A First Hill Streetcar
route on Broadway was unanimously approved May 3 by the Seattle City Council,
The Seattle Times reports. The $130-million line is to open in 2013, connecting
the International District/Chinatown light-rail station to the train station on
Capitol Hill scheduled to open in 2016. A short loop will pass King Street
Station and Pioneer Square.
Invensys Rail has been
awarded a 48-million-pound (approximately $72.6-million) contract by Network
Rail for the Paisley Corridor project in Scotland, the latest in a series of
recent wins for the company in the UK.
Prover Technology, a
world leader in signaling design automation, has received an order for
delivering a Prover iLock solution for development and checking of interlocking
systems from Canadian Pacific. The Prover iLock solution will automate code
generation, formal safety verification and functional testing of interlocking
system software for platforms Microlok(R) II, ElectroLogIXS and VHLC. The order
includes licensing of a PiSPEC specification library for AREMA-based signaling
principles, which will be used together with the Prover iLock solution for CP.
investments in America's
freight rail system would create thousands of green jobs, improve the country's
infrastructure, reduce dependence on foreign oil and lower carbon emissions,
according to a new report released today by the BlueGreen Alliance and the
Economic Policy Institute.
As part of the Patrick-Murray
Administration's Massachusetts Recovery Plan to support economic development by
strengthening public transit and rail service, Congresswoman Niki Tsongas
joined MassDOT Secretary and CEO Jeffrey Mullan to announce the groundbreaking
of the $17.4-million Haverhill Commuter Rail Project funded by the American
Reinvestment and Recovery Act. The project complements a $50-million
ARRA-funded double-tracking and rail improvement project on the Fitchburg
commuter rail line.
The Los Angeles County
Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) invited the public to a special
community meeting on May 18 to hear an update on the proposed alignments
linking the potential Century City and Westwood/UCLA stations being examined as
part of the Westside Subway Extension Project environmental study now under
The first trains to use the
Greenville, N.C, new railroad connector rolled through the city the evening of
May 3, The Daily Reflector reports. The connector, constructed this year to
relieve traffic problems at several city train crossings, is located at the
intersection of 14th and Beatty streets near Garris Evans Lumber Company. It's
the first major step in ongoing efforts to address train traffic in the city.
MTA Long Island Rail Road
service on the Main Line east of Ronkonkoma, N.Y., will be affected by two
grade crossing renewal projects during two weeks in May. The Peconic Lane
crossing in Peconic will be reconstructed during the week of May 10 through May
14 and the Horton Lane crossing in Southold will be reconstructed during the
week of May 17-May 21.
Several members of the
U.S. House of Representatives held a field hearing Monday in Miami to review
national high-speed rail plans, including Florida's project to build a
high-speed line between Miami and Tampa via Orlando partly funded by Obama
administration stimulus money, the Miami Herald reports. While Florida sought
$2.5 billion for the Tampa-Orlando stretch and $30 million to advance the
Orlando-Miami leg, the Federal Railroad Administration granted Florida $1.25
billion for Tampa-Orlando and nothing for Orlando-Miami.