Union Pacific will improve
Nebraska's transportation infrastructure with a $5-million investment to
improve the rail line that runs from Council Bluffs, Iowa, to Fremont, Neb. Work
on the more-than-33-mile stretch of railroad track began May 26 and is
scheduled to be completed by the end of July.
CN has awarded a contract
to Roche Ltd. Consulting Group of Quebec City to perform a comprehensive
engineering inspection of the Quebec Bridge, which spans the St. Lawrence River
between Quebec City and Levis.
Caltrain's plan to
electrify and modernize Peninsula commuter rail service received a critical and
historic approval from the federal government yesterday - clearance to run the
most modern equipment available in the world. The Federal Railroad
Administration issued a waiver of longstanding rules that prohibit what is
known as "mixed traffic" - operating standard American trains and lighter rail
equipment on the same tracks.
Canadian Pacific notified
by the Teamsters Canada Maintenance of Way Employees Division that the
Memorandum of Settlement reached in April 2010 by Canadian Pacific and the TCRC
MWED has now been ratified by the membership.
Société de transport de
Montréal must temporarily close the main entrance building to Place Saint-Henri
métro station, located on Saint-Ferdinand St., to carry out renovation work. As
the renovations will extend from June 7 to August 29, bus stops will be
relocated to the corner of Saint-Jacques and Saint-Ferdinand streets.
Three consortia that supply
smart card electronic fare payment systems and fare gates to some of the
biggest transit operations in the world have qualified to submit proposals to
supply a Smart Card and Faregate system for Vancouver's TransLink, to be in
operation by the target date of first quarter of 2013.
Frustrated by the
clanging and banging of freight trains through their neighborhood near UC
Riverside, Calif., residents have demanded better sound protection and more
specifics on safety improvements before they support a planned expansion of
Metrolink service, The Press-Enterprise reports. But retrofitting more than 100
homes, adding underpasses and developing a community safety plan could cost
millions of dollars and potentially delay the Perris Valley Line.
Gangs will be in the
north central area and across the HiLine of Montana this spring and summer, but
these gangs are an indication of an improving economy, the Great Falls Tribune
reports. BNSF will invest $77.2 million in capital maintenance projects,
including rail replacement, tie replacement and track surfacing.
Florida East Coast Railway named
James Hertwig president and CEO of the company effective July 1, 2010. Hertwig is an accomplished expert in
intermodal transportation and is highly respected throughout the industry. He
has been president and CEO of Carolina Freight Carriers Corporation, president
of Landstar Logistics, Inc., and most recently president of CSX Intermodal.