Safety

Front Row Motorsports and CSX will partner for a third straight season in 2015, returning the railroad’s “Play It Safe” public service message to David Ragan’s No. 34 Ford Fusion…
A Coalition Against Bigger Trucks (CABT)-commissioned poll says that nearly 80% of Americans oppose longer and heavier semitrailer trucks. The National Troopers Coalition (NTC), an advocacy group for state troopers…
Railway Age Editor-in-Chief William C. Vantuono appeared on the Sunday, Feb. 7, 2015 edition of “Eyewitness News Up Close with Diana Williams” on WABC-TV in New York to talk about…
I never get tired of explaining the simple mathematics that govern safe train operations. The more thorough our grasp of the simple mathematics of time, distance, velocity, acceleration, coefficient of…
The Railway Supply Institute Committee on Tank Cars (RSI-CTC) on Feb. 6, 2015, released a statement regarding the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) draft rule on tank cars…
New Jersey Transit will receive $843,750 in federal funds to develop a validated forecast and warning system, in partnership with Stevens Institute of Technology located in Hoboken, N.J., one of…
After the most recent tragedy, and tragedy it is, on MTA Metro-North Railroad, U.S. Senators Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) were interviewed by telephone.
Jacksonville, Fla.-based United Rail, Inc. announced a partnership with Swiss rail supply manufacturer HaslerRail AG on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, designed to allow United Rail "to represent their systems and…
Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI) President Joyce Rose commented Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, on the Feb. 3 collision in Valhalla, N.Y., involving an SUV and a Metro-North Railroad consist.
Six people are dead following a horrific grade crossing collision involving a packed Metro-North train and a Mercedes Benz SUV just north of the Valhalla, N.Y., train station on the…
Association of American Railroads Senior Vice President of Safety & Operations Robert VanderClute, a 44-year career railroader, has retired after 12 years with the organization. He is succeeded by Michael…
Union Pacific’s 2014 employee safety performance, a 0.98 reportable injury rate, was the best in the railroad’s history, surpassing the previous record established in 2012, and an 11% reduction from…
The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association said Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 its chairman, Ed McKechnie, had announced the selection of five industry safety experts retained as assessors for…
The National Transportation Safety Board has released it 2015 list of ten “Most Wanted” areas that require safety improvements. Six of the ten are either rail specific or multi-modal; four,…
The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. announced its support for the National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, for NTSB's placing tank car safety on its "Most Wanted List of…
BNSF Railway is taking a second look at an earlier plan to purchase up to 5,000 tank cars for hauling oil products, following feedback from some of its customers, according…
Norfolk Southern has released for road testing the first of 25 GP33ECO emissions-friendly switching locomotives funded by the federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Improvement Program, and built by…
Seattle's Sound Transit pre-emptively annulled train service Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, anticipating disruptions due to forecast heavy rain. Its action proved wise, as mudslides affected BNSF right-of-way, over which Sound…
All six of Washington, D.C.'s streetcars, including the youngest three delivered by United Streetcar, LLC, are undergoing what District Department of Transportation (DDOT) describes as pre-revenue operation, generating speculation that…
Canadian Pacific has reviewed the Canadian Transportation Safety Board’s report on the collision between two CP freight trains near Dunmore, Alberta in May, 2013 and says it “is fully supportive…
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