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Rail News: December 2003

December 30

AAR data: Year-to-date carloads flat, intermodal traffic flourishing CTA to restructure fares Jan. 1 Keokuk Junction Railway can skip environmental assessment to acquire Illinois line, STB says Houston METRO to begin light-rail service Jan. 1 On the road to the Super Bowl: UP's historical steam locomotive Gannett Fleming Transit & Rail Systems appoints McNamara VP, COO A. Stucki: Losing two long-time execs to retirement, gaining new president GNER Holdings can submit bid to operate London's Integrated Kent Rail Franchise, SRA says

December 29

NS charging Carolina Power & Light 'unreasonably high' coal rates, STB says WMATA places spotlight on 2004 projects and plans BLE: Another city seeks safer locomotive remote-control guidelines Caltrain proposes 20-year plan NS promotes basic safety practices at system-wide workshops

December 23

Security: Authority to add eyes, ears to Alameda Corridor by building manned center, installing motion detectors and cameras Judge rules in favor of MARTA in fare-collection system contract dispute CPR to test RailPower's Green Goat in winter conditions Transit agencies increase security during holidays Ohio River terminals primed to provide container-on-barge services, study says UTU-represented NICTD workers ratify six-year contract Brotherhood of Railway Carmen's Anderson to leave hospital board post

December 22

Genesee & Wyoming purchases Georgia-Pacific's three short lines Johnstown America completes delivery of high-capacity intermodal cars Sierra Railroad hopes to have legendary 'Skunk' tourist train smelling like a rose again Underground rail tunnel could be added to Massachusetts' long-term transportation plan Utility, Class Is resolve rate dispute during technical conference, STB says GCRTA approves FY2004 budget LA MTA, UTU reach tentative labor agreement Union Switch & Signal appoints Borman CFO

December 19

Ohio coke plant to be a future NS customer MARTA to cut jobs, require short-term furloughs to decrease FY04 deficit UP relocates bridge as part of plan to bypass Kansas town More funds needed for northern Virginia's public transportation, regional commission says Alameda Corridor to be completely grade separated by spring Sound Transit purchases, leases track from BNSF to extend commuter-rail service Rosen begins general counsel stint at USDOT Bombardier to supply DMUs to German transit authority TieTek receives ISO 9001-2000 certification

December 18

Sound off: FRA issues interim final rule on train horns CPR launches remote-control locomotives, adds double-stack cars to increase intermodal train capacity Arbitrators' decision on TFM purchase agreement to come early next year, KCS' Haverty says BNSF begins PRB coal moves under Georgia Power contract National Rail Car to expand, renovate Texas car-repair facility

December 17

Descending telecommunication-asset values to dampen NS' fourth-quarter earnings Rude workers, passengers a travel industry problem, survey says BLE members ratify national contract with U.S. roads Cubic to integrate customer-service software FRA releases Volpe Center's RRIF recommendations Minority newspapers recognize DART for supplier diversity Cattron-Theimeg names Doxtater quality director CTA dedicates renovated station, rail yard on Cermak (Douglas) line Midland Manufacturing appoints Gorman to top engineering post

December 16

NS subsidiaries' fused system targets shipment tracing across truck, rail UP, Stillwater Central to relocate line serving Oklahoma military reservation First time since Ford Administration: NTSB's open safety recommendations drop to three digits Indiana Rail Road announces two appointments Arzoon appoints Sickler CEO to succeed co-founder Dibachi

December 15

Johnstown America to finish filling UP's 600 coal-car order Port Authority of New York and New Jersey approves FY2004 budget CSX Corp. SVP Fogarty to succeed retiring Grassi as CSX World Terminals CEO Amtrak records busiest-ever week, month Watco Cos.' new safety head strives to halve accidents, injuries in 2004 BART to raise fares Jan. 1 Winds of change: NIT League names carrier execs to board Ocean carrier expands container fleet

December 12

Canadian steelworkers union targets CN's, CPR's trackworkers Charlotte Area Transit System purchases NS right of way to help launch light-rail service U.S. roads set another annual intermodal traffic record, AAR says More funds needed in FY2005 budget, WMATA says BMWE to continue merger talks with the Teamsters Sound Transit elects chairman, vice chairs STB seeks Class I input to calculate the industry's annual cost of capital Minor-Lawrence to fill new TriMet workforce development position President Bush installs Van Tine as acting USDOT deputy secretary while awaiting Senate confirmation

December 11

Employees help BNSF preserve peak-season form for UPS Sound Transit to review University of Washington's proposed light-rail route U.S. cabinet honors UP's health-care programs Direct-connect communication devices coming to NJ Transit AAR data: U.S., Canadian roads finally on positive side of year-to-date carload ledger WMATA tests online language translation service Railroads ready to tackle large-vehicle moves, Pacific Harbor Line says Los Angeles MTA to revise fares Jan. 1 Van de Water to become National Mediation Board's newest member

December 10

NS to spend a few more dollars on capital improvements next year Chicagoland project's potential CREATEs local support CPR, steelworkers union reach tentative agreement OmniTRAX, public partners seek to pump up Port of Churchill's volume

December 9

CN's Edison to quarterback BC Rail integration UP obtains another hazmat spill-sealing system Indiana Rail Road continues to cut coal-train cycle times GE Transportation Systems to become umbrella organization unit GE Rail Australian Railroad Group restructures debt

December 8

BLE members bless Teamsters merger CN, BC Rail seek tourist-train operator Canada needs to consider mounting transportation capacity crunch, CPR's Ritchie says Corpus Christi RTA awards downtown streetcar engineering contract In memoriam: Retired railway association public affairs head Bilanow Triple Crown marks 3 millionth truckload Beyond the Alameda Corridor: ACTA to ratchet up L.A. region's intermodal capability

December 5

AAR traffic data: U.S., Canadian roads register gains in November California High Speed Rail Authority awards implementation plan contract Buffalo & Pittsburgh to lease, operate CSXT's Pennsylvania line LA MTA seeks to reduce noise on Metro Gold Line FRA, UIC to share rail security information, techniques PATH adds train-tracking system to temporary World Trade Center site station Small roads' tax-credit bill tacks on congressional supporters, ASLRRA says Great Canadian Railtour Co. proposes new route, locomotive Canadian agency orders representation election at CPR, UTU says

December 4

Intermodal: UP, Ferromex launch expedited, all-rail L.A.-to-Mexico service BMWE members picket Amtrak maintenance facility to protest trackwork outsourcing KCS joins U.S. Customs' voluntary border-security program Former Short Line Superintendents Association president Betz dies UP improves intermodal terminal's gate security by adding fingerprint-scanning system Twin Cities & Western promotes Wegner, Anderson

December 3

Safety: BNSF initiative promotes awareness to avoid adjacent-track incidents Bill ARRIVEs in Senate Rail-car orders to rise, but casting crunch will constrain near-term production, EPA says U.S. DOT provides funds to restore transit in lower Manhattan CSXI partners with REZ-1 to improve trailer program NS relocates Manassas crew-change center to avoid crossing delays In memoriam: BLE state legislative board chairman Blake

December 2

NS shakes up senior-level staff CPR outsources computer infrastructure to IBM No end in sight to surging intermodal volume BLE, CN's Grand Trunk Western reach tentative agreement IANA awards honor individual's, organization's contributions to intermodal industry

December 1

Class Is pool box cars to provide tip-top fleet DART to update residents on planned projects Senate blesses rail-safety improvement bill Houston METRO receives security grant RailAmerica expands Michigan short-line roster Metro-North names Herrington first female operations chief B.C. labor federation: Province 'giving away' BC Rail, hundreds of railroad jobs BART to monitor employees' Internet use Pennsylvania short line to lease, operate CSXT's track Oerlikon transit subsidiary names Mercier chief operating officer << Previous Next >>
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