Destination News - Rail.
New York (AirGuide - Destination News - Rail) Nov 18, 2012
Calif.'s $68B high-speed rail: The "project of the century" The 141-mile Bakersfield-to-Los Angeles section of California's $68 billion, high-speed rail project presents a monumental engineering challenge, as the rail will need to pass through the Tehachapi Mountains and the San Gabriel Mountains and more than six earthquake faults. Football-field-long boring machines will need to be maneuvered into the mountain canyons to create access roads, viaducts and tunnels. "It is the project of the century," said Bill Ibbs, professor of civil engineering at the University of California at Berkeley. Nov 13, 2012
Amtrak Amtrak rolls out "Train of Hope" to help Sandy relief efforts. Amtrak is helping victims of Superstorm Sandy in New Jersey to recover with its "Train of Hope" program, which involves the delivery of relief aid from Slidell, La. "Amtrak is looking for more ways to help the recovery and when presented with this idea we said 'yes' and found a way to make it work," said Amtrak President and CEO Joe Boardman. Nov 12, 2012
CSX CSX supports Operation Lifesaver's safety campaign in S.C.. CSX helped Operation Lifesaver deliver its crossing safety message in Florence, S.C., through the distribution of educational materials to motorists and pedestrians. "We speak to school groups, driver education classes, community audiences, professional drivers, law enforcement officers, and emergency responders," said Janice Cowen, state coordinator for Operation Lifesaver. "Our programs are co-sponsored by federal, state and local government agencies, highway safety organizations and America's railroads." Nov 12, 2012 1544-3760
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