SEPTA took another step
toward restoring rail service to Wawa in Delaware County with approval
yesterday of nine property easements necessary for the construction, the Philadelphia
Union Pacific and San
Antonio River Authority officials adopted new practices for removing drift from
the river, the Victoria, Texas, Advocate reports. The agreement came a month
after a 500-yard logjam built up at the railroad company's bridge on the San
Antonio River, over which the river authority has jurisdiction. The bridge is
near the Victoria-Refugio county line.
MTA NYC Transit said that
due to Phase II construction on the Fulton Street Transit Center Project, ramp
and passageway access will be closed from 12:01 a.m. Saturday, November 21 to 5
a.m. Monday, November 23. Customers will not be able to transfer between the 23
and A trains. In addition, there are no transfers at Fulton Street/Broadway
Nassau Street between 23 and 45 trains.
Transportation Authority in New York released its Final Proposed 2010 Budget
and November Financial Plan for 2010-2013. The approximately $11-billion 2010
Final Proposed Budget is balanced with no fare increase or reductions to
scheduled service, with the help of rescue legislation enacted in Albany in
May. The MTA acknowledged significant potential risks to the budget, however,
setting aside an $85-million reserve and pledging an overhaul of operations to
improve efficiency and address the current fiscal reality.
On Nov. 16, SEPTA General
Manager Joseph Casey joined Pennsylvania State Senator Dominic Pileggi, State
Representative Thomas Killion, along with local government and community
leaders to announce the start of a SEPTA Regional Rail parking expansion
project in Delaware County. In an effort to address rider demand, SEPTA in
partnership with the Elwyn Institute, will expand the parking facilities for
commuters who use Elwyn (R3) Regional Rail Station.
Vans will replace trains
between Oyster Bay and Locust Valley on the MTA Long Island Rail Road's Oyster
Bay Branch November 21-22 as work continues on the replacement of the West
Shore Road railroad bridge in Mill Neck. While the work is performed this
weekend, West Shore Road will remain open for highway traffic, there will be no
detour route required.
All trains on the Blue Line
rapid transit line from Boston to Revere, Mass., have been upgraded from four
to six cars, enabling the "T" to carry more passengers. The
transition began and was completed this fall.
The Chicago Transit
Authority is undertaking a study of the Red Line North and Purple Line - from
the Addison Red Line station to Linden on the Purple Line - that will provide
guidance for doing major rehabilitation work in the future, pending funding
availability. As part of this Vision Study, the public is invited to provide
input and feedback regarding these stations at a series of four open houses at
various locations on the North Side and in Evanston.
CSX Transportation has
put on hold two bridge projects in Medina County, Ohio, while details are
worked out between the railroad company and county officials, according to the
Medina County Gazette. A third project - replacing the 103-year-old bridge at
Mud Lake Road in Westfield Township - is scheduled to begin early next year.
The rebuilt bridge will allow double-stacked containers on rail cars to pass