Safety

Emergency responders from 18 cities in 13 states across Norfolk Southern’s railroad network are receiving advanced training in safely handling potential rail incidents involving hazardous materials with NS’s safety train.
The Association of American Railroads says the Department of Transportation should withdraw its rule on electronically controlled pneumatic (ECP) brakes for crude oil trains after a review released Oct. 12…
The National Transportation Safety Board said on Thursday, Oct. 6 that it obtained “usable data” from the event recorder and forward-facing video camera in the control (cab) car of New…
Only one day after the tragic wreck of a New Jersey Transit commuter train at Hoboken Terminal came some positive news about transportation in the state, specifically, how it’s funded.…
Chicago Rail Link, LLC (CRL), a managed affiliate of OmniTRAX, Inc., is presenting a new and innovative grade crossing pilot project. It is the first such test of this technology…
On Sept. 30, 2016, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) issued a Railworthiness Directive (Directive or RWD) to all owners of Department of Transportation (DOT) specification 111 general purpose tank cars.
The NTSB has recovered the event recorder and Railhead Corp. video recorder from the control cab of the lead car of New Jersey Transit Pascack Valley Line train no. 1614,…
While we’re waiting for the NTSB to analyze the event recorder data and forward-facing camera video on the NJ Transit cab car involved in the Sept. 29 Hoboken Terminal crash,…
An Oct. 3 National Transportation Safety Board update on the Sept. 29 crash of NJ Transit Pascack Valley Line train #1614 into the platform of the Hoboken Terminal has revealed…
The Sept. 29th NJ Transit accident in Hoboken will, of courser, trigger another round of the now-usual “how could its,” “should nevers,” “told yous,” “failure to properly regulates,” “lack of…
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