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FRA points finger at broken rail, pushes for improved rail inspection following W.Va. derailment
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) says that the cause of the February 16, 2015 CSX/Plains All American derailment in Mount Carbon, W.Va. was a broken rail from a rail head…
South Carolina floods claim lives of two R.J. Corman employees
R. J. Corman Railroad Group has confirmed that the company lost two employees as a result of a pickup truck accident on the flood-damaged Congaree Road in Eastover, S.C.
Houston METRO wins APTA outstanding transit system award
The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County received the 2015 "Outstanding Public Transportation System Achievement Award" from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). The award was given to Houston METRO…
CSX, DelDOT and Operation Lifesaver promote public safety
CSX, the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) and Operation Lifesaver worked together this past weekend to improve public safety at railroad crossings and around railroad tracks in Delaware through education…
Hurricane Joaquin could be MTA’s biggest test since Sandy
Should Hurricane Joaquin or its remnants track up the east coast, Metropolitan Transportation Authority's fortification itiative that came into play following the damage Superstorm Sandy wrecked to the system will…
Short Line Safety Institute looking for an executive director
The Short Line Safety Institute (SLSI) is seeking candidates to fill the position of executive director.
FTA proposed rule would require transit agencies to maintain assets in a state of good repair
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) issued a proposed rule that would require public transportation agencies to monitor and manage their capital assets to achieve and maintain a state of good…
NTSB recommends federal oversight of WMATA rail system
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued two urgent safety recommendations calling for direct federal safety oversight of Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority's (WMATA) system by the Federal Railroad Administration…
PHMSA provides grants to train rural responders on hazmat rail incidents
The U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is awarding grants totaling $5.9 million to provide hazardous materials training for volunteer or remote emergency responders. The…
House T&I Committee introduces legislation for three-year PTC deadline extension
The U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee leadership introduced legislation to extend the deadline for U.S. railroads to implement Positive Train Control (PTC).
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