The Dakota Minnesota
& Eastern dropped its condemnation lawsuit against several Wyoming
landowners in northeast Wyoming, the Casper Star-Tribune reports.
addition, the DM&E said current regulatory and economic conditions for its
proposed rail expansion into the Powder River Basin coal-mining district are
Sound Transit opened bids
for work that will get under way next year to bore light rail tunnels
connecting Capitol Hill and the existing Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel. The
apparent low bid was submitted by JCM U-Link Joint Venture, formed by Jay Dee
Contractors of Livonia, Mich.; Frank Collucio Construction Company of Seattle;
and Michaels Corporation of Brownsville, Wis. Its bid of $153,556,000 came in
12 percent, or $20.7 million, below the Sound Transit engineer's estimate of
BNSF is pushing Congress to
scale back a requirement for carriers to install automatic-braking systems on
most of their tracks, reports Bloomberg News. "Heavy-handed" legislation
enacted last year would cost Fort Worth, Texas-based BNSF almost $2 billion,
Chief Executive Officer Matt Rose said.
Union Pacific is investing
nearly $11 million in track improvements to its Hiawatha-to-Upland, Kan., line.
When the project is complete, crews will have removed and installed more than
72,000 ties, spread more than 30,000 tons of rock ballast, renewed road
surfaces at 123 crossings and replaced rail in various curves on the line. Work
began on the project August 26 and is scheduled to be completed by the end of
Traffic back-ups on
Arlington Boulevard and on Howell and 14th streets in Greenville, N.C., should
decrease when it becomes easier for trains to pass through those areas later
this year, the Greenville Daily Reflector reports. Construction on a new
connector railroad track near the intersection of 14th and Beatty streets
should begin at the end of September, according to Greenville Public Works
Director Wes Anderson.