Construction of the new
parking structure at BART's Richmond, Calif., Station has begun. The remainder
of the parking lot between 15th and 16th Street on the west side of the station
will be closed starting on Monday August 16th. The bus stop, passenger
drop-off, taxi stand and accessible parking will remain open. Assisted parking
in the parking lot on the east side of the station will provide replacement
parking during the construction.
On or around August 25,
Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project crews will dramatically shift the eastbound
lanes south into parking lots of car dealers and other retailers from the Best
Buy area west to the Dulles Toll Road (Route 267) interchange. This shift will
create the large construction zone that is needed in the median of Route 7 to
build the future Tysons West Metrorail Station. This change involves both the
Westwood Center Drive/Tyco Road and Spring Hill Road intersections where
pedestrians and drivers will need to pay special attention to new lane patterns
and the wider Route 7 crosswalks.
L.B. Foster Company Pittsburgh,
Pa., was awarded a $5.3-million contract by the Northern New England Passenger
Rail Authority (NNEPRA) to supply 5,561 tons of rail for the
Downeaster-Portland North Project. NNEPRA is using a $35-million grant from the
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to help fund the project's 26.4-mile
track rehabilitation and expansion between Portland and Brunswick, Maine. The
new Downeaster line will offer improved Amtrak service within the area and
south to Boston.
Work on railroad crossings
and rail lines near downtown Fort Worth, Texas, could begin as soon as spring
if the Tower 55 project is awarded federal funding, officials told the
Star-Telegram. Officials from Fort Worth-based BNSF and Omaha, Neb.-based Union
Pacific appeared cautiously optimistic that the project will make the cut for
federal transit grants. A decision is expected in Washington in the fall.
Generators drown out the
quiet, slow moving Elkhorn River these days. It's a dramatic difference from
the roaring, rushing water as Norfolk, Neb., flooded in June, local media report.
August 6-8, Metro in Washington,
D.C., will upgrade its track on the Red and Green lines to improve reliability
and service. As a result of this crucial work aimed at keeping the railroad in
a state of good repair, riders can expect delays between 20 and 40 minutes.
activities are planned at Batavia Street between Angus and Walnut Avenue
in the City of Orange, Calif., starting on Friday, August 20, at 8:00 p.m., and
continuing until 8:00 p.m. Saturday, August 21. No service delays expected.
Wright County, Iowa,
Economic Development Director Dennis Bowman and Hamilton County Supervisor Doug
Bailey talked to the Wright County Board of Supervisors about a proposed 280-acre
business park in Hamilton County with access to the Canadian National Railway,
the Belmond Independent reports.
A Clinton County, Ohio,
railroad crossing has been called "a dire safety hazard" and a "very dangerous
intersection" by current and former railroad safety advocates, as well as by
one Ohio foundation that works to make the nation's railways safer, the News
The BART website
(www.bart.gov) went live with new trip planning functions, including bicycle
directions and station area points of interest that use the Google Maps API. In
addition to walking and driving directions, visitors now can get bicycling
directions between BART and any address using the BART QuickPlanner. They can
also get more information about points of interest near BART stations,
including directions, using the Neighborhood Map tab on any station page.