Proposed changes to
Scottsbluff, Neb., city intersections could put establishing a quiet zone
throughout the community on the fast track, the Star-Herald reports. City
Manager Rick Kuckkahn told the Scottsbluff City Council that a current plan "could
completely silence the town (of train horns)."
A morning swig from a
plastic milk jug, the refrigerator where it was kept and the spoon used to
shovel that first bite of breakfast - the journey these everyday items take
from raw materials to finished products started at local railroad yards,
according to the Redlands, Calif., Daily Facts.
On Feb. 5, MPR President
Bill Kling appeared on his radio network in an attempt to justify his lawsuit
against the Metropolitan Council over the Central Corridor light-rail transit project.
Union Pacific will improve
Houston's transportation infrastructure with a $29 million investment to
improve the rail line that runs from Spring, Texas, to the Washington Avenue
Corridor. Work on the 23-mile stretch of railroad tracks will begin on the line
that parallels the Hardy Toll Road February 18. Crews also will make track
improvements to the rail line located along Washington Avenue between downtown
Houston and Hempstead Road.
industrial services and engineered products company Harsco Corporation said that
its Harsco Rail unit has been awarded a new $6-million order from the
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority for production of Utility Track
Vehicle (UTV) prime movers.
A New Jersey-based company
was awarded a $3.49-million construction contract to rebuild the Long Island Rail
Road rail spur that leads into the Calverton, N.Y., Enterprise Park and hopes
to get working on the railroad in March, local media report. The Riverhead Town
Board awarded the contract to Railroad Construction Co. Inc., of Paterson, the
lowest bidder. The highest bid came in at $6.7 million.
a private company has found it uneconomical to maintain rail lines through
Aroostook County, Maine, it would be uneconomical for mills and other major
employers in the region to be left without rail service. This is the dilemma
facing state officials who are currently grappling with a budget shortfall of
nearly $440 million, according to an editorial in the Bangor Daily News.
Florida Gov. Charlie Crist
said that he plans meetings today with political and financial institutions in
South Florida that are interested in bringing to life the long-gone
Jacksonville-to-Miami passenger route along Florida East Coast Rail Road
tracks, the St. Augustine Record reports.
Feb. 16-18, between the
hours of 8 p.m. and 4 a.m., crews will be finishing up work on Caltrain's Grade
Crossing Improvement Program. Work will take place at the following locations: Oak
Grove Avenue and Peninsula Avenue in Burlingame; Main Street and Chestnut
Street In Redwood City; Villa Terrace Avenue and First Avenue in San Mateo; Encinal
Avenue, Glenwood Avenue, Oak Grove Avenue and Ravenswood Avenue in Menlo Park;
and Fair Oaks Lane in Atherton.
As swirling snow shrouded
eastern Queens, a yellow-and-black diesel train rumbled on the A subway line
towards the Rockaways, lights flashing, sirens sounding, the New York Daily
News reports. It was the peak of the
near-blizzard. Snowdrifts threatened to force suspension of subway service to
the peninsula. And NYC Transit had called in the artillery.