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Late-race wreck mars CSX, Front Row Motorsports debut
In spite of gray and threatening skies over Daytona International Speedway, the green flag dropped at the 55th Daytona 500 right on time on Feb. 23. David Ragan, driving the…
MTA mulls reopening (one) South Ferry Station
One subway station in Manhattan mauled by Hurricane Sandy last October remains problematic for New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and it's an important subway/ferry transfer hub: South Ferry Station.
CSX teams with NASCAR’s David Ragan, Front Row Motorsports to “Play it Safe”
For the second consecutive year, CSX Transportation is teaming up with a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team to promote public safety around railroad tracks as part of its “Play It…
Bombardier’s TrackSafe wins innovation awards
Bombardier Transportation has won two international innovation awards for its TrackSafe technology designed to improve safety and productivity for railway track workers. Bombardier received one of 15 Innovation Awards presented…
FRA's Szabo: Safety gains keep on coming
Federal Railroad Administrator Joseph Szabo addressed the Railway Age/Parsons Transportation Group International Conference on Communications-Based Train Control on Feb. 5. He spoke about rail's growing role in moving people and…
FRA notes rail safety improvement
The Federal Railroad Administration's preliminary accident/incident report for the first 11 months of 2012 shows continued safety improvement in nearly every category.
LaHood to step down in February
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, says he will leave the Obama administration in February, ending months of speculation over the possibility of continuing in his role during the administration’s second term.
UP employees achieve new safety record
Union Pacific's 2012 employee safety performance was the best in the company's 150-year history—a 1.01 reportable injury rate, surpassing the former record of 1.15 achieved in 2011. From 2002 to 2012, employees improved…
House committee eyes rail safety, hazmat issues
Reauthorized rail safety legislation the implementation of two new laws on pipeline safety and hazardous materials safety are on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee's agenda in 2013, according to…
Engineer rides American Dream to a short line
It is unlikely Scott DeVries soon will be sitting aside Norfolk Southern Chairman Wick Moorman at an Association of American Railroads board meeting, or sharing small talk over lunch with…
OSHA: BNSF signs employee practices accord
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on Tuesday said it has signed an accord with BNSF Railway Co., noting "BNSF's voluntary revision of several personnel…
PATH round-the-clock service inches ahead
PATH has combined portions of three regular daytime routes to re-establish overnight service on part of its system for the first time since Hurricane Sandy crippled the bistate rapid transit…
Amtrak fills more senior operations posts
Amtrak late Thursday said it has named Magdy El-Sibaie as the new chief safety officer and Robin McDonough as chief, business operations. Both will report directly to D.J. Stadtler, vice…
Train operations notch solid safety gains
In a report posted Dec. 31, the Federal Railroad Administration's Office of Safety Analysis described strong safety gains in freight train operations in the first 10 months of 2012.
Amtrak to FRA: Lightweight HSR trains, please
Amtrak begins the new year by formally planning to request revisions to Federal Railroad Administration safety standards to facilitate lighter-weight high speed rail equipment, a move U.S. rail advocates have…
LACMTA addresses LRT track gauge flaw
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority plans to repair a flawed junction where its Blue Line and Expo Line light rail transit routes converge.
NTSB issues first report on NJ bridge incident
The National Transportation Safety Board on Monday released its preliminary report on the Paulsboro, N.J. train derailment Nov. 30, but the initial release does not identify the cause of the…
Obituary: Dr. William J. Harris, 94
Dr. William J. Harris, who contributed to several industry improvements and who served with the Association of American Railroads from 1970 to 1985, died Dec. 5 at age 94 at…
UIC honor bestowed to TTCI FAST program
The Association of American Railroads Tuesday lauded the Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (TTCI) on its receipt of the International Union of Railways' (UIC) Innovation and Railway Research Award in the…
House reps seek hearing on Conrail accident
Two New Jersey congressional representatives and one Pennsylvania colleague Thursday said they will seek to hold a hearing to determine the cause of a freight derailment last week in Paulsboro,…
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