Safety

What do New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s “Bridgegate” and crude-by-rail accidents have in common? They both have the potential for significant long-term damage to the institutions involved. Each of these…
On Jan. 10, 2014, three days after a string of tank cars derailed from a CN freight train in rural New Brunswick, clean-up specialists summoned from Louisiana attached charges to…
Two U.S. Senators are urging the Federal Railroad Administration to mandate cameras on board passenger locomotives and operating cab cars in order to provide detailed information on potential derailments.
North Dakota's two U.S. Senators met in Washington, D.C. Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, with federal officials to advance improved freight rail safety measures in tank car construction and operation.
Nineteen cars and one locomotive in a 122-car CN train carrying LPG in DOT 112 cars and crude oil in DOT 111 cars derailed and caught fire on Tuesday, Jan.…
A sell-off of shares in companies engaged in extracting oil from the mid-continent Bakken formation was the first indication from investors that they expect government scrutiny of the potentially explosive…
Why did it take so long to determine that Bakken crude is especially explosive, given that Canada’s Transportation Safety Board (TSB) six months ago analyzed samples drawn from the few…
A wreck involving two BNSF trains, one of which was carrying crude oil, sparked a huge fire and evacuations of nearby communities in North Dakota on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013.
Suicide bombings in the southern Russian city of Volgograd—one at a railway station, the other on a trolleybus—have killed 32 in two days.
In their quest for a smoking gun, lawyers developing a class action suit on behalf of the victims of the July 6 calamity at Lac-Mégantic say they have found disturbing…
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