Starting Sept. 4, at 9:30
p.m., until closing (midnight) on Sept. 7, Metro will undertake a complete
track overhaul on the Blue and Yellow lines that will close the Pentagon City,
Crystal City and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport Metrorail stations.
Customers using the Blue and Yellow lines should add 45 minutes to their travel
plans to transfer to a free shuttle bus to get past the affected work area.
An area that had emanated
objectionable odors could produce the sweet smell of commercial success along
Bill Carruth Parkway, according to the Times-Georgian in Carrolton, Ga. Paulding's
Board of Commissioners voted last week to transfer about 130 acres formerly
used as sewage treatment plant spray fields to the Paulding County Industrial
Building Authority, which will plan, design, construct and market an industrial
park. The site across from the Water System building on the parkway is served by
rail, and "rail spur projects have done well," said Blake Swafford, director of
both the IBA and Paulding County Regional Airport.
The U.S. Surface
Transportation Board denied a petition filed by The Regional Answer To Canadian
National (TRAC) coalition last week, local newspapers report. The TRAC petition
was in response to Canadian National's recent request for track rights
exemptions to allow the company to change the flow of freight train traffic on
17 Chicago area rail lines, including the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railroad.
L.B. Foster Company has
been awarded a $3.9-million transit rail products stimulus-funded contract for
the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority Fern Rock Yard Track
Renewal Project. New York City-based contractor Railworks Track Systems, Inc.
is replacing track and contact rail installations dating from 1928 in
Philadelphia's Fern Rock Yard with a wide range of transit products sourced
from L.B. Foster.
Utah Transit Authority will
begin major earthwork activities in the I-80 corridor in preparation for laying
new rail on the Airport TRAX line. The new line will extend TRAX service from
downtown Salt Lake City to Salt Lake International Airport.
Weekend track work will
close three Blue and Yellow Line Metrorail stations in Northern Virginia
throughout the Labor Day weekend.
The Pentagon City, Crystal City, and Ronald
Reagan Washington National Airport Metrorail stations will be closed from 9:30
p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, to closing, (midnight) Monday, Sept. 7. These stations
will reopen at 5 a.m., on Tuesday, Sept. 8.
Metrorail riders in Virginia who
are planning to ride the Blue or Yellow lines will need to transfer to a free
shuttle bus if they want to pass through Pentagon City, Crystal City or the
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport Metrorail stations because Metro
officials will be conducting track work between the Pentagon and Braddock Road
Metrorail stations throughout the holiday weekend. Regular service will resume
when the Metrorail system opens on Tuesday morning, Sept. 8.