Safety

Pictured: NTSB Vice Chairman Bruce Landsberg, investigator John Manutes and Investigator-In-Charge Jim Southworth at the scene of the Amtrak derailment near Joplin, Mont. (Caption and Photograph: Courtesy of NTSB, via Twitter, Sept. 27)

Amtrak Empire Builder Derailment Investigation Under Way, Montana Track Reopens (Sept. 28)

Amtrak’s Empire Builder train 7/27 traveling westbound from Chicago to Seattle/Portland on Sept. 25 derailed near Joplin, Mont., at 3:55 p.m. MT. The passenger train was traveling between 75-78 mph, below the 79 mph speed limit, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) reported on Sept. 27 during its first media briefing.

Amit Bose, Deputy Administrator, Federal Railroad Administration

Federal Railroad Administrator Nominee Addresses Senate Committee

Amit Bose, Deputy Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration, took on questions about automated track inspection, crew sizes, hazardous materials transportation, and port congestion, among other topics, during a Sept. 22 hearing on his nomination by President Biden to be the next Federal Railroad Administrator.

Safety Doesn’t Happen By Accident Part 3: Rail Group On Air Podcast

Editor’s Note: September is Safety Month in the North American railway industry. This month, Railway Age “recalls to active duty” the three-part series on System Safety by Sonia Bot and Tony Zenga, with accompanying podcasts. Here is Part 3 – William C. Vantuono

System Safety, Part 3: Identifying Overlooked Practices

Editor’s Note: September is Safety Month in the North American railway industry. This month, Railway Age “recalls to active duty” the three-part series on System Safety by Sonia Bot and Tony Zenga, with accompanying podcasts. – William C. Vantuono

Hexagon’s Security & Surveillance portfolio is said to address “the complete lifecycle of incident management, empowering operators to detect, assess and respond to threats and incidents and collaborate with outside organizations when needed.”

Hexagon Debuts Security and Surveillance for Rail

Hexagon is bringing together 3D surveillance systems and security, dispatching and collaboration software in a new Security & Surveillance portfolio, enabling rail operators “to better protect their assets, passengers and freight” and reduce service disruptions.