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Rail News: June 2003

June 30

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

June 27

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

June 26

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

June 25

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

June 24

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

June 23

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

June 20

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

June 19

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

June 18

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

June 17

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

June 16

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

June 13

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

June 12

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

June 11

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

June 10

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

June 9

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

June 6

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

June 5

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

June 4

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

June 3

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

June 2

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