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VIA Rail Canada posting personnel at troublesome crossing locations
Personnel from VIA Rail Canada will be monitoring the grade crossing area located near Fallowfield Station in Ottawa, Ontario, following several reports of faulty signals. The area encompasses the crossings…
CTA implements new rail operator scheduling rules
The Chicago Transit Authority is changing its procedures concerning the scheduling of rail operators, the result of a comprehensive internal agency review of scheduling procedures following the March 24, 2014…
AAR Annual Research Review draws record crowds to new venue
A record number of attendees joined researchers from Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (TTCI), at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs, Colo., for the Association of American Railroads 19th Annual…
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.
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