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Rail News: May 2002

May 31

Rail Industry Trends
Mineta taps Loy to assist transportation security agency Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Transportation industry educator Priest dies Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Estonian road procures Holland's mobile welder Read More »
Passenger Rail
US&S to supply signal, control systems below WTC site Read More »
Passenger Rail
CAF opens assembly plant in Sacramento Read More »

May 30

Rail Industry Trends
KCS reflective about locomotive visibility Read More »
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UP commemorates construction of Chicago-area intermodal terminal Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Online rail-car management system available in second version Read More »

May 29

Rail Industry Trends
AMSTED Rail Group to combine three subsidiaries' sales efforts Read More »
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NS, Delaware reach bridge-rehab deal Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Teamsters, AFL-CIO side with BLE on opposing single operating craft Read More »
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TTX to reduce rates, introduce incentive pricing on doublestack cars Read More »
Passenger Rail
California passenger rail systems land federal grants Read More »
Passenger Rail
Alcatel lands CBTC contract in Central China Read More »

May 28

Rail Industry Trends
UTU officers support carrier agreement, target July ratification vote Read More »
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RailAmerica sells stock, leases assets of two Texas short lines Read More »
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STB to promote arbitration in railroad disputes Read More »

May 24

Rail Industry Trends
Rail World-led consortium seals Bangor & Aroostook deal, awaits bankruptcy court's approval stamp Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS chooses Russ as CFO, key cog in domestic, international growth Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RailAmerica to set up former ParkSierra short lines as separate entities Read More »
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Timken closes deal with South African coal exporter, opens bearing reconditioning facility on Brazilian road Read More »

May 23

Rail Industry Trends
Grupo TMM joint venture to expand Mexican yard, port — and TFM's intermodal business Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
DM&E holding company to preserve railroad's South Dakota presence Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF, Kansas DOT share vegetation-control costs to heighten crossing safety Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA staff recommends Alstom for next rail-car order Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA awards Utah Transit $53.6 million FFGA Read More »
Passenger Rail
NYCT taps Harsco for third-rail-powered rail grinder Read More »
Passenger Rail
Siemens lands U.S. LRV orders Read More »

May 22

Rail Industry Trends
ASLRRA, AAR propose alliance to achieve common goals Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS obtains efficiencies from new Tex Mex operating plan Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF claims Kia Motors', Wal-Mart's top-carrier award for 2001 Read More »
Passenger Rail
RIDE 21, Amtrak reauthorization markup put on hold Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA taps first female police chief, appoints chief engineer Read More »
Passenger Rail
VIA Rail continues renovation projects while RIDE 21, Amtrak reauthorization on hold Read More »
Passenger Rail
Cleveland RTA appoints director of procurement, passes measures to aid track, finances, ridership Read More »

May 21

Rail Industry Trends
Rail-safety reform bill enters House Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BMWE, Indiana Harbor Belt agreement averts strike Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF lands long-term coal contract with Georgia utility Read More »

May 20

Rail Industry Trends
Mexican government agency rejects proposed Ferromex-Ferrosur merger; Ferromex vows to 'invoke all appropriate legal means' to complete deal Read More »
Passenger Rail
House Transportation and Infrastructure committee to markup RIDE 21, Amtrak reauthorization Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA April ridership higher than last year's, still below projections Read More »

May 17

Rail Industry Trends
Lawsuit: BLE seeks to prohibit UP from operating locomotive remote controls Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Global Railway calls off G&B Specialties acquisition Read More »
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WFEC Railroad gives trackage rights to Kiamichi Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA board modifies one contract, awards another Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA plans to prepare EISs for Atlanta, Spokane, Wash. Read More »
Passenger Rail
Historic NJ Transit station to be restored Read More »

May 16

Rail Industry Trends
RPI, UP settle tank-car charge dispute, STB says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
GATX's Mexican arm acquires Joseph Transportation's Mexican rail-car fleet Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Congo plans to privatize national freight/passenger railway Read More »

May 15

Rail Industry Trends
AAR, freight roads start up industry-promoting Web site Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NS, port authority to build Philadelphia yard Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S., Canada partner on grade-crossing research to improve safety Read More »
Passenger Rail
VIA completes renovation project, reopens stations Read More »
Passenger Rail
Survey says CTA nets high marks Read More »
Passenger Rail
Jacobs Engineering to design WMATA's Largo extension Read More »

May 14

Rail Industry Trends
BMWE workers strike Indiana Harbor Belt Read More »
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IANA unveils quarterly intermodal publication reporting first-quarter traffic drop Read More »
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STB upholds prior decision that UP charges utility high rates Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSXT plans to spend nearly half a billion dollars to upgrade infrastructure in 14 states Read More »

May 13

Rail Industry Trends
STB permits IC to cross KCS' Louisiana track to serve chemical shipper Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UTU, U.S. freight roads could seal new deal by late July Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Short line plans to reopen desert line linking United States, Mexico Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART faces $28 million shortfall in preliminary FY 2003 operating budget Read More »
Passenger Rail
Bi-State Development plans LRV purchase, bond issuance Read More »
Passenger Rail
Bombardier, partners land English, Australian, German contracts totaling $5 billion Read More »
Passenger Rail
Andrew Corp. to install Motorola's trunked radio system at MARTA Read More »

May 10

Kansas City Southern
KCS takes on Tex Mex operations, new corporate name Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF to recognize load-test team's safety record Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Chemical shipper honors CN's safe-shipping processes Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit's Central Link light-rail project clears federal funding hurdle Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA expands commuter options Read More »

May 9

Rail Industry Trends
BNSF, Ferromex partner to provide international carload moves through El Paso, Texas Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSXT set to speed up northern Georgia trains Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Tanzania pre-qualifies bidders for state railway's privatization Read More »
Passenger Rail
House subcommittee passes RIDE 21, Amtrak reauthorization Read More »

May 8

Rail Industry Trends
BNSF, EEOC settle year-old genetic-testing lawsuit Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Grain partnership breaks ground on shuttle-train receiving facility in Texas Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Johnstown America delivers coil steel cars to CPR Read More »
Passenger Rail
Faltering ridership prompts Caltrain to cut four commute-hour trains Read More »
Passenger Rail
Pelli to design facility next to 30th Street Station Read More »

May 7

Rail Industry Trends
Steelmaker seeks STB approval to shuffle short lines Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NS honors chemical shippers' safe-handling efforts Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Spike-driving ceremony to mark UP's new headquarters, heritage Read More »

May 6

Rail Industry Trends
Divergent strategies lead NITL, ARC to dissolve coalition Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CN forms Short Line Council to help solidify small-road relationships Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Carriers' committee, UTU reach tentative contract Read More »
BNSF Railway
Public education, closures help BNSF reduce its crossing-collision rate Read More »
Passenger Rail
L.A. MTA's Snoble presents balanced budget with increased service Read More »
Passenger Rail
DART expansion continues on fast track Read More »
Passenger Rail
Passenger-rail supporters plan D.C. rally Read More »

May 3

Rail Industry Trends
U.S./Canadian roads' four-month traffic totals still elicit intermodal smile, carload frown Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR, USDOT partner to protect transportation infrastructure, Internet Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CN, steel shipper secure safety-improving property agreement Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NS makes it a baker's dozen of successive gold Harriman awards; BNSF carman earns Hammond safety honor Read More »
Passenger Rail
Bombardier lands $720 million worth of commuter-rail-car, freight locomotive orders Read More »
Passenger Rail
New York MTA awards project-management pact to Carter & Burgess Read More »

May 2

Rail Industry Trends
STB seeks better way to compute small-road variable costs during rate cases Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CPR invests more than $20 million to improve two corridors Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FRA adds mapping software to crossing-problem notification system Read More »

May 1

Rail Industry Trends
Small roads vital to BNSF's revamped carload network, but e-compliance is required, Rose says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CN leases Saskatchewan grain line to railway owned by six provincial municipalities; averts running-rights application Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF retools site to streamline navigation, online services Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART to build parking structure supporting 'transit village' site Read More »
Passenger Rail
Swiss transit road launches Bombardier's radio-controlled traffic-management system Read More »
Passenger Rail
Washington Group regroups in downtown New York; coalition releases draft report on rebuilding Lower Manhattan Read More »
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