Safety

The National Transportation Safety Board recently released an open letter to MTA Metro-North Railroad containing its initial safety recommendations derived from the ongoing investigation into the Dec. 1, 2013 derailment…
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) revealed its intention to issue a proposed rule requiring two-person train crews on crude oil trains and establishing minimum crew size standards for most main…
At a morning news conference April 9, 2014 in Washington, D.C., findings from a recent report, An Analysis of Truck Size and Weight Issues, Phase I – Safety, were officially…
Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI) on March 8, 2014 launched a new public service advertising campaign called See Tracks? Think Train! that aims to reduce pedestrian and driver injuries and fatalities…
Midland Manufacturing of Skokie, Ill, a Dover Corp. company and supplier of valves and level-measurement devices for the rail tank car market since 1951, is among the equipment manufacturers on…
National Steel Car, which has been building freight cars in Hamilton, Ont., for 102 years, has entered the railroad tank car market with a 31,800-gallon DOT-111 “slick” (non-jacketed, non-coil) general-purpose…
Thousands of military veterans are returning to civilian life, and Amtrak is actively recruiting them “to bring their leadership, strong work ethic, and high-tech skills to America's Railroad®,” said President…
CSX on April 2, 2014 announced the winners of its 20th annual Chemical Safety Excellence Award, “representing dozens of customers recognized by CSX for their commitment to safe transportation of…
CN “continues to take significant steps to strengthen our railway’s Safety Management System, with the goal of improving the safety of transportation of dangerous goods,” says President and CEO Claude…
This is about a highway homicide — and we know who dunnit. The perp long ago was identified by state and federal authorities. Yet Congress refuses to order the collar,…
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