The Surface Transportation
Board today completed its work in the multiparty effort to preserve freight
train service in northern Maine.
Secretary Ray LaHood said that a final agreement has been signed for a $33.8-million
Recovery Act-funded project that will upgrade a train crossing and eliminate
delays in the San Bernardino, Calif., area. As a result, work can now begin on
the project, which will elevate two Union Pacific tracks over two BNSF main line
tracks in Colton.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray
LaHood and Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff said that Utah would
receive $37 million in advanced payments for two rail projects funded under its
New Starts grants program.