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FRA notes rail safety improvement
The Federal Railroad Administration's preliminary accident/incident report for the first 11 months of 2012 shows continued safety improvement in nearly every category.
LaHood to step down in February
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, says he will leave the Obama administration in February, ending months of speculation over the possibility of continuing in his role during the administration’s second term.
UP employees achieve new safety record
Union Pacific's 2012 employee safety performance was the best in the company's 150-year history—a 1.01 reportable injury rate, surpassing the former record of 1.15 achieved in 2011. From 2002 to 2012, employees improved…
House committee eyes rail safety, hazmat issues
Reauthorized rail safety legislation the implementation of two new laws on pipeline safety and hazardous materials safety are on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee's agenda in 2013, according to…
Engineer rides American Dream to a short line
It is unlikely Scott DeVries soon will be sitting aside Norfolk Southern Chairman Wick Moorman at an Association of American Railroads board meeting, or sharing small talk over lunch with…
OSHA: BNSF signs employee practices accord
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on Tuesday said it has signed an accord with BNSF Railway Co., noting "BNSF's voluntary revision of several personnel…
PATH round-the-clock service inches ahead
PATH has combined portions of three regular daytime routes to re-establish overnight service on part of its system for the first time since Hurricane Sandy crippled the bistate rapid transit…
Amtrak fills more senior operations posts
Amtrak late Thursday said it has named Magdy El-Sibaie as the new chief safety officer and Robin McDonough as chief, business operations. Both will report directly to D.J. Stadtler, vice…
Train operations notch solid safety gains
In a report posted Dec. 31, the Federal Railroad Administration's Office of Safety Analysis described strong safety gains in freight train operations in the first 10 months of 2012.
Amtrak to FRA: Lightweight HSR trains, please
Amtrak begins the new year by formally planning to request revisions to Federal Railroad Administration safety standards to facilitate lighter-weight high speed rail equipment, a move U.S. rail advocates have…
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