Union Pacific is investing
nearly $11 million in track improvements to its Hiawatha-to-Upland, Kan., line.
When the project is complete, crews will have removed and installed more than
72,000 ties, spread more than 30,000 tons of rock ballast, renewed road
surfaces at 123 crossings and replaced rail in various curves on the line. Work
began on the project August 26 and is scheduled to be completed by the end of
Traffic back-ups on
Arlington Boulevard and on Howell and 14th streets in Greenville, N.C., should
decrease when it becomes easier for trains to pass through those areas later
this year, the Greenville Daily Reflector reports. Construction on a new
connector railroad track near the intersection of 14th and Beatty streets
should begin at the end of September, according to Greenville Public Works
Director Wes Anderson.
Members of Amalgamated
Transit Union Local 1555 voted to approve the four-year tentative agreement
that their leaders and BART negotiators reached on August 16.
Secretary Ray LaHood and U.S. Senator Arlen Specter broke ground on a $9.3-million
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act project to renovate the Elizabethtown,
Pa., Amtrak station.