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NTSB: Slight drop in 2013 transportation fatalities; rail deaths up
Transportation fatalities in the United States decreased by three percent in 2013 from 2012, according to preliminary figures released by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). Fatalities in all modes…
AAR: Freight railroads to spend a record $29 billion on network; hire 15k in 2015
U.S. freight railroads plan to spend an estimated $29 billion on the nation's rail network and project to hire about 15,000 people in 2015, the Association of American Railroads (AAR)…
SCVTA’s begins BART Silicon Valley Phase II Extension environmental review process
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (SCVTA) in California are initiating an environmental study for the proposed construction of an approximately six-mile extension of…
KCS updates PTC progress; highlights Signal group
Kansas City Southern says that implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC) technology is a major, ongoing initiative, especially for the Signal, Mechanical, Telecommunications and IT groups.
CN, Canadian m/w employees ratify four-year agreement
Canadian National and members of the United Steelworkers (USW) union Local 2004 have ratified a four-year labor agreement covering approximately 3,000 maintenance-of-way employees who inspect, maintain and repair CN's track,…
Rush named SVP safety & operations; VanderClute retires
The Association of American Railroads' (AAR) Senior Vice President of Safety and Operations Robert VanderClute has retired.
First FTA safety investigator suits up
George Good, Jr., the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) first full-time safety investigator recently began according to a blog post to the U.S. Department of Transportation's "Fast Lane."
Metra names top administrative officer
Metra has appointed John Milano to deputy executive director for administration, effective Feb. 1.
Amtrak commits $12 million to renovate Chicago Union Station
Amtrak has made a commitment of $12 million to continue renovations of Chicago's 90-year-old Union Station. In the coming weeks and months, Chicago Mayor Emanuel will work in coordination with…
Ned Snead, founder of GREX, 1929-2015
Edwin de Steiguer (Ned) Snead, the founder and chairman emeritus of Georgetown Rail Equipment Company (GREX), passed away January 22, 2015 in Georgetown, Texas, at the age of 85.
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