Maine's Governor Baldacci
has created a task force to look into saving railroad services in Aroostook
County, local media report. Earlier this week, Maine lawmakers approved a bond measure that sets
aside $7,000,000 to purchase and preserve about 240 miles of track in Northern
There is a big difference
between an important letter mislaid or lost (with apologies to Canada Post) and
a letter that is deliberately destroyed, according to an editorial in Ontario's
North Bay Nugget. There is always hope that the lost letter will turn up
somewhere, at some time. The destroyed letter is gone forever unless someone
made a copy.
Construction on the
Belmont Road underpass in Downers Grove, Ill., will resume in June with a
two-week closure of the street, according to the Downers Grove Reporter.
Warning signals and gates
are expected to be guarding Annandale's increasingly busy South Poplar Lane railroad
crossing within a year, The Annadale Advocate reports. The Annandale City
Council approved an agreement with the Canadian Pacific Railway and the state
of Minnesota to install the system at its regular meeting.
Officials say rust
gathering on Norfolk, Va., Light Rail tracks is not a problem, local media
report. The sight is concerning some people, especially since Norfolk's Light
Rail project is over budget and behind schedule.
On Saturday, April 24,
and Sunday, April 25, regular Metrolink San Bernardino Line weekend service
will be replaced by a temporary schedule for
the installation of the pedestrian underpass at Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.,
The Northwest Maintenance
Railway Club named Tom Swalboski of Stanley Railroad Product its Supplier of
the Year for 2010. In naming Swalboski the third recipient of this annual
award, NWMRC stated "Tom exemplifies a commitment to the railroad industry and
has been an active member of the NWMRC for more than15 years."
Congressman Jerrold Nadler
(D-N.Y.), the senior Northeastern Democrat on the House Transportation and
Infrastructure Committee, joined Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Congressman Jose
Serrano and Councilman Michael Nelson for the City's unveiling of the its new
comprehensive waterfront plan.
Saskatchewan shortline railways, which primarily
serve grain producers, will receive C$500,000 for this year's infrastructure grants
to assist them with projects such as track maintenance, railway tie
replacements and bridge repairs.
Engineering firm Stantec is
designing a new signaling system for a portion of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit
(DART) system in Dallas, Texas. The new system is part of the construction of
the new Lake Highland station along the light rail's Blue Line between downtown
Dallas and Garland.