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Rail News: November 2003

November 26

CN adds to acquisition roster by bagging BC Rail bid Sound Transit contemplates light-rail vehicle contract KCS cuts year-over-year car hire costs nearly in half Union Switch & Signal obtains Sacramento RTD contract Joyce joins NS' board RSI names Gillespie transit committee chair Energy bill stuck in Senate until January TMCA solicits entries for 2004 Trannys

November 25

Pursley's pending retirement means more changes to CSX's management line-up Bill to repeal federal fuel tax stalls in Senate UP to lift temporary speed limit through Illinois town CSXI's December fuel surcharge to match November's 3.6 percent

November 24

BMWE petitions FRA to improve adjacent-track protection Port Authority opens temporary World Trade Center station BLE/Teamsters organize sixth short line in 15 months WMATA improves blizzard-battling readiness Canadian Labor Congress umpire flags UTU for 'raiding' CPR workers, BLE says Shanghai system could be prototype for proposed California-to-Nevada maglev, state commission says CSXT grants terminal railroad trackage rights to Peach State port line Transportation institute releases 2001 report on U.S. regionals/short lines

November 21

KCS wrapping up infrastructure improvements on Meridian Speedway House committee introduces TEA-21 reauthorization bill Federal fuel-tax repealing bill making headway in Senate, AAR says WMATA to adjust public-service advertising guidelines Favorable interest rates, business outlook enable CPR to prepay pension plan costs SEPTA given props for revamped workers' compensation program BC Rail union: CN deal would benefit Class I's coffers but place jobs in peril WMATA awards computer-upgrade contract to ARINC Canada to help fund study of three B.C. rail corridors

November 20

Weekly traffic report: Major roads picking up carload pace Twin Cities & Western promotes Wegner to senior VP/GM post Racine Railroad Products purchases FCI USA's hydraulic tool line

November 19

CN's Heller to head English Welsh & Scottish Railway NJ Transit extends light-rail system, opens station two years early BNSF, utility resolve 'discovery' differences in rate case, STB says Federal, state labor departments certify SEPTA maintenance apprenticeship program Intermodal: Terminal locations continue to mount for CSXI's, UP's STAX program Buffalo & Pittsburgh to acquire inactive CSXT Pennsylvania line Schneider National honors NS' service strides

November 18

Canadian Pacific's Dodge to retire in March 2004 Los Angeles MTA, ATU reach tentative agreement, end 35-day strike RailAmerica promotes Conklin to North American COO post BNSF reorganizes mechanical department Trinity Industries completes financing for rail-car-lease portfolio Decision '03: ACACSO elects officers

November 17

Canadian Pacific sells Waterloo Spur to Wisconsin & Southern $1.2 billion tentatively approved for Amtrak in FY04 3Q financials: Coal, containers propel net income at Providence and Worcester House, Senate conference committee approves $75 million for Sound Transit's Central Link BNSF finishes final '03 phase of Panhandle subdivision double-track project SEPTA, Delaware River Port Authority obtain funds to improve security UP picks Jacobi for VP-Western Region post RMI unveils Web-based service for shippers

November 14

Indiana Rail Road builds new tracks to alleviate commuter delays at crossing Chicago Transit Authority receives FTA grant for Brown Line project Rate case reparations: BNSF to pay Texas utility $3.4 million, plus interest NJ Transit nears completion of light-rail project Australasian rail association issues draft of fatigue management code Utah Transit Authority completes double-track project Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority seeks input on capital plan

November 13

Same statistical story: Intermodal traffic's up, carloads remain flat - AAR data ASLRRA releases Timmons' first-year president report Revenue and expenses up, net income down for Pioneer Railcorp

November 12

From rail to barge to Havana: Distributor to transport Montana beans to Cuba through Corpus Christi port Sound Transit begins Central Link construction BNSF intermodal hubs post lift records South Florida RTA to test DMUs Year-end financials: Greenbrier records revenue, profitability growth CTA amends proposed budget Washington Group adds long-time transit advocate Alexander to mid-Atlantic team

November 11

Streamlining CSX to eliminate three management layers, up to 1,000 non-union jobs NS unable to determine impact STB's ruling will have on earnings UP to speed trains through Texas town GM Electro-Motive to market Chromium products Wabtec Corp. names price for secondary offering of common stock

November 10

NS, BLE ink pact to continue tying compensation to corporate performance ATU rejects Los Angeles MTA's final wage and benefit offer UTU members ratify health care pact Los Angeles MTA awards cab signal system contract to Union Switch & Signal FRA proposes rail-car reflector rule Amtrak's 'Julie' receives travel facilitation award

November 7

NS seeks to minimize train-handling variations, save fuel with locomotive event-monitoring system Houston METRO to proceed with transit solutions plan AAR data: October best-ever month in U.S. road' intermodal history Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority restructures fares CN to build 100 more box cars by April SAB WABCO obtains brake system contract from ALSTOM NS charges Duke Energy 'reasonable' coal rates, STB says Montreal, Maine & Atlantic promotes three executives

November 6

CSXT's Giftos to retire in March; Gooden to assume commercial duties NS to absorb voluntary-separation program costs in the fourth quarter Louisville & Indiana names Boyd roadmaster Third-quarter report card: Trinity Industries' rail-car business gains offset by construction-product group's losses China pegs ImageMap to provide nine track-geometry vehicles

November 5

Intermodal: NS, UP tweak the Blue Streak Senate approves FY2004 transportation funding President Bush pegs Buttery, Mulvey as potential STB nominees ALSTOM, Siemens obtain contract from Belgian Railways Parkinson-led investment firm purchases RailAmerica short line WMATA offers safety information to passengers Greenbrier subsidiary to manage billing of BNSF's rail-car repairs Bombardier/Flour consortium obtains Florida high-speed contract Johnstown America lands its largest 2003 car order

November 4

Shipper survey shows Thoroughbred is making service-improvement strides BNSF readies mainline for peak season traffic boom CSXI, UP add container program to Mexican trailer service mix Investor outlook: Expect a U.S. Class I stock-price resurgence in 2004, UBS Warburg says Candover sells Pandrol to French engineering firm Short line to purchase CSXT track totaling 93 miles

November 3

FECR, NS aim to improve Chicago-to-Miami intermodal service New York MTA unveils final proposed FY2004 budget Four for four: CPR again attains Chrysler Group's top honor Nashville to begin commuter-rail project next year Federal rail funding bill scheduled to ARRIVE in the Senate Temporary PATH station to open ahead of schedule Montreal, Maine & Atlantic appoints Klemm engineering VP LA MTA rejects ATU's request for binding arbitration Florida intermodal council adds Barr as advisor << Previous Next >>
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