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Rail News: May 2003

May 30

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CSXT bestows award to Michigan business-development backers Read More »
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Freight forwarder opens cross-dock facility near CPR's Calgary intermodal terminal Read More »
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Genesee & Wyoming appoints first legal senior VP, obtains new board members Read More »
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STB could function as single-member body, but bi-partisan, multi-member board is best, says Nober Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit, BNSF reach preliminary agreement to extend Sounder commuter-rail service Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit opens renovated coastal station, contributes to Sept. 11 fund Read More »
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NJ Transit, UTU reach tentative agreement Read More »
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Metra opens two new stations Read More »

May 29

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Grupo TMM hires investment banker to help with creditor crunch Read More »
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Vermont Railway to offer Chicago-to-West Coast trailer service Read More »
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Wabtec's Down Under subsidiary obtains rail-car component orders Read More »
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Johnstown America signs five-year labor contract for Freight Car Services Read More »

May 28

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Canadian food shipper's planned distribution center suits CPR's intermodal strategy Read More »
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UP shuffles senior-management deck Read More »
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KCS to build bigger plastic-transloading center in Kansas City Read More »
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Canadian governments commit funds toward Windsor-to-Detroit rail tunnel Read More »
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Container security: Two suppliers propose 'smart' technology targeting real-time location, status Read More »
Passenger Rail
Bombardier/Alstom consortium receives $247 million order from German railway Read More »
Passenger Rail
California High Speed Rail Authority rejects beach alignment proposal Read More »
Passenger Rail
GO Transit recognized for near-collision reporting program Read More »
Passenger Rail
Study analyzes fire safety on North Carolina passenger line Read More »

May 27

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GAO report recommends 'redundant' rail-security plan, AAR says Read More »
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CPR orders 600 centerbeam cars from Greenbrier Read More »
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CSX makes law-department management changes Read More »
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NS' Mannas earns AAR's award for haz-mat safety contributions Read More »
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CPR seeks short-line buyers for three southern Saskatchewan lines Read More »
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Pacific Harbor Line to test RailPower's Green Goat in Los Angeles Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra earns silver Harriman for employee safety Read More »
Passenger Rail
NYCT awards station-rehab design contract Read More »

May 23

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BNSF sees injury-reducing results from safety campaign Read More »
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International Steel Group seeks STB approval to acquire Bethlehem Steel's eight short lines Read More »
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Rail-, truck-industry volunteers form group to zero in on crossing collisions Read More »
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CSXT, CSXI join U.S. Customs' anti-terrorism program Read More »
Passenger Rail
Los Angeles MTA approves FY 2004 budget that's short on state funds Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART adopts FY 2004 budget Read More »
Passenger Rail
Alcatel to install CBTC systems in Korea, China Read More »
Passenger Rail
NFTA gives final go-ahead for fare increase Read More »

May 22

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Coalition backs 'safe highways' bill; railroads turn to legislation to regain business 'lost to trucks,' ATA says Read More »
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RailAmerica drops bid for Tranz Rail Read More »
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Politicians, rail-industry experts consider roads' congestion-relieving role at Capitol Hill conference Read More »
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AMSTED appoints Fischer as VP, CFO Read More »

May 21

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BNSF establishes subsidiary to market cargo-handling expertise Read More »
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NS obtains software to provide paper-free service-contract processing Read More »
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Canadian prime-minister candidate Martin backs railroad running rights Read More »
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Bombardier receives $76 million locomotive contract from Swiss railway Read More »
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Pursuing BC Rail: CPR expects to submit operator bid Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART awards $2.2 million contract to Cubic to add parking charges to transit tickets Read More »
Passenger Rail
Ridership swells on Amtrak's New Orleans-to-New York City route Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA to realign Harrison Curve Read More »

May 20

Rail Industry Trends
This just in: News from ASLRRA's annual meeting Read More »
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BRS to relocate headquarters from Illinois to Virginia Read More »
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BNSF honors OmniTRAX subsidiary's lift-securing success Read More »
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New Class III to build, operate line serving Texas quarry Read More »

May 19

Rail Industry Trends
Safety streak: NS earns 14th straight Harriman gold Read More »
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Two Hammond winners: CSXT, Montana Rail Link employees earn rail-safety award Read More »
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Emissions and efficiency: ASME sponsors event to facilitate internal combustion engine info-sharing Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra to add parking at various stations Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART seeks public input on fare increase, preliminary budget Read More »
Passenger Rail
Los Angeles County MTA receives federal security funding Read More »
Passenger Rail
Alaska Railroad opens airport station Read More »

May 16

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British Columbia begins private-operator search for BC Rail Read More »
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Morgan's STB tenure comes to a close Read More »
Intermodal
UP, CSXI provide new domestic-container program Read More »
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FRA awards million-dollar grant to Operation Lifesaver Read More »
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Strategic Rail Finance set to launch small-road-promoting campaign Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA grants Blue Line funds to WMATA Read More »
Passenger Rail
Tri-Met receives USDOT grant for Interstate MAX Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA seeks public input on Urban Ring Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra receives STAR line support from regional-plan-promoting organization Read More »

May 15

Rail Industry Trends
SAFETEA lends 'forward-thinking approach' to nation's transportation challenges, AAR says Read More »
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RailAmerica subsidiary offers $90 million for New Zealand's Tranz Rail Read More »
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Pioneer Railcorp reports record-breaking first-quarter 2003 results Read More »
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ICON Capital Corp. raises equity with equipment-leasing investment program Read More »
Passenger Rail
SAFETEA doesn't meet public transit needs, APTA says Read More »

May 14

Rail Industry Trends
'SAFETEA': Bush Administration releases $247 billion surface transportation reauthorization proposal Read More »
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Rail America extends coal-transportation contract terms Read More »
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NYRR signs long-term lease with Conrail for New Jersey yard Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit proposes agreement for Central Link operator Read More »
Passenger Rail
Siemens brings communication platform to Belgian railway Read More »
Passenger Rail
Alcatel completes axle counter system installation for Norwegian State Railway Read More »
Passenger Rail
Minneapolis Metro Transit to install smart-card technology Read More »

May 13

Rail Industry Trends
286k: Regional, short-line execs continue to seek tax-credit bill co-sponsors Read More »
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BNSF locomotive-maintenance workers remain injury-free nine years and counting Read More »
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Coming soon: Electronic shipment monitoring at CSXI terminals Read More »
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Canadian associations seek to resolve, prevent proximity-to-rail problems Read More »

May 12

Rail Industry Trends
STB gives San Jacinto's planned Houston line its final blessing Read More »
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First on NAFTA Rail agenda: KCS acquires majority of Mexrail stock Read More »
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Alaska Railroad begins to test train-control system, UTU says Read More »
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STB doles out numerous decisions at open-voting conference Read More »
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CPR receives national recognition for military-leave policy Read More »
Passenger Rail
Mobile theater to teach Los Angeles County residents rail safety Read More »
Passenger Rail
Akron Metro to acquire a portion of Akron Barberton Cluster Railway Co.'s line Read More »
Passenger Rail
Indiana Historical Society acquires railroad collection for research center Read More »
Passenger Rail
GO Transit sets new ridership record Read More »

May 9

Rail Industry Trends
April traffic: U.S. roads carried a tad more carloads and intermodal loads, AAR says Read More »
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BNSF seeks better lube job to cut friction, save fuel Read More »
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CPR consolidates employee benefits under one insurance carrier Read More »
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TTX orders 2,200 cars to keep pace with increasing intermodal traffic Read More »
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South Carolina small road set to acquire NS line Read More »
Passenger Rail
Chicago's Metra nets $51.1 million in FTA funding Read More »
Passenger Rail
Canada provides funds to prolong Quebec North Shore's passenger-rail service Read More »
Passenger Rail
NYCT awards subway-car contract to Kawasaki Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit receives $9.9 million from FTA for right-of-way acquisition Read More »

May 8

Rail Industry Trends
BNSF offers online invoicing system to transload partners Read More »
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OmniTRAX appoints Earnshaw president of Colorado short line Read More »
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Regional planning commission provides funds for rail-promoting projects in Pennsylvania Read More »
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UP honors five firms as 'supplier of the year' Read More »
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Greenbrier obtains more rail-car orders, reaches record backlog Read More »
Passenger Rail
NICTD proposes fare increase Read More »
Passenger Rail
Updated public-address systems provide WMATA passengers clearer messages Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA employees gain understanding of police tactics Read More »
Passenger Rail
Los Angeles County MTA sets six-year plan Read More »

May 7

Rail Industry Trends
GETS-Global Signaling to cut global workforce 11 percent Read More »
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Scientific society honors CPR's operating-plan development Read More »
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BNSF sets one-day vehicle-processing record at Texas terminal Read More »
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Transport Canada to provide funds for crossing-safety improvements Read More »
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Toyota bestows top service award to UP Read More »
Passenger Rail
In memoriam: Dr. John Dyer Read More »
Passenger Rail
Wabtec subsidiaries to provide passenger-car equipment to ALSTOM Read More »
Passenger Rail
SEPTA nearing completion of power-system upgrade project Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA station on track for 2004 opening Read More »

May 6

Rail Industry Trends
Contracts help extend Freight Australia's regional reach, ease grain dependence Read More »
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Quarterly rail-car orders, deliveries validate a rebound, ARCI says Read More »
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ASLRRA honors small-road marketing efforts Read More »
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Kelso Technologies set to market 75-pound pressure-relief valve to railroads Read More »

May 5

Rail Industry Trends
Most signalmen support a strike, BRS says Read More »
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BLE requests mediation in contract negotiations with carriers Read More »
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BNSF to review mechanical-procedure safety with FRA, labor-union officials Read More »
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Transportation execs talk security at Montreal summit Read More »
Passenger Rail
Los Angeles MTA's proposed budget includes capital-project funds, job cuts Read More »
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DART considers service, job cuts to make up budget shortfall Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit dedicates renovated station to honor fallen female officer Read More »
Passenger Rail
Three audits find no fault with Sound Transit's finances Read More »

May 3

Rail Industry Trends
Survey: Majority of Windsor residents support Detroit River tunnel project Read More »

May 2

Rail Industry Trends
Proposed Houston line poses 'no significant' environmental concerns, STB says Read More »
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KCS reorganizes operations department Read More »
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Proposed repeal of Illinois' rolling-stock tax exemption rattles freight-transportation alliance Read More »
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CN hands out awards honoring chemical shippers' safe-handling efforts Read More »
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Tranz Rail targets rolling stock-refurbishment contracts, taps Loughlin as interim CFO Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit opens new station Read More »
Passenger Rail
Near-collision reporting program helps GO Transit crack down on aggressive drivers Read More »
Passenger Rail
Parsons obtains light-rail design contract for Charlotte, N.C. Read More »
Passenger Rail
Houston Metro unveils first light-rail vehicle Read More »

May 1

Rail Industry Trends
Eastern Class Is, New Jersey team up to tackle increasing truck traffic Read More »
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Fuel, winter weather-related expenses contract CSX's first-quarter earnings Read More »
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ASLRRA names numerous annual award winners Read More »
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NS nabs two Toyota service-performance awards Read More »
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AAR bestows environmental excellence awards Read More »
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