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USDOT picks new WMATA board members to tackle safety culture The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has appointed three new Federal representatives, each with considerable expertise in safety, to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) board of directors.

usdot-picks-new-wmata-board-members-to-tackle-safety-culture
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has appointed three new Federal representatives, each with considerable expertise in safety, to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) board of directors.   The incoming appointees will bring to the...
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Although safety is always a focus, the Canadian railway industry celebrates Rail Safety Week April 25 through May 1.   There were 164 vehicle versus train incidents in Canada in 2015 of which 14 resulted in fatalities;...
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In keeping with the important railroad tradition of safety, Norfolk Southern rolled out a new educational train and website to help first responders across its network respond to potential rail-related incidents.   The train and website are...
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As the next step in its ongoing efforts to increase safety at railroad crossings, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has released a list of railroad crossings in the United States where multiple incidents have occurred...
j-track-llc-names-dorris-vp-gm-of-new-central-division
J-Track LLC will open a new railroad construction and maintenance company in the Chicagoland area on May 1. The new company, J-Track LLC Central Division, will be led by Vice President and General Manager, Bill...

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BNSF has named Jeff Ahmann Engineering Safety Employee of the Year, Eric Henry Telecommunications Safety Employee of the Year, Kyle Carosella Mechanical Safety Employee of the Year and Kevin Beville Intermodal Safety Employee of the...
mta-to-expand-sleep-apnea-screening-of-employees
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has decided to expand its successful sleep apnea testing program for employees. Testing first began as a pilot program in January 2015 to screen Metro-North Railroad train engineers and now, MTA will...
usdot-receives-unprecedented-interest-in-utc-grant-program
On March 1, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced the availability of $377.5 million over the next five years for grants to support solution-oriented transportation research at colleges and universities under its University Transportation...
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Pacific Harbor Line (PHL), a subsidiary railroad of Anacostia Rail Holdings (ARH), hosted a tour for several guests, including Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Administrator Sarah Feinberg, Region 7 Regional Administrator James Jordan and Linda Darr,...
yolo-county-rail-relocation-study-says-area-would-benefit
A study designed to quantify the economic benefits of relocating existing shortline rail infrastructure in Yolo County, Calif., has found the area could tap into significant benefits if it were to follow through with the...