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TSB: Broken heel block assembly caused CP derailment near Banff
In its investigation report, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) determined that a broken heel block assembly led to the derailment of a Canadian Pacific train that destroyed the…
Metra names chief safety and environmental officer
Chicago's Metra has named Hilary Konczal as its first chief safety and environmental officer. The newly created position puts Metra in line with best practices and Federal Transit Administration recommendations…
Wisconsin legislators take aim at rail safety at state, federal level
Two freight train derailments during the weekend of November 7 and 8 in Alma and Watertown, Wis., have elected officials calling for advanced rail safety efforts at the state and…
SEPTA names assistant GM of system safety
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) promoted Scott Sauer to assistant general manager of system safety.
Wabtec to provide signaling, PTC for RTD North Metro Line
Wabtec Corporation signed a $27-million contract with Regional Rail Partners to provide Phase I signaling and communications systems, including Positive Train Control (PTC) equipment, for the new North Metro Rail…
Ohio DOT to place 1,000 stop signs at crossings
Over the next few months, the Ohio Department of Transportation (Ohio DOT), in conjunction with the Ohio Rail Development Commission, will replace 1,000 yield signs for stop signs at crossings.…
TSB highlights Watchlist issues from October 2014 incident
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) released its investigation report regarding an October 28, 2014, incident involving a VIA Rail Canada passenger train passing a stop signal near Newtonville,…
Norfolk Southern rescinds cessation of PIH notice
Norfolk Southern will accept and transport Poisonous-Inhalation-Hazard (PIH) commodities in December after withdrawing a notice that PIH shipments would cease December 1 and passenger operations would not be allowed after…
MTA Board approves five-year capital plan
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board approved its 2015-19 Capital Program, at its October meeting.
President Obama signs H.R. 3819; PTC extension now official
President Barack Obama signed H.R. 3819 the "Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2015" on Oct. 29.
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