Safety

Union Pacific is incorporating "smart monitoring," a technique the railroad says has the potential to revolutionize how the railroad's 18,000 bridges are inspected.
On the final day of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority Genius Transit Challenge Conference, and two days after an unsecured segment of replacement rail apparently caused a New York…
Union Pacific is planning a $2.5 million infrastructure investment in Wisconsin this year as a part of its $3.1 billion 2017 capital program.
Union Pacific Railroad honored 56 companies as safe chemical shippers with its annual Pinnacle Award.
Five years after its inception, CSX’s “Play It Safe” NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series sponsorship is going strong.
The Federal Railroad Administration has named public relations practitioner Heath Hall as Deputy Federal Railroad Administrator, a post that does not require Senate confirmation. Hall will serve as Acting Administrator…
Brightline, Florida’s soon-to-open higher-speed passenger rail service, conducted a training seminar for first responders from Broward and Palm Beach counties at Workshop b, the rail operator’s maintenance facility, in West…
The news coming out of New York City hasn’t been very good lately: Daily, almost, service disruptions on the subway system. “Minor” derailments that injure passengers. A fatal injury to…
As a part of its $3.1 billion 2017 capital program, Union Pacific plans to invest $5.1 million in its Washington state rail infrastructure.
RATP Dev North America and McDonald Transit Associates, its North American subsidiary, have appointed veteran airline industry executive Mike Anderson as Vice President of Safety and Security. Based in Fort…
A federal court in Edmonton has fined Canadian National Railway $2.5 million for spilling diesel fuel into the North Saskatchewan River.
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has notified the 30 U.S. states where rail transit systems operate that federal law requires they establish an FTA-certified State Safety Oversight (SSO) Program by…
Each year, hundreds of executives, technical experts, engineers and safety officers from across the railway supplier universe engage in an activity that, while largely unheralded, is enormously important to our…
Beginning Monday, June 19, extensive maintenance, cleaning and repair work will be performed along a portion of MTA New York City Transit’s no. 1 Line, as the FASTRACK program returns…
The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association announced the 308 railroad recipients of its annual Jake Awards, recognizing above-industry average safety performance in 2016.
Union Pacific will invest $23 million of its allotted $3.1-billion 2017 capital program in its New Mexico rail infrastructure.
Amid widespread criticism and even a commuter lawsuit spawned by Amtrak’s planned repairs to New York Penn Station, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Monday released a plan to maintain Long…
R. J. Corman Railroad Co. LLC is commemorating its 30th anniversary this year. The company that the late Rick Corman founded in January 1987 with the acquisition of a branch…
The Northeast Association of Rail Shippers (NEARS) has set the agenda for its Fall Meeting in Pittsburgh, Pa., Sept. 26-28, 2017.
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Long Island (N.Y.) Section recently presented Retlif Testing Laboratories, Ronkonkoma, N.Y., with an award for providing financial assistance and consultative advice, and…
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