The Alaska Railroad
Corporation (ARRC) released its 2009 Annual Report today, with audited
financial statements showing earnings of $13.9 million on total revenues of
Illinois Secretary of
Transportation Gary Hannig will meet April 1with Union Pacific officials in
Omaha, Neb., to talk about using the freight company's rail line for high-speed
trains heading from Joliet to St. Louis, the Joliet, Ill., Herald reports.
systems are facing unprecedented funding challenges due to widespread declining
state and local revenues, and have been forced to take a number of critical
actions including: raising fares, cutting service, and laying off employees,
according to a new survey released today by the American Public Transportation
MTA Metro-North Railroad has
fully activated Train Time TM system-wide, providing access to train schedules
and on-time status on smart phone devices as well as computer screens for a
total of 96 stations.
A joint Worcester, Mass., City
Council committee has asked CSX Corp. officials if they can modify plans to
double the size of their freight terminal to address increased truck traffic
concerns on lower Grafton Street and the planned closing of Putnam Lane, the
Worcester Telegram & Gazette reports.
The PATCO escalators at
Westmont and 15th/Locust are out of service during the week of March 29. The
time that the equipment is out of service for annual inspection and maintenance
will be minimized as much as possible. Customers who need an
escalator are encouraged to use alternate stations or an elevator
Starting Monday, April 5,
2010, crews will begin building a concession kiosk at the concourse level of
the Downtown Berkeley Station.
Construction will be limited to the fenced area of the.
Metropolitan Council voted to authorize the regional administrator to award and
execute a contract with the lowest responsive and responsible bidder, Graham
Construction Services, out of seven bidders for advanced traffic improvements
in Minneapolis at a cost of $3.6 million.
CN said it has sold a key
section of track west of Toronto Union Station to Metrolinx for C$168 million. Metrolinx
is the Ontario government Crown Corporation responsible for delivering an
integrated, multi-modal transportation network in the Greater Toronto Area,
from York and Durham regions through Toronto, the regions of Peel and Halton
and the city of Hamilton. GO Transit, the operating division of Metrolinx,
provides commuter rail and bus services in the GTA.
The Rail Safety Technology
Program is a newly authorized program under the Rail Safety Improvement Act of
2008 (RSIA) (Pub. L. 110-432;
October 16, 2008). The program authorizes the Department of Transportation to
provide grants to passenger and freight rail carriers, railroad suppliers and state
and local governments for projects that have a public benefit of improved
railroad safety and efficiency. The program makes available $50,000,000 in