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Rail News: October 2002

October 31

Retirement beckons for BNSF's Schultz Computer-system woes foil KCS' third-quarter financials Ohio Central seeks STB approval to acquire 10th short line

October 30

Australian Railroad Group to trim jobs, cut operating costs BNSF, short lines address issues at Class I's annual conference UP secures computer-based training system San Diego transit board signs software deal with Mincom Israel Railways orders trains from Bombardier

October 29

Hub Group, TMM Logistics partner to provide cross-border transportation RailAmerica earns record third-quarter income Pepsi contract to give Florida East Coast's intermodal business some fizz U.S. Plastic Lumber lands Brazilian deal

October 28

CPR, dispatchers' union reach tentative deal Greenbrier builds car-order backlog during the third quarter BART completes Daly City Shop renovation WMATA to introduce voice-activated Ride Guide Bombardier lands $88 million deal with German Railways

October 25

Freight roads on red alert in response to FBI warning U.S. roads begin cranking post-lockout container volume Genesee & Wyoming leases line to help BNSF build carload business New York Cross Harbor again partners with New York & Atlantic, NS SEPTA adjusts schedule, budget for Market Street Elevated reconstruction Amtrak expands Milwaukee-Chicago service CTA takes final delivery of refurbished cars Vapor Rail inks parts deal with Korean subway car builder Siemens Transportation Systems moves North American headquarters

October 24

UP's third quarter one for the record books Although CSX Corp.'s third-quarter earnings sparkle, rail and intermodal units' income fades CN joins U.S. Customs' border-security partnership GATX Rail's 2,500-unit tank-car order initiates 7,500-car purchase plan

October 23

NS still following financial-improvement path CN factors grain drought into quarterly, nine-month financial figures CapTrak links ASLRRA members to Congress New York City officials support federal funds for freight-rail tunnel study L.A. MTA operates into the wee hours Cubic Corp. expands security options on contactless "smart" cards

October 22

BNSF's quarterly operating income falls, ratio rises Florida East Coast to drop trucking, bolster rail intermodal Freight Australia lands fourth long-term contract in four months CPR pleased with financial performance one year post-independence

October 21

CN to submit sole bid for provincially owned Ontario Northland Railway BNSF, UP must maintain Arizona utility's PRB coal rates, STB says In transportation chain, railroads are most poised to prosper, NS' Goode says Caltrain aims to put Baby Bullets into service early FTA to hold real estate symposium for transit agencies

October 18

U.S. roads begin to recover intermodal traffic post-lockout CN's Tellier challenges corporations to set higher standards BLE, Class Is agree to prohibit workers from operating remote controls in locomotive cabs Quarterly ARCI rail-car figures bode well for builders Tampa to return to streetcar past Bombardier lands European, South American contracts CTA orders more recycled composite ties

October 17

Environment is hot topic at BNSF-hosted meetings Indiana Rail Road bypasses Linton to boost coal-train efficiencies, unblock crossings A&K Materials acquired RailAmerica line under false pretenses, STB says Timken reaches deal to acquire Torrington Metra orders electric cars, presents budget

October 16

U.S. Steel to sell railroad subsidiaries, other operations UP: Stepping up train speed through Texas town NS to begin building intermodal terminal on former Navy yard site Tranz Rail eyes express container service Mexico City orders subway trains from Bombardier, CAF

October 15

BNSF christens Chicago-area multi-modal facility, ponders similar all-service centers RailPower proposes Green Kid as a pint-sized Green Goat BNSF selects OmniTRAX subsidiary to operate Chicago-area intermodal terminal GE Transportation Systems bags $1 billion in third-quarter orders Bombardier concludes delivery of tilting trains to Virgin Trains Sound Transit establishes performance audit committee

October 14

FRA considers matching OSHA's accident/incident reporting methods Short line restores service to Minnesota line after two-year shutdown New York state to convert post office into transportation hub CTA expands routes

October 11

CSXT, NS ready to reinstate fuel surcharge if crude-oil prices fail to fall Timken offers bearing with wireless sensing system Hurricanes to wreak havoc on GWI's third-, fourth-quarter earnings MTA to merge agencies into five companies CTA's 2003 budget proposal freezes fares, continues capital projects Jet-powered locomotive set to launch from D.C. Union Station BART to introduce new fare equipment

October 10

Port lockout ends U.S. roads' weekly intermodal winning streak at 25 ASLRRA committee recommends revisions to TEA-21 There's lights, action, but no cameras allowed at TrentonWorks' Nova Scotia plant CSXT, TRANSFLO launch LPG gas distribution service

October 9

TCU, NCCC accept binding arbitration to finalize carmen, clerks contract U.S. appellate court backs STB's decision to bag competitive factors in rate-complaint cases AAR offers annual Class I data analysis Federal restraining order forces West Coast ports to reopen today Mississippi short line completes 286k-targeting track improvements NJ Transit takes steps to improve safety, core capacity Amtrak concludes launch of automated speech-recognition system SEPTA invites high school IT students to TechiesDay 2002 Contractors begin work on Tacoma bridge

October 8

President Bush forms board to probe West Coast port crisis ASLRRA, FRA form group to study small-road bridges Rice becoming a big revenue slice for New York Cross Harbor BNSF rolls out online health-information resource for employees

October 7

West Coast port shutdown draining dollars from railroads, importers CN contributes to Manitoba university's logistics program USDOT provides transportation-planning analytical tool BNSF introduces money-back guarantee on some carload shipments DART selects Parsons for build-out's second phase Consortium lands Venezuelan contract

October 4

STB: CN can stop filing weekly Wisconsin Central updates Intermodal business continues to boom, carloads creep up for U.S. roads, AAR says STB: CN can stop filing weekly Wisconsin Central updates KCS takes the good with the bad from MCS Utility can build line crossing Illinois Central's track, STB says Pennsylvania short line restores service to long-unused line NJ Transit launches several services to ease crowding St. Louis, San Diego receive funds for LRT projects Coaster adds Friday evening hours, enters car-sharing program Cubic concludes deliveries for Millennium Line

October 3

NS, BNSF prepare for Hurricane Lili's punch CSXT's fertilizer revenue more fertile in 2002 Canadian short line, U.S. distributor open Ontario transload center Watco short line set to lease some of UP's Kansas track

October 2

AAR issues embargo on West Coast-destined containers to ease traffic congestion BNSF buys Iowa line from grain-shipper consortium BNSF taps Schulze to head sourcing AAR's recent rail-equipment report includes Canadian and Mexican Class I data Rail World expects to acquire Bangor & Aroostook System by year end Rail-Volution coming to D.C. Oct. 3-6 Chinese firm signs train-control contract with US&S Wilbur Smith Associates to study Connecticut commuter rail plan

October 1

CSXT to lay off two-thirds of Kentucky car shop's workers Rail World subsidiary acquires CPR's U.S./Canada-crossing lines Great North Eastern Railway inks deal with Bombardier FTA appoints Clemens to communications and legislative affairs post L.A. MTA names Blue Line station after Lakers broadcaster << Previous Next >>
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