Metropolitan Council voted to authorize the regional administrator to award and
execute a contract with the lowest responsive and responsible bidder, Graham
Construction Services, out of seven bidders for advanced traffic improvements
in Minneapolis at a cost of $3.6 million.
CN said it has sold a key
section of track west of Toronto Union Station to Metrolinx for C$168 million. Metrolinx
is the Ontario government Crown Corporation responsible for delivering an
integrated, multi-modal transportation network in the Greater Toronto Area,
from York and Durham regions through Toronto, the regions of Peel and Halton
and the city of Hamilton. GO Transit, the operating division of Metrolinx,
provides commuter rail and bus services in the GTA.
The Rail Safety Technology
Program is a newly authorized program under the Rail Safety Improvement Act of
2008 (RSIA) (Pub. L. 110-432;
October 16, 2008). The program authorizes the Department of Transportation to
provide grants to passenger and freight rail carriers, railroad suppliers and state
and local governments for projects that have a public benefit of improved
railroad safety and efficiency. The program makes available $50,000,000 in
Companiesrecently promoted Alison Potts Shirley to serve as president for
Boatright Vegetation Management, LLC. Shirley will assume overall
responsibility for this original Boatright company, including overseeing daily
operations for company activities in more than 20 states, managing the bid
process with railroads, handling all railroad contracts and serving as the
leader for relationship management with railroad customers.
The Rio Metro Regional
Transit District has selected Santa Fe-based solar company Positive Energy for
the development of photovoltaic energy systems at two more Rail Runner train
Installation of track
for Norfolk's $338 million starter light-rail line is running 35 to 40 days
ahead of its revised schedule, the City Council was told March 30, The
provincial government of Ontario has announced plans to develop the James Bay
Lowlands in the north of the province, Minerals and Metals magazine reports. More
than 20 mining companies are hoping to cash in on an area believed to contain
high-grade deposits of nickel, copper, zinc, gold, chromite and palladium.
Workers are distributing
90,000 railroad ties beside CN's track between Prince Rupert and Smithers,
B.C., in preparation for an extensive spring/summer replacement work project,
the Terrace Standard reports. A bright yellow tie carrier, complete with a
grappling arm to unload the ties, is now making its way on the tracks east from
Beginning the early part of
April, Earthquake Safety Program construction crews will start working inside
BART's West Oakland, Calif., Station to strengthen it against earthquakes. Crews
will erect scaffolding and enclosures around work areas, which may obstruct
your path through the concourse area as you head to the platform or fare gates.
By 2014, the Illinois
Department of Transportation hopes to start separating the railroad crossing at
Ogden Avenue in Aurora, Ill., the Sun-Times Media Group reports. But at this
early stage, officials aren't certain just how they're going to do it.