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NS invites public to help protect the rail line; joins BNSF in expanding community rail security
Norfolk Southern is making it easier for communities, businesses and informed observers to report issues relating to public safety and security to the railroad's police force. The NS announcement is…
KCS pursues public safety improvements through engineering
There are three components to Kansas City Southern' U.S. public safety program, education, enforcement and engineering. KCS works closely with Operation Lifesaver on the education and enforcement components. Example activities…
PUCO approves upgrade of rail crossing in Butler County
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio approved construction authorization from the Ohio Rail Development Commission, authorizing Norfolk Southern to install flashing lights and gates at the Station Road/Township Road 120…
PTC revisions in place, savings to railroads could be up to $775 million
Changes have been made to regulations governing the installation of positive train control equipment that will give railroads additional flexibility, save money and maintain a high level of safety.
ASLRRA names both Safety Pro, Safety Person of the Year
The American Short Line & Regional Railroad Association has named Tyrone James, vice president of Safety & Compliance at Genesee & Wyoming, as the winner of this year's Safety Professional…
AAR recognizes safety achievements with Harriman and Hammond awards
Railroads with the industry's best safety performance records were honored at the annual E.H. Harriman Awards ceremony, which also marked the industry's near century long commitment to safety and innovation…
VIA Rail, CN, CP and partners put spotlight on rail safety
From April 30 to May 6 this year, Operation Lifesaver's Rail Safety Week raised public awareness and encouraged Canadians to take personal responsibility for safety near rail property.
WMATA performance shows progress
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's latest performance report shows several key indicators moving in the right direction as the system advances its multi-year WMATA Forward rebuilding effort.
Lilee Systems earns Red Hat Hardware Certification
Lilee Systems, provider of communication systems designed exclusively for the railroad industry, has achieved Red Hat Hardware Certification for the company's WMS-2000 wayside messaging server, making it the first wayside…
Caltrain on its way to an electrified system
The Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board, which owns and operates the San Fransisco Bay area's Caltrain, unanimously approved a regional agreement to fully fund the electrification of the railroad.
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