Safety

Norfolk Southern's Wick Moorman responds to Railway Age’s October 2015 issue cover story on Positive Train Control.
Congressional conferees on Dec. 1, 2015 reached an agreement on the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, a five-year surface transportation reauthorization bill and the first long-term bill of its…
Jacksonville, Fla.-based Duos Technologies Group, Inc., a provider of intelligent security and analytical technology solutions, has been awarded a new contract from a major railroad operator for a complete train…
By now, railcar manufacturers are well aware of U.S. Department of Transportation’s new rules regarding the nation’s fleet of crude-carrying cars.
CSX’s Santa Train completed its 73rd run on Nov. 21, 2015 in Kingsport, Tenn., after having made its inaugural run in 1943 as a good will gesture to residents of…
The Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI) Board of Directors announced on Nov. 20, 2015 that it has elected members and officers for the two-year term that begins Jan. 1, 2016.
Metalex, a Jason Company, announced on Nov. 20, 2015 a new, authorized distribution partner in Unity Railway Supply to distribute Morton Rail Products—the source for safe walking surfaces to the…
BNSF has tested a UAS (unmanned aerial system, better-known as a drone) supplied by Boeing Co. subsidiary Insitu Inc. in east-central New Mexico, on approximately 132 miles of main line…
The U.S. Senate on Nov. 10, 2015 passed a motion opposing the allowance of twin 33-foot trailers on federal highways in a 56-31 vote.
Reaffirmation by the U.S. rail and hazardous materials regulators of new rules for the movement of flammable liquids means operational migraines for railroaders, without actually addressing the underlying cause of…
Sasser Family Holdings subsidiary NxGen Rail Services LLC has completed testing of its NxTrack™ automated track inspection system at TTCI in Pueblo, Colo.
Robert “Bobby” Bonds, 61, of Bala Cynwyd, Pa., founder of Operation RedBlock, the internationally recognized substance abuse prevention and intervention program for railroad employees, died at his home Oct. 29,…
Today, Nov. 10, 2015, the U.S. Senate is scheduled to vote on an amendment for a procedural motion that would provide instructions to the Senate conferees on the Highway Trust…
H.R. 3763, the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act, the six-year transportation bill passed on Nov. 5, 2015 by the U.S. House of Representatives, included all major recommendations for which…
Following three days of debate, during which more than 100 amendments were considered, the U.S. House of Representatives on Nov. 5, 2015 “overwhelmingly” approved the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform…
Rep. Reid Ribble’s (R-Wisc.) controversial proposed amendment to H.R. 3763, the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015, which would allow heavier trucks on interstate highways in an effort…
Rep. Reid Ribble’s (R-Wisc.) proposed amendment to H.R. 3763, the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015, which would allow heavier trucks on the nation’s highways “will cost taxpayers…
Editor’s note: The following is David Schanoes’s presentation, “Better, Safer Railroading: 10% Planning, 90% Execution,” at Railway Age’s 2015 Passenger Trains on Freight Railroads Conference.
The rail industry’s frenzied push to extend the Congressionally imposed deadline for implementing Positive Train Control—one of the largest unfunded mandates ever foisted upon a U.S. industry—finally came to fruition…
The U.S. Senate on Oct. 28, 2015 confirmed Acting Federal Railroad Administrator Sarah Feinberg as the agency’s official head. Her appointment was simultaneous with the Senate’s vote passing H.R. 3819,…
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