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Rail News: May 2003

May 30

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

May 29

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

May 28

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

May 27

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

May 23

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

May 22

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

May 21

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

May 20

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

May 19

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

May 16

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

May 15

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

May 14

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

May 13

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

May 12

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

May 9

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

May 8

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

May 7

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

May 6

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

May 5

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

May 3

Survey: Majority of Windsor residents support Detroit River tunnel project

May 2

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

May 1

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