Freight trains may be ready
to roll again on the Northwestern Pacific Railroad, but a dispute between two
public rail agencies threatens to sidetrack the cargo service, The Santa Rosa,
Calif., Press Democrat reports. North Coast Railroad Authority, which oversees
freight trains, and Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit, which owns the tracks south
of Healdsburg, can't agree on joint operating rules.
Houston METRO will change its weekend rail service due to continued
construction of an enclosed pedestrian bridge over Fannin at the Texas Children's
International Airport has won a key nod from CSX Corp. that will open the way
for moving railroad tracks that block the expansion of its main runway, the
Northwest Indiana Times reports. CSX has agreed to do design work that would
allow the reroute of tracks belonging to Canadian National Railway on to CSX's
own right-of-way on the north side of Chicago Avenue, according to Gary/Chicago
International Airport Interim Director Steve Landry.
construction projects and 33 planning projects in 40 states will share nearly
$600 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation's popular TIGER II
program for major infrastructure projects ranging from highways and bridges to
transit, rail and ports, Secretary Ray LaHood said Oct. 20.
Polymers Technologies, Inc., was named as the new North America licensee of the
LVT slab track system from Sonneville AG (formerly Sonneville International
Norfolk Southern CEO Wick
Moorman was joined by Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, Federal Railroad
Administration Deputy Administrator Karen Rae, Rep. Bill Shuster and other
state and local dignitaries to officially break ground for the new Franklin
County Regional Intermodal Facility in Greencastle, Pa.
Earlier this month, SEPTA in
the Philadelphia area joined local officials and community members, for a
ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the completion of renovation work at the North
BART is seeking public
input on future improvements to the Hayward, Calif., Yard. The agency will
present a project overview of the Hayward Maintenance Complex at the Oct. 21
meeting in Union City, Calif.
As part of the Patrick-
Murray Administration's Massachusetts Recovery Plan to enhance economic
development and create jobs by strengthening public transit and rail service, Mass.
Lieutenant Governor Timothy P. Murray joined U.S. Secretary of Transportation
Ray LaHood and Congressman John Olver to announce the groundbreaking for the
$55.5-million Wachusett Commuter Rail Extension Project.
Ohio Governor Ted Strickland said
that the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is providing $150 million
over the next three years ($50 million per year) for transit agencies