At the downtown Minneapolis LRT Connection for the Northstar commuter railroad, crews finished glass installation at the LRT platforms. Communications system testing and programming finished at both the LRT and Northstar stations. Crews began installation of the handrail on the LRT platform. The overhead catenary system wires are now live.
ARINC is helping Washington Metro officials design a new system to avoid rail collisions just weeks after a deadly train crash near the Maryland state line, according to The Capitol in Annapolis, Md. Officials from the Parole-based company said they are providing expertise as its workers develop technologies to position the company as a frontrunner in helping trains everywhere run more safely. That's in response to a federal mandate requiring rail operators to upgrade their systems to help prevent collisions and deaths of railway workers by 2015.
Monday, 10 August 2009 06:38

Illinois locals line up for rail bonanza

Jim Coston is betting that the billions of federal dollars aimed at a high-speed rail system could reassert Chicago's place as the nation's rail center — and jump-start his attempt to resurrect a business that flourished here a century ago: building passenger rail cars Crain’s Chicago Business reports.

 

Years of planning a second major rail facility in Franklin County will go public next week when Norfolk Southern unveils plans for building near Exit 3 of Interstate 81 in Antrim Township, a company spokesman said Friday, according to local newspapers

 

Monday, 10 August 2009 06:47

Summer heat takes toll on railroad tracks

More than roads are buckling under the extreme heat. Iowa's railroad tracks also are susceptible to the high temperatures, and this is keeping railroad crews and Iowa Department of Transportation track inspectors busy, the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier reports.

 

”I would like to clarify and correct some information contained in a Washington Post article entitled “Metro Safety System Failed in Near Miss Before June Crash.” However before doing so, I want to assure the public that our Metrorail system is safe and to let you know that I personally continue to use it regularly,” said Alexa Dupigny-Samuels, chief safety officer for the Washington, D.C., Metro.
When it begins service on August 17, SkyTrain's newest line will bring rapid rail service to Metro Vancouver's busiest north-south corridor, linking Downtown to Richmond and Vancouver International Airport. The Line will connect people to dozens of local destinations—and a whole world of travel possibilities beyond.

 

Tuesday, 11 August 2009 06:09

Railing against railroad construction

Residents unanimously called for officials and Pan Am Southern Railroad to explore creative alternatives to avoid the imminent paving of 25 acres on top of a Zone 3 aquifer for Littleton at a July 29 meeting, according to the Littleton Mass., Independent.
Tuesday, 11 August 2009 06:15

NS soothes pangs over new Alabama Hub

Railroad and economic development officials are laying tracks to school leaders in hopes of addressing concerns at McAdory Elementary School that threaten to derail a $112 million Norfolk Southern intermodal hub, the Birmingham News reports.

 

Tuesday, 11 August 2009 06:18

Groundbreaking set for CSX Ohio yard

Ohio Governor Ted Strickland will be on hand Aug. 14 to break ground on North Baltimore's CSX Intermodal rail yard, local media report. The company's CEO, Michael Ward, will join Strickland to break ground on the terminal which will serve the Midwest.

 

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