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Rail partners explore Washington state mudslide causes, solutions
Four rail partners involved in service and safety in the corridor between Seattle and Everett, Wash., are putting a new focus on understanding the root causes and potential solutions to…
FTA environmental review process goes through revision
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) revised the environmental review process, required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), which will expedite the process for all proposed transit projects seeking federal…
UP's Twin Cities Service Unit sees 70 percent improvement in safety
As reported by RT&S yesterday (click here), Union Pacific had their best safety year to date with achieving a 1.01 reportable injury rate in 2012.
Union Pacific employees mark 2012 as safest year
Union Pacific's 2012 employee safety performance was the best in the company's 150-year history. Employees achieved a 1.01 reportable injury rate, surpassing the previous best of 1.15 established in 2011.…
KCS’ U.S. engineering team hits safety stride, prepares for continued performance
In 2012, Kansas City Sourthern's U.S. engineering department achieved a record low injury frequency ratio.
AREMA accepting applications for its scholarship program and design competition
The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) Educational Foundation is accepting applications for the 2013 Scholarship Program. The deadline is March 8, 2013.
National Safety Council recognizes WMATA's Sarles with award
Richard Sarles, general manager and CEO of Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority was selected for the 2013 CEOs Who "Get It." The list is an annual recognition of business leaders…
Denham named rail subcommittee chair
Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA), member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, was named chairman of the Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee for the 113th Congress.
OSHA, BNSF sign accord regarding whistleblower policies
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has signed an accord with BNSF, announcing the railroad's voluntary revision of several personnel policies that OSHA alleged violated the…
KCS participates in Officer on a Train event
Kansas City Southern partnered with the Alice Police Department to conduct an "Officer on a Train" event on Jan. 15 to promote public safety at railroad grade crossings in Alice,…
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