Safety / Training

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) recently conducted an inspection of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) rail and bus systems that identified "organizational deficiencies and operational concerns that significantly…
Georgetown Rail Equipment Company (GREX) has acquired SENSR from Reference LLC, located in Elkader, Iowa. The company is now known as SENSR Monitoring Technologies, LLC (SMT), a wholly- owned subsidiary…
Whether they are made up of concrete, rubber or another substance, grade-crossing surface suppliers continue to make safety a top priority.
Kansas City Southern (KCS) says that frequent storms, rain and high water have created a number of challenges on its network this spring. The most significant of these are trees…
Association of American Railroads (AAR) President and CEO Edward R. Hamberger said that America's freight rail industry is making progress on positive train control (PTC) and remains committed to ensure…
Union Pacific's infrastructure in Oregon and Washington state will see $85 million in track and signal work that the railroad says will enhance employee, community and customer safety while increasing…
The National Transportation Safety Board says analysis of phone records of the locomotive engineer operating Amtrak 188, Brandon Bostian, did not indicate the phone was in use at the time…
As a result of work completed in March 2014 in response to the Federal Railroad Administration's (FRA) Emergency Order 29, Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (MTA) Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) and…
In its ongoing investigation of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority (WMATA) train accident at L'Enfant Plaza on January 12, 2015, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigators found problems with…
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) issued a safety advisory recommending actions that passenger railroads take to prevent trains from speeding. The advisory is the latest in a series of steps…
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