The Los Angeles Metro
Gold Line Eastside Extension Project was presented with the 2010 Outstanding
Project of the Year Award by the Underground Construction Association of
Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration at the North American Tunneling
Conference held June 20 in Portland, Ore.
Timothy Reynolds has been
named a Senior Principal Technical Specialist in the Cincinnati office of
Parsons Brinckerhoff. In his new position, Reynolds will be responsible for
rail and transit services and operations planning and will support
environmental analysis and multimodal planning. He is currently serving in key
roles on the Cincinnati streetcar and Ohio 3-C Corridor Passenger Rail Plan
BNSF has invested some time
and money on the Fairview Avenue crossing in Downers Grove, Ill.,, but some
residents claim there has not been an improvement, according to the Downers Grove Reporter.
Secretary Ray LaHood commended the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs
Committee for reporting out the Obama Administration's transit safety bill, the
first transit-specific safety bill ever sent to Congress by any administration,
by a unanimous vote. The bill now goes to the Senate floor.
Drakontas LLC, a company
that develops situation awareness and wireless communications tools for first
responders, law enforcement and homeland defense, formally demonstrated
its prototype wireless emergency messaging solution for transit passengers in
subway tunnels on June 29. The 30-minute demonstration showcased the messaging
platform capability inside a passenger train at PATCO's 8th and Market Station
in Center City Philadelphia.
Even with its bridge over
the Elkhorn River washed out by floodwaters two weeks ago, Nebraska Central
Railroad trains south of the river are running almost as usual, reports the
Grand Island Independent. Even around Norfolk -- just north of the ruined
bridge -- trains are running. But the railroad can't get goods from places
south of the bridge, such as Grand Island, to Norfolk.
Canadian Pacific said that
the section of the CP main line east of Medicine Hat, Alta., that has been
closed since June 18 is now open to traffic. This follows the reopening of the
southern line between Lethbridge, Alta., and Swift Current, Sask.
The temporary nighttime
lane closures of all eastbound and westbound lanes on NW 25 Street between NW
39 Avenue and NW 37 Avenue, originally scheduled to take place from June 16-July
1, have been rescheduled to take place starting July 12 through July 26. As
part of the Miami-Dade Transit's Metrorail AirportLink Project, the above closures
will be implemented in order to conduct activities necessary for the
construction of the new Metrorail extension. All lanes will be closed at 9 p.m.
each night and will reopen at 5 a.m. the following morning. Detour signs will
be posted directing motorists to the below alternate routes.
Ray LaHood has announced the appointment of Rick Inclima, director of safety
for the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes Division, to a two-year term
on the Transit Rail Advisory Committee for Safety (TRACS).
The new and improved
Downtown Berkeley bike station opens July 13, with a ribbon-cutting celebration
at 11:00 a.m. plus other events and prizes throughout the day.