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Rail News: July 2002

July 31

Rail Industry Trends
UTU ratifies CN deal covering 320 conductors Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Signals help simulate crossing for Mississippi officers' training Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Trucks not footing fair share of highway repair costs, RAC report says Read More »
Passenger Rail
CSXT extends freight heat restriction to all passenger services Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit files suit in local land dispute Read More »
Passenger Rail
NYCT inks billion-dollar deal with Alstom, Kawasaki Read More »
Passenger Rail
SEPTA, BMWE reach tentative agreement Read More »

July 30

Rail Industry Trends
BLE members ratify CN pact affecting former IC properties; UTU members to mull CN's NQT deal Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Canada contributes majority of funds toward 71 crossing-safety projects Read More »
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Indiana ports eye feasibility of rail intermodal terminal Read More »

July 29

Rail Industry Trends
Timmons to lead ASLRRA; Turner to soon begin long-planned retirement Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
ITI sets 2003 dates for second intermodal transportation summit Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP buys LED lights for blue-flag protection at Nebraska yard Read More »
Passenger Rail
Poll: L.A. MTA making headway in rail, bus performance Read More »
Passenger Rail
Pentagon Metrorail Station's new entrance to open July 31 Read More »

July 26

Rail Industry Trends
Make it 15 straight weeks for U.S. roads' intermodal surge Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF to bounce back with economy in the second half, Rose says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Dolan to serve as UP's vice chairman, turn over railroad's law reins to Hemmer Read More »
Passenger Rail
Houston METRO board adopts three-year plan Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit LRVs set sail for America Read More »
Passenger Rail
Senate committee passes transportation appropriation bill Read More »

July 25

Rail Industry Trends
CSXT, UP, TFM team up on coordinated cross-border service Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX, KCS post progress in quarterly, first-half financial reports Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BLE, Teamsters put merger-process procedures in place Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Trinity's quarterly total echoes rail-car backlog revival Read More »

July 24

Rail Industry Trends
First-half, quarterly financial data favors several Class Is Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
KCS processes first carloads at Mississippi transload center Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
EPA eyes Kim Hotstart's heating system to lower locomotive idling Read More »
Passenger Rail
House committee to mark up transit flexibility bill Read More »
Passenger Rail
Deutsche Bahn to begin Frankfurt-Cologne high-speed service Aug. 1 Read More »
Amtrak
House, Senate pass Amtrak bail-out bill Read More »
Passenger Rail
Bombardier inks $355 million deal with UK's Connex South Eastern Read More »

July 23

Rail Industry Trends
STB: DM&E's I&M Rail Link acquisition can proceed; IC&E control requires scrutiny Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NS to cover shop-craft employees with positive-reinforcing safety policy Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Rebounding rail-car orders rising from rock bottom, ARCI says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Rees and Kimsey to lead RailWorks pending bankruptcy court's OK Read More »
Passenger Rail
Amtrak, NYC closing in on supplemental appropriations Read More »

July 22

Rail Industry Trends
CSXT, Tennessee development arm agree to convert rail to trail Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Genesee & Wyoming short line celebrates intermodal milestone Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Pennsylvania provides trackwork grants to small roads, shippers Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Brought to you by … public television offers railroads promotional programming Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA posts record FY02 ridership Read More »
Passenger Rail
PENNDOT plans 12-year transportation programs Read More »

July 19

Union Pacific Railroad
UP posts record-setting second-quarter results Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
New Hampshire shipper can receive service from two short lines, STB says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
KCS boots up enhanced electronic data for customers Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Magaw resigns, under-study Loy takes his place as transportation security head Read More »
Passenger Rail
Amtrak names Klein chief mechanical officer Read More »
Passenger Rail
BC Rail, Seton Lake Indians band to retain rail service Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA returns to its pre-September record-ridership days Read More »

July 18

Rail Industry Trends
Bush to nominate Nober as STB chairman Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
McCarren resurfaces as minority owner/chairman of Arkansas short line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CN acquires 53-foot containers to cook up refrigerated-food business Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSXT, GATX tie service, equipment together in Redi-Rail package Read More »

July 17

Rail Industry Trends
BNSF decides to discontinue differential pricing to Pacific Northwest Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RailAmerica banks on stock repurchase program to build share value Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
New Jersey short-line owner Burenga dies Read More »
Passenger Rail
Bombardier opens Chicago office Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA, Cubic regional smart-card test to enter next phase Read More »

July 16

Rail Industry Trends
Indiana short line proves a point with safety Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF honors shippers safe-loading practices Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Tex Mex workers chose BLE in lieu of UTU Read More »

July 15

Rail Industry Trends
BMWE reelects Fleming, installs Simpson to succeed LaRue Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF offers transportation heads computer-based certification training Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Slight rise in nation's transportation deaths last year, NTSB says Read More »
Passenger Rail
Pittsburgh-area residents to see fares increase, services decrease Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA adds cars to Green Line's morning, evening rush hours Read More »
Passenger Rail
Miami-Dade Transit joins statewide effort to register voters Read More »

July 12

Rail Industry Trends
Watco transfers three roads' customer-support, dispatching duties Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
KCS eyes Web-based empty-equipment tool Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Windsor-to-Detroit rail/truck corridor possible in five years, partners say Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA dedicates new commuter rail stop Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART to drop trains, hike fares, charge reserved parking fees to close budget gap Read More »

July 11

Rail Industry Trends
AAR adds Ferromex to weekly traffic-report mix Read More »
People
Movin' up and out: CSX, KCS replace key executives Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NS tacks on rights to Pennsylvania short line's track as part of Northeast volume ramp-up plan Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Fatigue requires a three-part plan of attack, BLE's Hahs says Read More »
Passenger Rail
Security enhancements, weather contribute to low July 4 ridership at WMATA Read More »

July 10

Rail Industry Trends
Ward named president of CSX Corp. Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Greenbrier records its first quarterly rail-car backlog increase in two years Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FRA extends ENSCO contract for sixth term Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP, TFM team up to offer 'MexDirect' service Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Leasing: Chicago-Sunoco to receive 100 tank cars from GE Capital Rail Read More »
Passenger Rail
NTI offers transit agencies new security-training courses Read More »

July 9

Rail Industry Trends
NS grants trackage rights to Indiana short line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Labor news: Puget Sound & Pacific T&E employees select UTU Read More »
Passenger Rail
Bombardier files arbitration claim against DaimlerChrysler Read More »

July 8

Rail Industry Trends
U.S. carloads jump in June, intermodal simply surges, AAR says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP to speed up Texas trains Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
New Jersey short line to operate county-owned lines Read More »
Passenger Rail
Houston METRO to complete segment six months early Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit applies for $500 million FFGA — again Read More »

July 3

Rail Industry Trends
Johnstown America completes Ameren's coal-car order Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Union Tank Car achieves ACC's Responsible Care Partner status Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Retlif tops off expanded Ronkonkoma testing facility Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA presents Metra with $54 million of $319.1 million FFGA Read More »
Passenger Rail
IEEE to publish standards regarding catenary systems Read More »
Passenger Rail
NYC Transit purchases axle-balancing system Read More »

July 2

Rail Industry Trends
Rail rates mostly plummet over three-year period, GAO study says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BMWE strikes Escanaba & Lake Superior Railroad Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CPR grants NS trackage rights to help hike northeastern U.S. traffic Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
International signal-engineers organization sets up North American Section Read More »
Passenger Rail
Bombardier receives train order from Israel Railways Read More »

July 1

Rail Industry Trends
FRA approves third short-line-targeted RRIF loan Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Canadian, South African rail associations team up to exchange expertise Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
GETS Global Signaling gets Railway Technology's yard switch-machine models Read More »
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