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FRA proposes new rail safety rule
The Federal Railroad Administration has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that it says will "require railroads to train and qualify employees in safety-related positions on federal railroad safety laws,…
Rail accidents and fatalities decline
A new report by the Federal Railroad Administration's Office of Safety Analysis shows that in the first 11 months of 2011, U. S. railroad accidents and incidents declined 5.7% from…
PTC revamp, big trucks in SAFETEA-LU successor
The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Wednesday introduced a five-year surface transportation funding bill, a successor to the now-expired SAFETEA-LU, that would extend Congress’ mandated deadline for Positive Train Control…
CSX, NASCAR’s Regan Smith “Play it Safe”
CSX Transportation has partnered with Furniture Row Racing and the No. 78 Chevrolet Impala driven by Regan Smith in NASCAR’s top-tier Sprint Cup Series as an associate sponsor for the…
UP posts record low employee injury rate
Union Pacific Railroad employees achieved a record low 1.15 reportable injury rate in 2011, the best performance on record in the company's 150-year history, according to a UP announcement Tuesday.
MTA railroads issue “Pledge to Customers”
New York MTA’s two regional railroads, Metro-North Railroad and the Long Island Rail Road, on Monday presented a formal “Pledge to Customers” during the MTA Railroad Committee meeting, with both…
Second Avenue Subway blasting found non-polluting
New York MTA Capital Construction (MTACC) says a study conducted by Parsons Brinckerhoff and reviewed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency found "no concerns that Second Avenue Subway construction is…
Railroading in a post-9/11 world
The recent 10th anniversary of 9/11 gave us all pause to think about those tragic events and reflect on whether life is different today because of them. On Sept. 12,…
Raising the bar on crossing protection
Improved technology from suppliers backs up a continuing campaign to keep accident trends going in the right direction.
Safety: A collaborative process
The FRA and the AAR’s Safety Appliance Task Force have joined forces to improve these safety-critical pieces of hardware. The FRA recently amended regulations related to safety appliance arrangements on…
RSI: Help address truck weight/size threat
On Jan. 3 the Railway Supply Institute noted a lobbying effort by the trucking industry could encourage Congress to increase truck sizes and/or truck weight on the nation's roadways in…
Long-term safety trends are positive
Almost any way you look at it, railroads are getting safer. The latest report from the Federal Railroad Administration’s Office ofSafety Analysis, covering the first 10 months of the years…
NFTA to lay off 20% of police force
The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority, which oversees Buffalo, N.Y.'s light rail transit line, plans to lay off almost 20% of its transit police, or about 20 officers, to cope with…
Fatality occurs at East Side Access project
A worker at Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s East Side Access project in Manhattan was killed Thursday evening, causing MTA to halt work on the project.
Grade crossings get smarter, safer
Current technology is not only more reliable, it's highly intelligent. When it comes to grade crossings, protecting people and equipment is the top priority for all railroads. Suppliers are making that…
China claims high speed signaling sale
Amid international speculation that its $300 billion high speed rail program has been seriously damaged by faulty technology and a crash that killed 40 people (pictured), an announcement from Beijing…
Safety : Merging survival and avoidance approaches
Most global passenger rail suppliers accept a basic schism in their marketplace: Europe and most of Asia seek passenger designs based on crash avoidance. U.S. counterparts had to meet crash…
Who will build this train?
The stakes are big in the race to build a new generation of American high speed trains. "If we can get one high speed system up and running, others will follow."
Creating a safety culture
Creating a culture that promotes individual safety and eliminates injuries is not an easy thing to do in the railroad industry.
High productivity fault detection
The proverbial ounce of prevention is worth more than any cure when it comes to keeping heavy tonnage on track.
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