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Union Pacific safety outreach results in 11 percent improvement in public safety rate
Union Pacific says its persistent community safety outreach efforts are driving down incidents at grade crossings in communities across the company's 23-state rail network.
Union Pacific employees hit safety records
Union Pacific says employees made gains toward the company's ultimate goal of zero incidents, setting second-quarter and year-to-date safety performance records.
MTA gives preliminary approval of two CBTC contracts
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) gave preliminary approval to two contracts totaling $205.8 million to Siemens Industry Inc. and Thales Transport & Security for the installation of a Communications-Based Train…
FRA launches focused safety review of New York & Atlantic Railway
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has launched a comprehensive, focused safety review of the New York & Atlantic Railway's (NY&A) safety culture and management practices.
U.S. House transportation funding: Another deadline, another extension
The U.S. House of Representatives approved a five-month, $8-billion extension of surface transportation programs on July 15. The new extension would give lawmakers until Dec. 18 to find a longer-term…
CP discusses Arbutus rail line operating plan with Vancouver
Canadian Pacific recently met with officials from the city of Vancouver, British Columbia, to discuss its operating plan for the Arbutus corridor rail line.
NURail Center names Hanson president to advisory board
Sergio Pecori, P.E., president and chief executive officer at Hanson Professional Services Inc., has joined the executive advisory board (EAB) of the National University Rail (NURail) Center.
Senate hearing focuses on technology’s role in transportation
The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation's Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security held a hearing on July 7 taking on the role…
Illinois democrats rally behind funding for commuter lines implementation of PTC
A trio of Illinois democrats gathered at Metra's LaSalle Street Station in Chicago to call on Congress to help fund implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC) for commuter rails.
DTE Energy rail project to eliminate crossing
DTE Energy says a project to extend a rail line in its rail yard at West Jefferson and Van Horn in Trenton, Mich., will improve safety and traffic flow for…
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