CSXT Enters Rail Security Partnership with Alabama

August 28, 2010 Railfanning.org News Wire 0

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — CSX Transportation (CSXT) announced it has entered into a rail security partnership with the State of Alabama, which represents a model CSXT successfully uses with other states. The partnership, called SecureNOW, formalizes and enhances CSXT’s ongoing commitment to share information, resources, and strategies to better protect communities in which the company operates. CSXT also has partnerships with several other states. “This partnership allows CSXT and state officials to effectively and seamlessly share information and work side by side to safeguard the communities and customers that we serve,” said Skip Elliott, CSXT Vice President of Public Safety and

CSXT Enters Rail Security Partnership with Mississippi

August 28, 2010 Railfanning.org News Wire 0

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — CSX Transportation (CSXT) announced it has entered into a rail security partnership with the State of Mississippi, which represents a model CSXT successfully uses with other states. The partnership, called SecureNOW, formalizes and enhances CSXT’s ongoing commitment to share information, resources, and strategies to better protect communities in which the company operates. CSXT also has partnerships with several other states. “This partnership allows CSXT and state officials to effectively and seamlessly share information and work side by side to safeguard the communities and customers that we serve,” said Skip Elliott, CSXT Vice President of Public Safety and

CN Signs VMA With Village of Long Grove, Ill.

August 27, 2010 Railfanning.org News Wire 0

CHICAGO — CN has reached a voluntary mitigation agreement (VMA) with the Village of Long Grove, Ill., located approximately 35 miles northwest of Chicago, addressing the municipality’s environmental and safety concerns with CN’s acquisition of the Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway Company (EJ&E). With this agreement, CN has VMAs with 23 of the 33 communities situated on the EJ&E in Illinois and Indiana. CN, which completed its purchase of the EJ&E on Jan. 31, 2009, will provide funding for various measures in Long Grove, including maintenance of an existing quiet zone, and emergency response training and communication. Jim Vena, CN

Amtrak Adds Weekend Stops in Michigan City, Ind.

August 19, 2010 Railfanning.org News Wire 0

CHICAGO — Amtrak has added special stops in Michigan City, Ind., on three Wolverine Service trains during selected Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays, through November 8. This is in response to the construction-related shut down of South Shore Line commuter rail service east of Gary, Ind., on those dates. This amounts to a temporary doubling of the number of Amtrak frequencies stopping in Michigan City, from three trains to six, and will preserve a rail travel option for Michigan City-area passengers on those weekends. The attached Amtrak Passenger Service Notice has complete Michigan City schedules during the period, west to Chicago

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