Plans for the long-awaited
Circle Line, which would link CTA and Metra rail lines in Chicago's growing
central area, are a step closer to being realized after the Chicago Transit
Authority completed its analysis of options for the project, the Chicago Tribune
Building on the Port
Authority of New York and New Jersey's goals of providing a more
customer-friendly experience for the millions of people and businesses who use
its transportation facilities, the agency launched a new Website that marries
technology and transparency to provide customers with more custom-service tools
and information than ever before.
Work has begun to clear up
the large logjam on the San Antonio River near the Victoria-Refugio County,
Texas, line, the Victoria Advocate reports. Union Pacific is working with the
landowner and contractors to do the initial clean up, said Raquel Espinoza,
director of media relations for the Southern region of Union Pacific.
finally will be able to silence train horns at the city's five at-grade
railroad crossings in coming months, the Arizona Sun reports. The Arizona
Corporation Commission voted unanimously this afternoon to allow the city and
BNSF to begin installation of safety equipment at each of the crossings.
Unit Rail, the rail fastening
division of Amsted Rail, has acquired Advanced Track Products. ATP is a leading
provider of fasteners in the transit rail market.
Service on the Red Line
near the Fort Totten Metrorail station has returned to normal after a fatal
train collision in June, which resulted in slower Metrorail service along the
Red Line in the Washington, D.C., area.
As part of developing his
budget recommendations for 2010, Chicago Transit Authority President Richard L.
Rodriguez has announced a series of internal cost cutting measures and
efficiencies aimed at reducing a projected $300-million revenue shortfall that
has resulted from lower than expected tax revenues.
more than 60 people who attended a meeting to discuss the development of the
Maine Rail Plan told state officials that the most pressing statewide and
regional rail issue facing them is the fear that Aroostook County may lose
vital railroad track in the near future, according to the Bangor Daily News. The
crowd gathered at the University of Maine at Presque Isle to take advantage of
the only opportunity for county residents to weigh in on the immediate future
of Maine railroads.
The U.S. Department of
Commerce has awarded a $6-million Economic Development Administration grant to
JAXPORT in Jacksonville, Fla., to help improve the Blount Island Marine
Terminal railroad system. The grant will be used to rebuild existing track and
rail ties, allowing JAXPORT to enhance its global competitiveness and continue
to create and retain private sector jobs.
The Seattle City Council approved
a deal with Sound Transit for a line to connect the downtown transit tunnel
from the International District to the light rail station at Capitol Hill,
which is now under construction.