Safety / Training

Houston METRO is continuing its efforts to educate the community about safety along the light-rail lines. As part of that initiative, METRO Board members, Diann Lewter and Jim Robinson, President and Chief Executive Officer Tom Lambert...
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The North Dakota Public Service Commission (PSC) signed an agreement with the Federal Rail Administration (FRA) to implement a state Railroad Safety Program.   PSC notes that not only has the volume of rail traffic in North...
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Norfolk Southern brings its Whistle-Stop Safety Train to the Carolinas this week to remind motorists and pedestrians to be safe and alert when around railroad tracks and trains.   The train, operated by Norfolk Southern with Operation...
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Transport Canada has made an investment of approximately CA$16.5 million (US$12.6 million) for nine Asia-Pacific Gateway transportation infrastructure projects in British Columbia that support Asia-Pacific trade and boost the competitive advantages of Canada's Asia-Pacific Gateway,...
Union Pacific says its persistent community safety outreach efforts are driving down incidents at grade crossings in communities across the company's 23-state rail network.   The railroad's year-to-date public safety rate improved 11 percent to 1.97 versus...

Union Pacific says employees made gains toward the company's ultimate goal of zero incidents, setting second-quarter and year-to-date safety performance records.   UP's employees achieved a 0.81 reportable injury rate for the second-quarter, improving 19 percent over...
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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) gave preliminary approval to two contracts totaling $205.8 million to Siemens Industry Inc. and Thales Transport & Security for the installation of a Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) signaling system on...
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The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has launched a comprehensive, focused safety review of the New York & Atlantic Railway's (NY&A) safety culture and management practices.   This review follows FRA's launch of an investigation into the July...
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The U.S. House of Representatives approved a five-month, $8-billion extension of surface transportation programs on July 15. The new extension would give lawmakers until Dec. 18 to find a longer-term solution.   House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee...
Canadian Pacific recently met with officials from the city of Vancouver, British Columbia, to discuss its operating plan for the Arbutus corridor rail line. The corridor, which runs from False Creek to the Fraser River in...