Administrator Peter Rogoff told business and transit stakeholders gathered in
Boston that the Obama Administration is committed to keeping the nation's
transit systems efficient and maintained and asked for a similar commitment
During the regular
meeting, the Cleveland Regional Transportation Authority Board adopted 10
resolutions, including: 2010-35, Authorizing a $150,000 contract with Standard Contracting
and Engineering Inc. of
Brook Park to install upgraded ADA ramps and sidewalks at the Flats-East Bank
Rapid Station on the Waterfront Line, the West 98-Cudell Rapid Station on the
Red Line, the Parma Transit Center, the North Coast Rapid Station eastbound
platform on the Waterfront Line, the West Third Street Rapid Station eastbound
platform on the Waterfront Line, and the Euclid Park-N-Ride lot. The bid is 49
percent lower than the engineer's estimate.
Industry has proposed an
agreement that, with government assistance, might keep rail service in Grand
Forks, B.C., said Mayor Brian Taylor. A group of shippers that use the
railway, including Pacific Abrasives and Interfor, contacted Omnitrax, which
owns the Kettle Falls International Railroad, the Grand Forks Gazette reports.
America's railroads honored
the industry's safety achievements and celebrated railroads with the best
employee safety records at the annual E.H. Harriman Awards. According to the
Association of American Railroads (AAR), 2009 was the safest year ever for
railroads, with significant milestones achieved across the board in reduced
train accidents, employee casualties and grade crossing collisions
InternationalTM, a leading global manufacturer of remote control products and
professional services for the industrial, mining, commercial mobile and
railroad markets, has contracted with TTechTrain SA de CV to represent the
company in Mexico. They will handle all brands for the Industrial and Rail
markets. Andres Duncan and Susana Duncan, along with their colleagues, have a
combined experience of 86 years providing service to the railroad industry in
TriMet, elected officials
and project partners in the Portland, Ore., area broke ground on a new MAX
station that has been in the works since 1997. The future Civic Drive Station
will be the 85th along the entire 52-mile MAX system. The Civic Drive Station
is located along the MAX Blue Line tracks at Civic Drive in Gresham.
Department of Transportation (MassDOT), Congressman Michael Capuano and
Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone said there is now an agreement on a new
preferred site for a maintenance and storage facility needed for the Green Line
extension to Somerville and Medford.
by the Kansas debate over cutting state services or raising taxes was a $35-million
gem that lawmakers left for BNSF, The Kansas City Star reports. As the
Legislature passed a sales tax increase to avoid deep spending cuts, it also
cut a deal that will allow BNSF to start work this year on a controversial
Johnson County freight hub that has been delayed by the recession.
The Federal Railroad
Administration has set dates and locations of public outreach meetings to
solicit input toward the development of the nation's first-ever National Rail.
The National Rail Plan will lay out a coordinated vision for future development
of our nation's freight and passenger rail networks. A final version of the
plan will be released by September 15, 2010.