It's been nearly two
years of legal battles over Canadian National Railway Company's purchase of the
Elgin, Joliet and Eastern rail line, and it all comes down to this, the Aurora
Beacon-News reports. Sometime in the next four months, the U.S. Court of
Appeals is expected to rule on whether Canadian National will have to pay more
to separate grade crossings in Aurora and Lynwood, and whether the federal
Surface Transportation Board conducted a thorough study of the impacts of the
$300-million sale before approving it in 2008.
Changes to the light-rail
line pushed by Norfolk State University officials and agreed to by city leaders
will cost city taxpayers $10 million, The Virginian-Pilot reports. These costs
are not new. They are included in the $338-million light-rail price tag, but
after three years of negotiations, NSU, HRT and the city are nearing an
agreement for the changes. They include moving a
passenger station farther from campus and redesigning the storage and
Ridership on Metra's Union
Pacific North line dropped in September, reflecting widespread displeasure with
schedule changes, which the commuter line was forced to rescind, the Chicago
Tribune reports. The number of monthly passenger trips fell 10 percent to
820,462 compared with September 2009, according to recent figures.
Saving time, money and
being more environmentally friendly just got easier now that Metrolink in the
Los Angeles area has implemented a BETA launch of its new, mobile Website.
Customers can visit Metrolinktrains.com from their web-enabled cellular devices
and they will automatically be directed to the new mobile site.
an effort to bring attention to the ground-breaking work being done in
recycling, Axion International producer of the recycled, composite plastic
industrial building products, takes the occasion of November 15, "America
Recycles Day," to call upon American consumers and manufacturers to
increase recycling efforts to help build a better, greener and more sustainable
First up was a $100-million
company that operates eight railroads in two countries, a firm that brought
four of its top executives to town to try to answer any question posed to them,
the Glens Falls, N.Y., Post-Star reports. Next was a train conductor from
Pennsylvania who has no funding, no equipment and no experience running an
GO Transit will be
expanding rail service on the Georgetown line to Toronto-area suburbs Kitchener-Waterloo,
Guelph and Acton, with service scheduled to begin by the end of 2011.
Stella-Jones expects more demand for its railway ties in new tracks and
upgrades as the economy improves, The Canadian Press reports. Sales of railway
ties at Stella-Jones increased 91 per cent in its third quarter to C$84.3
million, chief executive Brian McManus said.
of the Columbus and Greenville Railway line in Mississippi could have far-reaching and
long-lasting results, not just for the areas it touches directly but also for
the entire nation, the Commercial Dispatch reports. As freight volumes and fuel
costs increase, shippers will move toward rail and barge, prompting more rail
Member of Parliament Rick Norlock, Peter Delanty, Mayor of Cobourg, and Yves
Desjardins-Siciliano, General Counsel and Secretary of VIA Rail Canada,
unveiled the design for VIA's enhanced and expanded Cobourg, Ont., passenger
Representing an estimated investment of C$9 million, the
project will receive C$1 million in funding from the Government of Canada's
Economic Action Plan. This investment will provide modern, attractive
facilities for passengers, with capacity to meet potential future growth.