at year's end Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Homeland security: DOT to step up background checks on U.S.-bound Canadian explosives carriers Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF to join U.S. Customs' anti-terrorism program Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
USDOT tabs Whitmer as deputy chief of staff Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak sets aside Bush Administration's 2004 budget proposal, awaits congressional verdict on 2003 appropriation Read More »
Passenger Rail
L.A. MTA tests personal mobility devices Read More »
Passenger Rail
Rail ridership increases in the third quarter, APTA says Read More »

February 4

Rail Industry Trends
Bills to repeal freight roads' federal fuel tax enter the House, Senate Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Mettle testing: CPR's 2002 financial results confirm market strategy Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSXT's summer track maintenance 'Jamboree' to be its biggest Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Grade-crossing safety: Transport Canada to fund major portion of 35 improvement projects Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CPR a finalist for INFORMS 'best practice' award Read More »

February 3

Rail Industry Trends
STB dishes out seven decisions at first open-voting conference Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
New York state law will lower property taxes, encourage rail investment, CSXT says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Alaska Railroad ready to wrap up double-track project in Anchorage Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
North Carolina railroad association names executive director, elects board members Read More »
Passenger Rail
Amtrak receives go-ahead for faster Downeaster trains Read More »
Passenger Rail
SNCF awards $257 million high-capacity train contract to Bombardier Read More »
Passenger Rail
Yardmasters ratify NJ Transit, UTU agreement Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA adds 10 vehicles to car-sharing program Read More »
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