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Rail News: July 2003

July 31

Rail Industry Trends
BNSF aligns operating divisions to traffic flows Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CPR: High-capacity box cars paying dividends for paper shippers Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSXI to increase monthly fuel surcharge Read More »

July 30

Kansas City Southern
Class I financials: KCS scores higher second-quarter revenue, but posts net loss tied to TFM tax expenses Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
House Appropriations Committee earmarks $15 million for Sound Transit's Central Link Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
ASLRRA forms committee to address short-line technical issues Read More »
Passenger Rail
House committee sets aside FY2004 funding for CTA Read More »
People
Former STB Chair Morgan joins Capitol Hill law firm Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak appoints new chairman, vice chairman Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
South Koreans tour KCS facilities to expand knowledge of North American rail operations Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit installs ticket vending machines on Main and Bergen County lines Read More »

July 29

Rail Industry Trends
Senate bill's sister: Rail competition legislation enters House Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. DOT proposes national passenger-rail system reform bill Read More »
People
BNSF sets agenda for annual diversity forum Read More »
Labor
UTU elects Boyd to first full term as international president Read More »

July 28

Rail Industry Trends
CN launches customized online shipment-status report tool Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CIT Rail Resources lands its largest rail-car lease deal Read More »
Amtrak
House appropriations committee recommends Amtrak FY04 budget, but more funds needed, national passenger railroad says Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
BNSF prompts electronic supplier-payment process Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Wabtec's Italian subsidiary awarded contract by Spanish railway Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. Customs proposes cargo-data regulations to beef up border security Read More »

July 25

Labor
BC Rail union schedules strike vote to save jobs, provincial ownership Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
NS underscores small-road issues at annual short line meeting Read More »
People
BNSF appoints Clark AVP of resource protection Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Pennsylvania provides grants for 30 freight-rail projects Read More »

July 24

Financials
Record quarterly revenue can't offset UP's second-quarter fuel expenses Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Amtrak awaits House amendment on FY2004 transportation bill Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX: Quarterly revenue rises but labor, asbestos-claim expenses pinch income performance Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
WMATA ranks above average on customer satisfaction surveys Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Focus on fuel: KCS to use pipeline to cut diesel costs Read More »
People
Former NJ Transit engineer joins HNTB Corp. Read More »
People
Hotel-chain CEO elected to NS board Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Miner takes home honors from TTX, UP Read More »

July 23

Financials
Coal pick-up propels NS to quarterly operating revenue record Read More »
Financials
Strong Canadian dollar, higher fuel prices, one-time charge hammer CPR's Q2 earnings Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
German rails order 500-plus freight cars from Greenbrier Europe Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP receives 'Compassionate Employer' award Read More »

July 22

BNSF Railway
2Q financials: For BNSF, higher fuel costs offset revenue increase Read More »
Financials
Higher fuel costs, lower revenues, stronger Canadian dollar dampen CN's second-quarter report Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Freight-car orders continue to surge in second quarter, ARCI says Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Two Wabtec subsidiaries celebrate milestones Read More »

July 21

Labor
CSXT eliminates 143 supervisory jobs Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
House bill would help fund transportation projects (7/21/03) Read More »
Labor
Wheeling & Lake Erie, BRS reach tentative agreement Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STPP to publish report ranking metro-area transportation spending (7/21/03) Read More »
Labor
Added security: NS to issue photo ID cards to all employees Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
WMATA employees receive awards for Sept. 11 actions (7/21/03) Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Transportation Marketing & Communications Association appoints president Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
BART awards contract for SFO employee discount cards (7/21/03) Read More »

July 18

Rail Industry Trends
STB, rail-safety reauthorization bills sail through Senate committee Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
House subcommittee proposes $580 million for Amtrak in FY2004 Read More »
Mechanical
UP triples refrigerated box-car order with Trinity Rail Group Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CTA completes Cermak Blue Line station renovation Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Senate committee approves amendments aimed at preventing rail accidents Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
LA MTA installs more user-friendly ticket vending machines on Metro Gold Line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
National Small Shipments Traffic Conference names Everett executive director Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Queensland Transport awards Cubic $95 million ticketing-system contract Read More »

July 17

Rail Industry Trends
AAR activates online tool to support lobby against re-regulation legislation Read More »
Passenger Rail
Maryland company chosen to help Shanghai Maglev reach installation tolerances Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF, power company settle rail-rate differences Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NS adds account-management tool to online offerings Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
E-business: BNSF to speed, customize electronic data interchanges Read More »

July 16

Rail Industry Trends
UTU ratifies CN contract covering U.S. conductors, brakemen Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA, Chicago DOT complete 35th Street renovations Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA achieves record FY 2003 ridership Read More »
Passenger Rail
IEEE sets new battery sizing, train-control system standards Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF completes double-track project in Texas Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CPR honors chemical shippers' safety efforts in 2002 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP grants trackage rights to two Oregon short lines Read More »

July 15

Rail Industry Trends
British Columbia selects four-firm short list for BC Rail privatization bids Read More »
Mechanical
In memoriam: EMD engineering director Smith Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CPR to serve new North Dakota grain terminal Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF earns Wal-Mart's annual carrier award for fifth-straight year Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NS improves Chicago-to-Pennsylvania intermodal service Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Purchasing power: ASLRRA ponders possibility of adding fuel-buying program to Web-based 'storefront' Read More »

July 14

Rail Industry Trends
BNSF to begin Illinois train-control pilot program using Wabtec's ETMS Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit's light-rail system receives federal funds, wins appellate court ruling Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA, local transit authority to upgrade Leominister station Read More »
Passenger Rail
Rocky Mountaineer Railtours increases bookings after adding overnight stops at historic Canadian attraction Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CN, UTU agree to tentative contract covering Duluth, Winnipeg & Pacific Railway workers Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Wisconsin & Southern conducts emergency-response drill to mimic terrorist act Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Plastic-encapsulated wood tie enters railroad market Read More »

July 11

Rail Industry Trends
UTU, BLE draw battle lines in CPR representation 'raid' Read More »
Passenger Rail
Canadian government provides passenger-rail funds for Algoma Central Railway Read More »
Passenger Rail
VIA Rail begins pilot program to provide wireless Internet access aboard trains Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA awards data communications system contract Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Train-robbing 'boyz' could be heading for New Jersey clink Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
DM&E, UP reach trackage-rights agreement on Minnesota line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BLE board approves Teamsters merger agreement Read More »

July 10

BNSF Railway
BNSF reorganizes engineering department Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit to consider awarding Bechtel Infrastructure construction management contract Read More »
Passenger Rail
Jacobs Engineering lands Cross London design contract Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB to solicit public feedback on U.S. portion of KCS' NAFTA Rail plan Read More »

July 9

Rail Industry Trends
AAR traffic tally: Despite a sluggish June, U.S. roads post positive second-quarter, first-half figures Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Colorado to study feasibility of Denver bypass for BNSF, UP trains Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit receives Central Link thumbs up from USDOT Read More »
Passenger Rail
LA MTA to reserve parking for Metro Gold Line passengers Read More »
Passenger Rail
LIRR receives safety awards from NY MTA Read More »
Passenger Rail
Utah tourist road expands steam-engine fleet Read More »
Passenger Rail
Earth Tech lands CTA construction safety management services contract Read More »
Passenger Rail
SNCF orders 15 LRVs from Siemens Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF, Union Carbide inaugurate Texas line, Class I competition Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR appoints VanderClute as Dettmann's successor Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Rising rail-car orders, backlog help Greenbrier post quarterly profit Read More »

July 8

Passenger Rail
Global Railway to supply event-recorder systems for Long Island Rail Road equipment Read More »
Passenger Rail
U.S. DOT awards Amtrak $76 million for tunnel life safety Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Tie suppliers, shippers assist ASLRRA in backing tax-credit bill Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NS, UP launch Toledo-to-West Coast EMP container service Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Fleming takes leave of absence from BMWE presidential post Read More »

July 7

Rail Industry Trends
New Zealand government negotiates Tranz Rail agreement with Australia's Toll Holdings; Tranz Rail board 'surprised' by deal's terms Read More »
Passenger Rail
Bombardier receives $466 million order from German railway Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA proposes light-rail corridor Read More »
Passenger Rail
Kawasaki appoints new chairman, president Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RailPower closes $2.4 million private placement Read More »
CSX Transportation
Another 'Super' public-private partnership: CN, CSXI plan 155-acre Memphis intermodal terminal Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CPR seeks buyers for two Alberta branch lines Read More »

July 3

Rail Industry Trends
Judgment call: Canada's Transportation Appeal Tribunal puts rail, marine, aviation on same review/appeal plane Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Schwartz sworn in as Railroad Retirement Board chair Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA approves police station plans, adds morning trains to Green Line Read More »
Passenger Rail
Swiss railway awards $75 million security and signaling systems contract to Alcatel Read More »

July 2

Rail Industry Trends
Dates set for RailtecMéxico 2004 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
The Ascent of Tier-2 Compliant Power: UP now running five GETS 'Evolution' locomotives in revenue service, BNSF to test 30 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CPR reaches settlement with North Dakota for Minot derailment Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Fitzmaurice named NMB chairman Read More »
Passenger Rail
Bay Area Rapid Transit opens airport extension Read More »
Passenger Rail
Ontario Northland Transportation Commission receives government funding to continue passenger-rail service Read More »

July 1

Rail Industry Trends
RDC-led consortium receives $29.6 million from Overseas Private Investment Corp. for African port/rail project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
TTX tabs Marion to serve as VP/CFO Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
LRIW seeks nominations for 'Outstanding Woman of The Year' Read More »
Passenger Rail
Greater Cleveland RTA opens new Community Circulator route Read More »
Passenger Rail
North Carolina's Triangle Transit purchases right-of-way from CSX Read More »
Passenger Rail
High-speed rail presents most viable solution to California's growing transportation needs, study shows Read More »
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