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NTSB report, recommendations aimed at protecting roadway workers The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has issued a special investigation report on the recent increase in deaths of railroad and rail transit roadway workers on or near tracks and made recommendations to reduce the number of fatalities.

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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has issued a special investigation report on the recent increase in deaths of railroad and rail transit roadway workers on or near tracks and made recommendations to reduce the...
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Work was completed recently on a railroad crossing at the intersection of Andy Griffith Parkway and Rockford Street in Mount Airy, N.C. The old crossing was identified as a safety hazard and was slated for...
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The Federal Transit Authority (FTA) awarded 40 projects a total of $3.59 billion in federal disaster relief funds to help public transportation systems in the areas affected by Hurricane Sandy to become more resilient, in...
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Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) and the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) have been awarded nearly $2 billion in storm resiliency funding from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). All of the grants are part...
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One year after launching a campaign focused on rail-customer safety, the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has seen a nearly 17 percent drop in the number of reports of people trespassing on CTA railroad tracks.   While the...

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Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI), is awarding $162,500 in grant funds for public awareness and safety education projects involving 11 transit agencies across the United States.   The local transit agencies and state Operation Lifesaver programs will work...
Watco Companies has formed the Watco Safety, Training, and Compliance Team. The company says the team formation is an effort to continually improve focus on its people and customers.   Over the past several years, Watco's safety...
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Two pieces of rail-related legislation have progressed on opposite sides of the hill. The U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Committee approved the Passenger Rail Reform and Investment Act of 2014 (PRRIA, H.R. 5449)....
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Canadian National (CN) has officially opened its new employee training center in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The 100,000-square-foot facility is currently hosting 350-plus CN students from across Canada every week, with hands-on training for all key railway...
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The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) will award $25 million in a Transportation Investment Generation Economic Recovery VI grant to the Maine Department of Transportation to replace the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge connecting Kittery, Maine,...