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FTA issues sixth Safety Directive to WMATA
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has issued its sixth Safety Directive to Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) to address concerns of stop signal overruns.
FTA makes $7 million available for safety grants
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has $7 million in grants available to support efforts that enhance the safety of transit workers and passengers.
FTA publishes final umbrella rule for transit safety
The U.S. Department of Transportation's (USDOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) published a final rule that provides the framework for FTA to monitor, oversee and enforce transit safety, based on the…
WMATA to perform additional work to enhance safety
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) may include additional weekend closures in the SafeTrack schedule to address issues identified following the East Falls Church derailment and updated steps taken to…
FTA issues Track Integrity Investigation Report, issues Safety Directive on WMATA rail
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) released a Track Integrity Investigation Report and issued a Safety Directive aimed at improving the safety of the Washington Metropolitan Area…
Safety, diversity and energy efficiency outlined in NS sustainability report
Norfolk Southern believes it has the answer to what efficiency looks like: Cleaner-running locomotives; greater energy efficiency; support for safer communities; fewer workplace injuries and a more diverse workforce.
Newly-appointed VP to lead safety efforts at Patriot Rail
Patriot Rail Company yesterday appointed Matthew Reddell as vice president and chief safety officer. Reddell joined the company in January 2015 as vice president and chief mechanical officer.
Salient Systems ISO 9001:2008 Certification furthers quality management initiative
Salient Systems, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of L.B. Foster Co., achieved ISO 9001:2008 Certification in the second quarter of 2016. This facility engineers and manufactures remote infrastructure and vehicle…
MTA’s new role in Zika fight: Skeeter slayers
The state of New York is implementing aggressive initiatives to fight the Zika virus and partnering with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to combat the virus in the subway system.
Bad ties look to be the cause of WMATA derailment
A preliminary investigation by Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) into a derailment on Friday, July 29, found deteriorated crossties to be a factor.
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