Work has begun to clear up
the large logjam on the San Antonio River near the Victoria-Refugio County,
Texas, line, the Victoria Advocate reports. Union Pacific is working with the
landowner and contractors to do the initial clean up, said Raquel Espinoza,
director of media relations for the Southern region of Union Pacific.
finally will be able to silence train horns at the city's five at-grade
railroad crossings in coming months, the Arizona Sun reports. The Arizona
Corporation Commission voted unanimously this afternoon to allow the city and
BNSF to begin installation of safety equipment at each of the crossings.
Unit Rail, the rail fastening
division of Amsted Rail, has acquired Advanced Track Products. ATP is a leading
provider of fasteners in the transit rail market.
Service on the Red Line
near the Fort Totten Metrorail station has returned to normal after a fatal
train collision in June, which resulted in slower Metrorail service along the
Red Line in the Washington, D.C., area.
As part of developing his
budget recommendations for 2010, Chicago Transit Authority President Richard L.
Rodriguez has announced a series of internal cost cutting measures and
efficiencies aimed at reducing a projected $300-million revenue shortfall that
has resulted from lower than expected tax revenues.
more than 60 people who attended a meeting to discuss the development of the
Maine Rail Plan told state officials that the most pressing statewide and
regional rail issue facing them is the fear that Aroostook County may lose
vital railroad track in the near future, according to the Bangor Daily News. The
crowd gathered at the University of Maine at Presque Isle to take advantage of
the only opportunity for county residents to weigh in on the immediate future
of Maine railroads.
The U.S. Department of
Commerce has awarded a $6-million Economic Development Administration grant to
JAXPORT in Jacksonville, Fla., to help improve the Blount Island Marine
Terminal railroad system. The grant will be used to rebuild existing track and
rail ties, allowing JAXPORT to enhance its global competitiveness and continue
to create and retain private sector jobs.
The Seattle City Council approved
a deal with Sound Transit for a line to connect the downtown transit tunnel
from the International District to the light rail station at Capitol Hill,
which is now under construction.
A year after Congress told
federal regulators to issue $20 million in grants to help short line railroads
recover from storm damages, the Federal Railroad Administration is ready to
make the final $5 million of those funds available, the Journal of Commerce
The new Caltrain Mission
Bay crossing in San Francisco opened Oct. 7. The crossing will provide access
to Mission Bay residential neighborhoods and eventually, to the UCSF Mission
Bay campus from the west side of The City. The grade crossing is wider than
most because it crosses three tracks instead of the usual two tracks. There is
a pedestrian crossing on the south side of the grade crossing that includes
safety gates with emergency swing gates, tactile warning strips, sidewalks and
pavement markings. There is no pedestrian crossing on the north side of grade