An early state plan to
improve two busy railroad crossings has sparked questions about who should pay
for the project, even though no one knows the exact price tag yet, the St.
Louis Post Dispatch reports. The improvements are planned for crossings at
Mockingbird Lane near Illinois Route 162 and Cargill Road at Country Place
Lane. Both are in eastern Granite City about a quarter-mile apart.
Throughout the Presidents
Day Holiday weekend, the Rosslyn Metrorail station on the Blue and Orange lines
in the Washington, D.C., area will be closed and the Arlington Cemetery
Metrorail station on the Blue Line (station closes at 7 p.m. nightly during the
winter months) will also be closed from 10 p.m., Friday, Feb. 12 to closing,
Monday, Feb. 15, while Metro undertakes a major track rehabilitation project.
Normal service will resume on Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 5 a.m.
Hugh Fuller has
joined HNTB Corporation as the Northwest railway practice manager and brings
more than 30 years of experience in the transportation and railway engineering
fields. He has managed or designed more than a dozen light rail, streetcar and
commuter rail projects, making him one of the leading railway engineers in the
McNamara, P.E., was recently named
a senior associate at Gannett Fleming, an international planning, design, and
construction management firm. Based in the firm's Valley Forge, Pa., office, McNamara
serves as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Gannett
Fleming Transit & Rail Systems, a
division of Gannett Fleming specializing in transit and railroad track, signal,
communication and electric traction design.
He resides in Voorhees, N.J.
On Feb.1, President Obama
proposed $1.82 billion in funding for 27 major transit construction projects
that will create jobs and increase transportation options throughout the United
San Francisco Mayor Gavin
Newsom and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency said that the
Federal Transit Administration has again provided a strong rating to the
Central Subway Project, Phase 2 SFMTA's Third Street Light Rail Project. The
Project has received a positive review as part of the FTA's New Starts program
with a Medium-High project justification rating and Medium-High overall rating.
Transportation, in consortium with China Railway Signal & Communication
Corp (CRSC), has won an order to deliver the BOMBARDIER INTERFLO 200 mainline
signaling solution on the Bin Qasim to Mirpur Mathelo Double Line Section of
the Karachi-Lahore line in Pakistan. The contract, valued at approximately $57
million, with Bombardier's share amounting to approximately $38 million, was
awarded by Pakistan Railways (PR).
Outside contractors working
on the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority's biggest projects are
routinely given positive evaluations despite mediocre work, in part to preserve
business relationships, an investigation by the authority's inspector general
has found, the New York Times repots.
Despite the loss of $3
million in state funding promised in July 2008 by then-state Sen. Joseph Bruno,
a $40-million rail-yard project in Mechanicsville, N.Y., is still in the works,
local newspapers report. The new facility is to be built by Pan Am Southern
LLC, a joint venture of Pan Am Railways, formerly Guilford Transportation and
before that the Boston and Maine Railroad, and Norfolk Southern Railway. Boston
and Maine once operated extensive rail yards here, connecting with the Delaware
& Hudson Railway, but those yards were gone by the 1980s.
The city of Winter Haven,
Fla., is moving forward on the Integrated Logistics Center to be developed in
conjunction with the CSX Intermodal Terminal planned for the southern portion
of the city, The News Chief reports. The planning commission discussed during a
workshop Feb. 2 a change in future land use from Institutional-2 as designated
by Polk County to industrial-business park center for the approximately 932
acres. The city annexed the property in 2005 but didn't assign a land use
designation or zoning.