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Rail News: June 2003

June 30

BNSF receives royalties for selling auto inventory-management software to CPR TCU, railway-labor committee agree to equalize carmen's health-care contributions RailPower Technologies ready to sell Green Goat locomotives

June 27

CPR begins hauling nuclear reactor head to South Carolina Railroads need congressional backing to pursue public-private partnerships, AAR's Hamberger says CPR appoints Goegan to head logistics services RailAmerica's portfolio returns to the half-century mark with Colorado short-line transaction CPR appoints Goegan to head logistics services SEPTA approves FY 2004 budget, awaits state funds Jersey City PATH station to reopen UTU ratifies NJ Transit contract

June 26

CN restructures western Canada/U.S. divisions, appoints regional heads CSXT to begin annual July 'Jamboree' NAFTA Rail receives Mexican competition commission's stamp of approval Suppliers' ideas have IMPACT on purchasing costs, CSXT says AAR, ATA unite to advocate a continuation of current truck sizes and weights

June 25

Railroad Retirement Board reaches middle ground in appropriation proposals Triple Crown Services receives Owens Corning honor Industrial-equipment supplier acquires Vibratech's rail-product line Revamped RIDE 21 bill reintroduced to Congress U.S. DOT allocates funds to rebuild major Manhattan transit center Acela Express ridership increases after Amtrak reduces fares

June 24

BRS, railroads reach tentative agreement, avert strike ACF/Greenbrier joint venture forges rail-car casting deal with Meridian Rail, ASF-Keystone CSXI improves service between Baltimore/Portsmouth and the Midwest CPR outsources management of pension fund's Canadian equities

June 23

NS tweaks disciplinary program to promote education, collaboration CN names Joel the Class I's first-ever VP of logistics solutions Alameda Corridor, part two: Construction begins on grade-separation project Wabtec appoints Sindelar to assist southwest region sales WMATA approves FY 2004 budget SEPTA proposes amendments to preliminary FY 2004 budget FTA consolidates contracting rules

June 20

The SD70ACe: Environmentally friendly locomotive offers high reliability, state-of-the-art ergonomics, EMD says Johnstown America tabs rail-industry vet Johnson for VP/regional sales post L.B. Foster Piling Division earns UP 'Supplier of the Year' award

June 19

Rail industry's 2002 cost of capital less than 2001, STB says Rail-traffic controllers union begins CPR strike Tex-Mex donates cargo-inspection system structure to Department of Homeland Security L.A. MTA expects late July Metro Gold Line opening ALSTOM to supply trainsets for London Underground Transit suppliers form coalition to advocate Buy America Act revisions U.S., Spain to share transportation technology expertise

June 18

CPR to restructure, slash more jobs BNSF boots up easier Intranet access KCS appoints Fisk to succeed retiring VP/CMO Sizemore BLE, Teamsters propose unified rail-labor front under IBT umbrella Second round of environmental studies under way for southeast high-speed rail project Amtrak adds credit-card capability to automated phone system Electric rail creates air pollution, environmental group says

June 17

Railroads, Chicago, Illinois team up to tackle Windy City traffic congestion BNSF appoints Jackson to head Northwest Division, reassigns Thompson as Powder River Division GM ASLRRA: Legislation proposing a federal asbestos-claim court, payment system won't affect short lines Network Rail obtains signal-department scheduling software

June 16

CPR prepares for potential rail-traffic controller strike Oklahoma short line mines military-equipment moves Schneider National receives Wal-Mart's intermodal-carrier honor second-consecutive year West Virginia college seeks conductor-training program instructors WMATA sets daily ridership records three times in one week New BART station will enable passengers to access Caltrain service BART advances plans for Warm Springs extension Sound Transit receives lower-than-expected bids for Central Link project

June 13

Montreal, Maine & Atlantic begins to recover from rocky start U.S. roads oppose EPA's proposal to limit sulfur emissions Fast-growing Kansas city to build grade-separating overpass In memoriam: Former BLE vice president DeBolt NJ Transit advances three subway projects WMATA awaits board approval on fare increase, extended hours Monorail: Las Vegas to give passengers a glitzy ride Metra extends fare savings program through summer, breaks ground on new station

June 12

To preserve lines, small roads ask STB to simplify abandonment process Iowa, Chicago & Eastern to acquire rebuilt, environmentally friendly locomotives Canada should consider funneling federal program funds to short-line infrastructure projects, Canadian railway association says Closer in proximity: California short lines plan merger Non-carrier to acquire Mississippi & Tennessee RailNet line, form new short line RailPower to raise funds for initial Green Kid production run

June 11

KCS' proposed NAFTA Rail plan is a 'minor transaction,' STB says USDOT denies Truckload Carriers Association's attempt to employ younger-than-21 drivers AAR earns defense department honor for rail-industry security plan House subcommittee testimony: Accidents and incidents are down, but railroads still need to step up safety efforts Alcatel receives contract to upgrade Detroit Downtown People Movers VRE proposes fare increase, more local funding in FY 2004 Ohio transit authority plans light-rail project SEPTA bulls its way into first in APTA's Rail Rodeo competition

June 10

Cattron Group acquired by senior management, equity investors UP's first national ad campaign in 20 years earns ADDY honors UTU co-founder Gilbert dies in Arizona UP contracts Harsco Track Technologies for long-term grinding, track-renewal services NS tweaks Web site to furnish more customer-friendly features UP's first national ad campaign in 20 years earns ADDY honors Florida East Coast appoints Lucas to head new intermodal division

June 9

BNSF, CSXT receive service recognition from shippers Hudson Bay Railway to rebuild electric utility's spur under first-ever track-maintenance contract BNSF on track to close more than 400 redundant grade crossings by year end Rail-car market: Greenbrier obtains more North American orders, reaches record backlog UP to speed up trains through Texas town CTA board advances three projects Port Authority Trans-Hudson contracts Cubic to install Smart Card technology Metra dedicates renovated Barrington station Northstar Corridor officials to pursue state funding in 2004 budget

June 6

EPA proposes regulation to reduce sulfur in diesel fuel Thompson returns to BNSF as division general manager after short OmniTRAX stint STB seeks New Yorkers' feedback on viaduct-abandonment case U.S. roads' May traffic produces mixed results Stalled CPR/traffic-controllers union negotiations might lead to strike or lockout, BLE says Maryland Transit raises fares, cuts three daily train trips SACRT completes light-rail bridge WMATA plans Orange Line station improvements Canadian labor-relations board rules VIA Rail, BLE must pay lost wages to former conductors, UTU says

June 5

STB to consider petition placing direct control of Conrail's New York Lines under CSXT, Pennsylvania Lines under NS Intermodal: NS offers guaranteed, lower-priced service between Chicago and Pennsylvania UTU shares transportation-issue concerns with top federal officials

June 4

Event reporting: RAILINC offers free-of-charge online tool to small roads USDOT revises drug-test rule to prevent misinterpreted results Alabama roads, suppliers form railway association GETS purchases simulators to track auxiliary-power controller development Johnstown America's custom-built, rapid-discharge hoppers coming to Canadian gypsum miner Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad ratifies BLE contract Southern California prepares for future Maglev system DART to acquire lines from track-owning affiliate Ridership figures: Amtrak's Silver Service reaches year's high-water mark in April

June 3

CSXI to boot up Web-based shipment-management system Newly formed New York City coalition plans to promote rail-tunnel project Rail-car demand is rapidly rebounding, EPA says Springfield Terminal Railway negotiates tentative agreements with BLE, UTU

June 2

RailAmerica acquires 288 track miles in Alabama from BNSF CN ends bid to acquire Ontario Northland Railway from province BLE advisory board to review Teamsters merger agreement in early July Brotherhood of Railway Carmen names Wilhelm senior assistant local chairman for Fort Wayne lodge Cattron-Theimeg to mine Mexican rail market per ALSTOM product-distribution agreement Los Angeles MTA adds fare inspectors to increase security Tri-Met adopts five-year plan NICTD approves fare increase Bi-State Development Agency begins second phase of streetscape improvements << Previous Next >>
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