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FTA issues final rule on state transit safety oversight
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has issued a final rule that it says strengthens state safety oversight and enforcement authority to prevent and mitigate accidents and incidents on rail transit…
Metra plans 45 safety blitzes for the year
Chicago's Metra will conduct Operation Lifesaver Safety Blitzes at 45 train stations across the six-county region in 2016 as part of its ongoing efforts to raise awareness of the importance…
TRB accepting proposals for Rail Safety IDEA Program
The Transportation Research Board (TRB) is accepting proposals for the Rail Safety IDEA Program, which supports the development and testing of innovative concepts and methods for improving railroad safety or…
Carlo Patrick to join Herzog Services, Inc.
Carlo Patrick will join Herzog Services, Inc., as vice president effective March 21, 2016.
Metra expands C3RS to bolster safety
Chicago's Metra is planning a major expansion of the its Confidential Close Call Reporting System (C3RS).
Union Pacific: Safest Class 1 railroad in 2015
Union Pacific employees set an all-time reportable personal injury rate record in 2015, improving 11 percent from 2014 to 0.87, making Union Pacific the safest Class 1 railroad in the…
Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., enter MOU for WMATA Safety Commission
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser are moving one step forward in the establishment of a new Metro Safety Commission, an independent…
KCS says first major M/W job of the year accomplished safely
In their first project of the year, the Kansas City Southern Maintenance of Way Production team relayed 25 miles of rail between Dequincy and DeRidder, La. As part of the…
Effort to make shortline tax credit permanent enters both houses of Congress
Less than a week before the rail industry gathers in Washington, D.C., to promote issues, such as the 45G shortline tax credit, legislation was introduced in both houses of Congress…
FRA launches website for states, municipalities to request bridge inspection reports
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has launched a new tool on its website that allows states and municipalities to request inspection reports for rail bridges in their communities.
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