New York MTA Metro-North
Railroad will be operating substitute bus service on the New Canaan Branch
during weekday off-peak hours for the week of November 15 -19 to allow for tree
and brush clean-up before winter. The Power Department recently inspected the
branch and identified 16 locations where the foliage was too close to the
overhead catenary wires. To avoid putting train service at risk the first time
there is an ice or snow storm, it is necessary to take care of these spots now.
Los Angeles County
this week began a nearly half-million-dollar project aimed at preventing
earthquake damage to a railway bridge in Glendora, Calif., officials said, according
to the San Gabriel Valley Tribune.
The latest step in BART's
efforts to improve facilities for bicyclists is a set of spiffy double-deck
racks that can hold 64 bikes inside the 19th St./Oakland, Calif., Station. Previously,
the only option for bicyclists who wanted to store bikes near the station were
the city-owned racks located outside on the street level, which were often
filled beyond capacity.
Fifteen years of service
and 30 million riders later, Vancouver's West Coast Express commuter rail line had
reason to celebrate. Doug Kelsey, TransLink's executive vice-president and president
of British Columbia Rapid Transit Company, Ltd., and Maple Ridge-Mission MLA
Marc Dalton joined hundreds of daily commuters at the Waterfront Station to
commemorate the anniversary.
BNSF is suing Kootenai
County, Idaho, over new regulations proposed for the railroad's Hauser diesel
refueling depot, the Spokesman-Review reports.
When the Link light rail
system first began running in July 2009, Rainier Valley and Tukwilla residents
in south Seattle were upset with the noise.
Corporation named Dennis J. Martin president and chief executive officer,
following the resignation of William H. Osborne. Martin, 60, has served on
Federal Signal's Board of Directors since 2008.
BNSF Chairman and Chief
Executive Officer Matt Rose today announced the promotion of Carl Ice to the
newly-created position of president and chief operating officer of BNSF Railway
Company, with responsibility for operations, marketing and technology services.
Beginning November 3 and
continuing as long as the weather permits, the MBTA contractor, J.F. White,
will be performing necessary track work to replace the deteriorating concrete
ties between Plymouth Station and the Rte. 3 Overhead Bridge in Kingston, Mass.
During this time Plymouth Station will be closed. Train service will be
provided to and from Kingston Station only.
Just days before an
election that could decide the fate of a planned high-speed rail line, state
and federal administrators quietly signed a deal to commit the state to
spending all $810 million of the federal stimulus cash allocated to the
Milwaukee-to-Madison route, transportation officials confirmed Nov. 1, the
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.