The Wisconsin Department
of Transportation has told contractors on the high-speed rail line between
Madison and Milwaukee to stop work on the federally funded project "for a
few days," in the wake of rail opponent Scott Walker's victory in the
governor's race, Transportation Secretary Frank Busalacchi said Nov. 4, the Milwaukee
Journal Sentinel reports.
The Northwest Indiana Commuter
Transit District is asking for the public's help in finding the parties
responsible for more than $100,000 in thefts of copper from the South Shore commuter
rail line's properties, the Northwest Indiana Times reports. According to
Transit Police Chief Robert Byrd, the thefts have occurred over the last
several months with the most recent taking place the night of Nov. 2 at the
Gary, Ind., Metro Center.
Canadian Pacific rail
tracks in Airdrie, Alta., Canada, continue to be upgraded as Veterans Boulevard
closes Nov. 8 and 9 for a 48-hour period, local media report. The closure,
unanimously approved by City council Nov. 1, is part of a railway renewal
program from Edmonton to Calgary that occurs every three to four years to
maintain the railroad between Airdrie and Crossfield.
Incorporated, is collaborating with ARC Advisory Group (ARC), a research and
advisory firm for industry and infrastructure, in the production and presentation
of a complimentary four-part series of live eSeminars. Each one-hour eSeminar
will discuss innovative IT strategies, industry best practices and Bentley
software for leveraging information modeling, both for integrated projects and
the operations of high-performing, intelligent infrastructure assets.
CN has reached a voluntary mitigation agreement (VMA) with
the Village of Ford Heights, Ill., located approximately 26 miles south of
downtown Chicago, regarding its acquisition of the Elgin, Joliet and Eastern
Railway Company. With this agreement, CN has VMAs with 25 of the 33 communities
along the EJ&E in Illinois and Indiana.
Completion of the 28-mile
Green Line, the longest light rail construction project in North America,
heralds a new era of choices for Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) passengers on
At a rate of 73 percent,
voters across the country in 14 states approved 22 measures out of 30
state and local public transportation-related ballot initiatives, authorizing
nearly $500 million over the next five years.
St. Louis Metro's
unprecedented long-range plan for public-transit development over the next 30
years has placed second in a global awards competition recognizing the
involvement of the public in innovative projects throughout the world. Metro
was honored by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) for
the level of participation by the public in the development of Moving Transit
Forward, the plan that offers a menu of transit solutions to meet the St. Louis
region's needs over the next three decades.
Joe McGee has been named vice
president and general manager at RailWorks Signals & Communications, Inc. He
is responsible for all of the company's S&C operations throughout the
United States. McGee is a United States Air Force veteran with more than 30
years of industry experience. He most recently served as a senior project manager
with Balfour Beatty Rail, Inc.