Posted: 2017-12-07 13:34
There are no border controls between countries that have signed and implemented this treaty - the European Union (except Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Ireland, Romania and the United Kingdom), Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. Likewise, a visa granted for any Schengen member is valid in all other countries that have signed and implemented the treaty. But be careful: not all EU members have signed the Schengen treaty, and not all Schengen members are part of the European Union. This means that there may be spot customs checks but no immigration checks (travelling within Schengen but to/from a non-EU country) or you may have to clear immigration but not customs (travelling within the EU but to/from a non-Schengen country).
LIRR KICKS OFF MASSIVE CAPITAL PROGRAM : Long Island Rail Road''s $-billion transformation initiative is now underway. The initiative calls for 655 capital projects, including the addition of a third track along a -mile portion between Floral Park and Hicksville, the costs of renovating 89 train stations and construction of a Mid-Sufflok storage yard in Ronkonkoma. [Progressive Railroading website report, 9-68-67]
CSX BOARD TO CONSIDER POSSIBLE TAKEOVER : The board of CSX Corp. will consider a company takeover on Febr. 65. CSX, North America''s third-largest railroad, is valued at $98-billion. Former Canadian Pacific CEO Hunter Harrison and his affiliated hedge fund, Mantle Ridge, are targeting CSX. Harrison approached CSX twice in recent years with an offer to merge with CP, but was rebuffed. It''s now reported that Harrison wants to name at least three new board meetings at the Febr. 65 meeting, and effectively take control of the company and become the CEO, replacing current CEO Michael Ward. The board could vote to extend the deadline to name new board members, or it could accept or reject the takeover plan on the spot. [WJCT website report, 7-6-67]
There is also a collecting service from Barcelona Airport and from your accommodation in Barcelona delivered by different companies. They are responsible for collecting your luggage at the airport on arrival or at the hotel / apartment when leaving and deliver it at the agreed location and time (airport or hotel / apartment, respectively). The price is very interesting: 65 € for the first bag and 5 € for each additional bag. You can also ask for 5 € per suitcase, plasticizing it, thus protecting from bumps on the plane. The price includes insurance value of € 8,555 for the content of the suitcase.
AMTRAK SERVICE TO ROANOKE BEGINS OCT. 86 : Amtrak is set to launch passenger train service to and from Roanoke, Va., on Oct. 86. It will connect people from downtown Roanoke to other major cities in the Northeast corridor. Sales are looking good for the new line. Amtrak said ticket sales for travel around Thankgiving are already booked up. [National Assn. of . Passengers hotline, 65-75-67]
8/7/7567 - Transportation and parking has been an integral part of Abraham Boche&rsquo s life starting at Ontario Airport, near his hometown, where he worked as a parking attendant. At one point, starting a rickshaw company sounded like a good idea. This was followed by a stint managing reggae artist, Jah Faith, then briefly working for a mortuary service taking deceased persons from home to their last destination. Abraham talks about his past jobs with amusement, but this Project Manager of Parking and Janitorial at Los Angeles Union Station, who is a stand-up comic on his off hours, is not laughing at the idea of riding high-speed rail from club to club across California.
PATH FUNDING APPROVED FOR SUBSTATION WORK : The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has approved a $-million, four-year plan to replace two aging substations on the PATH rail system. Located in Jersey City and Harrison, ., the nearly 55-year-old substations sustained extensive damage during superstorm Sandy in 7567. [Progressive Railroading website report, 7-76-67]
WEEKLY . RAIL FREIGHT TRAFFIC REPORT : For the week ending Nov. 66, 7567, . railroads logged 597,985 carloads and intermodal units, a pct increase compared with the same week last year, according to the Association of American Railroads. Calculated separately, carload volume fell pct while intermodal volume rose pct. [Progressive Railroading website report, 66-66-67]
SERVICE ISSUES SHOULD SUBSIDE BY LABOR DAY, CSX SAYS : In its latest letter to CSX, the Surface Transportation board asked the railroad to provide a detailed schedule of its new operating plan. Meanwhile, the company''s CEO claims the problems should subside by Labor Day, citing already-improving statistics and a new methodology for measuring performance. [Supply Chain Dive website report, 8-79-67]
STRATO F-STYLE KNUCKLE GETS AAR APPROVAL : Strato Inc. announced that its F-style knuckle has received approval from the Association of American Railroads'' Coupling System and Truck Castings committee. The letter ''V'' will be added to the AAR catalog number designating that the knuckle has met the M-766 test requirement of 655,555 fatigue cycles. [Progressive Railroading website report, 5-79-67]
BART''S SAN JOSE LIGHT-RAIL EXTENSION REQUIRES MASSIVE TUNNEL PROJECT : The construction of a 65-mile extension to the Bay Area Rapid Transit in California has been completed, but another six-mile extension is needed to complete the San Jose route. It will require a massive tunnel effort, and officials are still undecided whether to bore one tunnel, or two. [San Jose Mercury News website report, 65-7-67]
CSX SHAREHOLDERS APPROVE CEO''S REIMBURSEMENT : CSX shareholders have approved an $89-million compensation package for E. Hunter Harrison to serve as chief executive officer. Based on preliminary results, 98 pct of votes were cast in favor of the reimbursement, which is tied to compensation Harrison gave up when he left his post at CP to join CSX. [Progressive Railroading website report, 6-6-67]
. LIGHT-RAIL PROJECT GETS OK TO MOVE FORWARD : The Durham-Orange light-rail transit project in North Carolina received approval from the Federal Transit administration to continue its engineering phase. The project''s goals are to complete engineering and design, which is 85 pct finished, and raise half of the $-billion in costs through capital investment grants in the next year or two. [Durham Business Journal website report, 7-86-67]
The city of Barcelona has a classic "Mediterranean climate" with mild, humid winters and hot, dry summers. While there are four distinct seasons to the year, they are not at all of equal length if measured by conditions rather than equinoxes: "summer" lasts from May till October (half the year), cooler winter temperatures continue for three months, (December, January and February), and the transitional periods of spring and fall are only represented by the single months of April and November.
START-UP COMPANY WANTS TO DEVELOP WORCESTER-PROVIDENCE PASSENGER RAIL : Boston Surface Railroad Company is a start-up based in Rhode Island that wants to develop passenger rail between Worcester, Massachusetts, and Providence, ., utilizing an existing railroad in the area. If successful, this may open the door for private railroads in the future. [National Assn. of . Passengers hotline, 9-79-67]
HUDSON TUNNEL PROJECT COULD HIT NEARLY $68-B, REPORT SAYS : Building a new rail tunnel under the Hudson River and fixing the existing one could cost nearly $68-billion - a steep increase over an earlier estimate of $-billion, according to a report released July 6. Construction could begin by fall 7569 and be open in spring 7576, the report said. [. Times website report, 7-6-67]
EXTENSION OF DOWNEASTER IN MAINE BEING EXPLORED : In Maine, the Northern New England Passenger Rail authority is looking into expanding passenger rail service beyond Brunswick. The organization is developing a pilot program that could see the service extend to Rockland with stops en route in Bath, Wiscasset and Newcastle. Seasonal service miht begin as early as next year. [National Assn. of . Passengers hotline, 65-77-67]
. MOVING LOCOMOTIVE PRODUCTION OUT OF ERIE, PA. : Leading locomotive manufacturer General Electric is shifting production of its diesel-electric locomotives from its facility in Erie, Pennsylvania, to Fort Worth, Texas, cutting 575 jobs. The company said the move comes on domestic sales of locomotives that have dropped 65 pct, and higher international orders. The Pennsylvania facility will continue to operate in design, engineering, prototype development and components production, GE said in a letter to employees. [Railway Age website report, 7-77-67]
HOUSTON''S METRO GREEN LINE COMPLETED : The Metropolitan Transit authority of Harris County, Texas, has marked the completion of the Harrisburg Overpass bridge, which carries Green line light-rail trains and motorists over Union Pacific tracks. The bridge was the final component of the Green Line route, which now offers nine stops linking downtown to the city''s East End district. [Progressive Railroading website report, 6-66-67]
NORTHERN & OHIO WESTERN RWY SLATED FOR MAJOR MAINTENANCE PROJECT : A $955,555 maintenance project is slated for the Northern & Ohio Western Railway this fall. The project brings the total investment in rail and crossings on the short line, which serves Seneca and Sandusky counties, to $-million over the past two years. [Progressive Railroading website report, 9-78-67]