It's a done deal. Virginia
Beach, Va., will soon own the old rail line long coveted by some leaders as the
ideal spot for a future light-rail project,
The Virginian-Pilot reports. The
City Council on Sept. 14 voted unanimously to spend $40 million to buy a
10.6-mile corridor from railroad giant Norfolk Southern.
In response to questions
Amtrak has received regarding suspension of New Jersey Transit's Access to the
Region's Core (ARC) Tunnel Project, the following statement was issued today:
CSX Transportation is
putting in place new energy efficiency initiatives as part of its participation
in the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) Climate Corps, an innovative program in
which MBA student "fellows" work with leading companies to improve
The Greater Cleveland
Regional Transit Authority is planning five weekends of Blue/Green line
closures to perform needed updates to the light rail train system. Replacement
buses will pick up and drop off riders at every station on both the Blue and
Green Lines on each of these weekends.
Incorporated, said that the call for submissions for its 2011 Student Design
Competition is now open. University, college, community college, technical
school and high school students are invited to submit projects designed using
Bentley software, along with a short essay describing their work.
URS Corporation has
completed its acquisition of Scott Wilson Group plc, a London-based
infrastructure engineering and construction company. The addition of Scott Wilson expands URS'
international presence by adding a network of 80 offices around the world,
including offices in key regional centers such as London, Hong Kong, New Delhi,
Warsaw and Dubai, and more than 5,500 employees.
Officials broke ground on
the $53.5-million parking structure at the MBTA Wonderland Blue Line Station in
Revere, Mass. The project received $22.7 million in American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act dollars earlier this year from the U.S. Department of
Transportation's Federal Transit Administration.
The Santa Clara Valley
Transportation Authority (VTA) said that a bid solicitation has been issued to
construct a pedestrian overcrossing alongside the south side of Blossom Hill
Road where it crosses Monterey Highway and Union Pacific tracks in south San
Fifteen years after
Virginia Beach, Va., officials agreed that the city's transportation future was
tied to the 66-foot-wide rail path between Norfolk and the resort area, the
City Council is poised to buy the right of way, The Virginian-Pilot reports.
Proponents of the $8.7-billion
trans-Hudson rail tunnel warned the 30-day suspension imposed on the massive
project could put its federal funding at risk, the Newark Star Ledger reports. At
the same time, some voiced concerns the project might be deliberately
sacrificed to pay for the nearly bankrupt New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund,
which supports state road and rail improvements - including the tunnel.