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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 available. 


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U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood called on Congress to pass the Obama Administration's Public Transportation Safety Program Act of 2009, a new transit safety bill to ensure a high and standard level of safety across all rail transit systems. The measure would effectively eliminate the statut ...
Cleveland RTA General Manager Joe Calabrese will be on Capitol Hill Dec. 10 to report to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on the status of projects funded by from the American Resource and Recovery Act of 2009, and to urge additional funding for public transportation authorit ...
For most of its existence, the Amtrak service through the Missouri River Valley has operated on schedule no better than 79 percent of the time, and as low as 55 percent, local media report. Over the past month, Amtrak has been on time on 94 out of a hundred runs, Web site www.connectmidmissouri.com ...
Dozens of Washington Grove and Gaithersburg, Md., residents told officials from CSX Corporation that it should lower its railroad under the East Deer Park Bridge rather than raise the historic span to make room for double-decker trains, according to the Gaithersburg Gazette. ...
It was standing room only as residents gathered at the selectmen's meeting in Westminster, Mass., to learn more about the plan to build a commuter railway station at Routes 2 and 31, locla newspapers report. The plan also includes building a layover station farther west at the Westminster business p ...
The state of Mississippi is holding a hearing to outline CSX Transportation's plans to cap deposits of creosote in the West Pascagoula River and Bayou Pierre near the site of a former creosote plant, the Biloxi Sun Herald reports. The company is proposing to do the environmental work and ...
The Maryland Transit Administration said that the rehabilitation of 17.5 miles of the State-owned freight rail line from Massey to Worton in Kent County is under way. The $1.5-million project, awarded to Bullock Construction of Easton, Md., began in mid-September and is scheduled for completion in e ...

The Florida State Senate passed a rail bill 27-10, local newspapers report. It now heads to Gov. Charlie Crist for his signature. Crist has said he supports the bill. The bill clears away obstacles for construction of SunRail, a $1.2-billion commuter rail project in central Florida, and shores up South Florida's Tri-Rail with an extra $15 million in annual funding. The bill could also help the state win a $2.5-billion federal grant to link Tampa and Orlando with a high-speed rail line.

 

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Norfolk Southern has joined the U.S. Green Building Council, a non-profit, membership-based organization committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for the nation through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings.

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