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Rail News: May 2002

May 31

Mineta taps Loy to assist transportation security agency Transportation industry educator Priest dies Estonian road procures Holland's mobile welder US&S to supply signal, control systems below WTC site CAF opens assembly plant in Sacramento

May 30

KCS reflective about locomotive visibility UP commemorates construction of Chicago-area intermodal terminal Online rail-car management system available in second version

May 29

AMSTED Rail Group to combine three subsidiaries' sales efforts NS, Delaware reach bridge-rehab deal Teamsters, AFL-CIO side with BLE on opposing single operating craft TTX to reduce rates, introduce incentive pricing on doublestack cars California passenger rail systems land federal grants Alcatel lands CBTC contract in Central China

May 28

UTU officers support carrier agreement, target July ratification vote RailAmerica sells stock, leases assets of two Texas short lines STB to promote arbitration in railroad disputes

May 24

Rail World-led consortium seals Bangor & Aroostook deal, awaits bankruptcy court's approval stamp KCS chooses Russ as CFO, key cog in domestic, international growth RailAmerica to set up former ParkSierra short lines as separate entities Timken closes deal with South African coal exporter, opens bearing reconditioning facility on Brazilian road

May 23

Grupo TMM joint venture to expand Mexican yard, port — and TFM's intermodal business DM&E holding company to preserve railroad's South Dakota presence BNSF, Kansas DOT share vegetation-control costs to heighten crossing safety WMATA staff recommends Alstom for next rail-car order FTA awards Utah Transit $53.6 million FFGA NYCT taps Harsco for third-rail-powered rail grinder Siemens lands U.S. LRV orders

May 22

ASLRRA, AAR propose alliance to achieve common goals KCS obtains efficiencies from new Tex Mex operating plan BNSF claims Kia Motors', Wal-Mart's top-carrier award for 2001 RIDE 21, Amtrak reauthorization markup put on hold WMATA taps first female police chief, appoints chief engineer VIA Rail continues renovation projects while RIDE 21, Amtrak reauthorization on hold Cleveland RTA appoints director of procurement, passes measures to aid track, finances, ridership

May 21

Rail-safety reform bill enters House BMWE, Indiana Harbor Belt agreement averts strike BNSF lands long-term coal contract with Georgia utility

May 20

Mexican government agency rejects proposed Ferromex-Ferrosur merger; Ferromex vows to 'invoke all appropriate legal means' to complete deal House Transportation and Infrastructure committee to markup RIDE 21, Amtrak reauthorization WMATA April ridership higher than last year's, still below projections

May 17

Lawsuit: BLE seeks to prohibit UP from operating locomotive remote controls Global Railway calls off G&B Specialties acquisition WFEC Railroad gives trackage rights to Kiamichi WMATA board modifies one contract, awards another FTA plans to prepare EISs for Atlanta, Spokane, Wash. Historic NJ Transit station to be restored

May 16

RPI, UP settle tank-car charge dispute, STB says GATX's Mexican arm acquires Joseph Transportation's Mexican rail-car fleet Congo plans to privatize national freight/passenger railway

May 15

AAR, freight roads start up industry-promoting Web site NS, port authority to build Philadelphia yard U.S., Canada partner on grade-crossing research to improve safety VIA completes renovation project, reopens stations Survey says CTA nets high marks Jacobs Engineering to design WMATA's Largo extension

May 14

BMWE workers strike Indiana Harbor Belt IANA unveils quarterly intermodal publication reporting first-quarter traffic drop STB upholds prior decision that UP charges utility high rates CSXT plans to spend nearly half a billion dollars to upgrade infrastructure in 14 states

May 13

STB permits IC to cross KCS' Louisiana track to serve chemical shipper UTU, U.S. freight roads could seal new deal by late July Short line plans to reopen desert line linking United States, Mexico BART faces $28 million shortfall in preliminary FY 2003 operating budget Bi-State Development plans LRV purchase, bond issuance Bombardier, partners land English, Australian, German contracts totaling $5 billion Andrew Corp. to install Motorola's trunked radio system at MARTA

May 10

KCS takes on Tex Mex operations, new corporate name BNSF to recognize load-test team's safety record Chemical shipper honors CN's safe-shipping processes Sound Transit's Central Link light-rail project clears federal funding hurdle WMATA expands commuter options

May 9

BNSF, Ferromex partner to provide international carload moves through El Paso, Texas CSXT set to speed up northern Georgia trains Tanzania pre-qualifies bidders for state railway's privatization House subcommittee passes RIDE 21, Amtrak reauthorization

May 8

BNSF, EEOC settle year-old genetic-testing lawsuit Grain partnership breaks ground on shuttle-train receiving facility in Texas Johnstown America delivers coil steel cars to CPR Faltering ridership prompts Caltrain to cut four commute-hour trains Pelli to design facility next to 30th Street Station

May 7

Steelmaker seeks STB approval to shuffle short lines NS honors chemical shippers' safe-handling efforts Spike-driving ceremony to mark UP's new headquarters, heritage

May 6

Divergent strategies lead NITL, ARC to dissolve coalition CN forms Short Line Council to help solidify small-road relationships Carriers' committee, UTU reach tentative contract Public education, closures help BNSF reduce its crossing-collision rate L.A. MTA's Snoble presents balanced budget with increased service DART expansion continues on fast track Passenger-rail supporters plan D.C. rally

May 3

U.S./Canadian roads' four-month traffic totals still elicit intermodal smile, carload frown AAR, USDOT partner to protect transportation infrastructure, Internet CN, steel shipper secure safety-improving property agreement NS makes it a baker's dozen of successive gold Harriman awards; BNSF carman earns Hammond safety honor Bombardier lands $720 million worth of commuter-rail-car, freight locomotive orders New York MTA awards project-management pact to Carter & Burgess

May 2

STB seeks better way to compute small-road variable costs during rate cases CPR invests more than $20 million to improve two corridors FRA adds mapping software to crossing-problem notification system

May 1

Small roads vital to BNSF's revamped carload network, but e-compliance is required, Rose says CN leases Saskatchewan grain line to railway owned by six provincial municipalities; averts running-rights application BNSF retools site to streamline navigation, online services BART to build parking structure supporting 'transit village' site Swiss transit road launches Bombardier's radio-controlled traffic-management system Washington Group regroups in downtown New York; coalition releases draft report on rebuilding Lower Manhattan << Previous Next >>
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