The North Carolina
Department of Transportation's Rail Division has applied for federal planning
funds that would allow for the expansion of intercity passenger rail service to
the western and southeastern parts of the state.
Target Field already is
the capital of Minnesota baseball. Now it may spawn Minneapolis' answer to
Grand Central Station, the Star Tribune reports.
The Los Angeles Metro
Transit Authority is exploring ways to provide commuters with an alternative to
the 405 freeway by extending the South Bay Metro Green Line. One option is into
North Redondo Beach, to many residents' dismay, the Beach Reporter reports.
Cindy Hammett plans to retire this summer and spend more time at
home taking care of her two young grandchildren. She hopes she doesn't have to
spend that time listening to train horns sounding near her house. Hammett doesn't
like the horns blowing day and night, NewsOK reports.
There will be no train
service between the East Falls Church, Va., and West Falls Church-VT/UVA
Metrorail stations during the Memorial Day holiday weekend, (May 29, 30 and
31), and the first two weekends in June (June 5-6 and 12-13) to allow the
Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project to undertake the first in a series of major
construction activities that eventually will connect the new rail line to the
existing Metrorail system.
On Sunday, May 30, crews
will replace crossties and resurface the tracks between the Bayshore and San
Mateo stations. From Tuesday, June 1, to Thursday, June 3, crews will resurface
the tracks between the Menlo Park and Mountain View stations
John Haussmann, P.E., has
joined HDR as a vice president and principal project manager based in the
company's Walnut Creek, Calif. office. He will focus on major transit projects
in California and throughout the western United States. Prior to
joining HDR, Haussmann was the regional transit manager for PBS&J's west
and central regions. From 1997 to 2008 he served first as chief operating
officer and then CEO/president of T.Y. Lin International.
Services, Inc., is working on several transit projects that will transform
Minnesota's commuter landscape. These include Graham's activities on the
Central Corridor Light Rail Transit (CCLRT) Advanced Traffic Improvements
project and on the 4th Street Advanced Utility Construction project. In
addition, the company has completed the Hiawatha Light Rail Transit line
extension to Target Field.
As part of an ongoing
agency-wide financial review, members of the DART Board of Directors will
consider modifications in levels of transit service beginning with fiscal year
2012. Potential changes will also be accompanied with a reduction in staffing
throughout the organization.
Noise from the operation of
Norfolk Southern's railroad hub in McCalla, Ala., would have no impact on an
adjacent elementary school or many of the surrounding homes and only a minimal
impact on other homes, an expert said May 25, according to The Birmingham News.