The Chicago Transit
Authority is inviting the public to meetings to provide input on the proposed Red,
Orange and Yellow Line Extensions.
Attendees will have an opportunity to provide comments on the proposed
alternatives, the purpose and need for the project, the potential effects and
mitigation measures to be considered in the Environmental Impact Study (EIS).
The Frankford elevated
line, which was completely rebuilt in the 1980s and 1990s to last for 75 years,
needs significant repairs because of a basic flaw in its reconstruction design,
the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. To prevent pieces of concrete from falling
onto cars or pedestrians, SEPTA crews have installed 8,000 metal mesh belts on
the underbelly of the El and plan to install 2,000 more, beginning Sept. 21.
Officials of Kansas City
Southern are in Laredo again, delivering the latest updates on the possibility
of a rail bridge in the Laredo, Texas, area, television station KGNS reported. KCS
officials say the project is now one step closer to becoming a reality.
The City of Leavenworth,
Wash., and Amtrak said that the eagerly awaited restoration of rail passenger
service to the popular Bavarian Village, a destination community in the Cascade
Mountains, will begin on Friday, September 25. The first train returning to
Leavenworth, one of Washington's most visited attractions, will be Amtrak's
Empire Builder, departing Seattle that evening bound for Chicago.
Lynda Frost, a
spokeswoman for Montana Rail Link, said trains traveling through downtown
Billings, Mont., were supposed to stop sounding their horns Sept. 18, one
minute after midnight, according to The Gazette. And those are some big horns,
emitting blasts of 96 to 110 decibels, as per federal regulations. A subway
train, at a distance of 200 feet, registers at about 95 decibels, while 110
decibels is comparable to a power saw three feet away.
Inc, is has launched e-RAILSAFE Canada--- the latest in the company's line of
e-RAILSAFE branded services. The new service is based on the successful
e-RAILSAFE Class 1 service, which was instituted in 2005 by the seven major
railroads operating in the United States.
Canadian National next
week will unveil the three-year, $100 million renovation to its Johnston Yard
freight car switching facility in South Memphis, The Daily News in Memphis reports.
The railroad will commemorate its massive investment of time and money on Sept.
24 at 11 a.m. at the yard, 297 Rivergate Road, off Horn Lake Road.
The NJ TRANSIT Board of
Directors authorized a major pedestrian and traffic circulation improvement
project at Newark Penn Station that will enhance safety, reduce vehicular
congestion, strengthen the historic facility's connection to an increasingly
vibrant downtown business and entertainment district and create an estimated