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New Orleans transit planners hope to expand streetcar service to the North Rampart Street and St. Claude Avenue corridor, Loyola Avenue and Convention Center Boulevard, The Times-Picayune reports. Armed with a $212-million financing plan for three new streetcar lines that includes substantial local investment, Regional Transit Authority officials are hopeful that federal officials will look kindly on the ambitious project and agree to pick up more than half its cost.

 

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If you're waiting on a train in Southwest Florida, you might have a long wait - and when it does arrive, it'll be murder, reports the Naples News. The most consistent rail service south of Arcadia is on the Seminole Gulf Railway Murder Mystery Dinner Train. Those trips run a loop north from a station near Colonial Boulevard and Metro Parkway to about the Charlotte County line five nights a week.

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The Illinois Commerce Commission has granted approval for the installation of automatic flashing light signals and gates at the Triumph Road grade crossing of Dakota Minnesota & Eastern track near Leaf River, Ogle County. The total estimated cost to install the new automatic warning devices is $162,363. The Grade Crossing Protection Fund will be used to pay 95 percent of the warning device installation costs, not to exceed $154,245. DM&E will pay all remaining installation costs, as well as all future operating and maintenance costs. 

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Navistar International Corporation and Caterpillar Inc. closed a joint venture transaction resulting in a new company, NC2 Global LLC, to serve the global commercial truck market.  Navistar and Caterpillar first announced plans to form a joint venture in June 2008 and have identified the leadership team of the new entity that will establish its headquarters in the Chicago area.

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Although construction work continues, on Saturday afternoon, September 12, CTA customers entering and exiting the Fullerton station served by the Red, Brown and Purple lines will begin using the new station entrance located approximately 75 feet west of the existing temporary entrance. The temporary entrance was opened in October 2006 to allow crews to relocate the historic stationhouse to the north side of Fullerton Parkway and build the new station in its place.

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CN celebrated the official opening of its new C$14-million Toronto Automotive Compound at MacMillan Yard north of Toronto. The new facility's track layout will accommodate the unloading of 60 auto-carrying rail cars at once, compared with 27 unloading spots at the former compound at Mac Yard, and will have room to park up to 4,500 vehicles. A planned phase two expansion of the compound will provide parking for 6,000 cars and/or trucks.

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The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection has tentatively approved Amtrak's application to replace the Niantic River Bridge, bringing the railroad one step closer to getting all the permits it needs, according to The Day.

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The look of Norfolk's light-rail starter line, scheduled to open in about a year, is starting to take shape, The Virginian-Pilot reports. Stations have been designed. Electrical poles and wires are going up. The pavement around embedded rail has been dyed red.

 

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The New Mexico Rail Runner Express is ready to open its Lobo Special Events Platform. More than a year ago, the University of New Mexico and the Mid-Region Council of Governments collaborated on an idea to create a special events platform for Lobo Athletics. The MRCOG then worked with the governor and legislators to procure an additional half-million dollars in funding, and UNM matched that funding with another half-million dollars.

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Beginning the week of Sept. 14, NJ TRANSIT will adjust weekday midday service on the Pascack Valley Line to accommodate necessary track work. NJ TRANSIT crews will make priority repairs to the Essex Street grade crossing in Hackensack to address damage to the crossing caused by a motor vehicle. While the track is out of service, NJ TRANSIT will also perform regular track maintenance on the line.


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