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Australian study finds drivers underestimate speed of approaching trains
Drivers can see trains approaching but cannot accurately judge their speed when proceeding through a railroad crossing, a Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and Australasian Centre for Rail Innovation collaborative…
CTC pulls, delays more than $175 million in rail project funds
The California Transportation Commission (CTC) adopted a five-year state transportation funding plan that cuts $754 million and delays another $755 million in highway, rail, transit, bicycle and pedestrian project spending…
Metra resumes BNSF extension plans; seeks $3M for PTC
Chicago's Metra is resuming work on engineering and environmental studies to extend the BNSF Line past Aurora in Kendall County, after local officials said they strongly supported the planning work…
NTSB shines spotlight on PTC following Amtrak 188 meeting
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) deemed human error as the probable cause for the May 2015 Amtrak accident in Philadelphia, but said better windows would have lessened the severity…
FTA safety advisory issued to collect data on third-rail traction power systems
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) issued a Safety Advisory to request information from State Safety Oversight Agencies (SSOAs) regarding the condition and safety performance of third-rail traction power electrification (TPE)…
Protran Technology names deputy director – field engineering and training
Protran Technology, a division of Harsco Rail, has hired Clay Bunting as deputy director, where he will further develop its growing range of safety technology for track workers and track…
NTSB: Loss of situational awareness caused Amtrak 188 derailment
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) voted 3-1 to determine the probable cause of the May 12, 2015 Amtrak 188 derailment in Philadelphia to be the locomotive engineer's loss of…
Port of Tucson celebrates rail improvements
The Federal Railroad Administration, Pima County Arizona, the Port of Tucson and Union Pacific joined in a ribbon cutting ceremony on May 12, celebrating the expansion of the port's rail…
Metro-North to design, purchase track geometry vehicle
Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Metro-North Railroad said it will enter into a contract with Ensco Inc. to design, build and deliver a track inspection.
Pennsylvania commission approves funds for 31 rail projects
The Pennsylvania State Transportation Commission approved $36 million for 31 rail projects across 34 counties.
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