ArcelorMittal Steelton said
it has received approval for $54 million in capital funding that will
significantly upgrade the rail production process with a new walking-beam
reheat furnace that includes advanced energy and environmental technology.
non-profit transportation consultancy committed to revitalizing North America's
economy and environment by placing railroads at the center of a balanced
transportation system said there have been several new developments in its
ongoing, multi-faceted agenda.
Roads, Va., Transit said that the final cost to complete construction of The
Tide light rail system will be $338.3 million and that passenger service will
begin in May 2011. The
new figure comes after a six-month review by HRT and its financial advisor to
identify costs not fully accounted for in previously released budgets,
including the additional time required to design project changes and then
After a month-long delay,
work is under way again to replace a portion of the BNSF bridge over the Mississippi
River at Burlington. Iowa, only now the project will be shifted 75 feet east. After
discovering debris on the riverbed that prevented the contractor from drilling
a foundation for a new pier, construction was halted while the U.S. Coast Guard
reassessed relocating the navigation channel, The Hawk Eye reports.
New York City Transit's
Far Rockaway-bound platforms at Beach 60th Street and Beach 36th Street are
next in line to be closed as part of ongoing rehabilitations of stations in the
Rockaways. These platforms will be closed for approximately four months
beginning at 5 a.m. on Monday, February 22.
The Heartland Corridor
double-stack rail project is on schedule to be completed by summer 2010 said a
Norfolk Southern marketing representative speaking at the February lunch
meeting of the Hampton Roads Foreign Commerce Club according to the Port of
The Maine state
legislature is now involved in the effort to save 240 miles of railroad tracks
in Aroostook and Northern Penobscot Counties from being abandoned, according to
local media. Representative Ken Theriault has introduced a bill that would put
a $20 million bond issue to voters to buy the rail line owned by Montreal Maine
and Atlantic Railway.
Amtrak said that the
replacement of the Niantic River Bridge would begin March 1. Town officials are
making preparations by closing a section of the boardwalk, The Day reports. The
eastern portion, which begins at the wooden boardwalk section and continues to
the bridge area, will be closed until further notice.
Virginia Railway Express is
expected to award a $2.5 million contract Feb. 19 to a firm that will study the
environmental impact of extending the commuter rail line to Gainesville and
Haymarket, Va., local media report.
On Feb. 16, a four-level
parking structure opened at Whitby, Ont., GO Station offering customers 1,400
covered parking spaces and increasing the total to over 3,000 parking spots at