Bayer MaterialScience AG
has acquired the worldwide marketing and usage rights for the DURFLEX® track
superstructure system from Hyperion Verwaltung GmbH, Frankfurt/Main, Germany.
The two companies have signed an agreement to this effect. Financial details
have not been disclosed. The superstructure system stabilizes the ballast
stones under rail tracks, thus enabling more cost-effective railroad operation
in the long term. It is based on the flexible Bayflex® polyurethane foam system
from Bayer MaterialScience.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn visited
Moline, Ill, Jan. 30 to announce $45 million in state capital funds to establish
passenger rail service from Chicago to the Quad Cities. The new service will
result in up to 825 new jobs, including 440 construction jobs.
Infotech Enterprises Limited, a global technology
solutions provider with headquarters in Hyderabad, India, said its wholly-owned
subsidiary Infotech Enterprises America Inc., acquired Daxcon Engineering Inc.
located in Peoria, Ill.
New Lenox, Ill., Mayor
Tim Baldermann is "confident" that he soon will be talking to
Canadian National Railway officials before the village's battle against the
company reaches the courts, the Southtown Star reports.
The steel railroad bridge
crossing high above Alhambra Avenue in Martinez, Calif., is known to local
train buffs as both the Muir Trestle and Alhambra Trestle. Owned and operated
by BNSF, the trestle has long been a recognizable Martinez landmark, and lately
a conversation has resurfaced among local denizens about the trestle's
appearance, the Martinez News-Gazette reports. Splotched with large
patches of rust in between its fading gray paint, the structure is in need of a
Alaska Railroad invites the public to an open house February 19 in Seward to provide
an opportunity to review and comment on a proposed Program of Projects for 2010.
Open House displays are open to the public and will be set up in the inn's
Mount Marathon meeting room. Displays will showcase continuing and proposed
capital improvement projects that are in various stages - from conceptual
planning to engineering and construction.
The CREATE Partners said
that the CREATE Program will receive $133 million as part of the American
Recovery and Reinvestment Act for a critical rail/rail flyover near 63rd
and State Streets in the Englewood community on the south side of Chicago.
The flyover will carry the north-south Metra Rock Island commuter rail line
over the east-west Norfolk Southern/Amtrak line, eliminating conflict between
78 Metra Rock Island trains and approximately 60 freight and Amtrak trains that
presently cross at grade each day.
Corporation and HNTB Holdings Ltd. named Peter Gertler a senior vice president.
Gertler, who leads the firm's high-speed rail services group, is located in the
firm's Oakland, Calif., office. Gertler has 23 years of experience in public
transportation and program management, including conventional and high-speed
rail across the United States and around the world.
Stressing the importance of
its intercity passenger rail service in Michigan, Amtrak said it will perform a
high-speed rail improvement study that will focus on determining what
infrastructure upgrades are needed to provide 110 mph train service on the
Norfolk Southern-owned rail corridor between Kalamazoo and Detroit.