Construction of an
enormous railroad overpass in Colton, Calif., remains on a scheduled late 2011
start, as officials finalize details of a design agreement, The
Press-Enterprise reports. Members of San Bernardino Associated Governments are
poised to agree to the contract for design of the Colton Crossing at the
agency's monthly meeting.
This month, SEPTA will
undertake a grade crossing renewal project along the Media/Elwyn Regional Rail
Line temporarily closing local roadways to traffic in Delaware County. On
Thursday, August 5, through Tuesday, August 10, Amosland Road will be closed
between Franklin and Highland Avenues near the Morton Regional Rail train
station. Trains at Moylan-Rose Valley, Wallingford, Swarthmore, and Morton-Rutledge
Stations will change boarding location during this time.
Lisa Stabler, former AVP,
Quality & Reliability Engineering at BNSF, joined TTCI's senior management
team as VP of Operations and Training. Stabler will provide officer level
oversight to TTCI's Operations and Facilities program, the Safety, Health, and
Environmental program and to the Security and Emergency Response Training
Beginning August 1, 2010
and ending October 1, BART will be installing new energy-efficient lighting
fixtures and intelligent lighting system components in the North Berkeley
Station. The improvements will greatly enhance station lighting levels. The
work will be performed outside of commute hours, whenever possible, to minimize
inconvenience. One unused AC Transit bus stop will be used for the contractor's
trailer. No buses will be re-routed or relocated during construction.
Amtrak has added special
stops in Michigan City, Ind., on three Wolverine Service trains during selected
Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays, through November 8. This is in response to the
construction-related shut down of South Shore Line commuter rail service east
of Gary, Ind., on those dates.
Rudy Boutot, a leathery
veteran of the logging trade, is the only one of 11 siblings who chose to
remain in jobs-challenged Aroostook County, Maine, the Boston Globe reports.
But in all his 66 years, Boutot said, he has never seen the economy this bad.
Jacobs Engineering Group
Inc. received a contract from Network Rail to progress the development of a
major rail infrastructure project at Stockley Flyover in west London. Officials
did not disclose the contract value.
Efren Alcala has been named
a supervising engineer in the New York City office of Parsons Brinckerhoff. In
his new position, Alcala will initially be responsible for the design of
plumbing and fire protection systems for the East Side Access project, which is
extending The Long Island Rail Road into Grand Central Terminal.
The Village of Leipsic,
Ohio, was awarded a $3.5-million grant to assist in developing its 244-acre
industrial site served by three railroads, the Putnam County Sentinel reports.
a Leipsic Council meeting, Leipsic Mayor Kevin Benton and village administrator
Kevin Lammon informed council members that the village has been selected to
receive this grant.
As Fresno's population
grows, so does its traffic congestion, especially in bustling areas such as
downtown, the Fresno Business Journal reports. For many, it is apparent that a
streetcar system, reminiscent of the one Fresno residents used up until the
late 1930s, will be the key to curbing the flow of traffic in the future while
bringing visitors and economic stimulation to the city's core.