Patriot Rail Corp. said it
has executed a long-term license and operating agreement with the North
Carolina Department of Transportation to commence rail service on the Piedmont
and Northern Railway in Gaston County, North Carolina. Under the 20-year
agreement, Patriot will be responsible for operating, maintaining and marketing
freight rail service on the P&N.
Dec. 3-5, Metro in
Washington, D.C., will upgrade its track and stations to improve long-term
reliability and service. As a result of this crucial work, which is critical to
maintain the railroad in a state of good repair, trains on the Red and Orange
lines will be single-tracking, and riders should expect their trips to take up
to 30 minutes longer than usual.
Corporation, as part of a team with Mott MacDonald and Grimshaw, has been
awarded a contract by High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd. to provide engineering design
services for the development of a proposed high-speed rail line between
Birmingham and Manchester in the U.K.
The Société de transport de
Montréal (STM) presented its Triennial Capital Expenditures Plan outlining the
estimated C$1.9 billion in expenditures planned for 2011-2013 and their effects
on subsequent years. Such investments are needed to replace or upgrade
equipment and infrastructure that already have or will reach the end of their
service life in the next few years, including métro railcars and a number of
buses, among others.
Agreements between Huron
Central Railway and the federal and provincial governments are being finalized,
paving the way for infrastructure improvements along the rail line, the Sault
Star reports. Sault Ste. Marie CAO Joe Fratesi said Huron Central will sign
separate agreements with the federal and provincial governments that will see C$15
million from each level of government flow for the upgrades.
Fourth Street in downtown
St. Paul is reopened to traffic after crews substantially completed utility
relocation and road construction the day before Thanksgiving. In December,
crews will finish installing pavers, lights, traffic signals and pole foundations
for the overhead system of wires that will power the light-rail trains.
Work will continue on the
new pedestrian underpass at the Santa Clara station. The underpass will connect
the north- and southbound platforms, allowing two trains to pass through the station
at the same time and improving safety for pedestrians in the station. Passengers
at the station are boarding the train from a temporary platform. The temporary
platform will be in use for approximately six months.
Area Rapid Transit (DART) has deployed the SightLogix® video intrusion
detection system to provide perimeter security and prevent vandalism at the
transit system's Northwest Rail Operations Facility (NWROF).