The Andersons, Inc., and
the Iowa Northern Railway Company said that The Andersons, Inc., recently made
a significant minority investment in the railway company and its subsidiaries.
The investment is expected to be accretive to earnings this year.
Seattle City Light will
be upgrading power lines in Capitol Hill during the next year to increase their
power capacity. The work is designed to meet local power needs, improve
reliability, and provide electricity to the Sound Transit light rail station
now under construction.
Board of Commissioners for the St. Louis area approved an operating budget of
$232.4 million for Fiscal Year 2011 that includes funds to restore transit
services that were cut in 2009. The budget also includes freezes on salaries and
hiring and reductions to expenditures across the board.
leaders may need to postpone $5 million in scheduled repairs for the 32-mile
local rail line that would occur soon after officials sign off on the pending
purchase because of financing problems that still shadow the acquisition, the
Santa Cruz Sentinel reports.
A bill regulating pesticide
spraying by railroads has been signed into law by the governor of Wisconsin,
local media report. The new law requires
railroads operating in Wisconsin to inform railroad employees of their use of
pesticides, and prohibits a railroad from requiring an employee to work in an
area to which a pesticide has been applied within 24 hours of the application of
Ottawa and the provinces need
to do a better job of coordinating policy on issues ranging from the
environment to tax reform, Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd.'s top executive said, The
Canadian Press reports. Canadian Pacific representatives have spent a lot of
time in Ottawa -- not to mention Washington -- making the case for removing
"artificial barriers in the form of regulation or legislation," Fred
Green told shareholders at the firm's annual general meeting.
Fees for transportation
impacts, business licenses and vehicle-license registrations all could be part
of a funding package the Kent, Wash., City Council may tap for funding city
street projects, according to the Kent Reporter. The Council conducted a second
workshop at City Hall to discuss how to fund an estimated $389 million worth of
projects over the next 25 years, including $137 million in grade-separation
projects for street and rail.
Mayor Richard M. Daley
and Chicago Transit Authority officials said that by May 31, one or more safety
cameras will have been installed at every one of the CTA's 144 rail stations.
Eleven Northeast states
from Maine to Maryland, with close support from Amtrak and the Coalition of
Northeastern Governors (CONEG), said they submitted a multi-state proposal
requesting that the Federal Railroad Administration lead a planning effort to
further define the role that intercity and high-speed passenger rail can play
in helping improve the region's transportation network, expand capacity,
relieve highway and aviation congestion, and stimulate sustainable economic
growth along the Northeast Corridor.