Biofuel Facilities Eligible for USDA Grants

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is awarding $100 million in grants through its Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program to expand infrastructure for renewable fuels sourced from U.S. agricultural products (biodiesel, ethanol, etc.).

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Calling All ‘Women in Rail’ Nominations! Deadline: Sept. 30

Do you know a visionary woman in the rail industry? Nominate a colleague or yourself for the sixth annual Railway Age Women in Rail awards. The deadline is Sept. 30, 2022.

Commentary

The RLA Did Its Job. Time Now for Next Steps

When President Biden met with the railroad and union leaders in the Oval Office after a deal was struck, he characterized the tentative agreement reached by the parties as “an important win

Fitness for Service: An Assessment of Safety—and Health

TIMEOUT FOR TECH, RAILWAY AGE SEPTEMBER 2022 ISSUE: Fitness-for-service assessments of an engineered system are designed to address a basic question: Is the system acceptably safe to use for its intended purpose

End Hose Arrangement-Caused Service Interruptions

MxV RAIL R&D, RAILWAY AGE SEPTEMBER 2022 ISSUE: Air hose separation (AHS) and air hose failure (AHF) are major causes for undesired emergency brake applications (UDE) on trains, and both can result

​Aerial photo of the derailment of the two locomotives and eight hopper cars. Two additional hopper cars are submerged in the river. (Source: BNSF)​

NTSB: ‘Incorrectly Identified’ Caution Area Led to BNSF Derailment

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently stated in a report that the probable cause of a November 2021 collision between towing vessel Baxter Southern and a BNSF coal train was the tow’s pilot and captain “incorrectly identifying” a caution area on the vessel’s electronic chart system (ECS) before pushing the tow up against a riverbank too close to a railroad track, leading to a train derailment near Galland, Iowa.

Katie Farmer, President and CEO, BNSF Railway

Farmer Tops Lineup for Inaugural ‘Rail Insights: Women in Rail’ Event

Topping the list of reasons to attend Railway Age’s inaugural Rail Insights: Women in Rail Conference are headliners Katie Farmer, President and CEO of BNSF; Corina Moore, President and CEO of Ontario Northland; and Jean Savage, CEO and President of Trinity Industries, Inc. Need more reasons to participate in this virtual event, to be held Nov. 10? Here are five.

(Photograph Courtesy of Ontario Northland, via Twitter)

First Look: Ontario Northland’s ‘Every Child Matters’ Locomotive

Ontario Northland on Sept. 12 revealed a new “Every Child Matters” paint scheme for locomotive 1808.

On Sept. 11, the first two of 72 Kawasaki-built rapid transit cars for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s PATH system arrived at Port Newark via a Ro-ro vessel originating in Japan. (Credit: PANYNJ)

Transit Briefs: CA, CTrail, MARTA, NJT, NYCT, PATH, SacRt, TTC

Wellness centers will be deployed at all California transit agencies. Also, a new CTrail- and Amtrak-served train station and roadway safety and track improvement project is under way in Windsor Locks, Conn.; Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) outlines Streetcar East Extension project; New Jersey Transit (NJT) teams with BetMGM on rail line naming rights; MTA New York City Transit (NYCT) graduates subway train operators; PATH’s first two new Kawasaki-built rapid transit cars arrive from Japan; Sacramento Regional Transit (SacRT) offers a ride-free week in celebration of California Clean Air Day; and Toronto Transit Commission will recognize Canada’s National Day of Mourning.

The 300 half-height platform screen doors order for Panama Metro marks Wabtec's first project in Central America.

Wabtec Lands Platform Screen Door Order for Panama Metro

Wabtec Corp. announced on Sept. 15 that it has won an order to supply 300 half-height platform screen doors across Panama Metro’s (Metro de Panama) L3 monorail stations being built by Hitachi Rail, as part of the Grupo de Empresas Sunrise Monorail.

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