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NRC conference and NRC-REMSA exhibit marks another success in Florida
The 2015 National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association Annual Conference in Florida is another record-breaking success.
PTC relief on the way?
The U.S. railroad industry has been scrambling since 2008 to meet the requirements of an unfunded federal government mandate—namely, having Positive Train Control installed and fully operational by Dec. 31,…
FRA begins campaign to enhance grade-crossing safety
As part of its ongoing effort to improve safety at railroad grade crossings, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has begun a new, multi-faceted campaign aimed at strengthening enforcement and safety…
Metrolink begins PTC revenue service demonstration along San Bernardino Line
Metrolink reached a critical milestone March 2, 2015, by launching Positive Train Control (PTC) in revenue service demonstration (RSD) along the its San Bernardino Line between Los Angeles and San…
KCS provides PTC update, spotlights telecommunications group
Implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC) technology on Kansas City Southern is a major, ongoing initiative, especially for the Signal, Mechanical, IT and Telecommunications groups, the railroad says. The railroad…
NCDOT to fund 15 freight and crossing safety projects in 2015
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has programmed approximately $3.7 million to fund 15 projects across the state through the Freight Rail and Rail Crossing Safety Improvement program for…
Harsco acquires Protran Technology
Harsco Corporation has acquired Protran Technology, which designs and produces safety systems for transportation and industrial applications. Protran will be operated as a unit of Harsco Rail.
On heels of accidents, OLI reminds drivers to use caution at crossings
Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI), says recent high-profile grade crossing collisions in Oxnard, Calif., and Valhalla, N.Y., highlight the need for all drivers to use caution at every highway-rail grade crossing.…
TSB says rail fractures, undetected rail defects led to 2013 Alberta derailment
In its investigation report, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) determined that numerous rail fractures led to the October 2013 derailment and fire involving a Canadian National (CN) train…
Proposed rule would increase oversight of state safety agencies
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has proposed a rule to increase oversight responsibilities of State Safety Oversight Agencies (SSOAs) by replacing the existing outdated regulatory framework with one designed to…
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