Safety

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo outlined an action plan to help transit riders deal with the impending work Amtrak is planning at Penn Station during the summer.
Railroads and their customers must not leave fate in the hands of a misinformed public.
The U.S. Senate confirmed Jeffrey Rosen as deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) on May 16. Rosen is the 18th deputy secretary in USDOT's 50-year history.
Canada wants to mandate the use of inward-facing video cameras in the cabs of locomotives, according to a bill filed in Parliament.
Alstom and Metrolinx of Canada announced a C$529-million ($388-million) order for 61 Citadis Spirit light rail vehicles for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area.
Plasser American Corp. has appointed Ronald Olds as vice president of sales and marketing.
Luminator Technology Group  announced the acquisition of Apollo Video Technology, a supplier of transit bus mobile video surveillance equipment headquartered in Bothell, Wash.
Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) New York City Transit (NYCT) will be performing major upgrades to the Astoria's N Line equipment, including the replacement of switches and other track work.
Local and federal Canadian officials gathered May 5 to break ground on a grade separation project in Winnipeg, MB.
Union Pacific has re-opened routes through parts of Missouri where heavy rain and floodwaters interrupted service earlier this week.
The Northeast Corridor Commission on May 3 submitted to Congress two reports detailing short-and-long-term capital investment needs totaling some $38 billion for the 457-mile electrified rail line linking Boston, New…
“Fire burn and caldron bubble … something wicked this way comes”—and it’s neither Shakespeare’s Macbeth nor his lady.
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and Transportation Research Board (TRB) Rail Operational Safety Committee AR070 are sponsoring a workshop on SMS (safety management systems), now required for all passenger…
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has extended the implementation dates of Part 243 Minimum Training Standards by one year according to a notice in the May 3 edition of the Federal…
Recent heavy rains and flooding in Missouri is tying up rail access for Union Pacific and Amtrak.
Following a pair of derailments that made a mess of the busiest U.S. rail commuter hub, Amtrak today rolled out plans to speed upgrades of track, operations and safety at…
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) System Council 11 has ratified a new five-year contract with Canadian National.
CN has renamed its national employee training center in Winnipeg after former President and CEO Claude Mongeau.
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has a new master plan that aims to accelerate its timeframe to bring its equipment, infrastructure and operations into a State of Good Repair from…
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…
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