Light rail won't be
operational until May, yet many local residents already want it extended, The
reports. A recent survey of local attitudes found that more
than 91 percent of respondents want to see light rail go beyond Norfolk's
7.4-mile starter line.
BNSF and the State of
Illinois have reached a preliminary agreement on how to spend $45 million in
state funds to upgrade the rail network at Galesburg, Ill., to help passenger
and freight trains operate efficiently on the shared track system, The Journal
of Commerce reports.
One of Canada's oldest
industries could open new markets to Asia without the need for an expensive or
controversial pipeline to the West Coast, executives from both major railroads
said, the Calgary Herald reports.
A Mississippi man is
concerned about a railroad bridge he believes is too dangerous for trains to
cross, local television news reports. Adam Webb visits the Coldwater River
often, and is fearful of a bridge located along Highway 178 in Olive Branch,
Miss. Webb believes the bridge is going to collapse under the weight of a
The town of Middlebury,
Vt., is applying for a $15,000 federal grant to plan for a local, passenger
rail station in anticipation of ramped-up train service along the western part
of the state, the Addison Independent reports.
The December 6 opening of
the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Rail Green Line means more than just
transportation from 15 new locations, it is the addition of 15 new pieces to
the transit agency's acclaimed public art collection.
Los Angeles' Metro will
hold a Community Open House on December 1, in the City of Hawthorne, Calif., to
update the community on various proposed sites for a maintenance facility
selected for environmental review as part of the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor
Project light rail line.
A deteriorated CTA bridge
on the Red Line has an important story to tell about the health of the rail
system's viaducts, the Chicago Tribune reports. Each day, thousands of CTA
elevated trains operate across 564 bridges, many 80-to-100 years old.
In July 2005, former
Sioux Falls, S.D., Mayor Dave Munson stood on the east bank of the Big Sioux
River near the white monolith of the abandoned Zip Feed Mill, the Sioux Falls
Argus Leader reports. He looked west toward downtown and at rows of railroad
tracks before him and imagined the future. In his mind, new retail,
residential, commercial and entertainment development enlivened the east bank.
The tracks were gone.
The following closure is
required to perform construction related to the supporting piers for the new
Metrorail extension in the Miami area: Two-month closure of SR 112/Airport
Expressway westbound exit ramp to NW 27th Avenue.