After allegedly failing
to follow environmental regulations for a construction site in Ayer, Mass., Pan
Am Railways was found to be in compliance at a Suffolk Superior Court hearing, the
Worcester Telegram reports.
BART conducted an
unannounced earthquake drill at 10:15 a.m. Oct. 16 in conjunction with a
statewide exercise called the Great California ShakeOut. For BART, the Great
California ShakeOut meant the Operations Control Center ordered trains to stop
and hold position. Once trains were stopped, an announcement was made to inform
passengers of the drill and then trains continued to their destinations. BART
System Safety staff observed and evaluated the earthquake response in the OCC
and will compare notes with OCC managers.
The South Shore railroad is
alerting passengers to the last in a series of planned temporary weekend
construction outages. The fifth and final 2009 weekend outages is scheduled for
October 31-November 2. South Shore trains will not operate in either direction
between South Bend and Gary Metro Center beginning 2:30 a.m. October 31 thru
3:00 a.m. November 2.
Work on Caltrain's Grade
Crossing Improvement Program, which will enhance safety at 25 grade crossings
in San Mateo County, continues in Burlingame, Menlo Park and Atherton. Throughout
the project area, at least one lane of the impacted street will remain open.
Flagmen will direct traffic and pedestrians around the construction.