Trains will operate more
efficiently as a result of more than $26 million in track improvements made by
Union Pacific to its line between Schuyler, Neb., and Duncan, Neb. When the
project is complete, crews will have removed and replaced more than 77,000
concrete ties and 30 miles of rail, spread more than 100,000 tons of rock
ballast and replaced the road surfaces at 17 crossings. The project began
October 2 and is scheduled to be completed by mid November.
MTA NYC Transit said that
work on the Fulton Street Transit Center has entered the next phase with the
start of construction work on the AC mezzanine at Broadway-Nassau and the new
ADA accessible station entrance at William and Fulton Streets.
Local, state and Vermont
Railway officials are exploring the concept of installing a concrete tunnel
beneath the railroad bridges at Merchants Row and Main Street in downtown
Middlebury, according to the Addison Independent. This new tunnel, officials
believe, could provide a perfect fix for the two ailing bridges while allowing
enough vertical clearance to accommodate double-stack freight cars that railway
officials need to run from Whitehall, N.Y., to Burlington.
Plans for the long-awaited
Circle Line, which would link CTA and Metra rail lines in Chicago's growing
central area, are a step closer to being realized after the Chicago Transit
Authority completed its analysis of options for the project, the Chicago Tribune
Building on the Port
Authority of New York and New Jersey's goals of providing a more
customer-friendly experience for the millions of people and businesses who use
its transportation facilities, the agency launched a new Website that marries
technology and transparency to provide customers with more custom-service tools
and information than ever before.
Work has begun to clear up
the large logjam on the San Antonio River near the Victoria-Refugio County,
Texas, line, the Victoria Advocate reports. Union Pacific is working with the
landowner and contractors to do the initial clean up, said Raquel Espinoza,
director of media relations for the Southern region of Union Pacific.
finally will be able to silence train horns at the city's five at-grade
railroad crossings in coming months, the Arizona Sun reports. The Arizona
Corporation Commission voted unanimously this afternoon to allow the city and
BNSF to begin installation of safety equipment at each of the crossings.
Unit Rail, the rail fastening
division of Amsted Rail, has acquired Advanced Track Products. ATP is a leading
provider of fasteners in the transit rail market.
Service on the Red Line
near the Fort Totten Metrorail station has returned to normal after a fatal
train collision in June, which resulted in slower Metrorail service along the
Red Line in the Washington, D.C., area.