Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers have used images from the photo-sharing website Flickr to identify U.S. CBR (crude by rail) routes “to provide data that could help transportation planners better understand regional
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BNSF Logistics, LLC, names Cami Misch Interim President. Also, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (National Academies) names Victoria Sheehan Executive Director of the Transportation Research Board; and MxV Rail welcomes Niki Toussaint as Assistant Vice President of Marketing.
The Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) International and the Eno Center for Transportation (Eno) sign memorandum of understanding (MOU). Also, from the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association’s weekly Views & News: A Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) report discusses results of Onboard Broken Rail Detection (OBRD) system research; ASLRRA congratulates industry colleagues on their retirements; and registration opens for first ASLRRA training seminar in 2023.
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s (PHMSA) proposed temporary suspension of its regulations authorizing the transportation of liquefied natural gas by rail have prompted not only the Railway Supply Institute to weigh in, but also the Republican members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and a coalition of attorneys general from 14 states and Washington, D.C.; all submitted comments on the agency’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking released late last year.
President Joe Biden has officially sent to the U.S. Senate his nomination of Nuria I. Fernandez for Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA); the move would elevate her from Acting Administrator.
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 rail modes, at the APTA Rail Conference in Baltimore.
The Transportation Research Board (TRB) is accepting proposals for the Rail Safety IDEA Program, which supports the development and testing of innovative concepts and methods for improving railroad safety or performance. Rail Safety IDEA proposals are due Sept. 15, 2016.
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has released a series of technical reports on truck size and weight for peer review and public comment as a step toward the completion of the comprehensive study required in the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21).
The Transportation Research Board (TRB) is accepting proposals for the Safety IDEA (Innovations Deserving Exploratory Analysis) Program, which supports the development and testing of innovative concepts and methods for improving railroad safety or performance. Proposals are due Sept. 15, 2015.
Edson L. Tennyson, one of the most respected rail advocates across several decades spanning U.S. passenger rail’s decline and recovery, died at his home Monday, July 14, 2014, succumbing to bladder cancer. He was 92.