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Miller Ingenuity wins WorldSafe award
Miller Ingenuity announced it has been selected for a 2016-17 WorldSafe Award for its work in rail maintenance safety.
WMATA removes 4000-series railcars in safety concern
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) General Manager/CEO Paul J. Wiedefeld ordered on November 17 the immediate removal from service of all 4000-series railcars from the lead position of trains…
AAR "anxious" for Trump's STB shift
Regarding the Association of American Railroads Nov. 17 request that the U.S. Surface Transportation Board delay regulatory proposals until the U.S. Senate confirms a full slate of Board members appointed…
AAR: STB should pause until Trump's Board arrives
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) said November 17 that the U.S. Surface Transportation Board (STB) should defer regulatory proposals, most notably forced access, until the U.S. Senate confirms a…
NS safety train to Slidell, La.
Norfolk Southern Corporation’s safety train rolled into Slidell, La., last week. NS says it hosted 143 area emergency responders who received advanced training in safely handling potential rail incidents involving…
Madness in Mosier
You want to double or triple your train throughput? Just build a nice long siding. At least that’s what Friends of the Columbia Gorge would like the Wasco County (Wash.)…
AAR: "Concern over railroads being held responsible for contractor drug and alcohol testing programs"
Ed Greenberg, spokesperson for the Association of American Railroads, provided this statement following the Federal Railroad Administration's Nov. 10 decision to reject a petition by several industry groups to delay…
CP seeks changes to maximum work hours
Canadian Pacific has provided notice to the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) that it will be seeking changes by Transport Canada that would reduce by a third the maximum permissible…
AAR post-election: "now shift...focus to policymaking"
Edward R. Hamberger, president and CEO of the Association of American Railroads (AAR), issued on November 9 the following statement in light of the 2016 federal election results:
CP launches website defensive to TSB fatigue findings
Canadian Pacific on November 8 launched a website in response to Canadian Transportation Safety Board (TSB) Chairwoman Kathy Fox’s Oct. 31 public pronouncement that 6% of human-caused rail incidents may…
CP to TSB: Your statements are misguided
Canadian Pacific is calling Canadian Transportation Safety Board (TSB) Chairwoman Kathy Fox’s Oct. 31 public pronouncement that 6% of human-caused rail incidents may have involved fatigue “misguided comments” that “do…
Amtrak receives first-ever Emergency Management recognition
Amtrak has earned accreditation by the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP), a recognition typically awarded to federal, state, local and tribal emergency response agencies. Amtrak is the first railroad ever…
On the air with Ernie Anastos
Ernie Anastos, anchor of the 6:00 news on WNYW-TV Fox 5 New York, is one of the best broadcast journalists I’ve come across in numerous television appearances during my nearly…
BNSF Short Line of the Year: Burlington Junction
BNSF Railway on Oct. 20 named Burlington Junction Railway (BJRY) its 2016 Short Line of the Year at its annual Short Line Conference. BNSF recognized BJRY “for its dedication to…
NTSB releases preliminary report into Hoboken train accident
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released the preliminary report on the investigation of the New Jersey Transit accident at Hoboken Terminal that left one person dead and 110 injured.
First responders training with NS safety train
Emergency responders from 18 cities in 13 states across Norfolk Southern’s railroad network are receiving advanced training in safely handling potential rail incidents involving hazardous materials with NS’s safety train.
AAR to DOT: GAO agrees we don’t need ECP
The Association of American Railroads says the Department of Transportation should withdraw its rule on electronically controlled pneumatic (ECP) brakes for crude oil trains after a review released Oct. 12…
NJT wreck: NTSB now has “usable data”
The National Transportation Safety Board said on Thursday, Oct. 6 that it obtained “usable data” from the event recorder and forward-facing video camera in the control (cab) car of New…
My gas tax is going up—finally!
Only one day after the tragic wreck of a New Jersey Transit commuter train at Hoboken Terminal came some positive news about transportation in the state, specifically, how it’s funded.…
OmniTRAX’s Chicago Rail Link pilots Grade Crossing Technology
Chicago Rail Link, LLC (CRL), a managed affiliate of OmniTRAX, Inc., is presenting a new and innovative grade crossing pilot project. It is the first such test of this technology…
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