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DOT: Prepare for new transit safety oversight
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is alerting U.S. transit operators "to prepare to meet new federal regulations that the Department plans on proposing in the near future. " LaHood offered the…
New Orleans rail operators deal with Isaac
Residents in New Orlean's French Quarter Thursday assured Railway Age by email that the city center was literally weathering Hurricane Isaac far better than expected, retaining electric power and phone…
Caltrain grade separation work continues
Caltrain on Wednesday said the San Bruno Grade Separation Project, designed to improve safety at three rail crossings in downtown San Bruno, Calif., is nearing the halfway mark, with supports…
Wayside horns to adorn NCTD Del Mar crossing
California's North County Transit District (San Diego County) Monday began construction of its pilot program "to install wayside horns in the city of Del Mar" with working taking place at…
Rail Link gets Wyoming safety/health award
Genesee & Wyoming Inc. said Wednesday subsidiary Rail Link, Inc. has received the Wyoming Governor's Award for Safety and Health in the Large Mine-Site Contractor category for the second consecutive…
Trespassing and crossing deaths cloud safety picture
In train operations, the railroads continue to post impressive safety gains. This year's first five months, according to preliminary counts released Tuesday by the Federal Railroad Administration, saw declines of…
Operation Lifesaver notes “troubling trend”
Operation Lifesaver has taken note that deaths and injuries from crossing crashes and pedestrian-train incidents rose in the first four months of 2012 compared to the same period in 2011.
UP again wins Healthy Lifestyles award
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…
FRA, OSHA act to protect whistleblowers
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…
Railroad accidents decline
The latest Federal Railroad Administration accident report, covering this year's first four months, again shows strong safety gains for railroads.
William D. Kennedy, 69
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 juggles ESA work, LIRR rush-hour schedule
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 honors hazmat shippers for safe transport
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.
165 years of railroad police progress
165 years of railroad police progress
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…
Protran Technology, major energy company team on safety initiative
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…
UP rolls out fleet of mobile classrooms
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.
NJT adjusts bikes-on-trains policy
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.
Rail accidents down sharply in first quarter
The Federal Railroad Administration's Office of Safety Analysis has reported strong safety gains for 726 reporting railroads in this year's first quarter.
Freight railroads mark 4th Annual International Level Crossing Awareness Day
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…
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