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Rail News: June 2002

June 28

WC workers back BMWE as union representative NS purchases industrial-owned Indiana lines to bolster coal business U.S., Canadian rails continue to pump up intermodal volume DART plans to open seven stations July 1

June 27

BNSF soon to label intermodal service three ways CPR considers abandoning two lines per three-year network plan UP to install LaBarge's monitoring devices at 750 crossings Amtrak, DOT reach short-term agreement, plan to seek Congressional action for long-term

June 26

STB places DM&E's I&M Rail Link purchase on one-month hiatus Unions, railroads agree on remote-control arbitration-hearing procedures NS mentoring program to foster, further employees' careers FECR sells Miami land, devises more property deals Bombardier lands contract trio overseas WMATA inks $129 million deal with Alstom Kowloon-Canton lands $3.3 billion contract for Hong Kong line

June 25

BNSF, BLE partner to promote safety training, counseling CN renders short line monetary, maintenance-of-way assistance Vermont Railway introduces 53-foot intermodal trailers BMWE, Indiana Harbor Belt end contract conflict Conversations continue, but Amtrak remains in limbo

June 24

CPR adjusts fuel surcharge policy to offset rising prices NS subsidiary seals deal to modify 46 locomotives TTCI to celebrate distinction as Colorado's domestic-preparedness training site Maryland Governor names MTA administrator Minkoff replaces Bullock at Sound Transit

June 21

NS honors three employees for 'innovative thinking' Iowa Interstate taps Miller as Roy's successor Tranny Awards laud transportation companies' marketing campaigns Amtrak: Opinions abound, 'All aboard' soon might not resound

June 20

CPR to expand capacity, acquire equipment for Expressway New rest rules to govern Canadian rail workers next year Tex Mex workers to cast representation ballot between UTU, BLE FECI ponders fleeting fate of telecommunications arm

June 19

House hearing examines TEA-21's future impact on intermodalism CN, Siemens to design, roll out rail traffic-control system in two years Freight Australia lands long-term rice-moving contract National Railway Equipment acquires VMV Enterprises' assets Cleveland RTA awards track rehab contract SEPTA hosts FTA emergency preparedness seminar

June 18

Oregon county to obtain, operate Idaho Northern's line Union Tank Car to provide learning experience for foreign business students BNSF, Ferromex land long-term Honda contract for international auto-part moves

June 17

STB by June's end to eliminate CSXT's, NS' Conrail-related operational reports UTU's Boyd to freight roads: Support our legislative needs and we'll back yours CSXT enhances emergency responders worst-case scenario readiness Finnish track-managing firm to boot up more integrated IT system Seattle's Central Link inches closer to fruition SEPTA solicits bid for 104 Regional Rail cars Alcatel lands German train-control deal

June 14

TOP, e-business push NS' performance, Wolf says BNSF nearly halfway to year's crossing closure goal Iowa Interstate's Roy plans late-June retirement AMSTED Rail Group shuffles sales staff as part of marketing re-structure MARC's Kathryn Waters heads to DART New Jersey Transit exercises options for 34 LRVs NY State awarded $21.4 million in federal grants for public transportation Caltrain ups fares to remain 'financially viable'

June 13

South Carolina taps Green to govern state's short lines Pacer launches long-planned IPO Suppliers eye rail market for remote-power fuel cells

June 12

CN should improve service for Naber Seed outside of open access, CTA says KCS closer to inaugurating MCS operating platform Toll lanes would make trucks 'pay their own way,' AAR says DM&E might latch onto IMRL by late June, STB says St. Louis' Bi-State lands top transit achievement award at APTA 'rodeo' Edmonton Transit orders Cubic's 'proof-of-payment' system

June 11

Tentative CN/IC, BLE agreement aims to avoid 'misunderstanding and confrontation' BMWE courting two merger partners after IBB reenters picture South Dakota acquires North Dakota line to accentuate agricultural markets

June 10

Majority of BRS members say 'nay' to merger Small roads pave way for CPR's revenue growth, Ritchie says BLE protests UP's LRC use U.K. lessor orders 45 DMUs from Bombardier Amtrak, MARC purchase ENSCO remote monitors VIA Rail opens renovated Kingston station

June 7

House rail-safety hearing targets track conditions, worker fatigue BNSF fights worker fatigue with rest-day program, plus other initiatives Timken order an outgrowth of new Brazilian bearing plant Sound Transit takes positive Central Link steps DART to host Garland-area open houses

June 6

North American roads' monthly freight-traffic trend continues: intermodal up, carloads down Houses passes bill to reauthorize NTSB CPR to sell — or abandon — New Brunswick line BRS to soon tally ballots, announce members' merger verdict

June 5

House hearing to address recent derailments, state of rail safety ASLRRA committee short-lists president candidates, plans late-June interviews CSXT receives recognition for coke and coal chemical industry contributions BART considers $1.1 billion seismic retrofit project FTA taps deputy associate administrator for budget and policy WMATA breaks ground for 1,000-space parking garage DART inks general engineering deal with ACT 21 Team

June 4

EPA's rail-car delivery forecast gloomy to partly cloudy CPR recognizes chemical shippers' safety efforts Two college transportation centers receive USDOT grants

June 3

NS opens third bulk-transfer facility in Georgia Coal-dust controlling committee proposes permanent Canadian train-spraying station Canadian rail, municipality associations agree to more proactively mediate disputes WMATA to honor Transit Police Department members, award Medal of Valor STB involvement 'unnecessary' for UTA to acquire UP right of way Mineta names Jamison FTA deputy administrator << Previous Next >>
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