Safety

Winners of the 2015 edition of Metra’s Safety Poster and Essay Contest were honored June 17, 2015 at the June meeting of the Metra Board of Directors.
Google has agreed to partner with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) on grade crossing safety, the agency announced on June 29, 2015.
Positive Train Control (PTC) was again in the spotlight this week, as the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee's Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials held a hearing June 24…
A universal access control system is being introduced to North America that radically improves safety and risk management in the U.S. logistics and transportation industry.
Canadian Pacific (CP) says it is “profoundly disappointed” with Canadian Minister of Transport Lisa Raitt’s public  comments regarding an ongoing investigation into an alleged breach in safety rules. “Such comments…
Transport Canada has uncovered serious violations in connection with the horrific 2013 oil train derailment in Lac-Mégantic under the Railway Safety Act and the Fisheries Act, the department announced June…
Railway Age was in Chicago June 17-18 at the Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel for its first-annual Rail Insights conference, structured as a series of conversations with industry leaders who, with Railway…
High school graduation. Time for friends, family, celebration, and taking senior photos and videos. Lots of young people seek the perfect artistic backdrop: a “vanishing vista.” What better, more artistic…
The National Transportation Safety Board, in a second update of the May 12 fatal Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia, announced that it found no indication that the locomotive engineer of train…
A wind-driven wildfire that grew to at least 30 acres on the west side of Spokane, Wash., on June 11 was quickly knocked down by two helicopter drops, fire teams…
As the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee held the latest in a growing collection of hearings on Positive Train Control, the Association of American Railroads reiterated its oft-repeated message that…
As a result of work completed in March 2014 in response to the Federal Railroad Administration’s Emergency Order 29, the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North say they are in…
National Transportation Safety Board investigators examining Amtrak’s May 12, 2015 derailment on the Northeast Corridor have ruled out distraction caused by cell phone use on the part of engineer Brandon…
Jerome Marullo has joined the Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corp. Railway Division as Eastern Regional Advertising Sales Manager, with responsibility for Railway Age, Railway Track & Structures and International Railway Journal. He…
AskRail™, the mobile application developed as an added safety tool for first responders, continued its industry-wide rollout with a demonstration at BNSF’s Chicago (Corwith) Intermodal Facility on June 8, 2015.…
Violent clashes often occur at the intersection of liability, ability to pay and the law. They follow train accidents that send victims and railroads to court as adversaries.
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has released a series of technical reports on truck size and weight for peer review and public comment as a step toward the completion…
Following the June 2, 2015 oversight hearing of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee on Amtrak’s May 12 fatal derailment of Northeast Regional Train 188 (which according to many observers…
The wait for a new tank car specification is over. Now comes the “fun” part: Retrofits to older cars, and potentially onerous operating rules.
At Washington, D.C.’s Union Station, Norfolk Southern dedicated its latest commemorative locomotive, an SD60E painted in a vibrant red, white and black livery with gold accents and insignia recognizing police,…
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