Safety

The United States trails Germany and China in deployment of fiber optic sensors – a key technology for monitoring railroad infrastructure – according to a leading trade organization.
The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association marked a significant safety achievement as the industry’s 603 short line railroads operated for a full year fatality-free.
PTSI Transportation has completed work on the application of its all-digital Route Learning System™ to NJ TRANSIT’s Newark Light Rail system, the second install of the technology on the agency’s…
Miller Ingenuity, a manufacturer of rail safety products, has entered into a collaborative agreement with the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) to install ZoneGuard, Miller’s electronic roadway worker protection system,…
Editor’s note: Ryan Shackleford is a law enforcement Captain with the California Highway Patrol. In 2015, he completed an 18-month program called Command College. To graduate, Shackleford was required to…
Editor’s note: Joe McMahon is a retired Amtrak locomotive engineer. His career in engine service spanned 1963 to 2014, beginning with the New York, New Haven & Hartford and concluding…
Nearly 11 months into the Administration of Donald J. Trump, leadership appointments at the three federal regulatory agencies of significant importance to railroads—the National Mediation Board, Federal Railroad Administration and…
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority announced that Wollaston Station will close to Red Line customers for approximately 20 months beginning Jan. 2, 2018, as part of the Wollaston Station Improvements…
A pilot program to advance the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS, or drones) will partner the U.S. Department of Transportation and local jurisdictions in developing rules that will allow…
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) has named Operation Lifesaver, Inc., President Bonnie Murphy as Vice President Commuter Rail & Railroad Management. Murphy will complete her term with non-profit OLI Nov.…
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