has reached a tentative agreement with the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers
and Trainmen to settle wage and work rule matters concerning BNSF's locomotive
engineers for the major round of collective bargaining that will begin Jan. 1,
It's been decades since
select ground just east of Floyd Boulevard in Sioux City, Iowa, was exposed to
sun and other elements, the Sioux City Journal reports. Now, the area is being
laid bare by workers moving southward, pulling out old railroad spikes and
prying up the steel track.
Track maintenance on the
Washington, D.C., Metro Orange, Blue and Yellow lines Nov. 6-8 will cause
inbound and outbound trains to take turns sharing one track. Customers should
add 30 minutes to their trips.
CN, North America's largest
mover of forest products, is on track to haul more than 800,000 tons of wood
pellets this year and sees more opportunities in the future for this
"green" source of heating energy.
Beneath a busy interchange
on top of the highest point in Tysons Corner, Va., crews are mining a tunnel
that will carry the Dulles Corridor Metrorail tracks from Route 123 to Route 7.
Working two 12-hour shifts per day, crews began tunnel construction, using the
New Austrian Tunneling Method to mine the first of two tunnels, the outbound
segment. Construction will start on the inbound tunnel in the coming months.
As part of Réno-Systèmes,
its asset maintenance program for stationary equipment in the métro, the Société
de transport de Montréal is undertaking the construction of a new mechanical
ventilation station to replace the existing one.
Utah Transit Authority in
the Salt Lake City area is scheduled to place the final girder on the new West
Valley TRAX bridge over Union Pacific's Roper Yard Nov. 5. The bridge is the
largest single structure on the West Valley TRAX line and its completion is an
important milestone on the project. The West Valley TRAX Line will extend TRAX
service from 2100 South Central Pointe station on the North-South TRAX line
southwest to West Valley City Hall.
Barrington and Aurora,
Ill., officials met separately Nov. 4 with new Surface Transportation Board
Chairman Dan Elliott, a day after he toured the EJ&E rail line with
representatives of its new owner, Canadian National, the Daily Herald reports.
Construction work is
finished on the railroad tracks that will carry freight trains through Novato,
Calif. Now the tracks need to be inspected, and then freight trains are
expected to start rolling by March 2010, the Novato Advance reports. Meanwhile,
planning and design work is under way for the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit
(SMART) commuter train, and construction work should start in 2011.