Author: David C. Lester

Systems Management – COMMENTARY

            RAILWAY TRACK AND STRUCTURES, NOVEMBER 2023 ISSUE, FROM THE DOME COMMENTARY –The adoption of computers and the internet, as we all know, has brought about massive changes and efficiencies to the

Metra 103rd St./Rosemoor Station to Close For Rehab

CHICAGO – The 103rd Street/Rosemoor Station on the Metra Electric Line will close on Nov. 20 for a full reconstruction that will include making it accessible to persons with disabilities. The station is expected to be closed 7 to 12 months.

Florida Gulf and Atlantic Receives Major Federal Grant 

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. –  The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) of the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has announced that Florida Gulf and Atlantic Railroad, LLC (FGA) will be a recipient of up to $23.2 million from the federal Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvement (CRISI) grant awards for FGA’s $31.1M Florida Panhandle Rail Resiliency and Connectivity Project. 

$200 Million in CRISI Grants Headed to Amtrak

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Railroad Administration Announced this week that it is awarding approximately $200 million from the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) program to Amtrak.

A 9/11 Story

NEW YORK – Just over a week ago, Monday, September 11, 2023, the nation observed the 22nd anniversary of the horrific attacks on the United States that brought down the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York with two airliners, crashed a jetliner full of passengers in a Pennsylvania field, and another jetliner into the side of the Pentagon. Over three thousand people were killed, which is slightly more than were killed at Pearl Harbor.