The railroad spawned a
string of towns north of Raleigh, N.C., in the 19th century, and now it
threatens to cut them in half, the News Observer reports. Many residents worry
that Youngsville, Franklinton, Henderson and Norlina will see little benefit
from a plan to run passenger trains between Raleigh and Richmond, Va., at
speeds up to 110 mph. The $2.3-billion project is part of a planned high-speed
rail corridor that would cut nearly two hours from train trips between North
Carolina and the Northeast.
In order to replace a
stairway, the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority is temporarily
closing the West 25th Red Line Rail station. The one-week project is
scheduled to close the station from August 11 through August 18. The Red Line
will continue to travel through this location, but passengers will not be able
to enter or exit through this station during the stairway construction project.
During the week of August 9
through August 13, some areas surrounding the BART Ashby Station will be
unavailable due to construction work on the Station Modernization Project.
There will be a crane in the north parking lot that will be moving steel into
position for construction during the day. A "safety area" will be set
up which will cut off access to part of the sidewalk, parking lot and roadway.
Access will also be cut off to the bicycle lockers under the Adeline Street
Plaza at the Concourse level.
A bill introduced July 30
in the U.S. House of Representatives could help transform America's
transportation policy and investment by directing federal investment to
freight system projects that update the freight system and help reduce
freight's environmental and health impacts, according to an environmental advocay group.
The Chicago South Shore
& South Bend Railroad said that Henry Lampe, president and CEO, would
retire at the end of October 2010. Succeeding him will be Andrew Fox, managing
director of Pacific Harbor Line and former PHL president since 1997.
Secretary Ray LaHood said $727,000 would be coming for the State of New York to
continue work on its high-speed rail program with the rehabilitation of the
Buffalo-Depew railroad station. The Department of Transportation has provided
New York $1.7 million of the $151 million awarded under the American Recovery
and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) for high-speed rail.
A 20-year transportation
proposal to renovate more than 500 miles of passenger rail throughout New
England is anticipated to increase speed between stations while unclogging some
of the region's congested highways, the Brattleboro, Vt., Reformer reports. The
ambitious project, running through Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont, is
designed to improve connection times and spark economic growth throughout the
Wiscasset Raceway can
have Oxxfest 2010. Brunswick will host its own celebration of heavy metal on August
2, the Brunswick Times Record reports. Real heavy metal. Very heavy metal.
The rehabilitation of the
Chester Branch Railroad, a four-mile
rail line extending from Wharton, N.J., and ending in Roxbury, N.J., is under
way and should be completed within four to five months, county officials said,
according to the Daily Record. The county Board of Freeholders in April awarded
a $5.1-million contract to the firm Railroad Construction Co. Inc., of Paterson
to rehabilitate the rail line, with the money coming from the American Recovery
and Reinvestment Act, part of the economic stimulus package.