Dallas Area Rapid
Transit's light rail expansion is being recognized as one of the Top 100 Global
Infrastructure Projects, compiled by the Washington, D.C., consulting firm CG/LA
The new US 62/US 641
Tennessee River Bridge below Kentucky Dam should be opened to traffic Nov. 25,
the West Kentucky Star reports. US 62 and US 641, which run concurrently
through the area, have been closed at the site since September 9 and traffic
detoured via Interstate 24 as the new bridge approaches were completed and
connected to existing highways.
In its continuing efforts
to improve lighting inside Metrorail stations, Washington, D.C., Metro
officials are testing a new bank of lights on the mezzanine level at one
entrance to the Judiciary Square Metrorail station - the F Street entrance.
The Maryland Transit
Administration is advising Metro Subway customers of the completion of recent
track maintenance that had affected weekend service since mid-June. Customer
wait times for weekend trains have returned to the regular schedule of every 15
minutes on Saturdays and Sundays. Approximately one mile of the main line was
single-tracked throughout the four-month long maintenance project that was
completed this month. Weekday operation was not impacted.
A special ribbon-cutting
ceremony was attended by SEPTA General Manager Joseph Casey, Pennsylvania State
Representative Joshua D. Shapiro and local government and community leaders at
Crestmont (R2) Regional Rail station.
Five years ago Nov. 23,
Metro, the District of Columbia and the New York Avenue partners opened the New
York Ave-Florida Ave-Gallaudet U Metrorail station on the Red Line. Since its
opening, ridership has climbed at the station each year and the station has
become a catalyst for economic development.
As traffic continues to
build up in Hampton Roads, Va., the money to add more roads or expand them is
drying up on the state and federal level. Virginia DOT doesn't plan to give a
cent to local cities for road projects for the next six years. Virginia's
Secretary of Transportation Pierce Homer says drivers in Hampton Roads need to
look at alternative transportation like light rail.
The New Mexico Rail
Runner slips into Santa Fe on new tracks with modern signals to guard
crossings. But the old tourist train travels to Lamy, N.M., on outdated
infrastructure, according to the Santa Fe New Mexican. That discrepancy was
highlighted recently when the Santa Fe Southern Railway tourist train collided
with a car crossing the spur line on Rabbit Road, just south of the city
BNSF has agreed to fund a
significant amount of the cost of closing eight railroad crossings in Galesburg,
Ill., to develop quiet zones, according to city engineer Wayne Carl,
Amtrak is making major
investments in the New York area to bring its bridges, tracks and other
infrastructure up to a state of good repair, increase track speeds and improve
operations, including a soon-to-start $10-million project to rehabilitate the
Pelham Bay Bridge located along the Northeast Corridor.