Archive for July 9, 2019

TriMet to begin light-rail track work

(Source: Progressive Railroading 7/9/2019) The Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon (TriMet) announced that later this month it will begin track improvements on the MAX light-rail near the Lloyd Center/NE 11th Avenue Station in Portland, Oregon.  TriMet crews will replace some sections of curved track and switches, as well as upgrade signal components in the Rose Quarter…

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Forest products and scrap recycling rail shippers seek oversight

(Source: Freight Waves, July 5, 2019)  CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — The service problems associated with precision scheduled railroading (PSR) have motivated forest products and scrap recycling shippers to press the Surface Transportation Board to renew a longstanding request for regulatory oversight. Full story: Freight Waves Tuesday, July 9, 2019

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