Safety

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…
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 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…
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority plans to repair a flawed junction where its Blue Line and Expo Line light rail transit routes converge.
The National Transportation Safety Board on Monday released its preliminary report on the Paulsboro, N.J. train derailment Nov. 30, but the initial release does not identify the cause of the…
Dr. William J. Harris, who contributed to several industry improvements and who served with the Association of American Railroads from 1970 to 1985, died Dec. 5 at age 94 at…
The Association of American Railroads Tuesday lauded the Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (TTCI) on its receipt of the International Union of Railways' (UIC) Innovation and Railway Research Award in the…
Two New Jersey congressional representatives and one Pennsylvania colleague Thursday said they will seek to hold a hearing to determine the cause of a freight derailment last week in Paulsboro,…
Protran Technology said Tuesday it and QinetiQ North America have partnered to provide the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) with the first real-time network of remote sensors installed on continuous welded…
A bridge accident in Paulsboro, N.J., early Friday morning caused at least three cars of an 84-car Conrail Shared Assets train to fall into Mantua Creek. At least one car…
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