The State of Alaska has
approved herbicide spraying along the Alaska Railroad tracks for the first time
in decades, but tribal and environmental groups from Eklutna to Seward are
asking the state to reverse its decision, the Anchorage Daily News reports.
Calling it the right thing
to do, Teamsters Canada applauds the announcement from the Conservative
government of Stephen Harper to put the clamps on railways flouting safety
CSX Corporation has
obtained its first LEED® green building certification from the U.S. Green
Business Council. The LEED® certified building is a newly constructed
22,500-square-foot division headquarters in Florence, S.C., which includes 32
offices, a large conference room, a fitness center and a dispatch center.
The chairman of the
Surface Transportation Board said Canadian National Railway will have to stick
to the terms of his agency's original decision on its acquisition of the
EJ&E Railway, including funding a rail overpass in Lynwood, Ill., Northwest
Indiana Times reports.
Based on a successful
three-month trial run, strong customer satisfaction and solid system
performance, Amtrak is making free Wi-Fi a standard service offering for every
passenger traveling on its high-speed Acela Express trains operating between
Washington, D.C., and Boston and is moving forward with plans to expand it to
The State of Pennsylvania
has signed off on the final environmental cleanup of the former Lancaster
Brickyard dump that's destined to be the new location for Norfolk Southern's
rail yard, the Intelligencer Journal reports.
Tri-City Railroad Co.
filed a lawsuit against the Port of Benton in Washington State for refusing to
recognize its exclusive rights to use a 16-mile rail line, which caused a
significant financial loss to the company, The News Tribune reports. The
railroad and the port signed a 30-year agreement in 2002 for the leasing rights
of the rail line and parts of the 1171 building located in north Richland, Wash.
That agreement to operate and maintain the track gives Tri-City Railroad the
exclusive rights of use, said Nicholas D. Kovarik, an attorney for the company.
companies need to bury thousands of miles of fiber optic cable to meet their
customers' needs, the Casper, Wyo., Star-Tribune reports. They could approach
tens of thousands of landowners and hundreds of local governments for contracts
and permits, or even seek court-ordered condemnation of property, all of which
would take years and money with no guarantee of success. Instead, they used a
150-year-old industry in Wyoming: the railroads.
Construction projects are
affecting Rapid service June 4-6 on the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit
Authority. On the East Side, from 8 p.m. Friday, June 4, through Sunday, June
6, shuttle buses will replace trains between Shaker Square and Green Road
eastbound and westbound on the Green Line. Reconstruction of the Attleboro Road
The Central Corridor
Project Office in the Twin Cities will recommend a contractor in June for the heavy
construction work for the line's eastern seven miles. The Metropolitan Council is
expected to make the award June 23.