Work on an important part
of a new east-west highway corridor across south Renton, Wash., that will help
ease congestion could begin in spring 2012, the Seattle Post Intelligencer
reports. Key players in the project, including Renton, Tukwila, Boeing, BNSF
and Sound Transit, recently held a high-level meeting on the project, known as
the Southwest 27th/Strander Boulevard Connection.
Wednesday, July 7 to
Friday, July 9, crews will begin site preparation for a project that will
improve rail crossings at Mary and Sunnyvale avenues in Sunnyvale, Calif. The
work is part of VTA project to improve safety at eight crossings in Sunnyvale,
Mountain View and Palo Alto.
Union Pacific will improve
Missouri's transportation infrastructure by investing more than $10 million on
the rail line that runs from near Washington, Mo., to Pacific, Mo. Work on the
nearly 22-mile stretch of railroad track began July 1 and is scheduled to be
completed by the end of July. The project includes removing and
installing the rail on one of the two tracks in the area.
Two years after officials
gathered in Mechanicsville, N.Y., to announce a $40-million "rail
logistics center," work on the project has yet to begin, the Albany
Times-Union reports. But that could soon change.
New Mexico Transportation
Secretary Gary L. J. Girón was joined by state and local officials as they
broke ground on the Reinken Avenue project in Belen. The $2.4-million project
is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and will include
building a pedestrian overpass at the Belen Rail Runner Station. It is expected
to be complete by this November.
At the opening of the new
dog park in Fremont, Calif., Central Park, a cacophony of howls and yips from
assorted canines mixed with excited chatter and laughter from dog owners. When
the ribbon was finally cut by Fremont Mayor Bob Wasserman and BART Board
Director Tom Blalock, dogs thronged the oasis-like park, which stood in stark
contrast to the booming construction nearby.
SERTC is now
enrolling emergency responders for hazardous material training through a
federally funded program that provides broad access to intensive training at
our world-class training facility located at the Transportation Technology
Center, Pueblo, Colo. Registration
for training is available on at www.sertc.org.
in North Carolina have $173 million over the next four years that doesn't have
to be allocated based on the state equity fund formula, the Sun Journal
Mesquite, Texas, is
pursuing a "quiet zone" along the Union Pacific railway
corridor that cuts through the middle of town, the Dallas Morning News reports.
In a quiet zone, if railroad crossings meet certain federal standards, trains
no longer sound their horns unless the engineer sees a danger on the tracks.
Union Pacific has published
its 2009 Sustainability and Citizenship Report, highlighting the company's
commitment to protecting the environment, enhancing its position as an employer
of choice, being a valuable member of the more than 7,000 communities in which
it operates and diligently working on behalf of shareholders, employees and
customers to be among the best-governed companies in America.