Ottawa has come through
with some much-needed cash for track improvements to keep the Huron Central
Railway rolling, Northern Ontario Business reports. Sault Ste. Marie MP Tony
Martin has confirmed from federal Transportation Minister John Baird that $15
million earmarked for the northeastern Ontario shortline railway is on its way.
improvement of Union Pacific Railroad tracks used by Amtrak south of
Springfield will prompt two daily Lincoln Service trains to originate and
terminate in Springfield for 10 days, starting August 7. Alternate
transportation will be provided to and from points south to St. Louis for
Trains 303 & 304.
Metra and Alderman Gene
Schulter (47th) are pleased to announce that Metra is ready to move forward
with building a bigger and better Ravenswood Station at its current location on
the Union Pacific North Line. The station overhaul is part of a major
$185-million project to replace 22 bridges on the line.
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.