Safety / Training

Amtrak has completed its accelerated infrastructure renewal at New York Penn Station. The track and switch projects will help improve reliability at the busy rail hub.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) wants all rail transit vehicles to have cameras installed to help in crash investigations.
Chicago's first new downtown "L" station in 20 years opened yesterday. The Washington/Wabash Station is considered to be a gateway to Millennium Park and the east Loop.
Union Pacific provided a second quarter update on its progress regarding implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC) and notes it has made strides toward its 2018 goal.
Ohio became the first state to complete the process and obtain a Federal Transit Administration-certified (FTA) State Safety Oversight (SSO) Program.
Texas' Capital Metro board of directors approved a contract with Modern Railway Systems, Inc. to design, build and commission a positive train control (PTC) system.
HNTB Corporation named Thomas J. Spearing III national transit program management/construction management (PM/CM) practice leader.
Service for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Newburyport/Rockport commuter rail line service is expected to resume on Sept. 2, five weeks ahead of schedule.
The so called "Summer of Hell" will end for New York area commuters on Sept. 4 as the Amtrak Infrastructure Renewal program at New York Penn Station remains on schedule…
The Short Line Safety Institute (SLSI) has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) for hazardous material training.
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