Spectrum Infrared, a
division of A.D.S., said that CN is utilizing its 5-hp railroad track switch
heaters at Victoria Bridge over the St. Lawrence River to ensure that the rail
switches operate reliably and efficiently during the upcoming winter. CN's
Victoria Bridge carries both rail and road traffic, with rails in the middle
and roadways on both sides. The bridge links CN's Montreal operations with its
network in southeastern Quebec and Atlantic Canada.
Just over four years after
the first front loader of dirt was turned, the 28-mile, 20-station, $1.8-billion
Green Line will be complete on December 6, when it opens 24 miles and 15
stations, creating new light rail connections for Dallas Area Rapid Transit
(DART) customers from Pleasant Grove in the southeast to Farmers Branch and
Carrollton in the northwest. This is the longest single-day opening of electric
light rail in the United States since 1990.
The City of New Bedford and
the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) have set up an
informal design competition for a new station off Route 18 to be known as Whale's
Tooth. The multi-modal station will be built as part of the South Coast Rail
project and may host a new local and intercity bus terminal. Mayor Scott W.
Lang and Kristina Egan, Director of South Coast Rail, MassDOT, made the
announcement in New Bedford City Hall.
Corporation has issued its third annual sustainability report, available for
the first time exclusively on the company's environmental website, Footprints,
at footprints.nscorp.com. The 2010 sustainability report describes Norfolk
Southern's plans to achieve its new greenhouse gas emission reduction goal and
tracks initiatives in responsible economic, environmental, and social performance.
Hampton Roads Transit,
the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation and the Williamsburg
Area Transit Authority invite the public to two meetings on the region's
long-range transit vision plan.
The Canada Line in
Vancouver, B.C., will undergo guideway maintenance on the nights of Sunday,
Nov. 21, Monday, Nov. 22 and Tuesday, Nov. 23 from 11:30 p.m. until the close
America, Inc., would begin production of 162 heavy-duty steel ballast cars for
an undisclosed customer within a few months. This is a specialty car type with
which FreightCar America has had significant experience since 2007. The 110-ton
capacity cars feature automatic doors with a remote control and solar-powered
activation system. This provides for additional productivity and operator
safety during the unloading process.
by the Central Corridor Project in the Twin Cities is anticipated to begin in
the next week for the West Bank. While the area has already seen construction
near Washington and Cedar Avenue by utility companies preparing for Central
Corridor, during the week of November
22, official Central Corridor Project construction will begin.
Washington, D.C., Metro
will temporarily close the L'Enfant Plaza Metrorail station entrance at 9th and
D Sts., S.W., Nov. 26 through Dec. 8, due to a rehabilitation project in the
promenade area adjacent to the station entrance. The entrance at 9th and D Sts.
will reopen on Dec. 9.
The entrances at 7th St. and Maryland Ave, S.W. and
7th and D St. S.W. will remain open.
Work will continue on the
new pedestrian underpass at the Santa Clara, Calif., station. The underpass
will connect the north- and southbound platforms, allowing two trains to pass
through the station at the same time and improving safety for pedestrians in
the station. Passengers at the station are boarding the train from a temporary
platform that will be in use for approximately six months. The work is part of
an 18-month station improvement project that will add a new wider, longer
center-boarding platform and extend the southern platform 150 feet.