U.S. Representative Bill
Pascrell, Jr., and NJ TRANSIT Executive Director James Weinstein joined
Montclair Mayor Jerry Fried and other officials today to mark the grand opening
of the newly reconstructed Upper Montclair Station building, featuring the
Upper Montclair Station Restaurant.
The Maryland Transit
Administration said that track repairs on Howard Street would require the Light
Rail line to be taken out of service between the Camden Yards and Cultural
Center stops between July 5 and July 10. During this time shuttle buses will
serve stops between Camden Yards and Cultural Center.
Beginning Monday, June
21, the schedule for Amtrak trains operating between Niagara Falls,
Albany-Rensselaer and New York will be adjusted to accommodate track work and
engineering projects. The temporary schedule changes are designed to ensure
Amtrak trains continue to operate without lengthy delays.
Work to repair the
concrete exterior of the railroad bridge in downtown Fredericksburg, Va., will
begin next month, local media report. The Virginia Railway Express Operations
Board picked the lowest bidder among three competing construction firms to
perform the work.
Hillsborough County transit officials will decide in July whether to include a light rail link to Tampa International Airport in the first phase of a new transit system.
Recent reports indicate that manufacturing in the United States is ready to rebound. Factory orders in certain sectors are showing their sharpest uptick in almost five years.
Vietnamese legislators rejected a proposed bullet train over its $56 billion cost - the assembly's first rejection of a major proposal submitted by the all-powerful Communist government, the Associated Press reports.
The first tentative steps
toward building an ore haul railway to the James Bay Lowlands began this past
winter, Northern Ontario Business reports. Helicopters moved drills into place
as geologists tested frozen riverbanks north of Nakina, taking core samples to
determine where bridges can be built to haul ore from a chromite open pit in
the Far North's ‘Ring of Fire' exploration camp.
Elected officials closed of
a $100-million deal with CSX Corp. to launch commuter rail service to the South
Coast and increase service for Central Massachusetts commuters, the Telegram
and Gazette reports. The agreement, announced by the governor and other
officials, allows the state to buy more than 30 miles of track from Taunton to
the Fall River and New Bedford area, which is crucial to passenger service.