The five Members of the
National Transportation Safety Board will meet the board of directors of the
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) on Monday, August 9, at
2:30 p.m. at the WMATA headquarters building, 600 Fifth Street, N.W. in Washington,
It became clearer that the
state's high-speed train will run above ground in the Peninsula and South Bay
-- including on so-called "Berlin Walls" that some cities fear will
divide their communities and demolish homes and businesses, the San Mateo
(Calif.) County Times reports.
North Charleston, S.C.,
Mayor Keith Summey said it's urgent the city move forward on its own railroad
plan because the state and just about everyone else with a stake in the new
port terminal is dragging their feet or will never act in the city's interests,
The Post and Courier reports.
in Delaware and Maryland soon will begin studying the possibility of a new
passenger rail line that would run north and south through the First State, The
News Journal reports.
in Grand Forks, B.C., are looking to the city to rescue the Kettle Falls
railway - it's a question of survival. A recent presentation from the
stakeholder group to the City of Grand Forks proposed that the solution would
be for the city to either purchase the line, or invest in the needed
infrastructure upgrades, or both, The Boundary Sentinel reports.
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.