Safety

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) on May 7, 2016 issued an “urgent safety directive” to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) just one day after the agency released a…
In a bid to make good on a promise to promote community engagement for the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) Expansion Project, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo laid out plans…
CN announced on May 5, 2016 it has been recognized as one of the three recipients of the prestigious Responsible Care Partner of the Year award of the American Chemistry…
From the May 2016 issue of Railway Age: Specialized equipment and training help protect assets from wildfire damage. Every summer, particularly in the Western U.S. and Canada, fires triggered by…
From the April 2016 issue of Railway Age: “Progress is about harnessing technology that promotes safety, efficiency and better customer service,” according to CSX. “Machine vision gives us new vantages…
In a curious role reversal, Canada’s former Minister of Transport, now opposition politician Lisa Raitt, has revealed that the Canadian government quietly paid C$75 million toward compensation for victims of…
Aurora, Ill., voted no on one of the more contentious railroad issues of our automated times:  Should freight trains be allowed to operate with one-person crews, with technology taking the…
Union Pacific Railroad on April 28, 2016 recognized 65 companies with its distinguished Pinnacle Award for their commitment to safely transport chemical products. The annual award honors UP customers for…
According to Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) officials, there was no malfunction of the train car and no operator error April 22, 2016 when a car being used for operator…
The North American crude-by-rail (CBR) saga “is that of a victory of good old U.S. ingenuity over the lack of pipeline capacity that stranded booming shale oil production in 2012,”…
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