A train with refrigerated railcars is carrying its first load of Washington cherries to Chicago this summer, thanks to a new central Washington rail facility built to provide faster delivery of perishable products to the Midwest, the Associated Press reports.
Via Rail Canada revealed a contingency plan should a work stoppage occur next week. The plan calls for running a skeleton schedule of train services across Canada if ticketing vendors and maintenance staff go on strike.
U.S. Representative Bill
Pascrell, Jr., and NJ TRANSIT Executive Director James Weinstein joined
Montclair Mayor Jerry Fried and other officials today to mark the grand opening
of the newly reconstructed Upper Montclair Station building, featuring the
Upper Montclair Station Restaurant.
The Maryland Transit
Administration said that track repairs on Howard Street would require the Light
Rail line to be taken out of service between the Camden Yards and Cultural
Center stops between July 5 and July 10. During this time shuttle buses will
serve stops between Camden Yards and Cultural Center.
Beginning Monday, June
21, the schedule for Amtrak trains operating between Niagara Falls,
Albany-Rensselaer and New York will be adjusted to accommodate track work and
engineering projects. The temporary schedule changes are designed to ensure
Amtrak trains continue to operate without lengthy delays.
Work to repair the
concrete exterior of the railroad bridge in downtown Fredericksburg, Va., will
begin next month, local media report. The Virginia Railway Express Operations
Board picked the lowest bidder among three competing construction firms to
perform the work.
Hillsborough County transit officials will decide in July whether to include a light rail link to Tampa International Airport in the first phase of a new transit system.
Recent reports indicate that manufacturing in the United States is ready to rebound. Factory orders in certain sectors are showing their sharpest uptick in almost five years.