APRIL 10 saw a formal sod-turning ceremony for the TRAX light rail line in Salt Lake City. This followed the award of contracts by Utah Transit Authority on March 26 for conversion of the existing railway between the city centre and the southern suburb of Sandy (RG 10.96 p645). Carter-Burgess/Jacobson will provide construction management services worth around $4·9m. L B Foster Co is to supply special trackwork, CXT Inc will manufacture 45000 concrete sleepers and 24 pedestrian crossings, and Amcor Precast concrete level crossing panels. Gilbert Western Corp, a subsidiary of Kiewit Construction Group, was selected for the $29·3m contract for civil works on the railway corridor, but this was later rescinded and new bids were called for a decision on April 25.Further light rail plans have been unveiled in Colorado. Denver has selected a route for its third extension, running west from Auraria Campus along 13th Avenue to Simms Street, and then south to the Denver Federal Center, a major employment zone. Costing $255m, it would use the former Denver & Intermountain interurban corridor.Community leaders in the ski resort of Aspen are seeking federal funding for a $124m light rail line to carry visitors and workers along a 61 km route through the Roaring Fork Valley from Glenwood Springs. Light rail is seen as the best solution to Aspen’s soaring population and visitor growth, which are bringing unmanageable traffic congestion and air pollution. o
However, Emery’s Arsenal have struggled on the road since the start of the calendar year and have won just three of their last nine away games in all competitions.Napoli on the other hand have lost just once at Stadio San Paolo in Serie A all season – against reigning Italian champions Juventus.“Fifty-fifty, it’s not changed for me. We played the first leg at home and we won,” Emery told a news conference on Wednesday. “That’s a normal result.“But when you play here against Napoli, they can beat you, it’s a possibility because they are very strong at home.“(They will test us) tactically and with this atmosphere here they are going to play with courage. They are ready to play with their head and intelligence.”Arsenal will be without on-loan midfielder Denis Suarez after the club confirmed he stayed in London for treatment on a groin problem.TODAY (8:00pm)Chelsea v S’PragueNapoli v ArsenalFrankfurt v BenficaValencia v VillarrealShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram EUROPAUnai Emery believes Arsenal have a “50-50 chance” of reaching the Europa League semifinals despite taking a 2-0 lead into tonight’s second leg against Napoli.Arsenal dominated the first leg at the Emirates Stadium last week as an Aaron Ramsey finish and a Kalidou Koulibaly own goal secured the win inside 25 minutes.
They’ll look to make it 6 wins out of 6 when they head to Swansea for a 3 o’clock kick off.Everton – who are also yet to lose in the top-flight – are at Bournemouth, while Tottenham head to Middlesbrough.The evening game between Arsenal and Chelsea pits fourth against fifth, while the lunchtime kick-off sees champions Leicester go to Manchester United.Also this afternoon, Liverpool host Hull, while Tony Pulis’ 1,000th game in professional football management sees his West Brom side play at his old club Stoke, and Sunderland face Crystal Palace. After three consecutive defeats, United stopped the rot during the week with a battling League Cup win over Northampton.Kick-off at Old Trafford is at 12:30.Manchester City aim to keep up the only perfect start to the Premier League season.