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BART top cop will face tough problems Carlos Rojas, who is expected to become Chief of Police for Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) within the next two months, will have his work cut out for him. He will be dealing with what appears to be an emerging crime problem: Old West-style ambush train robberies.

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Union Pacific is planning a $2.5 million infrastructure investment in Wisconsin this year as a part of its $3.1 billion 2017 capital program. The Class 1 says it will boost Wisconsin's safety and efficiency with a $265,000 investment to maintain railroad...
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Union Pacific Railroad honored 56 companies as safe chemical shippers with its annual Pinnacle Award. The award recognizes customers for implementing release prevention protocols, corrective action plans and having zero non-accident releases (NARs) of regulated hazardous materials shipments. The winners are...
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Brightline, Florida’s soon-to-open higher-speed passenger rail service, conducted a training seminar for first responders from Broward and Palm Beach counties at Workshop b, the rail operator’s maintenance facility, in West Palm Beach on June 24. Firefighters, police and other safety officials...
The news coming out of New York City hasn’t been very good lately: Daily, almost, service disruptions on the subway system. “Minor” derailments that injure passengers. A fatal injury to an LIRR maintenance-of-way employee. Forced service reductions at Pennsylvania Station...
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As a part of its $3.1 billion 2017 capital program, Union Pacific plans to invest $5.1 million in its Washington state rail infrastructure.   The Class 1 says it will boost safety and efficiency with its Washington infrastructure investment. Key projects across the state...

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As a part of its $3.1 billion 2017 capital program, Union Pacific plans to invest $5.1 million in its Washington state rail infrastructure.   The Class 1 says it will boost safety and efficiency with its Washington infrastructure investment. Key projects across the state...
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RATP Dev North America and McDonald Transit Associates, its North American subsidiary, have appointed veteran airline industry executive Mike Anderson as Vice President of Safety and Security. Based in Fort Worth, Tex., he will be leading all of RATP Dev...
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A federal court in Edmonton has fined Canadian National Railway $2.5 million for spilling diesel fuel into the North Saskatchewan River. The railroad pleaded guilty to one violation under the federal Fisheries Act and three charges under the Canadian Environment Protection...
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The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has notified the 30 U.S. states where rail transit systems operate that federal law requires they establish an FTA-certified State Safety Oversight (SSO) Program by April 15, 2019, otherwise they risk losing funds. “If a state...
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Beginning Monday, June 19, extensive maintenance, cleaning and repair work will be performed along a portion of MTA New York City Transit’s no. 1 Line, as the FASTRACK program returns to Upper Manhattan for two weeks. FASTRACK work will be performed...

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