The Sacramento, Calif.,
Regional Transit District re-opened the 12th and I light rail station on
schedule on September 7, 2010. RT temporarily closed the 12th and I light rail
station in downtown Sacramento on August 2 to perform station improvements as
part of the Alkali Flat/La Valentina and 12th & I Light Rail Station
Colmar USA, Inc., said that its first Hi-Rail machine T7000 has been sold to the Toronto Transit Commission, their first North American customer. The introduction of Hi-Rail machinery in North America complements the scrap metal equipment line that has been Colmar USA's primary product since it was established in 2002.
In one of the largest
railroad engineering project in the past century, Norfolk Southern raised the
height of 28 tunnels in the Appalachian Mountains to open the Heartland
Corridor, the fastest, most-direct route for double-stacked freight from the
Port of Virginia to Chicago.
Steel on steel plus speed
equals noise. No doubt about it - sometimes a ride on BART can be noisy. If you've
ever tried to hold a conversation going through the Transbay Tube, you know it
can be difficult to hear.
The track overhaul on the
Red Line that closed the Takoma, Silver Spring, Forest Glen, Wheaton and Glenmont
Metrorail stations in the Washington, D.C., area during the three-day Labor Day
weekend was completed successfully and all five stations reopened on time at 5
a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7.
Results are in for the
Helena, Mont., Citizens Council survey on a quiet zone in the city. More than
half of the respondents described noise from trains as a "quality of life issue,"
the Independent Record reports. The majority of people who responded to a Helena
Citizens Council survey this summer supported the idea of using taxpayer money
to implement a quiet zone in the city, saying the sounds of train horns pose
quality of life issues for area residents, especially at night.
Nordco Inc. has
greatly expanded online parts information and resources with the addition of
its popular "All-Inclusive Machine DVD" to the company's Website at www.nordco.com. The online database includes searchable mechanical, electrical and
hydraulic data on all current Nordco Maintenance-of-Way equipment, along with
many of the company's older machines.
The Washington State
Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and BNSF signed an agreement that
ultimately will result in more frequent and more reliable Amtrak Cascades
service between Seattle and Portland.
NJ Transit has applied for
$885 million in new federal funding to pay for renewal and replacement of aging
components of Amtrak's Northeast Corridor between Trenton, N.J., and
Pennsylvania Station in Manhattan, the Times Herald-Record reports.
system is growing up, with light rail starting next May and passenger rail two
years later, the Virginian-Pilot reports. So its connections to each other need
to mature, too. Toward that end, officials envision a $16-million "multi-modal"
transportation center at Harbor Park downtown, where commuters can move between
light rail, passenger rail, bus, ferry, bike and taxi.