Ill., Planning Commissioners revisited a past proposal to construct a
pedestrian crossing over the railroad tracks between the Metra station and the
north side of the village, local newspapers report. They hope the village can
pursue the project in the future to reduce risks for people walking across the
railway to and from the station and their homes or downtown Elburn.
The Board of Trustees of
the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority is scheduled to meet at March
U.S. District Court Judge
John Kane on March 18 has denied a request by the Colorado Rail Passenger
Association to stop construction at Denver Union Station related to the
FasTracks regional rail-transit project, the Denver Business Journal reported. Construction
on the project has begun, with the contractor, Kiewit Construction, slated to
begin digging an underground bus station at Union Station this week.
After more than 11 years,
TriMet General Manager Fred Hansen said that he will be leaving the Portland, Ore., agency at
the end of his contract to pursue other opportunities. He released the
following statement regarding his announcement: "After 11.5 years at
TriMet, I have decided to pursue other opportunities. And although the Board of
Directors for whom I work hoped I would stay longer, I have informed them that
I will leave at the end of my current contract, June 30, 2010.
Workers were back at the
Hump to clean up the recent trimming job that left vegetation looking "ragged,"
Peace Arch News in British Columbia reports. Phase 2 of trimming started March
1 - a year and a half after protests temporarily halted the first phase - upon
requests from Hump residents.
The biggest empty chunk of
downtown Chicago is for sale, ready for somebody to take a chance on a future
cycle of real estate growth, David Roeder wrote in the Chicago Sun-Times. Buyers
should bring cash, great credit and patience.
Employees with a
sub-contractor for Norfolk Southern are making railroad track crossing
improvements in Sandersville, Miss., the Laurel Leader Call reports.
with Tubbys Construction Company of Lancing, Tenn., worked at the two railroad
crossings in Sandersville March 18 in an effort to make travel over those
The Chlorine Institute
has called on the Federal Railroad Administration to reexamine its rule on the
cost and benefits of implementing positive train control systems. The Chlorine
Institute claims that the FRA analysis of the benefits of PTC was flawed and
that positive train control systems result in business benefits to the
railroads. Nothing could be further from the truth.