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ADA work begins at Fulton Street Transit Center






MTA NYC Transit said that
work on the Fulton Street Transit Center has entered the next phase with the
start of construction work on the AC mezzanine at Broadway-Nassau and the new
ADA accessible station entrance at William and Fulton Streets.

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Middlebury, Vt., rail tunnel under green considered






Local, state and Vermont
Railway officials are exploring the concept of installing a concrete tunnel
beneath the railroad bridges at Merchants Row and Main Street in downtown
Middlebury, according to the Addison Independent. This new tunnel, officials
believe, could provide a perfect fix for the two ailing bridges while allowing
enough vertical clearance to accommodate double-stack freight cars that railway
officials need to run from Whitehall, N.Y., to Burlington.

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CTA Circle Line plan makes rounds






Plans for the long-awaited
Circle Line, which would link CTA and Metra rail lines in Chicago’s growing
central area, are a step closer to being realized after the Chicago Transit
Authority completed its analysis of options for the project, the Chicago Tribune
reports.

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Port Authority launches new agency Website






Building on the Port
Authority of New York and New Jersey’s goals of providing a more
customer-friendly experience for the millions of people and businesses who use
its transportation facilities, the agency launched a new Website that marries
technology and transparency to provide customers with more custom-service tools
and information than ever before.

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Cleaning up logjam environmental concern for river authority






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.

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Arizona OKs Flagstaff train horn silencing plan






Flagstaff officials
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.

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Regular service returns to the D.C. Metro Red Line






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.





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CTA plans $120 million in cuts, efficiencies






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.

 

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Residents: Keep rail in Aroostook County, Maine






The
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.