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Rail News: March 2002

March 28

Rail Industry Trends
BNSF to market liquid hazardous-waste moves in beefed-up box cars Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RailAmerica sells Georgia short line to the peach state Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Intermodal critical to Canada's transportation future, RAC says Read More »
Passenger Rail
Cherry blossoms might be calling visitors back to Washington, WMATA Read More »

March 27

Kansas City Southern
Grupo TMM, KCS resolve dividend, bridge-lease disputes; meld Mexrail into TFM Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF launches online survey to gauge customers' satisfaction Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSXT opens London-area office to build European business Read More »
Passenger Rail
USDOT awards FTA grant for Tren Urbano project Read More »

March 26

Rail Industry Trends
KCS to open 41st specialized transloading center Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
DM&E maintains MOW, mechanical focus despite pending PRB project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Slovakian railroad plans to muster more telecommunication market share Read More »

March 25

Rail Industry Trends
BLE files federal remote-control-related suit against FRA, USDOT Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB issues rulings on BNSF's UP/SP merger-related trackage-right disputes Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Intermodal service provider's system requires pre-set delivery times Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit Central Link back on track Read More »
Passenger Rail
Southeast High Speed Rail progresses plans Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit eases Penn Station crowding by opening escalators, stairways Read More »

March 22

Rail Industry Trends
BLE, BNSF close to safety agreement similar to BNSF/UTU's Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Canadian shipper organization seeks federal assistance to ax certain Class I tariffs Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
North Carolina Railroad chairman steps down, shuffling board leadership Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA releases 2003 New Starts recommendations Read More »
Passenger Rail
GCRTA decides to build interim rail station Read More »
Passenger Rail
Bay Area prepares to expand smart-card pilot Read More »

March 21

BNSF Railway
BNSF's Krebs to retire, handing chairman reins to Rose Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB allows electric utility's Illinois rail line proposal to proceed Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NASA to launch zero-gravity railroad in April Read More »

March 20

Rail Industry Trends
BNSF rolls out new end-of-train devices to boost service efficiency Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSXI taps two execs to guide intermodal growth Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
American Welding Society releases updated car, locomotive spec Read More »
Passenger Rail
Denver RTD receives FTA funds for Southeast Corridor Read More »
Passenger Rail
Commission decision clears funding path for San Francisco Bay Area transportation projects Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit opens Kent Garage earlier than expected Read More »

March 19

Rail Industry Trends
FRA issues final rule addressing safe operations after future mergers Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Shippers bestow service awards to NS, CSXT Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Algoma Central Railway's union representatives ratify CN agreement Read More »

March 18

BNSF Railway
BNSF, UTU agree on alternative worker-safety rules Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RailWorks files reorganization plan with federal bankruptcy court Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Intermodal Transportation Institute elects six board members Read More »
Passenger Rail
DOT IG stresses intercity rail's need for capital, detailed plans at Senate hearing Read More »
Passenger Rail
SacRT's South Line enters next construction phase Read More »
Passenger Rail
Port Authority of Allegheny County inks control center deal with Union Switch & Signal Read More »

March 15

Rail Industry Trends
KCS reopens Oklahoma intermodal ramp after three-year hiatus Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP awards chemical shippers' safety efforts Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Watco Cos. secures car-tracing feature for Web site Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA to expand car-sharing program Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit hires counter-terrorism training consultant Read More »

March 14

Rail Industry Trends
Two top Emons executives join GWI's growing ranks Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Small roads rally at 'Day on the Hill' to push infrastructure-funding bill Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF's soon-to-open Chicago-area intermodal terminal lands another customer Read More »

March 13

Rail Industry Trends
Pennsylvania's House passes bill prohibiting reverse-operating locomotives Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CN, BLE agree to alternative compensation concept Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
USDOT to create action plan protecting GPS-reliant transportation applications Read More »
Passenger Rail
Bombardier inks billion-dollar deal with UK holding company Read More »
Passenger Rail
Senate committee plans Amtrak hearing Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolink seeks formal on-time resolution with UP Read More »

March 12

Rail Industry Trends
NS, electric utility garner STB evidence protection for coal-rate complaint Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Class Is, small roads build business through cooperation, AAR says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Web site serves as storage-capacity matchmaker Read More »

March 11

Rail Industry Trends
STB halts Salt Lake City's attempt to abandon UP line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Revamped Pennsylvania yard last link in NS' redesigned merchandise network Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
KCS honors chemical shippers' haz-mat safety efforts Read More »
Passenger Rail
High-speed rail group presents 2002 goals Read More »
Passenger Rail
DART has award-winning week Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA awards contract to rebuild lines damaged Sept. 11 Read More »

March 8

Rail Industry Trends
U.S., Canadian intermodal moves rise, carloads fall in February, AAR says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB, FRA team up to tame merging-railroad integration Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Indiana Harbor Belt creates head of business development Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA offers safety, security data reporting seminars Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA hires firm to oversee IT projects Read More »
Passenger Rail
Washington state DOT receives $2.1 million FTA grant Read More »

March 7

Rail Industry Trends
U.S. Class Is bunch trackwork into 2002 maintenance blitzes Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Alameda Corridor 39 days from completion Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB increases some filing fees to offset overhead costs Read More »
Passenger Rail
Amtrak's Warrington resigns, resurfaces Read More »

March 6

Rail Industry Trends
CN orders 60 higher-horsepower locomotives from GE Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP extends weather-warning system contract Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Supplier offers digital database of Canadian rail network Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA native son takes the helm Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain orders six locomotives Read More »
Passenger Rail
Hollings to introduce to Senate another rail-related bill Read More »

March 5

Rail Industry Trends
Watco Cos. shuffles staff Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FRA's proposed MOW-equipment safety rulemaking hot topic of industry-representative talks, RPI says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BLE organizes informational LRC picket for CSXT board meeting Read More »

March 4

BNSF Railway
BNSF partners with Oakland port to operate, serve new intermodal terminal Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Rail-car deliveries soon to bottom-out before a slow second-half rise, EPA says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BLE continues to bargain with national carriers' committee for engineer-friendlier agreement Read More »
Passenger Rail
Northeastern Illinois projects to receive $65 million in CMAQ funds Read More »
Passenger Rail
L.A. MTA takes 'Smart Card' step forward Read More »

March 1

Rail Industry Trends
'Sprint' train on the run in Ontario, Canada, for CN, short line, steel producer Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF ready to redesign its carload network, Rose says Read More »
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