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PHMSA proposes new response plan and info sharing rules for HHFTs The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), in coordination with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), has proposed regulations for Oil Spill Response Plans and Information Sharing for High-Hazard Flammable Trains (HHFTs) to improve oil spill response readiness and mitigate effects of rail incidents involving petroleum oil.

mta-nyct-to-close-canarsie-tunnel-for-18-months
Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) New York City Transit (NYCT) is opting for a full 18-month shutdown of the Canarsie Tunnel, versus a three-year partial shutdown, to rebuild the tunnel, which flooded during Superstorm Sandy. Closing the...
kcs-and-odessa-police-promote-safety-with-officer-on-a-train-event
Kansas City Southern and the Odessa Police Department hosted an Officer on a Train event July 20 to promote public safety at railroad crossings in Odessa, Mo. The Missouri State Highway Patrol also participated in...
csx-moves-carolina-connector-debuts-new-intermodal-service
CSX put a stop to the controversy surrounding its planned Carolina Connector (CCX) intermodal facility in Johnson County, N.C., by moving the project to Rocky Mount in Edgecombe County. The $272-million project was announced in January...
As reported by Railway Age, the Federal Railroad Administration, at a June 15, 2016 hearing regarding the agency's proposed rule mandating two-person crews, heard two sharply contrasting arguments, one from freight rail management, the other...
ntsb-releases-preliminary-report-on-bnsf-panhandle-collision
One of the trains involved in the June 28 head-on collision between two BNSF intermodal trains outside of Panhandle, Texas passed a red signal before the accident.   This comes from the National Transportation Safety Board's (NTSB)...

phmsa-proposes-new-response-plan-and-info-sharing-rules-for-hhfts
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), in coordination with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), has proposed regulations for Oil Spill Response Plans and Information Sharing for High-Hazard Flammable Trains (HHFTs) to improve oil...
port-grade-separation-projects-receive-fastlane-grants
Several intermodal projects, as well as two grade separation projects will benefit from Fostering Advancements in Shipping and Transportation for the Long-Term Achievement of National Efficiencies (FASTLANE) grants.   The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) received 212...
norfolk-southern-brings-“train-your-brain”-safety-campaign-to-indiana
Norfolk Southern is bringing its "Train Your Brain" public safety campaign to Indiana to encourage motorists to be smart and safe when crossing train tracks.   Billboards, with messages, such as "Your fan club is waiting" and...
wmata-details-work-completed-during-second-safetrack-surge
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) released the final production report for the second SafeTrack "surge," saying that all planned work was completed during the 16-day project and the critical junction where the Orange and...
coos-bay-rail-link-receives-grant-to-rehab-tunnels
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has awarded the Coos Bay Rail Line $11 million to rehabilitate nine crumbling tunnels along the critical rail link between Eugene and Coquille, Ore. The grant was awarded through the...