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Complete failure of cracked rail led to Jan. 2015 CP derailment
A complete failure of an already-cracked rail led to the January 2015 derailment of a Canadian Pacific train near Nipigon, Ontario, according to the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB).
Springfield Rail Project takes a step forward with completed Carpenter Street underpass
Officials held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Aug. 29 to mark the completion of the Carpenter Street underpass, a grade separation project that will also help support larger rail improvements…
SLSI completes pilot phase
The Short Line Safety Institute (SLSI) marked an important milestone with the completion of the Pilot Phase of its work to assess and address safety culture gaps in the shortline…
TranSystems wins Hay award at AREMA Conference
The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) presented the 2016 Dr. William W. Hay Award for Excellence to TranSystems for the Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency (CREATE) Program…
LACMTA, NCDOT outline plans for federal grants
Officials on opposite sides of the country outlined plans to enhance safety of local rail systems using recently awarded federal funds.
University of Huddersfield finds cost-effective way to increase crossing safety
A United Kingdom-based team says it is feasible to enhance grade-crossing safety using a network of tiny wireless sensors powered by vibrations of an approaching train.
CSX to boost capacity, efficiency on Indiana route
CSX Transportation (CSX) has announced that longer, faster trains—and more of them—will travel along an Indiana route as early as Sept. 7.
Canada, Ontario reach US$2.3B funding agreement for infrastructure
The government of Canada and the province of Ontario reached an agreement that makes CA$2.97 billion (US$2.3 billion) in combined funding available for infrastructure improvements in the province.
CTC allocates $55M to rail, safety projects in California
The California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated $814 million to 135 transportation projects in the state and includes $55 million to four rail and safety projects.
WMATA expands East Falls Church derailment investigation
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) is expanding the investigation into the East Falls Church derailment to include Metro Transit Police.
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