Safety

Union Pacific has been named one of the 2012 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles, the only railroad to receive the award offered annually by the National Business Group on Health…
The Federal Railroad Administration and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced Monday an agreement "to improve coordination between the two agencies in enforcing the whistleblower provision of the Federal…
The latest Federal Railroad Administration accident report, covering this year's first four months, again shows strong safety gains for railroads.
William D. Kennedy, an internationally recognized expert on tunnel ventilation who was instrumental in the development of tunnel ventilation systems for road and rail tunnels worldwide, died on June 23…
MTA Long Island Rail Road will discontinue three evening rush-hour trains, and adjust the schedule of others, beginning July 9 in order to facilitate ongoing East Side Access (ESA) construction…
BNSF Railway announced that it has presented 98 customers with the railroad's 15th Annual Product Stewardship Award for the safe transportation of hazardous materials by rail during 2011.
It took a series of petty thefts in 1847 on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad in the City of Baltimore to see the need for special law enforcement protection for…
Flanders, N.J.-based Protran Technology said June 15 that it has landed a contract with a major energy company to outfit locomotives leased from two Class I railroads “with the first…
Union Pacific has unveiled a fleet of mobile classrooms that it says will bring “state-of-the-art operations and safety training” to locomotive engineer and conductor locations across its 23-state system.
Calling it a “newly relaxed Bike Aboard Policy,” New Jersey Transit Monday said it will allow bicycles to board at all of its train stations effective July 1.
The Federal Railroad Administration's Office of Safety Analysis has reported strong safety gains for 726 reporting railroads in this year's first quarter.
The Association of American Railroads on June 7 will join with the international rail transportation community to raise awareness among motorists and pedestrians about the dangers of railroad grade crossings…
Four U.S. Senators representing both New York State and Vermont have revived an effort to restore Amtrak service between Montreal and New York City via Vermont (and New Hampshire).
Operation Lifesaver Thursday cautioned professional photographers to be aware of the risks of taking photos of high school seniors and wedding parties on train tracks or trestles.
TÜV Rheinland said Monday it is celebrating 140 years of delivering premier independent certification, testing, and assessment services to businesses around the world.
Amtrak's Downeaster expansion reached a milestone Monday with the official completion of new station platforms in Brunswick and Freeport, Me., which have not seen passenger rail service since 1959.
Following the finish of the May 12 Bojangles Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway, Regan Smith’s no. 78 Furniture Row Racing/CSX Play It Safe Chevrolet looked like it had been sideswiped…
Regan Smith, the defending champion of the Southern 500 at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway, notched a top-10 starting position for tonight’s Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.
Norfolk Southern is inviting "everyone with a stake in rail operations—communities, businesses, and informed observers such as rail fans"—to join its new online security program, "Protect the Line."
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