The Washington Post's
story, "Metro Scare Under Potomac," (September 6, 2009) revisited a 2005
incident that was covered at the time, Metro officials said.
Metro has issued
a line-by-line list of corrections, clarifications and comments to the article.
pressures are mounting on BNSF's proposed freight center in Johnson County,
Kan., with experts saying it would contribute to the region's already serious
air pollution problems, according to The Kansas City Star. Air-quality experts
at the Mid-America Regional Council are suggesting that diesel emissions from
the massive rail project near Gardner would worsen ozone levels, which already
violate federal standards.
The Cocoa, Fla., City
Council is expected to adopt a resolution September 8 acknowledging potential
sites for Amtrak stations and pledging commitment to a project that would run a
passenger train route along the state's Atlantic coast, according to Florida
When Lisa Burley moved
into her new southeast Bend, Ore., home in July, she thought she'd found a
perfect, quiet spot to spend her retirement, local newspapers report. Then she
heard the blast of a train horn, warning drivers and passers-by that the train
was approaching a rail crossing. Then she heard another one, and another -
usually three or four every night.
Northstar train service
is on track to begin on Monday, November 16, 2009. In downtown Minneapolis,
Light Rail and Northstar system testing continue. Crews finished milling and
paving the LRT track area. Communications system testing and programming
continued at the LRT station. The overhead catenary system wires are now live.
Work on Caltrain's Grade
Crossing Improvement Program will continue at Encinal, Glenwood and Ravenswood
avenues in Menlo Park Sept. 8-10 between the hours of 8 p.m. and 4 a.m. Throughout
the project area, at least one lane of the impacted street will remain open.
Flagmen will direct traffic and pedestrians around the construction. The work
is part of a larger program to enhance safety at railroad crossings in San
Railworks Track Systems and
subcontractors continue to work in sections to remove existing track and spurs
and rebuild the sections with new rail along the seven mile Sound Transit rail
corridor between South M Street in Tacoma, Wash., to Bridgeport Way SW in Lakewood. For
the next two weeks, track removal and replacement work is being performed
between S. 48th and S. 56th streets. This work is being coordinated with Tacoma
Rail to minimize or avoid any disruption to their customers for existing rail
Union Pacific's new Joliet, Ill., Intermodal Terminal will
support customer growth by increasing the railroad's international and domestic
container capacity and improving rail traffic efficiencies in Chicago, the
nation's largest rail center. Once on line, customers from across Union
Pacific's network will benefit from Joliet's annual capacity of 500,000
ocean-going containers. Officials and customers gathered Sept. 3 to celebrate
the construction commencement of Union Pacific's nearly $370 million, 785-acre
Joliet Intermodal Terminal and CenterPoint Intermodal Center - Joliet, a
3,900-acre state-of-the-art integrated logistics center.
Chicago Transit Authority has awarded a construction management contract to
Parsons Brinckerhoff for a rail replacement and tunnel rehabilitation project
on the system's Blue Line subway, which connects the downtown business district
with O'Hare International Airport.