Safety

The Federal Railroad Administration's preliminary accident/incident report for the first 11 months of 2012 shows continued safety improvement in nearly every category.
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.
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…
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…
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…
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 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 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…
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 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…
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority plans to repair a flawed junction where its Blue Line and Expo Line light rail transit routes converge.
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…
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…
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…
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,…
Protran Technology said Tuesday it and QinetiQ North America have partnered to provide the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) with the first real-time network of remote sensors installed on continuous welded…
A bridge accident in Paulsboro, N.J., early Friday morning caused at least three cars of an 84-car Conrail Shared Assets train to fall into Mantua Creek. At least one car…
PATH rail service resumed Monday morning between downtown Manhattan and New Jersey points, including Exchange Place Station in Jersey City, following weeks of repair work following damage inflicted by Hurricane…
Federal Railroad Administrator Joseph C. Szabo Friday joined senior railroad industry leaders and labor officials to launch a collaborative effort to educate and raise awareness among rail industry employees of…
The National Transportation Safety Board's annual "Ten Most Wanted" list of safety improvements is aimed at reducing the 35,000 annual transportation fatalities. While rail-related fatalities are a small fraction of that number,…
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