Safety / Training

The Board of Directors of Union Pacific approved its $3.1 billion capital program for 2017.
The state of New York awarded $25 million in grants to 19 rail and port projects through the Passenger and Freight Rail Assistance Program.
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) estimates U.S. freight railroads will spend an estimated $22 billion in 2017 on capital programs.
A bill that would make the shortline maintenance tax credit permanent was introduced to the House of Representatives during the evening of Jan. 30.
Miller Ingenuity has announced an enhanced company mission that emphasizes its goal of increased safety and productivity for railroad operators.
The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will hold its first hearing of the 115th Congress next week and will explore how and what to build in order to meet the…
BrightBlue, the first trainset for Brightline, began a testing phase Jan. 20 along a nine-mile test track.
Operation Lifesaver Canada (OL Canada) launched a new safety outreach initiative to educate Canadians of the dangers of trespassing on railway property.
Parks Canada and Canadian Pacific Railway have completed their Canada-CP Grizzly Bear Research Initiative and will now institute measures aimed at reducing railway related risks to grizzly bears.
Union Pacific achieved its best annual employee-safety rate in 2016, improving on the record set in 2015 and making 2016 the safest year in the Class 1's 154-year history.
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