There will be limited
Pelham Bay Park-bound 6 service to and from Parkchester station beginning on
Saturday, April 10, through early July, 2010, because of ongoing station
rehabilitation, MTA New York City Transit officials said.
Although only two trains,
both freight, rumble through Thompson, Conn., each day, officials believe the
Providence and Worcester Railroad tracks in the northeast corner could be a
huge asset to the area, the Norwich Bulletin reports.
As construction season
begins, crews from the Vermont Rail System are looking to begin projects to
improve the safety of the New York & Ogdensburg Railroad, the Watertown
Daily Times reports. According to Vermont Rail Vice President Jerome M. Hebda,
crews should pick up where they left off last fall in replacing about a mile of
80-pound rail on New York and Ogdensburg Railway line with 100-pound rail
between Lisbon and Ogdensburg, N.Y. The project is expected to cost about
On Saturday, April 17,
the Inland Empire-Orange County Metrolink Line in Southern California will not
have train service to the Anaheim Canyon station due to track construction work
related to the Orange County Transportation Authority's Metrolink Service
The Utah Transit Authority
board of trustees has appointed Michael Allegra as the agency's new general
manager. Allegra succeeds John Inglish, who has served as general manager for
the past 13 years. Effective immediately, Allegra will assume all general
manager responsibilities, including operations, projects and programs and
management of staff. Allegra previously served as assistant general manager and
chief capital development officer.
State Representative Rick
Geist (R-Altoona), Republican Chairman of the House Transportation Committee, unveiled
a package of legislative proposals designed to address Pennsylvania's
transportation infrastructure funding crisis.
Efforts to save a $202-million
railroad overpass in Colton, Calif., are on track, but an agreement between two
railroads and local officials faces a high bar when a state commission will
decide if the agreement shows the public will benefit enough, The
A borrowing package that
includes money to preserve a railroad that's seen as a lifeline to industry in
struggling northern Maine was denied final approval by the state Senate late April
7, local newspapers report. As lawmakers worked toward the 2010 session's end,
senators debated the $85-million bond package at length before voting 19-16
along party lines for it. But Democrats failed to muster the two-thirds
majority they needed to send the bonds to voters. The House earlier gave its
final approval by a 100-48 vote.
Leon Benoit, MP for
Vegreville-Wainright, announced that the Government of Canada is trying to make
access to markets easier and will be providing $59,500 in grant funding to the
Battle River Railway New Generation Co-op that is headed by Daysland, Alberta,
resident Ken Eshpeter, the Camrose Canadian reports. The federal contribution
will be used by the co-op to acquire a short line railroad.
The Federal Railroad
Administration will soon begin accepting grant applications for the deployment
of positive train control collision avoidance systems and complementary advanced
technologies under a new $50-million Rail Safety Technology Program, FRA
Administrator Joseph Szabo said.