Scheduled for RepairsA bridge that had been causing significant rail traffic delays will be rehabilitated in a $33 million project scheduled by The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
The funds will be spent on refurbishing the 58-year-old Hackensack River Bridge. The authority will be spending $12.8 million for near term repairs, $12.4 million on long term repairs, and boosting the amount of cash dedicated to short term repairs to $7.7 million.
The Hackensack, a vertical lift draw bridge, was owned by Conrail until the rail line transferred ownership to the authority.
Major Rail Investment
VIENNA, Austria - Austria approved Wednesday a five-year railway investment plan worth 22 billion schillings (about $1.8 billion), set to go into effect in 1988.
Austrian Chancellor Franz Vranitzky and Transportation Minister Rudolf Streicher approved the plan, which represents a major investment increase.
The funding will be used to lay new track and buy locomotives and railcars, as well as upgrading existing facilities and other improvements.
Case of Missing Track
RONKONKOMA, N.Y. - The Long Island Rail Road generally has 3.7 million feet of track. But not last week.
That's when LIRR officials discovered two feet of rail were missing near the commuter line's Ronkonkoma station. The gap in the line was discovered during the evening rush hour, when an automobile got stuck at a grade crossing.