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Rail News: April 2003

April 30

Rail Industry Trends
E-Buzz: Oasis Users Group meeting suggests rails working the Web to boost productivity - commentary from rail industry analyst Tony Hatch Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Coors Brewing recognizes NS for improving transit times Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSXT announces recipients of 2002 Chemical Safety Excellence Award Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak unveils five-year strategic plan Read More »
Passenger Rail
States for Passenger Rail Coalition hopes to rally congressional support Read More »
Passenger Rail
Los Angeles MTA awards $159 million contract to Ansaldobreda for Metro Gold Line cars Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA earns ISO 9001:2000 certificate for project development processes Read More »

April 29

Rail Industry Trends
Operating expenses up, revenues down at KCS in Q1 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Toledo, Peoria and Western Railroad reach agreement with UTU Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Rail-car leasing revenue up slightly for The Andersons Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
GE TIP unveils asset-tracking program Read More »

April 28

Rail Industry Trends
The Chafee Awards: Railroaders to be recognized for environmental contributions Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Midwest Railcar appoints CFO Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA prepares for new rail service provider Read More »
Passenger Rail
RTA finishes $6.6 million track project Read More »
Passenger Rail
Alcatel wins award for safety and technological innovation Read More »
Passenger Rail
Bombardier to supply vehicles, electrical systems for new Taiwan rapid transit system Read More »

April 25

Rail Industry Trends
CPR's revenue rises, income falls during the first quarter Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF falls short of first-quarter fuel-conserving goal Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. roads' carload, intermodal traffic on uptick, AAR says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Pennsylvania Southwestern Railroad to lease steelmaker's line Read More »
Passenger Rail
MARTA negotiating contract with Cubic to implement smart-card technology Read More »
Passenger Rail
Phoenix Light Rail chooses engineer for final design Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA proposes increased fares, hours Read More »
Passenger Rail
Alcatel to install train-control equipment on Amsterdam high-speed line Read More »

April 24

Rail Industry Trends
Diesel-price doldrums dampen UP's first-quarter earnings Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
British Columbia prepares RFP seeking input on restructuring BC Rail's freight operations Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NS recognizes chemical shippers' safe-handling efforts Read More »
Kansas City Southern
TFM appoints Polack engineering director Read More »

April 23

Rail Industry Trends
NS: A mostly promising first quarter Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CN weathers harsh winter, escalating fuel costs to post passable first-quarter financial figures Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NS opens office to centralize property-damage claim processing Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX appoints Munoz to top financial post Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Australasian Railway Association names Nye CEO Read More »
Passenger Rail
Amtrak sets second-quarter ridership records on all California trains Read More »
Passenger Rail
Minnesota Senate committee approves bonding bill for Northstar Corridor Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART's airport extension expected to open in late June Read More »
Passenger Rail
Amtrak to reduce Acela Express fares Read More »

April 22

Rail Industry Trends
Railroads view competition bill as potential re-regulation Read More »
BNSF Railway
First-quarter fuel costs mar BNSF's revenue-growth momentum Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NS fetches mine's business, fine-tunes shuttle-train service to build Ohio coal revenue Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Class action: U.S. district court finds 'sufficient evidence' that BNSF fixed hearing-loss settlements, sending case to trial Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Alabama city to acquire former army ammunition plant line Read More »

April 21

Kansas City Southern
KCS, Grupo TMM plan to place three railroads under 'NAFTA Rail' umbrella Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Hyundai honors BNSF with annual service award Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Surveys say: Majority of BLE members back Teamsters merger Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
GETS offers engine shut-down system for all locomotive models Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
EMD delivers 'Class 66' locomotive to GB Railfreight Read More »
Passenger Rail
Proposed legislation would force Sound Transit to foot utility relocation bills Read More »
Passenger Rail
LIRR revises fare structure, discount programs Read More »
Passenger Rail
SEPTA seeks public input on annual service plan Read More »
Passenger Rail
Taiwan Railway awards communications contract to Motorola Read More »

April 17

Rail Industry Trends
UP to expand, upgrade refrigerated-car fleet Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Brazilian firms forge purchase agreements affecting railroad-ownership stakes Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSXT, New York Central grant CN trackage rights to improve interchanges Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF completes more than a decade's worth of remediation work in New Mexico Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Freight-car component demand drives Wabtec's quarterly earnings Read More »
Passenger Rail
SNCF, Delta Airlines offer new codeshare service to four destinations Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit adopts a more passenger-friendly approach Read More »

April 16

Rail Industry Trends
NS enhances intermodal service in Georgia lane Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
GM honors UP, CSXT as suppliers of the year Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Rail, shipper council releases TEA-21 recommendations Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NTSB schedules symposium on vehicle recorders Read More »
Passenger Rail
APTA conference: A customer-focused approach is ápropos, Bombardier says Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA awards asset-management program contract Read More »
Passenger Rail
Amtrak adds service, reduces fares on Springfield Line Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra to build parking lot at south suburban station Read More »

April 15

Rail Industry Trends
Greenbrier receives orders for 2,800 more rail cars, posts record backlog Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
R.J. Corman unit to acquire Lexington & Ohio line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Retlif celebrates 25th anniversary Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
St. Louis terminal road selects RMI's Web-based portal Read More »

April 14

Rail Industry Trends
Captive-shipper appeasing bill enters the Senate Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FRA approves $11 million RRIF loan for Arkansas & Missouri Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RailAmerica's Washington state, Nova Scotia roads land contracts that create, preserve rail service Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
TRANSCAER honors NS for emergency-preparedness efforts Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Compliance program aims to prevent food-product tampering on trains, trucks Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain to implement new fare structure Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA begins emergency preparedness campaign Read More »
Passenger Rail
Bi-State breaks ground on eight-mile extension Read More »

April 11

Rail Industry Trends
Congressmen seek federal funding for Cross Harbor rail tunnel Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF presents Product Stewardship Awards to 46 chemical shippers Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
ASF-Keystone acquires manufacturing rights to Meridian Rail's car suspension system, interest in Chinese joint ventures Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Railway Tie Association's Tie Grading Seminar set for late July Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART presents preliminary FY2004 budget Read More »
Passenger Rail
MARTA eliminates top-management positions to cut costs Read More »
Passenger Rail
Delaware Area Rapid Transit's program provides homebuyers an incentive to live near stations Read More »
Passenger Rail
Spanish National Railways extends contract with Alcatel Read More »

April 10

Rail Industry Trends
KCS, TFM tweak computerized operating system to prepare for early 2004 launch in Mexico Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF moves first ag-product unit train from Minnesota to California Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Canadian rail, college associations join forces to recruit, train the 'best and the brightest' Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Morrison Metalweld employees purchase company from venture capital firm Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
House committee approves NTSB reauthorization bill Read More »
Amtrak
USDOT approves Amtrak's business plan, cautions the railroad to stay within budget Read More »

April 9

Rail Industry Trends
CPR earns hefty revenue from heavy-machinery moves Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSXT recognized for locomotive auxiliary power unit Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Infrastructure funding: Federal tax-credit bill more likely to gain congressional stamp of approval than grant legislation, ASLRRA believes Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CIT Rail Resources acquires Flex Leasing Corp. Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Cattron-Theimeg forms separate marketing and sales, operations units Read More »
Passenger Rail
Final phase under way on NYCT's subway station rehabilitation Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA, New York City Transit to begin environmental study on proposed Fulton Street Station Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit completes 1.6-mile Tacoma line Read More »
Passenger Rail
NYCT, BART plan to use plastic ties Read More »

April 8

Rail Industry Trends
In memoriam: Former OmniTRAX executive Selby dies Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Bill would allot rails' fuel tax to infrastructure-improving grants, but roads want tax axed Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Web campaign touts CN's e-business tools Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF creates Web site to fuel diesel-conservation program Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Port security: Transentric's software helps identify incoming carrier's crew, cargo Read More »

April 7

Rail Industry Trends
UP to fine-tune fuel surcharge in June Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NS, CSXT to convert Shared Assets Area's computerized operating system Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
More international freight flowing into the United States, USDOT says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RailAmerica appoints Pagonis as vice chairman Read More »
Passenger Rail
Denver Regional Transportation District, Amalgamated Transit Union reach tentative agreement Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metronet awards supply contract to Bombardier for London's underground rail system Read More »
Passenger Rail
NFTA proposes first fare increase in eight years Read More »
Passenger Rail
San Diego Trolley to adjust fares Read More »

April 4

Rail Industry Trends
U.S. roads' monthly, quarterly traffic on uptick, AAR says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NS to add dispatchers to wage-bonus program Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Senate confirms Shane as USDOT's first under secretary of transportation for policy Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Greenbrier's rail-car orders, backlog on the rise Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CN, CPR join U.S., Canadian customs agencies in promoting security-enhancing principles Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RailPower names Maier president/CEO Read More »
Passenger Rail
SEPTA: Increasing fares, reducing service to address budget deficit Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA advances three projects Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metro-North plans to sublease, operate NS line Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA Chairman Jarrett resigns Read More »

April 3

Rail Industry Trends
KCS analyzes employee awareness program, technology at safety meeting Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP to test GETS' diesel-electric locomotives for five years Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Network Rail orders more Stoneblowers from Harsco Track Technologies Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CN funds fellowship at University of Illinois Read More »

April 2

Rail Industry Trends
Brazilian mining firm CVRD set to expand rail holdings, car and locomotive fleet Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP to increase train speed in fourth Texas town Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Watco Cos. acquires first eastern short line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
LaBarge seeks buyer for remaining ScadaNet portion Read More »
Passenger Rail
L.A. MTA contemplates fare restructuring to offset deficit Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit contracts chopper to complete aerial rights-of-way survey Read More »
Passenger Rail
Alaska Railroad: Annual report shows increased net earnings, cost savings from fewer personnel injuries Read More »
Passenger Rail
NYCT awards relay-based signal system contract to US&S Read More »

April 1

Rail Industry Trends
Squash anyone? CPR to move glass court from Chicago to Edmonton Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF enables short lines to tap its event-reporting technology for free Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NTSB appoints Healing to three-year board term Read More »
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