Safety

opw-marks-125-in-2017
OPW, a Dover company and a global supplier of fluid-handling equipment, celebrates its 125th anniversary in 2017. OPW was founded as the Ohio Pattern Works & Foundry Co. in Cincinnati, Ohio and was officially incorporated in 1892. Founded through a $390...
trackmobile-llc-and-rail-safe-partner-for-safety
Trackmobile and Rail Safe Training, Inc. announced on Jan. 16 a new safety partnership. Every new Trackmobile railcar mover sold will now come with complimentary rail safety training from Rail Safe Training, Inc., in addition to the Trackmobile operator training...
freight
If 2016’s wild, throw-predictions-out-the-window runaway freight train of a Presidential election taught us anything, it’s that nothing is ever a given. As the old saw goes, never assume, because it makes an a—well, you get it. Is a traffic recovery under...
2016-fra-civil-penalty-collection-rate-sets-record
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announced Dec. 23 that its "enforcement of federal rail safety rules has led to the highest-ever civil penalty collection rate in the agency’s 50-year history, surpassing last year’s record-breaking rate." For Fiscal Year (FY) 2016, the...
schumer-check-rail-employees-against-federal-terror-watch-list
New York U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer noted Dec. 11 that rail and mass transit employees are not crosschecked with the federal terror watch list and "it is just not acceptable that every single front line transit employee is not...

final-nomination-day-2017-fast-trackers
Railway Age presents its second annual Fast Trackers contest, in which we will profile ten individuals under the age of 40 who have made an impact in their respective fields or within their company. Entries will be judged by experienced industry...
aar-welcomes-begemans-reappointment
Edward R. Hamberger, president and CEO of the Association of American Railroads (AAR), issued this statement on the confirmation of Ann Begeman to another term as Surface Transportation Board (STB) Board Member: "Since joining the STB in 2011, Ms. Begeman has...
road-rail-wins-mosaic-platinum-safety-award
Road & Rail Services, Inc., announced Dec. 8 that it was awarded the 2015 Mosaic Platinum Safety Award, recognizing its excellence in safety leadership and performance for its operations in Bone Valley, Florida by fertilizer producer, Mosaic Co. The Bone Valley...
crew-member-fatigue-faulted-for-union-pacific-hoxie-accident
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) named crew member fatigue as the probable cause of a 2014 Union Pacific (UP) Hoxie, Ark., accident that killed two crew members and seriously injured two others. Two UP trains collided in the early hours...
know-your-ti-committee-senior-staffers
The 115th Congress will soon be under way, and House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) on Dec. 6 announced several senior staff changes. These are the people that you need to know on Capitol Hill on the T&I...