Property owners in
Whitefish's Railroad District and east of the middle school received good news
last week - lab results from 25 soil-borings revealed little or no
contamination from underground diesel fuel plumes originating in the BNSF Superfund
site, the Whitefish Pilot reports.
As the years pass, it
becomes more vital to introduce and educate the next generation to the railroad
industry. To aid in this cause, AREMA has developed a Mentoring Program to
benefit the AREMA Student Members. The association is currently seeking mentors
to influence the next generation as part of this Mentoring Program.
Measure R money isn't
just for road projects' it can now be used to purchase railroad tracks, the
Foothills Sun-Gazette reports. The Tulare County, Calif., Board of Supervisors
approved an amendment to the Measure R expenditure plan that will allow the
county to purchase railroad fixtures including ties, ballast, tracks and
signals to ensure that the property is maintained for rail use.
Transportation Board is requesting feedback from Chicago-area communities
affected by the merger of Canadian National Railway with the Elgin, Joliet
& Eastern Railway Co. The Board will also audit CN's informational reports
that the railroad is required to file with the STB as a condition of the
MTA NYC Transit said that
effective Wednesday, January 20, 2010, MTA Staten Island Railway will begin
fare collection at the newly constructed Tompkinsville Stationhouse. The $6.9-million
Tompkinsville Fare Collection Project included the construction of a stationhouse
entrance, the installation of turnstiles, cameras, fare vending and
Crystal Lake, Ill.,
officials have approved a pre-annexation agreement for a 17-acre site, where
Metra plans to build a commuter train stop, the Chicago Tribune reports. The
station, between the Woodstock and Crystal Lake stations, would cost an
estimated $5 million and take four years to open, Metra officials say. It is
part of a planned expansion to the Union Pacific Northwest line.
As part of the Obama
Administration's efforts to highlight the local impact of economic stimulus
programs, U.S. Treasurer Rosie Rios met with Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert at the
Omni Dallas Convention Center Hotel construction site to highlight the use of
Build America Bonds in North Texas infrastructure projects. The Build America
Bonds program has provided $64 billion in low-cost borrowing to date for state
and local governments across the country, including almost $3 billion in North
Sound Transit commuter rail
service between Everett, Wash., and Seattle is shut down at least until the
evening of Jan. 21 because of a mudslide across the tracks, the Everett Herald
reports. The slide hit around 7:30 a.m. Jan. 19 in north Seattle, blocking the
tracks and forcing passengers on two of the four Sounder commuter trains to
disembark at Edmonds Station and ride buses the rest of the way to Seattle,
according to Sound Transit.
The City College of New
York (CCNY) said that a scholarship in honor of James L. Lammie, former Chief
Executive Officer and Chairman of Parsons Brinckerhoff Inc. has been endowed by
Richard Ravitch, the Lieutenant Governor of New York.
The UTU, BLET, the
Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes Division, the Brotherhood of
Railroad Signalmen and the American Train Dispatchers Association have asked
the FRA to deny an Amtrak request to waive permanently the existing mandatory
and safety-critical functions governing passenger-platform snow removal outside
the Northeast Corridor.