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Pennsylvania hires Zarembski to evaluate, advise on freight system risk mitigation
The state of Pennsylvania has hired Dr. Allan M. Zarembski to a three-month contract to assess the state freight system, which hosts 60-70 crude oil trains a week.
UP marks grade-crossing safety milestone
Union Pacific credits a focus on community safety outreach, operating processes and employee training resulting in a record first-quarter grade-crossing safety performance, demonstrating ongoing progress toward the company's ultimate goal…
J. Reilly McCarren, 1956-2015
J. Reilly McCarren, one of the most accomplished and respected railroaders of the past 35 years, died April 26, 2015 at his Kenilworth, Ill., home after a long battle with…
UP achieves record first-quarter employee safety rate
Union Pacific employees achieved record first-quarter safety performance with a reportable injury rate of 0.85, demonstrating ongoing progress toward the company's ultimate goal of zero incidents.
New crossing funds; safety blitzes to draw focus on safety during Canada’s Rail Safety Week
As part of Rail Safety Week in Canada April 27 through May 3, Canadian National has launched its annual public awareness campaign stressing the deadly risks of trespassing on railway…
RRIF loan to help Metro-North, LIRR install PTC
The Federal Railroad Administration has approved a Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing loan of $967.1 million to the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), which will finance the installment of…
AAR marks another successful annual research review
The 20th Annual AAR Research Review was held March 31-April 1 in Colorado Springs, Colo., at the Hotel Elegante. The review brought approximately 550 attendees to the event, which had…
Another PTC extension bill enters the fray
Senators Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) have introduced their version of a Positive Train Control (PTC) extension bill that joins a similar effort introduced by Sen. Roy Blunt…
FRA awards eight grants totaling $21.2 million
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has awarded eight grants totaling more than $21.2 million that invest in grade-crossing safety, Positive Train Control (PTC) implementation and passenger rail.
Metra implements close call reporting system
Chicago's Metra has created the "Confidential Close Call Reporting System," which is designed to proactively address safety issues and create a more positive safety culture.
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