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A bill backed by Olmsted County, Minn., and Mayo Clinic seeking $8 million in planning dollars for a freight railroad bypass of Rochester got a rocky reception from lawmakers Jan. 28, The Rochester Post-Bulletin reports. Opponents blasted the proposal during a House Transportation Finance and Policy Committee hearing. That included Rep. Greg Davids, R-Preston.

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The latest meeting between state authorities, local officials and concerned citizens regarding the possible construction of a parking structure in downtown Ayer, Mass., revealed not only that the groups were miles apart about the type of structure that could be built, but that one of the key sources of funding for the project might not be available, the Ayer Public Spirit reports.

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Irving Tissue is seeking state funding for a $1 million project that would repair 4,200 feet of railroad tracks leading to its Fort Edward, N.Y., plant, the Glens Falls Post Star reports. The repairs to the tracks are needed to accommodate the expected increase in train traffic to the plant when a new paper machine comes online in the fall, Fort Edward town Supervisor Mitch Suprenant said.

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Chicago Transit Authority Orange Line trains in the Loop will be temporarily rerouted to operate on the Brown Line tracks from approximately 5:50 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Sunday, January 31 due to track work. Orange Line trains will be rerouted from the inner track to the outer Loop track, and travel counterclockwise.

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Track maintenance on the Red Line in Washington, D.C., Jan. 29-31 will cause inbound and outbound trains to take turns sharing one track. Metrorail customers traveling between the Medical Center and Grosvenor-Strathmore Metrorail stations should add at least 20 minutes to their travel time because Metro will replace rail fasteners that stabilize tracks, and make tunnel repairs.


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Dallas Area Rapid Transit and the Trinity Railway Express will receive nearly $7.2 million in federal funds to help complete the construction of a five-mile section of double-track rail line between West Irving and CentrePort/DFW Airport stations. The funds are from the Federal Railroad Administration's 2009 appropriation for passenger rail service.

 

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Expanding on the momentum it built throughout 2009, OnTrackAmerica (OTA), the Philadelphia-based non-profit transportation consultancy is expanding its staff to fully develop its comprehensive agenda for 2010.

 

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There will be no train service along the Long Beach Branch Jan. 30-31 due to the installation of two new MTA Long Island Rail Road bridges over Powell Creek and Hog Island Channel. The $24.5 million project, funded through the MTA Capital Program and Federal Transit Administration grants, will also require the shutdown of train service on four other weekends later this year - March 20-21, March 27-28, May 1-2 and May 15-16.

 

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The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority marked the opening of AeroTrain, the new underground airport train system at Washington Dulles International Airport, on Jan. 26.

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CXT, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of L.B. Foster Company, has been awarded a contract by West Rail Construction to supply 23,000 concrete rail ties for the unloading system at EGT's Columbia River Grain Terminal. CXT plans to start shipment of ties from its Spokane manufacturing plant to the new Longview, Wash., riverside facility in February.

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