Safety

The U.S. Senate on August 5, 2015 officially confirmed the appointment of Marie Therese Dominguez as Administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). Dominguez, who began serving…
The Surface Transportation Board’s (STB) Office of Environmental Analysis (OEA) has issued a notice extending the deadline—for a second time—for filing comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for…
Miller Ingenuity has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with DuraForce Company, LLC, to sell the DuraForce™ Fastener Systems, the company announced August 4, 2015.
Norfolk Southern’s (NS) Whistle-Stop Safety Train continues its journey this week, traveling through Ohio August 4-6, 2015 to deliver a life-saving message to motorists and pedestrians about staying safe around…
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) issued on July 30, 2015 a final rule to prevent unattended trains that carry crude oil, ethanol, poisonous by inhalation (PIH), toxic by inhalation (TIH),…
Norfolk Southern operated its Whistle-Stop Safety Train in North Carolina and South Carolina the week of July 27, 2015 “to remind motorists and pedestrians to be safe and alert when…
Bakken crude oil hauled in unit trains may disappear by 2017, according to an analysis conducted by RBN Energy LLC.
The Sunday, July 26, 2015 Brickyard 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway will have not one, but two CSX-primary-sponsored Front Row Motorsports Ford Fusions running: The…
The Federal Railroad Administration on July 22, 2015 sent a reminder to railroads transporting crude oil that the Emergency Order issued May 7, 2014 (Docket No. DOT-OST-2014-0067) requiring them to…
Miner Enterprises has introduced its newest railcar component, a long travel CCSB (constant-contact side bearing) with a wide range of applications. The bolt-on bearing, designated TCC-45 LTLP-C, features a low…
You know the kind I mean: the ones where nobody gets hurt, nothing blows up, and nobody shows up, except you.
Based on data from the Surface Transportation Board (STB) and Petroleum Supply Monthly, the U.S. Energy Information Administration has reported that rail and pipeline shipments of crude oil from the…
CSX Corporation (CSX) launched on July 13, 2015 its fifth annual Corporate Social Responsibility Report, Moving Forward, highlighting the company’s progress in 2014 toward goals related to business performance, employee…
Canadian Pacific (CP) met with officials from the City of Vancouver on July 10, 2015 to discuss CP’s operating plan for the Arbutus corridor rail line.
Is complying with the multitude of regulations for the transport of hazardous materials—also known as dangerous goods (DG)—truly a challenge? According to 136 shipping executives surveyed online in April 2015…
Just five days after a CSX train car carrying acrylonitrile derailed in Maryville, Tenn. and caught on fire, four CSX train cars carrying mixed freight derailed and flipped over in…
Performance monitoring devices provide railroads a targeted, educated approach to maintenance or safety issues.
Winners of the 2015 edition of Metra’s Safety Poster and Essay Contest were honored June 17, 2015 at the June meeting of the Metra Board of Directors.
Google has agreed to partner with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) on grade crossing safety, the agency announced on June 29, 2015.
Positive Train Control (PTC) was again in the spotlight this week, as the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee's Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials held a hearing June 24…
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