He is one of the
exemplary ambassadors of the rebranding Nigeria campaign in diaspora, the Daily
Champion in Nigeria reports. A man who has made immense contribution to the development of
modern railways in the world, he is one of the exemplary ambassadors of the
rebranding Nigeria campaign in diaspora.
NJ TRANSIT Executive
Director Richard Sarles joined U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, Congressman Rob
Andrews and other officials to break ground on a project that will offer
convenience and new travel options to South Jersey rail customers by directly
linking the River Line with the Atlantic City Rail Line (ACRL).
The Los Angeles
County Metropolitan Transportation Authority will be conducting five community
meetings to update the public on the Regional Connector project the week of November
5 through 12. Members of the community are encouraged to attend one of the meetings,
all of which are available by public transit.
Every person who is
considering buying a house needs to clip the following list and tuck it under a
magnet on their refrigerators, Guy Tridgell wrote in his column in the Southtown
Star, which serve suburbs south of Chicago. While we're at it, real estate
agents need to print the same thing on the backs of those glossy business cards
with their Glamour Shots on the front to hammer the point home.
Supporters of a
northeastern Ontario short line railway are laying the groundwork to keep a
vital Sault Ste. Marie-to-Sudbury transportation link open past next year, Northern
Ontario Business reports.
The City of Sault Ste. Marie is spearheading a
regional effort to keep the Huron Central Railway operating beyond August 2010
or find another carrier willing to service industry along the 300-kilometer
(186-mile) long track.
The Association of
American Railroads applauded the Federal Railroad Administration's Preliminary
National Rail Plan and its recognition that freight rail's investment in
infrastructure maintenance and capacity enhancements meets national safety,
reliability and capacity needs.
The VRE Operations Board has
recommended awarding of a contract to Keolis Rail Services America for commuter
rail operations and maintenance services. The contract includes train
operations, locomotive and railcar equipment maintenance and repair, yard
operations and warehouse management. The recommendation is being made to VRE's parent
commissions, the Northern Virginia and Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation
Commissions, for consideration at their November 5, 2009, meetings.
San Gabriel Valley leaders
are preparing for a fight Oct. 22, when they'll try to persuade the county
transit authority to include funding for the Gold Line Foothill Extension as a
priority in its long-range transportation plan, the Whittier, Calif., Daily
If you build it, they will
come. But it will cost you a lot of money, reports The Missoulian in Missoula,
Mont. That's the conclusion of an Amtrak report released Oct. 16 on the
possible revival of the North Coast Hiawatha Route through southern Montana. It
notes the potential for nearly 360,000 riders a year. But startup costs are
estimated at a whopping $1.043 billion, "a figure that is subject to
Work on the elevator at
the Northstar Commuter Rail station in Fridley, Minn., is continuing, as us installation
of handrails throughout the station area. Installation of glass for the station
shelters and east and west entrances is complete, while roofing on the station
shelters and east and west entrances continues. Landscape planting on the east
and west sides is scheduled to begin the week of Oct. 19. Fence installation
around the station site continues. The majority of electrical work at the
station and the majority of work in the tunnel is completed.