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Two arguments on two-person crews
As reported by Railway Age, the Federal Railroad Administration, at a June 15, 2016 hearing regarding the agency's proposed rule mandating two-person crews, heard two sharply contrasting arguments, one from…
NTSB releases preliminary report on BNSF Panhandle collision
One of the trains involved in the June 28 head-on collision between two BNSF intermodal trains outside of Panhandle, Texas passed a red signal before the accident.
PHMSA proposes new response plan and info sharing rules for HHFTs
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), in coordination with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), has proposed regulations for Oil Spill Response Plans and Information Sharing for High-Hazard Flammable…
Port, grade separation projects receive FASTLANE grants
Several intermodal projects, as well as two grade separation projects will benefit from Fostering Advancements in Shipping and Transportation for the Long-Term Achievement of National Efficiencies (FASTLANE) grants.
Norfolk Southern brings “Train Your Brain” safety campaign to Indiana
Norfolk Southern is bringing its "Train Your Brain" public safety campaign to Indiana to encourage motorists to be smart and safe when crossing train tracks.
WMATA details work completed during second SafeTrack Surge
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) released the final production report for the second SafeTrack "surge," saying that all planned work was completed during the 16-day project and the critical…
Coos Bay Rail Link receives grant to rehab tunnels
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has awarded the Coos Bay Rail Line $11 million to rehabilitate nine crumbling tunnels along the critical rail link between Eugene and Coquille, Ore.
WMATA completes installation of fiberglass insulators
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) has finished the replacement of third-rail insulators at underground station platforms with safer, more heat-resistant fiberglass insulators.
NTSB takes over BNSF Texas derailment investigation
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has taken control of the investigation into the June 28, 2016 accident between two BNSF intermodal trains near Panhandle, Texas.
FRA's preliminary report on Mosier derailment points to broken bolts as cause
A Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) preliminary report of the June 3 Union Pacific oil train derailment near Mosier, Ore., found broken lag bolts that led to gauge widening to be…
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