Work crews with heavy
equipment were busy Nov. 3 repairing the historic Piedmont & Northern Railroad
off of Ozark Avenue in Gastonia, but while the restoration of the rail line is
moving ahead, the project's bottom line still has obstacles to overcome,
according to the Gaston Gazette.
The South Shore is
extending its temporarily bus busing of passengers between South Bend and
Michigan City, Inc., including Hudson Lake, through Friday, November 6 due to
further flooding problems at the Galena River project.
of Neosho, Mo., has no recourse other than to close two railroad crossings,
City Attorney Steve Hays told the council Nov. 3, The Neosho Daily News reports.
Mayor Pro Tem Richard Davidson asked the council to authorize Hays to speak
to the Missouri Department of Transportation and Kansas City Southern Railway
Company to see what alternatives there were, if any, to closing crossings at
Daugherty Road and Park Street. Essentially, Hays told the council that they
had no alternatives.
Amtrak is launching a
newly designed Amtrak.com, with a number of features to make it even easier for
customers to book tickets online. The enhanced Web site has a fresh new look
and feel with updated and reorganized content and functionality.
Norfolk Southern and the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania are investing $11 million in the railroad's
Philadelphia Navy Yard intermodal facility to expand track and parking
capacity. The expansion is part of Norfolk Southern's multi-state Crescent
Corridor initiative to establish a high-speed intermodal freight rail route
between the Gulf Coast and the Northeast. The proposed investment -- $6 million
from Norfolk Southern and $5 million from Pennsylvania -- will create the
capacity to handle more than 72,000 containers and trailers annually.
Construction is scheduled to begin in mid-2010.
The South County Caltrain
Improvement Project is California funded by the Santa Clara Valley
Transportation Authority is under way for future double tracking and capacity
improvements. The project aims to increase Caltrain service capacity and
improve safety by constructing a second set of new railway track along the
Caltrain railway corridor and various intersections from Tilton Avenue in
Morgan Hill, to Blanchard Road in south San Jose. The focus of this
construction work is on utility relocation.
Eugene Skoropowski has
joined HNTB Corporation as passenger rail services director for the South East
Division, based in the firm's Lake Mary, Fla., office. He brings more than 40
years of experience gained in a career that spans the nation from Boston to