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Schumer: Check rail employees against federal terror watch list
New York U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer noted Dec. 11 that rail and mass transit employees are not crosschecked with the federal terror watch list and "it is just not…
Final nomination day: 2017 Fast Trackers
Railway Age presents its second annual Fast Trackers contest, in which we will profile ten individuals under the age of 40 who have made an impact in their respective fields…
AAR welcomes Begeman's reappointment
Edward R. Hamberger, president and CEO of the Association of American Railroads (AAR), issued this statement on the confirmation of Ann Begeman to another term as Surface Transportation Board (STB)…
Road & Rail wins Mosaic Platinum Safety Award
Road & Rail Services, Inc., announced Dec. 8 that it was awarded the 2015 Mosaic Platinum Safety Award, recognizing its excellence in safety leadership and performance for its operations in…
Crew member fatigue faulted in Union Pacific Hoxie accident
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) named crew member fatigue as the probable cause of a 2014 Union Pacific (UP) Hoxie, Ark., accident that killed two crew members and seriously…
Know your T&I Committee senior staffers
The 115th Congress will soon be under way, and House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) on Dec. 6 announced several senior staff changes.
FRA Safety Advisory: More cameras, operational testing, radio communications and sleep apnea testing
The Federal Railroad Administration on Dec. 3 issued Safety Advisory 2016-03 “to stress to passenger and commuter railroads the importance of taking action to help mitigate human factor accidents, assist…
If I were a FELA attorney . . .
William Rockefeller, the Metro-North engineer who fell asleep at the controls of Train 8808 on Dec. 1, 2013 and caused a derailment that killed four people and injured 61, is…
Shuster returns as Chairman of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA) statement on Dec. 2 on his selection by the House Republican Conference to continue serving as Chairman of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure:
U.S. House passes RESPONSE Act
The House of Representatives approved Nov. 29 the RESPONSE Act of 2016 (S. 546), a bill "to enhance emergency responder training for incidents involving hazardous-materials rail transportation."
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