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NTSB recommends federal oversight of WMATA rail system
National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)
issued two urgent safety recommendations calling for direct federal safety oversight of
Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority's (WMATA)
system by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA).
FRA points finger at broken rail, pushes for improved rail inspection following W.Va. derailment
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) says that the cause of the February 16, 2015 CSX/Plains All American derailment in Mount Carbon, W.Va. was a broken rail from a rail head defect. The accident resulted in...
Bombardier’s Rail Control Division focused on North American expansion
Bombardier Transportation is further expanding its North American rail control presence with two new mass transit projects. The first project will deliver the Bombardier Cityflow 650 communications-based train control (CBTC) solution for Toronto's Eglinton Crosstown Light...
NJDOT leadership change underway
The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Commissioner Jamie Fox will make his anticipated transition back to the private sector by the end of the month, when NJDOT Deputy Commissioner Joseph Bertoni will take over...
South Carolina floods claim lives of two R.J. Corman employees
R. J. Corman Railroad Group has confirmed that the company lost two employees as a result of a pickup truck accident on the flood-damaged Congaree Road in Eastover, S.C. In the early hours of Oct. 7,...
HNTB nabs CHSRA design and construction contract
The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) Board of Directors has awarded HNTB Corporation the project and construction management contract for Construction Package 4. HNTB will provide design and construction oversight for the next 22 miles...
P&L trainmen ratify new deal
United Transportation Union Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (UTU-SMART)-represented trainmen employed by Paducah and Louisville Railway (P&L) have ratified a new five-year agreement. The agreement provides for wage increases beginning on January 1, 2014,...
MBTA Green Line increases countdown signs
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Green Line will activate additional countdown signs this week at Copley, Arlington, Boylston, Park, Haymarket and North Stations. "These signs provide important information that significantly enhances our customers' commuting experience,"...
Wiley to retire from SacRT
Mike Wiley, general manager and chief executive officer of Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT), has announced plans to retire following a 38-year career. Wiley will transition from the chief executive position to a supporting role...
CSX, DelDOT and Operation Lifesaver promote public safety
CSX, the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) and Operation Lifesaver worked together this past weekend to improve public safety at railroad crossings and around railroad tracks in Delaware through education and awareness. Every day trains travel...
UP and BNSF win distinguished Hay Award at AREMA Conference
The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) presented the 2015 Dr. William W. Hay Award for Excellence to Union Pacific and BNSF for the Tower 55 Multimodal Improvement Project in downtown Fort Worth, Texas. Tower...
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