Charlie Brown stood
behind the bar at the dark, dusty Whistling Post Tavern on June 30, rag in
hand, updating his patrons on the latest local news, local newspapers report.
Canadian Pacific marks a
significant milestone this year as it celebrates the 125th Anniversary of the
driving of the Last Spike, which signaled the completion of Canada's first
transcontinental railroad. In celebration of this anniversary, CP presented the
first of its archives Legacy gifts to the Banff Whyte Museum.
BART and Caltrans will need
to close a portion of eastbound Interstate 580 in the Dublin/Pleasanton area
beginning 11 p.m. on Saturday, July 10, through 9 a.m. Sunday, July 11. Off-ramps
from eastbound I-580 to northbound and southbound Interstate 680 will also be
closed. These closures are necessary to accommodate construction crews as they
install bridges perpendicular to the highway, which will provide access to the
new West Dublin/Pleasanton Station.
Ingleside Civic League
president Phillip Hawkins points to a rut with his shoe along the light rail
tracks that run in front of his home. He's less than thrilled his neighborhood
is about to be inconvenienced again, Norfolk, Va.'s WAVY reports. Starting July
6, crews will rip out the light rail crossing at Ingleside and Mississippi and
replace it. The same will happen at the Bristol and Curlew Dr crossing.
learned the concrete panels settled causing the tracks to move.
Work on an important part
of a new east-west highway corridor across south Renton, Wash., that will help
ease congestion could begin in spring 2012, the Seattle Post Intelligencer
reports. Key players in the project, including Renton, Tukwila, Boeing, BNSF
and Sound Transit, recently held a high-level meeting on the project, known as
the Southwest 27th/Strander Boulevard Connection.
Wednesday, July 7 to
Friday, July 9, crews will begin site preparation for a project that will
improve rail crossings at Mary and Sunnyvale avenues in Sunnyvale, Calif. The
work is part of VTA project to improve safety at eight crossings in Sunnyvale,
Mountain View and Palo Alto.
Union Pacific will improve
Missouri's transportation infrastructure by investing more than $10 million on
the rail line that runs from near Washington, Mo., to Pacific, Mo. Work on the
nearly 22-mile stretch of railroad track began July 1 and is scheduled to be
completed by the end of July. The project includes removing and
installing the rail on one of the two tracks in the area.
Two years after officials
gathered in Mechanicsville, N.Y., to announce a $40-million "rail
logistics center," work on the project has yet to begin, the Albany
Times-Union reports. But that could soon change.
New Mexico Transportation
Secretary Gary L. J. Girón was joined by state and local officials as they
broke ground on the Reinken Avenue project in Belen. The $2.4-million project
is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and will include
building a pedestrian overpass at the Belen Rail Runner Station. It is expected
to be complete by this November.
At the opening of the new
dog park in Fremont, Calif., Central Park, a cacophony of howls and yips from
assorted canines mixed with excited chatter and laughter from dog owners. When
the ribbon was finally cut by Fremont Mayor Bob Wasserman and BART Board
Director Tom Blalock, dogs thronged the oasis-like park, which stood in stark
contrast to the booming construction nearby.