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New York's MTA launches "Stay Back from the Platform Edge" safety campaign
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority launched a new visual information campaign aimed at reminding subway customers how dangerous it is to stand too close to the tracks. The posters have…
New website focuses on quality of railroad workers' sleep
The results of a study regarding railroad worker fatigue management, sleep and sleep disorders have been made publicly available. The website, titled "Railroaders' Guide to Healthy Sleep" (www.railroadersleep.org), is the…
Transportation Safety Board of Canada issues new Watchlist
Calling for action on the most critical safety issues facing Canada's transportation system, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada released its new Watchlist. "In 2010, the TSB's first Watchlist became…
FRA proposes additional exclusions to environmental procedures
The Federal Railroad Administration proposed an addition of seven new Categorical Exclusions (CE) to its environmental procedures that will help expedite project delivery across the country. The proposed CEs, which…
Union Pacific rolling out training trailers
Union Pacific built a fleet of mobile classrooms to bring state-of-the-art operations and safety training to locomotive engineer and conductor locations across its 23-state system.
Congressman Nadler tours RailWorks offices
Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), a member of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee and a leading advocate for the freight rail, intercity passenger rail and rail transit industries, toured the…
Wabtec acquires Mors Smitt
Wabtec Corporation has acquired Mors Smitt Holding, a manufacturer of electronic components for rail and industrial markets, from the investment company Eurazeo PME, for about $88 million.
Crossing with the utmost care
Whether it’s a freight train, passenger train or a pedestrian crossing the rails, grade-crossing surfaces must be in tip top shape to provide a safe and smooth ride.
PUCO approves upgrade of five rail crossings across Ohio
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio approved construction authorization for the installation of flashing lights and gates at five grade crossings in Crawford, Cuyahoga, Logan and Seneca counties.
Not quite the end of the line
To all my faithful readers, this will be the last monthly installment of “Chicago Perspective.” I thank you for giving me a platform for 13 years where my thoughts, opinions,…
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