7061 East Pleasant Valley Road, Independence, Ohio 44131 • (216) 241-2630 / Fax: (216) 241-6516

Membership
Benefits
News and Issues
Departments
Information
Secretary-Treasurer
Merchandise
Communications
FELA
Events
Links
User Info

Rail deal clears way for fast Charlotte passenger train

(The following appeared on the Charlotte Observer website on March 22, 2011.)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — After months of wrangling with a reluctant Norfolk Southern railroad, the N.C. Department of Transportation says it has won the agreement it needed to secure $461 million in federal grants that will put faster, more frequent and more reliable passenger trains on the tracks between Charlotte and Raleigh.

Gene Conti, the state transportation secretary, said N.C. DOT will start seeking bids over the next two weeks for contracts to lay tracks, build bridges and buy trains.

The construction is expected to create 4,800 jobs over the next two years and cut the train time from Raleigh to Charlotte below three hours, including seven stops on the way.

The full story appears on the Charlotte Observer website.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Like us on Facebook at
Facebook.com/BLETNational

Sign up for BLET News Flash Alerts

© 1997-2019 Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen

 


Decertification Helpline
(216) 694-0240

Sign up for BLET
News Flash Alerts

DAILY HEADLINES

Union leaders criticize precision scheduled railroading
Opinion: U.S. freight customers increasingly taxed by higher rail rates
North Dakota man arrested for allegedly firing shots at BNSF train
KCS to release Q2 2019 earnings on July 19
CSX EVP Goldman sells $556,500 in company stock
BNSF fire train assists firefighters in Washington state
Volunteers say thank you to Hoosier State train crews with makeover of Amtrak garden
Slug shorts out huge section of Japan’s high-speed railway
RRB issues statements of service (Form BA-6)
Get the latest labor news from the Teamsters

More Headlines