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Denver RTD marks 50 years of transit service

Rail News Home Passenger Rail 3/11/2019 Rail News: Passenger Rail
image RTD Chair Doug Tisdale (far left), Chief Executive Officer Dave Genova and RTD board members toast 50 years of service.Photo – RTD Facebook

The Regional Transportation District (RTD) of Denver officials last week recognized the agency's 50th anniversary at an event at Union Station. 

To mark the anniversary, which officially is July 1, RTD officials unveiled an anniversary logo and redesigned website to showcase historical photos and an interactive timeline of RTD highlights. 

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New GO station to be built in Ontario

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image The new station will feature passenger waiting platforms, a parking lot, passenger pick-up and drop off areas, and a bus loop.Photo – Go Transit

Metrolinx and Ontario government officials announced last week a partnership with Woodbine Entertainment to build a new GO Transit station on the Kitchener GO rail line.

Located in the Toronto area, the new station at Woodbine will increase transit access to nearby locations including Woodbine Mall, Humber College, University of Guelph-Humber and Etobicoke General Hospital, Ontario officials said in a press release.

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Sound Transit extends public comment period on light-rail extensions

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image As of March 8, 650 comments have been received regarding route and station alternatives for the West Seattle and Ballard Link Extensions project.Photo – Sound Transit

Sound Transit and the Federal Transit Administration have extended until April 2 the public and agency comment period on route and station alternatives for the West Seattle and Ballard Link extension projects.  

The comments will help Sound Transit officials determine which alternatives should be studied in the next phase of its project development, the environmental impact statement (EIS). In May, the agency’s board will identify a preferred alternative and other alternatives to study in a draft EIS.

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Port of Virginia opens 12 new container stacks

Rail News Home Intermodal 3/11/2019 Rail News: Intermodal
image The new container stacks mark the end of the first phase of the $375 million NIT expansion project.Photo –

Twelve new container stacks have begun operating at the Port of Virginia's Norfolk International Terminals (NIT), port officials announced late last week.

The announcement marks the completion of the first phase of a project to reconfigure the NIT's south container stack yard, according to a port authority press release.

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CTA to invest $4 million to improve Red Line tracks

Rail News Home Maintenance Of Way 3/11/2019 Rail News: Maintenance Of Way
image Chicago Transit Authority’s Addison Station.Photo – CTA

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) will invest nearly $4 million into track improvements at Addison Station on the Red Line, one of Chicago's busiest rail lines.

Construction, which began March 8 and is scheduled to be completed April 1, includes track renewal on the two western-most tracks that carry southbound Red and Purple Line express service, and replacement of concrete plinths, plates, fasteners, contact rail chairs and mounting blocks. 

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