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.
Lake Zurich, Ill.,
officials have formalized the land exchange with Canadian National Railway as
part of plans to build a 270-foot communications tower, the Daily Herald
reports. Construction is under way on the tower, which will be used to monitor
rail traffic. The negotiations were to replace the original tower site near
SEPTA issued the following
statement: The rejection by the U.S. Department of Transportation of
Pennsylvania's planned funding of highway and public transit will create a deep
and long lasting effect on many major SEPTA projects.
Canadian Pacific Railway
Limited appointed Edmond (Ed) Harris to the position of executive vice president
and chief operations officer. Reporting to CP President and Chief Executive
Officer Fred Green, Harris will join the company with responsibility for all
aspects of railroad operations, safety, customer service, engineering and
mechanical services in both Canada and the U.S.
Railroad and local
transportation officials have less than two days to save a $202-million train
overpass proposed in Colton, Calif., but have not announced any breakthroughs
and remain guarded regarding if an acceptable deal can be reached, The