FRA increasing field strength

The Federal Railroad Administration, with a new leader in place and a confirmed budget, is seeking to fill nearly 100 key vacancies across the U.S. “to further strengthen and improve the organization’s ability to carry out its safety mission.”


IRSE conference overview: “CBTC and Beyond”

For the second consecutive year, the IRSE (Institution of Railway Signal Engineers) “CBTC and Beyond” conference was held in Toronto at the Fairmont Royal York. The 2017 conference, Nov. 30-Dec. 1, included a technical tour of the state-of-the-art, award-winning Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension (TYSSE), showcasing the line’s application of communications-based train control.


NS multi-state safety train tour under way

First responders in 23 cities from 15 states will benefit from free training with Norfolk Southern’s safety train during 2018, part of the railroad’s Operation Awareness & Response program, which provides first responders with training on how to safely respond to a potential rail incident.