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BLET restructures Safety Task Force
The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) National Division has restructured its Safety Task Force (STF).
FRA prepared to levy penalties for non-PTC compliance
Positive Train Control (PTC) was again in the spotlight this week, as the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee's Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials held a hearing June 24…
BNSF helps fund congestion relief study for Washington town
BNSF plans to contribute $50,000 to help study potential solutions to ease congestion at railroad crossings along the Edmonds waterfront in the state of Washington.
APTA recognizes winners of Rail Rodeo, safety and security awards
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) named the winners of its annual Rail Safety & Security Excellence Awards, as well as the Rail Transit Team Achievement Award during its annual…
LRIW sets annual conference agenda as part of Railway Interchange 2015
The League of Railway Industry Women (LRIW) released the agenda for its annual conference, which will be held in conjunction with Railway Interchange 2015, taking place October 4-7 in Minneapolis,…
Blitzes, new machinery help KCS crews focus on safety
Kansas City Southern (KCS) says transportation and safety teams from Kansas City Southern de Mexico (KCSM) and KCS met in Laredo, Texas, for a safety blitz, which covered observation and…
SEPTA begins monthly PTC update as deadline approaches
With the Congressionally-mandated December 31, 2015, deadline for many freight lines and all intercity and commuter rail systems to install, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) has been working continuously…
Senate version of passenger rail bill introduced
U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) introduced the "Railroad Reform, Enhancement, and Efficiency Act" on June 19. The senators say the bill is written to "improve passenger…
MTA, OLI team up to promote crossing safety
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and Operation Lifesaver, Inc., formed a partnership to promote safety at Metro-North Railroad and Long Island Rail Road crossings.
FTA says WMATA has “serious safety lapses”
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) recently conducted an inspection of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) rail and bus systems that identified "organizational deficiencies and operational concerns that significantly…
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