Safety / Training

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) signed an agreement to improve coordination between the two agencies in enforcing the…
In July, KCS' U.S. transportation team is swapping its regular Safety Tuesday messages with a month-long outreach and a testing blitz focused on restricted speed compliance.
A successful Railway Engineering Education Symposium (REES) was held June 11-13 in Overland Park, Kan. REES 2012 brought together 28 "student professors" and 21 instructors, who represented more than 30…
The Federal Railroad Administration issued a Notice of Intent that it will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement to evaluate potential passenger rail improvements on the Northeast Corridor between Washington, D.C.,…
Both the House and Senate passed "Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century," or MAP-21, on Friday, June 29. President Obama is expected to sign the legislation into law…
U.S Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-MI), a member of the Financial Services Committee and strong rail advocate, joined Marquette Rail for a tour of its rail yard in Ludington, Mich., to…
BNSF honored 98 shippers with the railroad's 15th Annual Product Stewardship Award for the safe transportation of hazardous materials by rail during 2011.
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority launched a new visual information campaign aimed at reminding subway customers how dangerous it is to stand too close to the tracks. The posters have…
The results of a study regarding railroad worker fatigue management, sleep and sleep disorders have been made publicly available. The website, titled "Railroaders' Guide to Healthy Sleep" (www.railroadersleep.org), is the…
Calling for action on the most critical safety issues facing Canada's transportation system, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada released its new Watchlist. "In 2010, the TSB's first Watchlist became…
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