The Canadian federal
government and the railways must improve safety at high-risk crossings on busy
passenger train routes, according to the country's transportation accident
investigator, local media report.
workers yesterday scrambled to empty the swimming pool-sized hole that opened in
Newton, Mass., beneath MBTA tracks during the weekend rainstorm and will force
thousands of commuters to rely on buses for another week or so, the Boston
The Canadian National
Railway has made a good start communicating with towns along the EJ&E
railroad, but there's room for improvement, a federal audit concludes,
according to the Daily Herald. And, it says, municipalities that have not yet
struck deals with CN are critical of how it's handling the transition.
An agreement is near
regarding improvements around a long-sought railroad overpass in Colton,
Calif., between railroad and local officials, as the overall project's fate
heads to a state commission, The Press-Enterprise reports.
Residents who drive near
the BNSF railroad between Arlington and Marysville, Wash., will notice some
construction until March 19, the Arlington Times reports. Gus Melonas, director
of public affairs for the railway company, said that a 35-person work crew would
be replacing wood rail ties on a seven-mile stretch of track between the two
cities starting Monday, March 15.
Officials with the N.C.
Department of Transportation's Rail Division didn't exactly quell the concerns
of those who gathered at a town hall meeting in Landis, N.C., the Salisbury
Post reports. The meeting, which was an informal session held at Landis' town
hall, was for area residents to ask rail officials questions about proposed
rail corridor projects.
Buses will replace train
service for Long Island Rail Road customers traveling between Long Beach and
Valley Stream the weekend of March 20-21 as work continues on the construction
of two new railroad bridges over Powell Creek and Hog Island Channel.
Beginning Friday, March 19,
at 9:00 p.m., the street crossing at Steilacoom Blvd. SW in Seattle is
scheduled to be fully closed to traffic so the crossing can be demolished and
reconstructed over the weekend. The crossing is expected to reopen to vehicles
early the following Monday morning. A full weekend closure of the crossing was
scheduled to reduce the impacts of a partial mid-week closure that would
require additional working days.
March 15, 2010, the MERMEC Group's American subsidiary, Imagemap Inc., changed
its company name to "MERMEC Inc." and starts a new chapter in its
history by completing transitioning to corporate identity and alignment to
group's strategy and commercial proposition.
MTA New York City Transit
said that beginning Saturday, March 27, and continuing for 18 months through
August 2011, there will be no weekday rush hour 5 express service in either
direction between East 180th Street and 3rd Avenue-149th Street. During this
period, 5 trains will make all 2 local stops. Currently, 5 trains run express
in the peak direction during morning (southbound) and afternoon (northbound)
rush hours between East 180th Street and 3rd Avenue-149th Street. It is anticipated
that this service change will add about five minutes to customers' trips.