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Rail News: March 2003

March 31

Rail Industry Trends
Signed, sealed and delivered: TCU, carriers ink carmen, clerks contract Read More »
Passenger Rail
TriMet begins initiative to increase security, passenger services Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit offers transit accessibility guide for disabled passengers Read More »
Passenger Rail
Cubic names Purcell senior vice president of contracts Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF a welcome workplace for Latinas, magazine says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Chattahoochee & Gulf to acquire Central of Georgia Railroad line Read More »

March 28

Rail Industry Trends
UP adds MexDirect rates, instructions to Web site Read More »
Passenger Rail
Canadian governments provide funds for GO Transit, York Region Transit improvements Read More »
Passenger Rail
Legislation to help fund Northstar Corridor Read More »
Passenger Rail
Security: WMATA receives radiological detection equipment Read More »
Passenger Rail
Canadian Transportation Agency cites disability obstacles on some VIA rail cars Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FECR begins serving new intermodal customer Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB invites public input on small rate-challenge procedures Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Pioneer Railcorp's 2002 financial performance sets all-time record Read More »

March 27

Rail Industry Trends
KCS begins to offer empty-car releases online Read More »
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BNSF powers up seasonal electric-vehicle business Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Watco Cos. expands, revises executives' responsibilities Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Global Railway secures funds to purchase G&B Specialties Read More »

March 26

Rail Industry Trends
BNSF pilots program targeting human element in incidents, injuries Read More »
Passenger Rail
San Francisco Municipal Railway awards subway-extension design contract Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit opens pedestrian bridge Read More »
Passenger Rail
Tri-Met begins bridge repairs on trolley line Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metro-North contracts consultant Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Trinity, Rescar terminate rail-car repair transaction Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Alameda Corridor selected as civil-engineering award finalist Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
On the move: ASLRRA to set up shop in AAR's office building Read More »

March 25

Rail Industry Trends
Rising fuel prices, falling consumer confidence to take bite out of quarterly earnings, UP says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Double-stack line would clear path for affordable container service in Appalachia region, study says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Double-stack line would clear path for affordable container service in Appalachia region, study says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NTSB: Engleman to chair, Rosenker to serve board Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Indiana Harbor Belt reaches tentative agreement with signalmen Read More »

March 24

Rail Industry Trends
Follow that car: CPR to track automobiles, light trucks with vehicle I.D. numbers, wireless technology Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra begins second phase of depot construction Read More »
Passenger Rail
SNCF awards $71 million train contract to Bombardier Read More »
Passenger Rail
Kawasaki receives undercarriage order for MBTA cars; authority to reintroduce low-floor vehicles on Green Line Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA sells bonds to fund Cermak renovation Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF delivers diversity message at Hispanic business association meeting Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB settles several cases during second open-voting conference Read More »

March 21

Rail Industry Trends
Burkes resigns as STB vice chairman Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit can proceed with Seattle-to-Everett shoreline plans Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA, Greyhound team up to offer passengers bus-ticket outlet Read More »
Passenger Rail
DART light-rail expansion wins engineering award Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSXT to dole out fuel surcharge in smaller doses Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP to speed up trains through three Texas towns Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CPR joins U.S. Customs' anti-terrorism program Read More »

March 20

Rail Industry Trends
CSXT orders 75 BELTPACKs from CANAC Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR data: North American roads posting promising year-over-year traffic figures Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP's Pinnacle Award honors 24 chemical shippers' safety efforts Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Chicago's Belt Railway appoints O'Brien president Read More »

March 19

Rail Industry Trends
Freight roads remain on high alert Read More »
Passenger Rail
Transit roads increase security after Office of Homeland Security issues 'high' terrorist alert Read More »
Passenger Rail
Port Authority receives FEMA grant for rebuilding World Trade Center station Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA tallies record ridership after farmer closes roads Read More »
Passenger Rail
SEPTA to implement procurement software Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF, FRA begin quiet-zone pilot project in Southern California Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BLE-represented workers in northern Quebec ratify CN contract Read More »

March 18

Rail Industry Trends
CN, customs broker begin electronic manifest data exchange Read More »
Passenger Rail
Tranz Rail seeks bids for commuter road Tranz Metro Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSXT plays role in transporting bulky transformer Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RailPower names Chairman Gish interim president, CEO Read More »

March 17

Rail Industry Trends
BNSF set to double-track Texas segment on Transcon line Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA plans to seek New Start funding for regional rail projects Read More »
Passenger Rail
APTA survey: Americans support public transportation Read More »
Passenger Rail
SNCF awards HVAC contract Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Waites to head CPR's U.S. network Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
USDOT provides state freight-flow profiles Read More »

March 14

Rail Industry Trends
Senate committee blesses NTSB reauthorization bill Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra's recent rolling-stock order among industry's largest Read More »
Passenger Rail
Tunnel construction dispute: U.S. appellate court rules in favor of WMATA Read More »
Passenger Rail
London railway awards Alcatel software upgrade contract Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF assists 'Operation Iron Horse' with military-equipment moves Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Bakersfield joins remote-control resolution bandwagon Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AARS plans late July annual meeting in Pittsburgh Read More »

March 13

Rail Industry Trends
NS bringing service back to Ohio branch line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Wabtec Rail to supply more ballast cars to U.K.'s Network Rail Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
EVA Signal obtains first international order for grade-crossing detection system Read More »

March 12

Rail Industry Trends
Supreme Court awards rail workers damages for cancer fears tied to asbestos Read More »
Passenger Rail
APTA campaigns for federal funding increase Read More »
Passenger Rail
Rail 2 Rail program shows first-quarter progress Read More »
Passenger Rail
SACRT names long-time NJ Transit human-resource exec Johnson chief administrative officer Read More »
Passenger Rail
N.Y. MTA using federal dollars to fund new union, UTU says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Escalating crude-oil prices fuel potential Class I surcharge change Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
KCS to merge Gateway Western's identity into mother railroad's by July Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Progress Rail subsidiary set to sell cars, locomotives to The Andersons Co.-formed LLC Read More »

March 11

Rail Industry Trends
There's no evidence to back remote-control bans, FRA's Rutter says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
After reaching carload heights in 2002, Reading & Northern set to soar again in 2003 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Tacoma port to install intermodal-yard planning software Read More »

March 10

Rail Industry Trends
Amtrak, Missouri DOT cut costs, services to resolve state funding shortfall Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP continues to test battery-powered locomotive in California yard Read More »
Passenger Rail
METRO seeks transit alternatives in high-traffic area Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART to enhance network communications Read More »
Passenger Rail
New software provides smart-card clearinghouse alternative Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Alaska Railroad pays penalty, upgrades emergency-response equipment to settle EPA fuel-spill suit Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP to bypass IC interchange by using utility's Joliet track Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Subsidiary to market NS' services south of the U.S. border Read More »

March 7

Rail Industry Trends
TEA-21 needs to speed up, increase funds for freight roads, witnesses tell House railroad subcommittee Read More »
Passenger Rail
Amtrak to limit use of 'Acela' name Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA approves subway telecommunications contract Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA plans to add parking deck at West Falls Church Station Read More »
Passenger Rail
Cubic shuffles exec deck Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Train accidents, employee casualties down last year, but trespasser fatalities rise, AAR says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
North American roads' monthly, year-to-date traffic figures follow familiar path Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP to move over-sized wind-turbine parts, speed Texas trains Read More »

March 6

Rail Industry Trends
NITL's Emmett to step down in March, rather than May Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
More remote interest: Another Arkansas city raises LRC concerns, BLE says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Corporate finance: CN launches $400 million debt offering Read More »

March 5

Rail Industry Trends
TCU, carriers expect to carry out carmen, clerks contract by April 1 Read More »
Passenger Rail
Albuquerque plans rapid-transit system Read More »
Passenger Rail
L.A. MTA to launch transit pass programs Read More »
Passenger Rail
TriMet steps up security Read More »
Passenger Rail
Track work to temporarily suspend Amtrak's Sunset Limited service Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BLE plans rally in front of FRA's offices to draw attention to remote-control safety issues Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSXT names Peifer senior labor-relations VP Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR supports the Bush Administration's coal-favoring stance on two energy initiatives Read More »

March 4

Rail Industry Trends
Rail-car deliveries will gradually recover, EPA says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Pacer Stacktrain starts up two U.S.-to-Mexico intermodal services Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Railway Supply Group's Danavac acquires Procor's gravity discharge gate Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Ocean-carrier Web site to broaden transportation-mode horizons through partnership Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Advanced Rail Management to conduct economic panel discussion at ninth annual Chicago seminar Read More »

March 3

Rail Industry Trends
March's fuel-price outlook not very encouraging, OPIS says Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART releases 10-year plan draft Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA nurtures car replacement, rehabilitation plans to support growth Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain adds message boards to 10 stations Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metro targets Somalian-speaking riders Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Morgan to resign from STB next month Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BLE wins right to represent Utah Railway workers; BLE-represented employees at Indiana short-line ratify RailAmerica agreement Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Locomotive remote-control technology is 'simply an issue over jobs and who has them,' UTU says Read More »
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