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Rail News: April 2003

April 30

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

April 29

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

April 28

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

April 25

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

April 24

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

April 23

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

April 22

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

April 21

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

April 17

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

April 16

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

April 15

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

April 14

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

April 11

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

April 10

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

April 9

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

April 8

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

April 7

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

April 4

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

April 3

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

April 2

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

April 1

Squash anyone? CPR to move glass court from Chicago to Edmonton BNSF enables short lines to tap its event-reporting technology for free NTSB appoints Healing to three-year board term << Previous Next >>
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