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Railroads a presence among Transcaer award winners
Transcaer® (Transportation Community Awareness and Emergency Response), a voluntary national outreach organization, on Thursday announced the recipients of its 2012 National Awards Recognition Program. Several railroads were among the award…
Operation Lifesaver releases 2012 annual report
Operation Lifesaver, Inc. on Tuesday released its 2012 Annual Report, which reviews the organization's accomplishments, according to President and CEO Joyce Rose.
CP reopens line after Minnesota oil spill
Canadian Pacifc on Thursday said it had resumed service in western Minnesota after a derailment spilled up to 30,000 U.S. gallons of oil.
AAR: Railroads set safety record in 2012
The Federal Railroad Administration safety reports for 2012 are now complete, and the Association of American Railroads said Monday they show it was the safest year in the industry's recorded…
Panama Canal Railway applies North American railroad lessons
The Panama Canal Railway Company (PCRC), jointly owned by Kansas City Southern and Mi-Jack Products, Inc., taps into the experience of North American railroaders to bring success to its business.
Colorado DOT taps LED rail crossing safety signs
Fort Worth, Tex.-based CTC, Inc. said Tuesday the Colorado Department of Transportation has obtained 52 "Do Not Stop on Tracks" signs for 26 highway-rail grade crossings in the Centennial State,…
AAR to Congress: Freight rail spurs growth
Association of American Railroad (AAR) President and CEO Edward R. Hamberger Tuesday told the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee's railroads, pipelines and hazardous materials subcommittee that the nation's freight railroads…
OSHA: NS must redress whistleblower violations
Norfolk Southern Railway Co. has been ordered to pay $1.1 million to three workers following an investigation by the Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which found…
PATH readies full weekend service restoration
Weekend PATH service between the World Trade Center and Exchange Place in Jersey City is scheduled to resume Friday evening, completing the final phase of service restoration to the system…
OLI, FTA set transit Safety Education Grants
Operation Lifesaver, Inc., in partnership with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), announced Monday that grant funds are available to transit agencies and other governmental entities for rail transit safety education…
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…
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