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North Dakota governor pleased with BNSF’s steps to improve safety
North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple said he is pleased with actions taken by BNSF in response to the comprehensive review and analysis of rail operations and infrastructure around Casselton, N.D.,…
FTA conducting voluntary safety examination of CTA
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is conducting a voluntary safety examination of the Chicago Transit Authority's (CTA) rail and bus transit system in response to the CTA's formal request for…
NTSB issues report on organizational factors in Metro North accidents
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued a special investigation report on common organizational factors in five Metro North Railroad accidents between May 2013 and March 2014.
Watco names two to safety leadership positions
Watco Transportation Services has promoted Ron Martin to vice president of transportation safety and training and Michael Smith to director of engineering safety and training.
MTA preps network for winter wallop
As the season for cold and snowy weather approaches, Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) New York City Transit (NYCT) is ready for winter operations. NYCT said it is leaning on lessons…
Metro-North, LIRR to purchase cab cameras for rail fleet
Metro-North Railroad and Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) received approval from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board to award contracts totaling $34.6 million for the purchase of inward- and outward-facing…
Broken rail blamed for latest North Dakota derailment; Governor calls for more inspections
On November 13, 2014, an eastbound BNSF train carrying lumber and paper product in Casselton, N.D., derailed 21 cars that subsequently struck a passing westbound train derailing 12 empty tank…
FRA issues final rule for the Minimum Training Standards for Safety-Related Railroad Employees
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has issued a final rule that strengthens training requirements for railroad employees and contractors who perform safety-related work.
Transport Canada addresses safety issues linked to Lac-Mégantic
Transport Canada is implementing measures to address the Transportation Safety Board of Canada's (TSB) recommendations stemming from its final report on the Lac-Mégantic train derailment.
NTSB cites poor safety management in five Metro-North accidents
In its investigation of five Metro-North accidents, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) identified several recurring safety issues, including inadequate and ineffective track inspection and maintenance, extensive deferred maintenance issues,…
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