Employees of the Huron
& Eastern Railway Company voted in favor of union representation by the
Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes Division of the International Brotherhood
of Teamsters. After the votes had been counted, an overwhelming majority of
Huron & Eastern employees chose to be represented by the Allied Federation,
which already represents more than 7,000 members of the BMWED/IBT.
Jobs. Thousands of them.
That's one of the main ways supporters pitched the two trains heading for
Orlando, Fla., the Sentinel reports.
A plan to build a new
railroad through George County, Miss., that will connect the Port of Pascagoula
with rail connections at Lucedale and Meridian has hit its first bump in the
road, but has not been derailed, the Hattiesburg American reports.
The rail stop adjacent to
the former Chrysler plant is one of the site's most significant assets -- but
the trains could cease stopping there if one of several proposed Newark, Del.,
station locations gains the support of transportation officials, The News
The time could be ripe to
attract federal money for a trolley system connecting downtown Lorain, Ohio,
with other parts of the community, supporters of Lorain Street Railway said, the
Morning Journal reports.
On Feb. 22, Lorain City Council committees will
consider a presentation from Dennis Lamont, president of Lorain Street Railway,
which advocates the streetcar system.
Feb. 21-25, between the
hours of 8 p.m. and 4 a.m., crews will be finishing up work on Caltrain's Grade
Crossing Improvement Program. Work will take place at the following locations:
• Burlingame: Broadway, Oak
Grove Avenue and Peninsula Avenue.
• Redwood City: Main Street
and Chestnut Street.
• San Mateo: Villa Terrace
Avenue, First Avenue, Second Avenue, Third Avenue, Fourth Avenue, Fifth Avenue
and Ninth Avenue.
• Menlo Park: Encinal
Avenue, Glenwood Avenue, Oak Grove Avenue and Ravenswood Avenue.
• Atherton: Fair Oaks Lane.
ArcelorMittal Steelton said
it has received approval for $54 million in capital funding that will
significantly upgrade the rail production process with a new walking-beam
reheat furnace that includes advanced energy and environmental technology.
non-profit transportation consultancy committed to revitalizing North America's
economy and environment by placing railroads at the center of a balanced
transportation system said there have been several new developments in its
ongoing, multi-faceted agenda.
Roads, Va., Transit said that the final cost to complete construction of The
Tide light rail system will be $338.3 million and that passenger service will
begin in May 2011. The
new figure comes after a six-month review by HRT and its financial advisor to
identify costs not fully accounted for in previously released budgets,
including the additional time required to design project changes and then
After a month-long delay,
work is under way again to replace a portion of the BNSF bridge over the Mississippi
River at Burlington. Iowa, only now the project will be shifted 75 feet east. After
discovering debris on the riverbed that prevented the contractor from drilling
a foundation for a new pier, construction was halted while the U.S. Coast Guard
reassessed relocating the navigation channel, The Hawk Eye reports.