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CSX, industry promote Rail Safety Week Jacksonville-based CSX this week is partnering with Operation Lifesaver and the rail industry on Rail Safety Week Sept. 25-30, to raise public awareness about how to be safe around railroad tracks.

In October, I made a FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) request to the Federal Railroad Administration for specific information regarding PTC performance on U.S. railroads. I received a reply on Nov. 21: Re: FRA FOIA File No. 18-030 Dear Mr. Schanoes: This...
Hello, J.D. Congratulations on your retirement. I’ve missed working with you, and the GAS man, and AFF, and all, I mean all the others, all these years. I know you read the first post, and you saw the draft sections of...
changing-of-the-guard-at-rsi
Come Feb. 1, 2018, the Railway Supply Institute (RSI) will have new leadership, as President Tom Simpson, who has spent nearly 30 years at the organization, retires. Mike O’Malley, a transportation policy expert and former Vice President, Procurement and Supply...
mbta-selects-green-line-extension-contractor
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Green Line Extension project team held a "price opening" to choose the design-build team to carry out the Green Line Extension's design and construction work. A joint venture of GLX Constructors was the chosen team,...
csx-keep-playing-it-safe
As many of you may know, I’m a motorsports fan. I’m pretty happy today, because the driver from my home state of New Jersey who I have been following since he entered NASCAR’s top-tier Cup series a few years ago,...

mbta-selects-green-line-extension-contractor
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Green Line Extension project team held a "price opening" to choose the design-build team to carry out the Green Line Extension's design and construction work. A joint venture of GLX Constructors was the chosen team,...
csx-keep-playing-it-safe
As many of you may know, I’m a motorsports fan. I’m pretty happy today, because the driver from my home state of New Jersey who I have been following since he entered NASCAR’s top-tier Cup series a few years ago,...
gehl-appointed-to-nrc-board
The National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association (NRC) announced the appointment of Russ Gehl, Vice President of Sales and Marketing (Maintenance of Way), at Holland, to its Board of Directors. Gehl has worked in the railroad industry for 15 years in...
I spent three hours viewing the video archive of the Nov. 14, 2017 National Transportation Safety Board meeting convened to review and approve the findings, probable cause and safety recommendations developed from NTSB investigation into the April 3, 2016 collision...
ntsb-amtrak-safety-culture-to-blame-for-fatal-crash
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) blamed ignored procedures and a fractured safety culture for the April 3, 2016, derailment of Amtrak train 89 near Chester, Penn. In its report, the NTSB said the accident, which killed a backhoe operator and...

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