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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.

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported Dec. 7 that total U.S. weekly rail traffic for the week ending December 3, 2016 was 53,130 carloads and intermodal units, up 2% compared with the same week last year, and the third consecutive week that saw a ...

Ottawa’s O-Train Confederation Line LRT project attained a major milestone on Dec. 2 as the first of 34 Alstom Citadis Spirit LRVs began testing on the line segment between Blair and Cyrville stations, during a ceremonial launch.

Contract talks between U.S. Class I railroad and the Coordinated Bargaining Group (CBG), which represents six unions, have stalled, and the CBG on Dec. 5 applied to the National Mediation Board (NMB) for the as ...

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has named Michael Harris-Gifford a senior principal technical specialist with responsibility for managing and developing systems design for rail and transit projects.

Three former transportation industry officials and government affairs professionals have joined forces to form Cardinal Infrastructure. The Washington, D.C.-based firm will “provide comprehensive strategic advisory services to ...

The Brazilian city of Salvador opened the initial section of its second metro line on Dec. 5, when passenger services began operating on the 2.2 kilometer (1.37 mile) three-station western section of Line 2 from Accesso Norte station on Line 1 to Detran and Rodoviária.

CN announced that the 12th edition of the CN Canadiens Alumni Challenge raised C$360,000 at a friendly hockey game.

The railroads that make up the Chicago Planning Group and the Chicago Transportation Coordination Office (CTCO) in December 2015 opened the Chicago Integrated Rail Operations Center (CIROC) to monitor and facilitate efficient rail operations within Chicago.

The Federal Railroad Administration on Dec. 3 issued Safety Advisory 2016-03 “to stress to passenger and commuter railroads the importance of taking action to help mitigate human factor accidents, assist in the investigation of such accidents, and enhance the safety of operations in stations an ...
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