Mischa Wanek-Libman, editor

Mischa Wanek-Libman, editor

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The U.S. Department of Transportation's (USDOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) published a final rule that provides the framework for FTA to monitor, oversee and enforce transit safety, based on the methods and principles of Safety Management Systems (SMS).

Kansas City Southern (KCS) Railway is performing approximately $13 million of construction and improvement projects in 2016 on its Greenville Subdivision, which runs between Louisiana and Texas.

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) may include additional weekend closures in the SafeTrack schedule to address issues identified following the East Falls Church derailment and updated steps taken to improve WMATA's track inspection program.

Wednesday, 10 August 2016 11:15

In memoriam: Robert R. Kiley

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (MTA) fifth and longest-serving chairman, Robert R. Kiley, died Tuesday at the age of 80.

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) released a Track Integrity Investigation Report and issued a Safety Directive aimed at improving the safety of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Metrorail system.

Norfolk Southern believes it has the answer to what efficiency looks like: Cleaner-running locomotives; greater energy efficiency; support for safer communities; fewer workplace injuries and a more diverse workforce.

The planned Southwest Light Rail Transit (SWLRT) project to expand METRO rail service from downtown Minneapolis, Minn., to Eden Prairie will now cost $19 million more.

Monday, 08 August 2016 10:51

MTA steps up subway clean up efforts

New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is adopting a new initiative to reduce the amount of trash on subway tracks.

Eric Olson joined Gannett Fleming as Transit & Rail Business Line leader for the West Region. In this role, Olson is responsible for Gannett Fleming's portfolio of transit clients and projects and works to assure that Gannett Fleming Transit & Rail delivers the highest level of service to them.

Salient Systems, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of L.B. Foster Co., achieved ISO 9001:2008 Certification in the second quarter of 2016. This facility engineers and manufactures remote infrastructure and vehicle monitoring devices and software for the global rail industry.

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