Following a week of
events launching GO Transit's first-ever Passenger Charter, GO riders in the Toronto
area are getting a chance to tell their favorite customer service stories with
the launch of the new Random Acts of GO-ness program.
Chicago transit Authority Red
Line trains traveling southbound (to 95th/Dan Ryan) temporarily will be unable
to stop at the Jarvis, Morse and Loyola stations from 11 p.m. Friday, November
12 until 4 a.m. Monday, November 15, due to tie renewal work. Red Line trains
traveling northbound (to Howard) are not affected.
Tom Judge, who has been
Editor of Railway Track & Structures magazine since joining Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation in July
1998, will be retiring effective Dec. 31, 2010. Managing Editor Mischa Wanek-Libman,
who has been with the publication nine years, will become Editor of RT&S.
services and engineered products company Harsco Corporation received two new
railway equipment orders in China totaling close to $11 million.
Gord Brown, Member of
Parliament for Leeds-Grenville, David Henderson, Mayor of Brockville, and Yves
Desjardins-Siciliano, General Counsel and Secretary of VIA Rail Canada,
unveiled the design plans for VIA's new Brockville, Ont., passenger rail
station. Representing an estimated investment of C$4.5 million, the project
will receive C$3 million in funding from the Government of Canada's Economic
Action Plan. This investment will provide modern, attractive facilities
for passengers, with capacity to meet potential future growth.
Shopping and industry have
mostly given way to entertainment districts and convention centers, but one
thing remains constant in downtown Cedar Rapids, Iowa, The Gazette reports. Studies
have come and gone, but the June 2008 flood disrupted the most recent effort to
address the situation. After the flood, a grant that would have continued the
study went instead to planning the city's new convention complex.
(The following editorial
appeared in the Badger-Herald) The signing of the Pacific Railway Act by
President Abraham Lincoln in 1862 is lauded as a defining moment in America's
history. Connecting the Atlantic and Pacific coasts, the transcontinental
railroad represented the epoch of westward expansion.
A divided City Council
approved spending an additional $934,000 in taxpayer money to purchase a small
office building on York Street in Norfolk, Va., that officials say would cause
a safety issue when light rail opens in May, The Virginian-Pilot
some council members say Hampton Roads Transit, not the city, should be
responsible for purchasing the building. The transportation agency is
constructing the city's light-rail line.
November 12-14, Washington,
D.C., Metro will upgrade its platforms, rail bridges, install new crossties and
new track 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 all lines will be single-tracking and riders should expect
their trips to take up to 30 minutes longer than usual.