construction projects and 33 planning projects in 40 states will share nearly
$600 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation's popular TIGER II
program for major infrastructure projects ranging from highways and bridges to
transit, rail and ports, Secretary Ray LaHood said Oct. 20.
Polymers Technologies, Inc., was named as the new North America licensee of the
LVT slab track system from Sonneville AG (formerly Sonneville International
Norfolk Southern CEO Wick
Moorman was joined by Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, Federal Railroad
Administration Deputy Administrator Karen Rae, Rep. Bill Shuster and other
state and local dignitaries to officially break ground for the new Franklin
County Regional Intermodal Facility in Greencastle, Pa.
Earlier this month, SEPTA in
the Philadelphia area joined local officials and community members, for a
ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the completion of renovation work at the North
BART is seeking public
input on future improvements to the Hayward, Calif., Yard. The agency will
present a project overview of the Hayward Maintenance Complex at the Oct. 21
meeting in Union City, Calif.
As part of the Patrick-
Murray Administration's Massachusetts Recovery Plan to enhance economic
development and create jobs by strengthening public transit and rail service, Mass.
Lieutenant Governor Timothy P. Murray joined U.S. Secretary of Transportation
Ray LaHood and Congressman John Olver to announce the groundbreaking for the
$55.5-million Wachusett Commuter Rail Extension Project.
Ohio Governor Ted Strickland said
that the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is providing $150 million
over the next three years ($50 million per year) for transit agencies
Metro in the Washington,
D.C., area will close the eastern end of the Orange Line between the
Stadium-Armory and New Carrollton Metrorail stations and there will be no Blue
Line service between the Stadium-Armory and Benning Road Metrorail stations
from 10 p.m., Friday, Nov. 5, to closing on Sunday, Nov, 7, as the agency
undertakes a major rehabilitation and rebuilding project to improve safety,
comply with a safety recommendation made by the National Transportation Safety
Board (NTSB), maintain service reliability and return the area to a state of
good repair. ‚Ä®‚Ä®
St. Louis Metro and the
St. Clair County Transit District (SCCTD) have avoided potential service
disruptions to MetroLink by completing a $2.7-million project that halted
erosion and stabilized soil along 4.5 miles of tracks between Fairview Heights
and Swansea, Illinois. The project that began in May was completed nearly two
months ahead of schedule and 10 percent under the $3 million budget.