Safety

Carlos Rojas, who is expected to become Chief of Police for Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) within the next two months, will have his work cut out for him. He…
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that new Siemens SC-44 Charger locomotives have begun testing in Illinois.
Siemens’ U.S. unit has launched Digital Rail Services, a new business that will use intelligent sensors and advanced software platforms to put intelligence behind billions of data points created on…
Ah, to be a public servant fulfilling the boast of Caesar Augustus: “I found Rome a city of bricks and left it a city of marble.” For the incoming Federal…
Siemens said that the first SC-44 Charger diesel-electric passenger locomotives for the California Department of Transportation will begin revenue testing on the Sacramento-Oakland-San Jose Capitol Corridor before the end of…
Union Pacific is boosting safety and efficiency with an approximately $79 million infrastructure investment in Louisiana this year.
The 14th Annual Railroad Construction and Maintenance Equipment Auction raised $58,403 to benefit the NRC Safety & Education Training program, according to the National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association.
BNSF Railway recognized 65 employees for their outstanding achievements in 2016 at the annual Employees of the Year ceremony in Fort Worth.
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has partnered with Railway Equipment Company of Minneapolis and system operator Keolis Commuter Services to install gas hot air track switch heater systems and fiberglass…
Metrom Rail, a developer and integrator of rail safety technology, hired Tom Harding as the company’s vice president of engineering. Harding will lead the company’s engineering operations and expand its…
Three East Coast senators are highlighting the need for increased funding of Amtrak following two derailments at New York Penn Station.
Norfolk Southern awarded its 2016 Thoroughbred Chemical Safety Award to 55 customers, recognizing their safe handling of rail-shipped hazardous materials products.
OSIsoft, a provider of operational intelligence software, and LILEE Systems, a provider of mobile communications systems for the transportation industry, have entered into an alliance “to improve safety and equipment…
Chicago’s Metra and its railroad partners announced plans to begin $216 million worth of infrastructure investments in 2017.
Spring is here for most of North America, and the Short Line Safety Institute announced the second in a series of Safety Tips aimed at short line and regional railroads.
With advertising that proclaims “Let’s Go Places,” Toyota wouldn’t be able to live up to its slogan were it not for BNSF Railway’s high-quality performance, moving motor vehicles produced by…
Wabtec Corp. has acquired Thermal Transfer Corp., a supplier of industrial heat exchangers.
Amtrak knew of track problems before a New Jersey Transit commuter train derailed at New York’s Penn Station on Monday, April 3, turning the hub into a four-day quagmire of…
The derailment and resulting fire involving a Union Pacific ethanol train in March included older DOT-111 tank cars, according to a preliminary government report.
Two trains have derailed at low speed on the complex interlocking plant at Penn Station New York in the space of two weeks. On April 3, at approximately 9:00 a.m.,…
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