If a seaport were built on
dry land, it would look a lot like Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad's new
Memphis intermodal facility, the Memphis Commercial Appeal reports. Giant
cranes loom over vast expanses of tracks, roads and parking, soon to be piled
high with oceangoing shipping containers.
Starting Sept. 4, at 9:30
p.m., until closing (midnight) on Sept. 7, Metro will undertake a complete
track overhaul on the Blue and Yellow lines that will close the Pentagon City,
Crystal City and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport Metrorail stations.
Customers using the Blue and Yellow lines should add 45 minutes to their travel
plans to transfer to a free shuttle bus to get past the affected work area.
An area that had emanated
objectionable odors could produce the sweet smell of commercial success along
Bill Carruth Parkway, according to the Times-Georgian in Carrolton, Ga. Paulding's
Board of Commissioners voted last week to transfer about 130 acres formerly
used as sewage treatment plant spray fields to the Paulding County Industrial
Building Authority, which will plan, design, construct and market an industrial
park. The site across from the Water System building on the parkway is served by
rail, and "rail spur projects have done well," said Blake Swafford, director of
both the IBA and Paulding County Regional Airport.
The U.S. Surface
Transportation Board denied a petition filed by The Regional Answer To Canadian
National (TRAC) coalition last week, local newspapers report. The TRAC petition
was in response to Canadian National's recent request for track rights
exemptions to allow the company to change the flow of freight train traffic on
17 Chicago area rail lines, including the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railroad.
L.B. Foster Company has
been awarded a $3.9-million transit rail products stimulus-funded contract for
the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority Fern Rock Yard Track
Renewal Project. New York City-based contractor Railworks Track Systems, Inc.
is replacing track and contact rail installations dating from 1928 in
Philadelphia's Fern Rock Yard with a wide range of transit products sourced
from L.B. Foster.
Utah Transit Authority will
begin major earthwork activities in the I-80 corridor in preparation for laying
new rail on the Airport TRAX line. The new line will extend TRAX service from
downtown Salt Lake City to Salt Lake International Airport.