Safety

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…
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has awarded an MTA Metro-North Railroad employee who was injured in 2011 the largest punitive damages ever awarded…
North Dakota has ordered producers of oil from the Bakken shale field to begin removing flammable natural gas liquids from the product before crude-by-rail (CBR) transport to other locations.
CSX Corp. is on target for its fourth-quarter earnings expectations and is confident of the longer-term outlook, Chief Financial Officer Fredrik Eliasson told those attending the Credit Suisse Global Industrials…
A report prepared by The Brattle Group on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, states that a new proposed rule on railroad tank cars could cost the U.S. economy as much as…
Protran Technology has been selected to provide 14 Portable Shove Track Protection Systems to an undisclosed Class I railroad. The system includes 14 PT-501SM portable locomotive track detector units for…
Transport Canada’s new Railway Operating Certificate (ROC), which comes into effect Jan. 1 2015, adds one simple form to the pile of paperwork required to run trains, but gives the…
Now even the promoter of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline is boosting the benefits of crude-by-rail (CBR) over pipelines.
Metro-North Railroad and Long Island Rail Road won approval from a committee of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board of Directors on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014 to award contracts totaling…
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