Faced with a $30-million
budget deficit in the coming fiscal year that is reflective of a long-term
unsustainable economic model, Caltrain is urging the California High-Speed Rail
Authority to retain the current route between the Central Valley and San
Francisco and preserve the opportunity for Caltrain to access funding for
improvements that will help secure the operating and financial future of the
Peninsula commuter rail service. The high-speed rail authority is soliciting
public comment on the Revised Draft Program Environmental Impact Report.
clarification in when federal officials need an approved agreement on the
Colton , Calif., Crossing railroad overpass has given local and train industry
officials four more weeks to work out the details, The Press-Enterprise
In January, President Obama
presented Florida with $1.25 billion in high-speed rail stimulus money for the
Orlando to Tampa bullet train. It was about half of the $2.5 billion needed to
get the project up and running, but that isn't slowing down the state
Department of Transportation and its Florida Rail Enterprise, The Lakeland, Fla.,
Canadian National Railway
is trying to scale back its contribution to the most expensive of the 182
projects it's required to do as part of the 2008 EJ&E takeover, the Daily
Herald reports. CN filed a brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals saying it
should not have to pay 67 percent of a $40.4 million overpass or underpass at
the Ogden Avenue crossing in Aurora, Ill., or 78.5 percent of a $52.5-million
overpass or underpass on Lincoln Highway in Lynwood, Ill., as ordered by the
Surface Transportation Board.
With transportation funds
running short at every level, regional planners for the North Central Texas
Council of Governments are seeking permission to lead an unusual partnership
with private investors so they can fast-track a 62-mile rail line known as the
Cotton Belt corridor, The Dallas Morning News reports.
Miami-Dade Transit's Website
has a new streamlined look, with a more user-friendly design to make it easier
for transit passengers to find the information they are looking for.
redesigned website at www.miamidade.gov/transit features large color-coded icons for easy
navigation to information about MDT's four modes of transportation - Metrobus,
Metrorail, Metromover and STS (MDT's paratransit service).
Powerbrace Corporation has opted to extend its agreement for services in Mexico
with The Offshore Group until 2017. Powerbrace initiated operations at The
Offshore Group's La Angostura Industrial Park in Saltillo, Coahuila at the
beginning of 2005. Today the company occupies a total of 101,195 in three
There will be limited
Pelham Bay Park-bound 6 service to and from Parkchester station beginning on
Saturday, April 10, through early July, 2010, because of ongoing station
rehabilitation, MTA New York City Transit officials said.
Although only two trains,
both freight, rumble through Thompson, Conn., each day, officials believe the
Providence and Worcester Railroad tracks in the northeast corner could be a
huge asset to the area, the Norwich Bulletin reports.
As construction season
begins, crews from the Vermont Rail System are looking to begin projects to
improve the safety of the New York & Ogdensburg Railroad, the Watertown
Daily Times reports. According to Vermont Rail Vice President Jerome M. Hebda,
crews should pick up where they left off last fall in replacing about a mile of
80-pound rail on New York and Ogdensburg Railway line with 100-pound rail
between Lisbon and Ogdensburg, N.Y. The project is expected to cost about