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WMATA FTA funds await SSOP The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will withhold 5% of federal funds to the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia until a new Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) State Safety Oversight Program (SSOP) is in place.

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High water blocked BNSF's Lakeside Subdivision between Spokane and Pasco, Wash., Thursday in the twisting, narrow Hatton Coulee between Hatton and Connell. Amtrak 27, the Portland section of the Empire Builder, stopped just east of the affected area at Cunningham, before...
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Canadian Pacific Railway on Tuesday launched an awareness campaign highlighting the safety benefits of the prevetative use of inward-facing cameras in the cabs of locomotives. The company also called on Canada’s Minister of Transport to pass new legislation that would mandate...
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The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will withhold 5% of federal funds to the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia until a new Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) State Safety Oversight Program (SSOP) is in place. FTA notified the transit systems...
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The Oroville Dam emergency is causing delays of 24-48 hours for Union Pacific freight moving between Oregon, Washington and Southern California. The railroad said in a customer announcement Monday that service has been restored between Roseville and Chico Calif. “We are watching...
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With early indications that the Trump Administration is a political version of the Jerry Springer show, expect an atypical legislative session, with the Republican majority sometimes in open conflict with a Republican President who is unpredictable, impetuous, lacking previous government...

oroville-dam-delaying-union-pacific-trains
The Oroville Dam emergency is causing delays of 24-48 hours for Union Pacific freight moving between Oregon, Washington and Southern California. The railroad said in a customer announcement Monday that service has been restored between Roseville and Chico Calif. “We are watching...
congress-a-noisy-hall-with-a-nightly-brawl
With early indications that the Trump Administration is a political version of the Jerry Springer show, expect an atypical legislative session, with the Republican majority sometimes in open conflict with a Republican President who is unpredictable, impetuous, lacking previous government...
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Technology solutions company Trimble, Sunnyvale, Calif., has acquired railroad automatic wayside machine-vision inspection systems supplier Beena Vision Systems Inc. for an undisclosed sum. Norcross, Ga.-based Beena Vision will become a part of Trimble’s Engineering and Construction Segment. Trimble says the acquisition...
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The Short Line Safety Institute (SLSI), a non-profit affiliate of ASLRRA (American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association) has launched “Safety Tip Tuesday,” a new program that “provides easy-to-access training materials for small railroads.” Safety Tip Tuesday provides seasonal tips for...
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Withering winter weather is playing havoc with Union Pacific trains from Nevada up through the Pacific Northwest.   The railroad on Thursday said a broken dam in northeast Nevada flooded its tracks and halted operations between Montello, Nev., and Ogden, Utah. “Trains approaching...

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