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FAMES report makes recommendations to avoid adjacent track fatalities
The Fatality Analysis of Maintenance-of-way Employees and Signalmen (FAMES) Committee published a series of recommendations to improve roadway worker projection when trackwork occurs where adjacent track is present. Between 1997…
Canada’s TSB attributes CP derailment to poor drainage
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) published its report on an April 2013 Canadian Pacific accident and found poor drainage and water-damaged track bed led to 17 cars derailing.
Wabtec awarded Alaska Railroad PTC contract
Wabtec Corporation has signed contracts for $16.6 million with Alaska Railroad Corporation to provide Positive Train Control (PTC) equipment and services, including computer-aided dispatch and back office systems. The systems…
BART increases focus on maintenance, safety priorities for 2014-2015
A peek at Bay Area Rapid Transit's (BART) priorities for the 2014-2015 budget shows an increased focus on employee safety and keeping aging equipment well-maintained for reliability and passenger safety.
NYSDOT performs second round of inspections to guard against CBR accidents
New York state will make additional efforts to protect residents from potential disasters involving the transport of crude oil.
TTCI's Stabler highlights crude by rail safety training program at Senate hearing
Emphasizing the importance of cooperation with local emergency responders and an commitment to preparedness, Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (TTCI), President Lisa Stabler testified before the U.S. Senate Homeland Security Subcommittee…
PUCO approves upgrades of eight rail crossings throughout Ohio
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) has approved eight highway-rail grade crossing projects in Lucas, Seneca, Stark and Wood counties.
Caltrain to host safety themed AMA discussion
With Caltrain's ridership continuing to surge and the Bay Area population growing, Caltrain is hosting a rail safety themed Reddit - Ask Me Anything (AMA) discussion to encourage an open…
Metro-North signal upgrades completed ahead of schedule
Metropolitan Transportation Authority Metro-North Railroad has completed permanent changes to its signal system to ensure automatic speed enforcement at five critical curves and five moveable bridges in New York and…
CTC allocates funds for ACE grade separation project
The California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated $334 million in funding to 53 projects, including $48 million to the Alameda Corridor East - Construction Authority (ACE) Puente Avenue Grade Separation Project.
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