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Obama renews call for infrastructure investment
President Obama resumed a push for infrastructure investment first outlined in his State of the Union speech. The plan outlines three main points to bring the nation's infrastructure into a…
WMATA report card shows gains in 2012
Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority (WAMTA) made significant gains in train reliability, reduced employee and customer injuries, as well as other markers in 2012, according to its annual "Vital Signs"…
Bombardier wins international innovation awards for safety technology
Bombardier Transportation has won two international innovation awards for its TrackSafe technology, designed to improve safety and productivity for railway track workers.
Rail partners explore Washington state mudslide causes, solutions
Four rail partners involved in service and safety in the corridor between Seattle and Everett, Wash., are putting a new focus on understanding the root causes and potential solutions to…
FTA environmental review process goes through revision
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) revised the environmental review process, required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), which will expedite the process for all proposed transit projects seeking federal…
UP's Twin Cities Service Unit sees 70 percent improvement in safety
As reported by RT&S yesterday (click here), Union Pacific had their best safety year to date with achieving a 1.01 reportable injury rate in 2012.
Union Pacific employees mark 2012 as safest year
Union Pacific's 2012 employee safety performance was the best in the company's 150-year history. Employees achieved a 1.01 reportable injury rate, surpassing the previous best of 1.15 established in 2011.…
KCS’ U.S. engineering team hits safety stride, prepares for continued performance
In 2012, Kansas City Sourthern's U.S. engineering department achieved a record low injury frequency ratio.
AREMA accepting applications for its scholarship program and design competition
The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) Educational Foundation is accepting applications for the 2013 Scholarship Program. The deadline is March 8, 2013.
National Safety Council recognizes WMATA's Sarles with award
Richard Sarles, general manager and CEO of Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority was selected for the 2013 CEOs Who "Get It." The list is an annual recognition of business leaders…
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