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Rail News: August 2002

August 30

Rail Industry Trends
U.S. roads' weekly intermodal moves hit two-year high Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Canada releases funds for greenhouse-gas reducing freight-rail projects Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Embracing the enemy: BNSF symposium targets truckers as intermodal partners Read More »
Passenger Rail
SEPTA to complete track-renewal project Labor Day Weekend Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART, WMATA review security steps taken since Sept. 11 Read More »

August 29

Rail Industry Trends
KCS divides Louisiana customer-service center into three components Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Canadian short line, trucking firm team up on transload center Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RailAmerica braces for third-quarter revenue drops in Australia, Canada Read More »
Passenger Rail
L.A., Seattle take delivery of LRVs Read More »
Passenger Rail
ALSTOM lands railway link contracts in Greece, Korea Read More »

August 28

Rail Industry Trends
STB conditionally approves San Jacinto's Houston line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Canadian dispatchers union ratifies CN deal Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Virginia town ready to build rail history-themed park Read More »

August 27

Rail Industry Trends
UTU-represented NQT workers ratify CN agreement Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
EPA's message to car builders remains: 'Wait until next year' Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CN relies on Chicago short line to hasten east/west hauls Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB denies KCS', shipper's attempt to broaden CN-IC merger condition Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Arkansas & Missouri shareholders say yea to McCarren as chairman; short line taps McCready as president Read More »
Passenger Rail
Study: L.A. MTA second-train sign improves crossing safety Read More »
Passenger Rail
Cleveland RTA plans track rehabilitation project Read More »

August 26

Rail Industry Trends
Real-estate firm sells small Florida road's rolling stock to holding company's short line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
KCS taps three transportation directors to smooth car-schedule exceptions Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
OmniTRAX subsidiary to operate CSXI's Windy City terminal Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA names Thomas assistant GM for planning, strategic programs Read More »

August 23

Rail Industry Trends
When it comes to intermodal, U.S., Canadian roads keep on truckin' Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Advanced Cast Products sells Peerless division to R.H. Little Read More »
Passenger Rail
NTSB issues update regarding Amtrak's Maryland derailment Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA plans hearing to explore maintenance facility expansion Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART advances SFO, train control projects Read More »

August 22

Rail Industry Trends
Of hypothetical railroads and western coal rates: In two rulings, STB considers cross-subsidy questions Read More »

August 21

Rail Industry Trends
Train accidents decline, but trespasser/employee fatalities rise - FRA data Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Preserving history: UP gives $50,000 grant to Barriger library Read More »
Passenger Rail
Amtrak discovers more cracks in Acela trains Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit clears another Central Link hurdle Read More »
Passenger Rail
DART's $100 million long-term bonds receive 'AA' rating from Fitch Read More »

August 20

Rail Industry Trends
Utah Railway to become Genesee & Wyoming's eighth U.S. short line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Oregon grants to help short lines fund infrastructure improvements Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RailAmerica's carload figures both positive and negative Read More »

August 19

Rail Industry Trends
Arbitrator picks tie-breaking procedure for LRC arbitration case Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BMWE launches home page link for members to track IBB merger proposal Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA adds six K-9 units to police force Read More »
Passenger Rail
Amtrak returns some Acela trains to service Read More »

August 16

Rail Industry Trends
U.S. roads' intermodal streak reaches 18 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RailMarketplace pact establishes preferred safety supplier for three member roads Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Kim Hotstart, ZTR Controls combine locomotive-engine control products Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
StarTrak to equip Tropicana's cars with tracking systems Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA forms panel to review escalator, elevator rehabs Read More »
Passenger Rail
Los Angeles area to begin regional universal-fare program Read More »

August 15

Rail Industry Trends
NMB dismisses UTU's single-craft-seeking application Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
ASLRRA pads online training program Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Arbitrator considers split-vote options for board governing remote-control dispute Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Johnstown America begins coal-car deliveries for FirstEnergy Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF outsources computer operations to IBM Read More »

August 14

Rail Industry Trends
BNSF takes plunge as third-party logistics provider Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Quarterly North American intermodal volume might reflect start of freight recovery, IANA says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Wabtec wins 'down under' deal with Queensland Rail Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Washington short line starts up intermodal service at Wenatchee yard Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSXT taps Evans to head e-business ventures Read More »
Passenger Rail
Amtrak returns two Acela Express trains to service Read More »
Passenger Rail
ALSTOM tabs US&S system for NJT locomotives Read More »
Passenger Rail
Passenger rail-car market shows signs of growth, ALSTOM says Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA makes progress on Cermak (Douglas) Branch reconstruction Read More »

August 12

Rail Industry Trends
Trackage rights to tie Indiana short line into NS' coal customer Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Nebraska short line to acquire line from parent Progress Rail Services Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Watco Cos. develops small switching locomotive Read More »
Passenger Rail
First-quarter ridership declines Read More »
Passenger Rail
VRE plans to roll out fare collection system Read More »

August 9

Rail Industry Trends
Under oath: UP, CSX certify financial reporting accuracy with SEC Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
South Dakota seeks STB approval to finalize track acquisition Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
GE Capital carved into four units; TIP Intermodal Services opens Chicago-area terminal Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit wins court case; COP issues mid-year assessment Read More »
Passenger Rail
Houston METRO to break ground on transit center Read More »
Passenger Rail
Peruvian railway begins tourist services Read More »
Passenger Rail
Alcatel completes Swiss installation Read More »

August 8

Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail officials have two reasons to smile about AAR's July traffic data Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CPR's Tronicus to tap Mexico's third-party logistics market Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BRS members re-elect Pickett as international president Read More »

August 7

Rail Industry Trends
KCS starts summer blitz to keep employees' eyes on the safety ball Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
E.H. Reeves merges with ImageMap Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Intermodal industry vet James Peepas dies in New Jersey Read More »
Passenger Rail
DART begins running test train on next Garland extension Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA ups the security ante at its headquarters Read More »

August 6

Rail Industry Trends
CPR accesses two software programs to enhance intermodal service Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
R.J. Corman seeks CSXT, NS track to connect Cleveland Line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP makes hay to help Colorado ranchers Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP to track TE&Y crews, payroll via computer program Read More »

August 5

Rail Industry Trends
UTU members ratify contract by 3-to-1 ratio Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CPR to replace LaCrosse bridge within two years Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NS, UP set to launch expedited, Mexico-border-crossing intermodal service Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit to begin on-line customer satisfaction survey Read More »
Passenger Rail
Falcons fans can fly high with MARTA Read More »

August 2

Rail Industry Trends
DTE Rail Services acquires Mid-States Railcar Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Senate confirms Fitzmaurice, Hoglander to NMB posts Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSXT, UTU agree to tentative contract covering yardmasters Read More »
Passenger Rail
Paris metro awards Alcatel $49 million CBTC contract Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metro-North to purchase locomotive, train simulator Read More »
Passenger Rail
US&S ATC system nets European safety certification Read More »

August 1

Rail Industry Trends
Twin Cities & Western promotes several staff members Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Software developer to design Web-based car-management system for Chicago Freight Car Leasing Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. roads made the safety grade during the year's first third Read More »
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