Tracks are in the Ground for New Atlanta Streetcar Line

July 3, 2013 Todd DeFeo 0

ATLANTA — Crews continue to install tracks for a new streetcar line that is set to start operating next spring. When it opens, the 2.7-mile streetcar line will connect with MARTA, the city’s transit system. Future plans call for the new streetcar to tie into the Atlanta BeltLine, a public-private partnership that is building walking paths along a ring of mostly abandoned railroad right-of-ways that circle the city. Workers are expected to install a block of track every three to four weeks. The new line is funded with nearly $100 million – or roughly $37 million per mile – in

CSX Reminds Communities: Enjoy the Summer, But Use Caution Around Railroad Tracks

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — With summer activities in full swing and the Fourth of July holiday approaching, CSX Corporation (NYSE: CSX) reminds everyone to stay away from railroad tracks and motorists to use caution at grade crossings. “We hope our community neighbors enjoy their picnics, fireworks and time with family and friends, but never underestimate the dangers of trespassing or playing on railroad property,” said Terry Ludban, director – community affairs and safety. “Always be alert and remember to play it safe near railroad tracks.” Tracks are private property. Walking or riding on tracks or other railroad property without the permission

CSX Celebrates July Maintenance Marathon

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — CSX employees on July 1 kicked off an eight-day maintenance marathon, designed to complete work that would normally take 18 weeks. This accelerated timeline will be accomplished by temporarily re-routing traffic on the CSX main line in portions of three southeastern states to give workers uninterrupted time for upgrades and repairs. “Thanks to our dedicated employees, we’re able to complete an incredible amount of work, while minimizing disruptions to our customers, to keep rail traffic moving safely and reliably,” said Oscar Munoz, executive vice president and chief operating officer. “We call it a jamboree because of the

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