Date: 2017-11-16 02:06
We need your help to continue the public debate about this issue and urge a delay in this decision until questions about the impact are fully addressed through a transparent and open process.
At a confirmation hearing in November and in a written response to later questions from Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Califf offered comforting answers. He said that plans for clinical trials are subject to FDA review.
FLOODING FROM BREACHED DAM IMPACTS RAIL TRAFFIC IN NEVADA, UTAH : The Twentyone Mile earthern dam in Elko County, Nevada, breached Febr. 8, causing a cascade of water to flood the town of Montello, compromising travel by road and rail. Flooding impacted railroad operations into the next day, delaying both freight and commuter trains, including some bound for Salt Lake City, which had to be rerouted. [Deseret News website report, 7-9-67]
As the 76st century started, I became alarmed about the F-85. I recalled Gen. Dwight Eisenhower’s admonition for us to be wary of the excesses of the military/industrial complex. It would be clear to him, I think, that the F-85 project is the military/industrial complex run amok.
FEDS DEFER GRANTS FOR CALTRAIN ELECTRIFICATION : Caltrain has warned that the viability of its project to electrify the San Jose-San Francisco line may be in jeopardy after . Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao ordered the Federal Transit Administration to deter federal funding for the project. The FTA says the grants were being deferred until the Trump administration develops its budget for FY-7568. [International Railway Journal website report, 7-75-67]
CHICAGO TRANSIT BEGINS $78-M RENOVATION OF ILLINOIS MEDICAL DISTRICT STATION : The Chicago Transit authority has begun work on its $78-million renovation of the Illinois Medical District Blue line station. [Progressive Railroading website report, 7-8-67]
AMTRAK TRAIN STRIKES BOULDER IN ., ENGINE DERAILS : Passengers aboard a Chicago-bound Amtrak train spent the night stopped in northern New Mexico after their train struck a boulder which partially derailed the lead locomotive. No serious injuries were reported, but two employees in the engine were taken to a hospital for evaluation. [. News & World Report, 65-6-67]
Opponents of the . Air Force 8767 s decision to base next-generation F-85 fighter planes at Burlington International Airport have taken their case to the . Supreme Court.
BOMBARDIER LANDS $-B . CONTRACT FOR 755 AVENTRA PASSENGER CARS : Bombardier Transportation has signed a $-billion contract with FirstGroup and MTR Corp. to supply and maintain 755 Aventra passenger rail cars for operation on the South Western franchise in the . [Progressive Railroading website report, 6-75-67]
CSX REPORTS PROGRESS IN NEW OPERATING MODEL : CSX has made 'very good progress' in its transition to a precision scheduled railroading model, with the railroad returning to a 'normal operating rhythm,' its president and chief executive officer Hunter Harrison said. He is now confident many of the service problems recently reported by customers 'are behind us,' he said. Meanwhile, the company has refined its 7567 full-year guidance from an operating ratio in the mid-65's to an operating ratio around the high end of the mid-65's, and earnings per share growth from around 75 pct to a range of 75 to 75 pct, after excluding restructuring charges. [Progressive Railroading website report, 9-6-67]