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Votes, media time, press clippings—or safety?
I never get tired of explaining the simple mathematics that govern safe train operations. The more thorough our grasp of the simple mathematics of time, distance, velocity, acceleration, coefficient of…
RSI-CTC to PHMSA: Stronger tank cars alone won’t do it
The Railway Supply Institute Committee on Tank Cars (RSI-CTC) on Feb. 6, 2015, released a statement regarding the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) draft rule on tank cars…
Fed funds to aid NJT storm warning system
New Jersey Transit will receive $843,750 in federal funds to develop a validated forecast and warning system, in partnership with Stevens Institute of Technology located in Hoboken, N.J., one of…
The right equipment is not perfect equipment
After the most recent tragedy, and tragedy it is, on MTA Metro-North Railroad, U.S. Senators Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) were interviewed by telephone.
United Rail, HaslerRail form partnership
Jacksonville, Fla.-based United Rail, Inc. announced a partnership with Swiss rail supply manufacturer HaslerRail AG on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, designed to allow United Rail "to represent their systems and…
OLI president laments Metro-North incident
Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI) President Joyce Rose commented Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, on the Feb. 3 collision in Valhalla, N.Y., involving an SUV and a Metro-North Railroad consist.
Six dead in Metro-North grade crossing collision: Update
Six people are dead following a horrific grade crossing collision involving a packed Metro-North train and a Mercedes Benz SUV just north of the Valhalla, N.Y., train station on the…
AAR: VanderClute retires; Rush takes up the safety reins
Association of American Railroads Senior Vice President of Safety & Operations Robert VanderClute, a 44-year career railroader, has retired after 12 years with the organization. He is succeeded by Michael…
UP employees set safety record
Union Pacific’s 2014 employee safety performance, a 0.98 reportable injury rate, was the best in the railroad’s history, surpassing the previous record established in 2012, and an 11% reduction from…
ASLRRA IDs five for Safety Institute push
The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association said Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 its chairman, Ed McKechnie, had announced the selection of five industry safety experts retained as assessors for…
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