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NTSB Most Wanted 2015: PTC implementation; improved tank car and mass transit safety
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) says rail tank cars that carry crude oil, ethanol and other hazardous materials across the country must do it more safely, which is why…
KCS PTC update: Data surveying and training underway
Kansas City Southern says it has begun training on Positive Train Control (PTC) track and wayside data management at the TEaM Training Center in Shreveport, La. Approximately 160 people were…
NTSB issues safety alert regarding LED and incandescent signal visibility
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued a Safety Alert that focuses on the visibility of railroad signals.
Washington state approves funds to upgrade 59 crossings in five counties
Washington state regulators approved funding for safety upgrades at 59 railroad crossings in Spokane, Whitman, Grant, Adams and King counties.
Amtrak Vermonter makes inaugural run on Knowledge Corridor
Massachusetts Gov.Deval Patrick joined Reps. Richard Neal (D-MA-1) and James McGovern (D-MA-3), Massachusetts Department of Transportation Acting Secretary and Chief Executive Officer Frank DePaola, local elected officials and community members…
KCS’ Starling issues annual “State of the Railroad” memo
"This year, the Kansas City Southern management team refined the company's vision, restating it to be the leading transportation provider both within and between the U.S. and Mexico by consistently…
NCDOT issues state rail plan executive summary
In anticipation of the January 2015 release of the Draft North Carolina Comprehensive State Rail Plan, the N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has issued the Plan's Executive Summary.
President Obama signs legislation extending shortline tax credit extension and enacting omnibus spending bill
President Obama signed two key pieces of legislation last week that will impact the rail industry.
TSB Canada reups focus on Watchlist items following report on CP trains collision
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) released its investigation report into a May 2013 collision between two Canadian Pacific trains just east of Dunmore, AB. The TSB said this…
North Carolina, Illinois, Ohio grade crossings set for improvements
The N.C. Department of Transportation's Rail Division has made crossing safety improvements at two intersections in Pitt County, at two intersections near Marion and at an intersection in Onslow County.
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