On Saturday and Sunday,
June 12-13, there will be a two-day closure of the Downtown Seattle Transit
Tunnel for engineering work. Sound Transit will be providing a free bus bridge
between Westlake Station and the SODO Station for light rail passengers during
the tunnel closure. All Metro tunnel bus routes will use surface streets that
CTA President Richard L.
Rodriguez and Chicago Transit Board Chairman Terry Peterson said the agency opened
a new entrance to the Red Line's Cermak-Chinatown station. Located
approximately one block north of Cermak on Archer Avenue, the new entrance will
serve as the primary access point for customers while the main entrance to the
station on the north side of Cermak is reconstructed and made accessible. The
south entrance on Cermak also will be closed to customers beginning June 4 at
Axion International received
its first two purchase orders for railroad crossties made out of Recycled
Structural Composite (RSC) from Moroccan National Railway Company (ONCF). ONCF
operates more than 1,100 miles of track throughout Morocco and carried more
than 29 million passengers last year.
The State of Alaska has
approved herbicide spraying along the Alaska Railroad tracks for the first time
in decades, but tribal and environmental groups from Eklutna to Seward are
asking the state to reverse its decision, the Anchorage Daily News reports.
Calling it the right thing
to do, Teamsters Canada applauds the announcement from the Conservative
government of Stephen Harper to put the clamps on railways flouting safety
CSX Corporation has
obtained its first LEED® green building certification from the U.S. Green
Business Council. The LEED® certified building is a newly constructed
22,500-square-foot division headquarters in Florence, S.C., which includes 32
offices, a large conference room, a fitness center and a dispatch center.
The chairman of the
Surface Transportation Board said Canadian National Railway will have to stick
to the terms of his agency's original decision on its acquisition of the
EJ&E Railway, including funding a rail overpass in Lynwood, Ill., Northwest
Indiana Times reports.
Based on a successful
three-month trial run, strong customer satisfaction and solid system
performance, Amtrak is making free Wi-Fi a standard service offering for every
passenger traveling on its high-speed Acela Express trains operating between
Washington, D.C., and Boston and is moving forward with plans to expand it to
The State of Pennsylvania
has signed off on the final environmental cleanup of the former Lancaster
Brickyard dump that's destined to be the new location for Norfolk Southern's
rail yard, the Intelligencer Journal reports.
Tri-City Railroad Co.
filed a lawsuit against the Port of Benton in Washington State for refusing to
recognize its exclusive rights to use a 16-mile rail line, which caused a
significant financial loss to the company, The News Tribune reports. The
railroad and the port signed a 30-year agreement in 2002 for the leasing rights
of the rail line and parts of the 1171 building located in north Richland, Wash.
That agreement to operate and maintain the track gives Tri-City Railroad the
exclusive rights of use, said Nicholas D. Kovarik, an attorney for the company.