In the latest of a series
of supply-chain initiatives, Canadian National has signed a memorandum of
understanding with Western Stevedoring Company Ltd. and several forest-products
companies a for seven-day-a-week unloading services at Western Stevedoring's
Lynnterm Terminal at Port Metro Vancouver (PMV).
On the 100th anniversary of
the opening of New York City's Penn Station, New York City's Penn Station,
city, state, and federal officials gathered Oct. 18 for the groundbreaking for
Phase I of the new Moynihan Station, which Senator Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.)
said "is poised to be one of the greatest transportation and
infrastructure legacies of our generation."
Southern announced Oct. 19 that is launching a "One Line, Infinite Possibilities" advertising
campaign that it says builds on its "Thoroughbred of Transportation"
communications program, now in its 28th year.
When Amtrak partnered
with IMAGES USA to create a television commercial targeting the Hispanic
community, the strategy was clear—produce a culturally relevant,
Spanish-language commercial showcasing the unique on-board benefits of train
travel in order to increase brand awareness among Hispanic consumers.
In a 17-page filing submitted Wednesday, Oct. 13, the United Spinal Association, a non-profit group, charged New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority with advancing “a major renovation of Dyckman Street Station, and to spend many millions of dollars doing so, without doing the disability access work that would allow people with disabilities and seniors to actually use the facility.”
MTA is arguing that the subway station, located on the No. 1 line in northern Manhattan, is not a key transfer station nor a top 100 “key”station required to be complaint with the Americans with Disabilities Act by2020, as measured by ridership. MTA also says it cannot fully fund theimprovements sought by the association, including elevator access, alluding to the “unfunded mandate” levied by Congress.
But the association filing counters, “Federal law requires that when alterations are made to an existing transit facility, at least 20% of the cost of the alterations must be spent on making the altered facility accessible to and usable by people with disabilities … ”
MTA last July began work on the $47 million rehabilitation project, which includes platform replacement and track replacement.