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
On Saturday, April 17,
the Inland Empire-Orange County Metrolink Line in Southern California will not
have train service to the Anaheim Canyon station due to track construction work
related to the Orange County Transportation Authority's Metrolink Service
The Utah Transit Authority
board of trustees has appointed Michael Allegra as the agency's new general
manager. Allegra succeeds John Inglish, who has served as general manager for
the past 13 years. Effective immediately, Allegra will assume all general
manager responsibilities, including operations, projects and programs and
management of staff. Allegra previously served as assistant general manager and
chief capital development officer.
State Representative Rick
Geist (R-Altoona), Republican Chairman of the House Transportation Committee, unveiled
a package of legislative proposals designed to address Pennsylvania's
transportation infrastructure funding crisis.
Efforts to save a $202-million
railroad overpass in Colton, Calif., are on track, but an agreement between two
railroads and local officials faces a high bar when a state commission will
decide if the agreement shows the public will benefit enough, The