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Rail News: August 2001

August 31

Rail Industry Trends
Sixty-day judicial review period for new merger rules expires without a filed petition, STB says Read More »
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AAR's weekly traffic report gains south-of-the-border stats Read More »
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BNSF, limited partnership seek STB approval on competing Houston rail line Read More »
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Wabtec subsidiary seals Peruvian deal to remanufacture five locomotives Read More »
Passenger Rail
Kawasaki Rail Car taps new president Read More »
Passenger Rail
Tri-Rail enters double-track home stretch Read More »

August 30

Rail Industry Trends
Appellate court backs STB's branch-line embargo decisions Read More »
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NS settles fiber-optic cable suit Read More »

August 29

Rail Industry Trends
STB drops rate complaint against two Kansas short lines Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Former CPR fleet director to help support asset-assignment software Read More »
Passenger Rail
APTA, consulting firm to launch transit e-commerce Web site Read More »
Passenger Rail
Cubic Transportation opens Boston office Read More »
Passenger Rail
Changing of Maryland's transit guard Read More »

August 28

Rail Industry Trends
CPR's service earns DaimlerChrysler gold Read More »
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Car tracing message change on the horizon, ASLRRA says Read More »
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Emons announces operational staff shifts Read More »

August 27

Rail Industry Trends
Pennsylvanian small roads garner track-improvement grants Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Canadian revenue agency's tax ruling favors CP's split Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit: Out with the old, in with the new Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA inks deal with Vanasse Hangen Brustlin Read More »

August 24

Rail Industry Trends
Freightliner seals deal aimed at taking containers off England's highways Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Johnstown America completes utility's coal-car orders Read More »
Passenger Rail
LIRR completes one track project, continues others Read More »
Passenger Rail
Aussies opt for German power-supply systems in high-speed trains Read More »

August 23

Rail Industry Trends
First-half 2001 an all-around good six months for NS, Wolf says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CP appoints information agent for reorganization-related shareholders meeting Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain creates spaces to stow luggage going places Read More »

August 22

Rail Industry Trends
A&M partners, applies proactive approach to become more prosperous Read More »
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BNSF launches customized, customer-friendly online tracking tool Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Partners — including BNSF — propose alternate line to provide certain Houston shippers competitive access Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Plummeting rail-car orders should begin to elevate next year, EPA says Read More »
Passenger Rail
Cleveland rail ridership soars high in July Read More »
Passenger Rail
North Carolina, Virginia take next step toward high-speed rail Read More »

August 21

Rail Industry Trends
BNSF, CSXI team up to speed Southern California-to-Atlanta intermodal service Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AARS unveils Frank Richter scholarship program Read More »
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Pacer transfers LTL business to Gilbert West Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA to put first of new cars in service Read More »
Passenger Rail
Alstom nets several August contracts Read More »
Passenger Rail
DART names director of internal audit Read More »

August 20

Rail Industry Trends
CPR might abandon five branch lines under revised network plan Read More »
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ARRC combines freight, passenger functions Read More »
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RailWorks loses chairman, COO; gains consultants to help ward off financial woes Read More »
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ABC-NACO reaches deal with striking Mexican workers Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA Transit Police seek accreditation Read More »
Passenger Rail
Denver transit exec achieves management certification Read More »

August 19

Rail Industry Trends
STB taps Rutson to head environmental analysis arm Read More »

August 17

Rail Industry Trends
Companion bills offer protection to striking rail workers Read More »
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Los Angeles port continues to pump up the volume Read More »
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Alameda Corridor agency selects firm to design Pacific Coast Highway grade separation Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CP sets stock-trading wheels in motion for spin-offs Read More »
Passenger Rail
Bay Area long-range plan includes Caltrain electrification Read More »

August 16

Rail Industry Trends
BNSF, NS provide encore for coast-to-coast intermodal service Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Worker fatigue relief bill back in Congress Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
ASLRRA honors 2000's safest small roads, top safety-conscious worker Read More »

August 15

Rail Industry Trends
Web tool to help NS manage fleet, customers' future car needs Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
KCS, IMRL partner to provide grain run-through service Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Environmental review of BNSF refueling facility not necessary, STB says Read More »
Passenger Rail
Following the Northstar: Judge dismisses suit challenging commuter-rail station planning process Read More »
Passenger Rail
GO Transit seals $1 million event recorder deal with Global Railway Read More »

August 14

Rail Industry Trends
Great Lakes Transportation takes 'business unit' approach Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Intermodal Transportation Institute 'capacity' summit set Read More »
Passenger Rail
Training program nets new hires for D.C.'s Metro Read More »
Passenger Rail
SEPTA awards program/construction management contract Read More »

August 13

Rail Industry Trends
Thrall, Trinity's rail-car manufacturing unit pursue merger Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Intermodal: UP plans $15.8 million upgrade at Port Laredo facility Read More »
Passenger Rail
Houston Metro reaches out to small-business owners Read More »
Passenger Rail
Pennsylvania governor awards funds to transit agencies Read More »

August 10

Rail Industry Trends
CSXT speeds New York-area service on Florida Special Read More »
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With greater southern capacity, NS' intermodal business heads north Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP can't recover soil investigation costs, Colorado court says Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit breaks ground on transfer facility Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART inks on-call engineering services contract Read More »

August 9

Rail Industry Trends
AAR, AIF plan joint Mexican expo in January Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSXT powers up locomotive engine kit, joint venture to lower fuel use and emissions Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
A&M: From business development deals to land developer Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART wins court decision to ease strike threat Read More »
Passenger Rail
No light rail for Kansas City Read More »

August 8

Rail Industry Trends
BRS, IBEW members start NS discipline program Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
ABC-NACO swings second Chinese deal Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CPR supply-chain management subsidiary opts for Manugistics' software Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit names interim commuter rail director Read More »
Passenger Rail
Houston METRO finalizes station names for light rail alignment Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain breaks its ridership record Read More »

August 7

Rail Industry Trends
NS' process-improving initiatives pay dividends Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rails in April record fewer accidents, but one more fatality, BTS says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Software-design companies team up to help shippers track cargo across international and domestic modes Read More »
Passenger Rail
Former prime minister aide appointed VIA Rail chair Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra offers limited bike-train services Read More »
Passenger Rail
Alstom to refurbish 108 additional CTA subway cars Read More »

August 6

Rail Industry Trends
BNSF, CSXT eliminate Chicago interchanges to craft consistent East/West service Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP's and CSXT's Express Lane stretches to Philly Read More »
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CPR, IBEW reach tentative four-year contract Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
ASF-Keystone makes management changes, consolidates offices in Granite City Read More »
Passenger Rail
APTA announces board candidates Read More »
Passenger Rail
DART taps one of its own for top position Read More »
Passenger Rail
Amtrak opens Indiana Mail and Express transloading facility Read More »

August 3

Rail Industry Trends
Coal carloads down but not out; year-to-date traffic still under a TKO, AAR says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CPR lays out go-it-alone strategy for potential investors Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Nation's future port — and rail — capacity under formal scrutiny Read More »
Passenger Rail
New bill proposes to improve passenger rail access to freight rights of way Read More »
Passenger Rail
Amtrak honors employees for developing bilingual service desk Read More »

August 2

Rail Industry Trends
Timken's belt gets tighter Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CPR's Calgary terminal to ramp up intermodal business by spring Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CN/WC merger won't require environmental review, STB says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
MRL joins handful of U.S. rails opting to operate remote-controlled locomotives Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. appellate court upholds STB's Conrail-split conditions Read More »
Passenger Rail
Transportation Appropriations Bill: All over except for the shouting Read More »
Passenger Rail
Toronto Transit adds management system to Scarborough Line Read More »
Passenger Rail
Amtrak taps technology to better manage purchasing processes Read More »

August 1

Rail Industry Trends
House approves rail retirement act Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
GM picks UP as exclusive western rail carrier Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Railtrack CEO assumes operating exec's duties Read More »
Passenger Rail
Seasonal change to bring Portland trains to planes Read More »
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