Safety

Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI) on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2014 announced the names of 11 transit agencies sharing $162,500 in grant funding for public awareness and safety education projects across the…
Seattle emergency officials are urging BNSF Railway to improve safety procedures related to a tunnel within the city now used for increasing amount of crude-by-rail (CBR) traffic.
Somebody asked me my opinion, and you know how dangerous that can be...
Union Pacific’s Police and Security team recently earned accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. (CALEA), “joining a prominent group recognized for complying with the highest…
As part of an ongoing focus on community emergency preparedness and training, CSX is introducing “CSX Operation Respond,” a new mobile information system that it says “will enhance first responders’…
Congress is about to adjourn for its single-most-important function these days as mid-term elections loom: getting re-elected. That means it’s time to get down to some serious last-minute, constituent-coddling activities,…
At an increasingly rapid rate, the surge in crude by rail during the past few years has spawned significant litigation risk for a broadening group of “target defendants.” That’s why…
For freight car truck components, total cost of ownership is far more important than initial cost.
At a time when affordable tank car safety upgrades are a high-visibility issue, the supply industry is busy tackling the problem. Here’s a case study.
The vital other shoe in crude by rail reform will drop not in Ottawa or Washington, but in Bismark, N.Dak., where, in the void created by federal inaction, officials are…
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