Archive for April 3, 2018

Seattle Mayor Durkan halts streetcar project over cost concerns

(Source: Progressive Railroading 04/02/2018) Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan has halted all work related to the Center City Connector streetcar project pending an independent review of its proposed cost. Last week, Durkan called for an independent technical review of the proposed costs of the project. In conducting a preliminary assessment, it was discovered that the project could face…

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Free e-learning program from Operation Lifesaver provides crossing safety training for first responders

(Source: Operation Lifesaver press release, April 2, 2018) WASHINGTON, D.C. — Every day, 80,000 emergency response vehicles travel the nation’s roads; there are 200,000 railroad crossings on those roads. National rail safety nonprofit Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI) wants to help first responders safely travel to emergencies and stay safe when responding to rail-related incidents with…

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