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FRA updates on PTC: "Uneven progress"
The Federal Railroad Administration on Nov. 28 released third quarter 2016 data submitted by railroads on their progress in implementing Positive Train Control (PTC). The FRA says the "data show…
SMART TD to Trump: "Provide the safe working environment"
The President of the International Association of Sheet Metal Air Rail and Transportation Workers' (SMART TD) Transportation Division released Nov. 27 this open letter addressed to President-elect Trump:
Ricardo Rail recruits Ruddy
International consulting/engineering firm Ricardo Rail has appointed Brian Ruddy to the new role of Business Development Manager, U.S. to focus specifically on the domestic market. He will be based at…
UTIP hosts international rail forum in NYC
Rail transit professionals from around the world will convene in New York City Dec. 8-9 for the inaugural meeting of the UITP (International Association of Public Transport) International Rail Forum…
FRA introduces Tier III passenger equipment safety standards
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) on Nov. 22 proposed updates for the passenger train safety standards used in the U.S. as the country looks to regional projects to add high-speed…
AAR to Pence: "Freight railroads can serve as an example" for transition team
The Association American of Railroads (AAR) on Nov. 21 released an open letter to Vice President-Elect Pence and the transition team:
NS safety train completes 18-city tour
Norfolk Southern announced its safety train recently completed its 2016 tour, training 1,926 first responders in 18 cities in 13 states across NS’ rail network. With rolling classrooms and hands-on…
Miller Ingenuity wins WorldSafe award
Miller Ingenuity announced it has been selected for a 2016-17 WorldSafe Award for its work in rail maintenance safety.
WMATA removes 4000-series railcars in safety concern
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) General Manager/CEO Paul J. Wiedefeld ordered on November 17 the immediate removal from service of all 4000-series railcars from the lead position of trains…
AAR "anxious" for Trump's STB shift
Regarding the Association of American Railroads Nov. 17 request that the U.S. Surface Transportation Board delay regulatory proposals until the U.S. Senate confirms a full slate of Board members appointed…
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