Capital Metro, embroiled
in a contract and insurance dispute with rail contractor Veolia Transportation,
on Dec. 9 cancelled its five-year contract with the company to operate freight
and passenger rail, the Austin, Texas, American-Statesman reports.
The Finger Lakes Railway
may be able to help settle the issue of trucks hauling trash from the New York
metropolitan area through the Finger Lakes to the private Seneca Meadows
landfill in the town of Seneca Falls, N.Y., The Syracuse Post-Standard reports.
Railway President Mike Smith said his Geneva-based company has already been
talking with the landfill and Seneca County officials about building a rail
line to the landfill to deliver trash to Seneca Meadows. "It's a good business
opportunity," Smith said.
Regional Transportation District Board of Directors has named three finalists
in its search for the district's new General Manager and CEO. The three
finalists are Sean Donohue, Douglas Kelsey and Phillip Washington.
CN has reached a voluntary
mitigation agreement with the Village of Plainfield, Ill., located 35 miles
southwest of Chicago, addressing the municipality's environmental issues with CN's
acquisition of the principal lines of the former Elgin, Joliet and Eastern
Railway Company. With this agreement, CN has VMAs with 21 municipalities of the
33 communities situated on the EJ&E in Illinois and Indiana.
Three Santa Clara, Calif.,
Valley Transportation Authority light rail stations-Hamilton, Campbell and
Winchester-will be closed the weekend of Dec. 12-13 due to construction
activities. During the weekend
track work, VTA will provide free substitute bus service to or from the three
closed stations and the Bascom Station, where light rail service will be