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Canadian Senate committee calls for review of railway systems; TSB Canada eyes PTC
A Canadian Senate committee is recommending a review of the country's practices regarding dangerous goods, while the Transportation Safety Board of Canada is turning its eyes toward the possibility of…
FRA approves Marquette Rail’s product safety plan
The Federal Railroad Administration approved Marquette Rail, LLC's Product Safety Plan (PSP), allowing the railroad to use RailSoft Systems Inc.'s TrackAccess Track Reservation System in the autonomous mode.
SCCRTC approves contract for scaled down bridge repair project
The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (SCCRTC) approved a $4.2 million contract to make repairs to four bridges that "require attention more immediately" along the Santa Cruz Branch Line…
Caltrain to launch safety campaign with grant money
Emphasizing its ongoing commitment to safety, California's Caltrain has been awarded one of eight national rail safety grants and will use the funds to sponsor a youth film festival featuring…
California Transportation Commission allocates close to $60 million to three rail-related projects
The California Transportation Commission assigned $59.25 million to two grade separation projects and a rail connector project.
FAMES Committee finds spike in fatal accidents following lunch
The Fatality Analysis of Maintenance-of-Way Employees and Signalmen (FAMES) Committee issued three recommendations following a report finding a spike in roadway worker fatalities in the hour following the traditional noon…
Colo Railroad Builders celebrates safety record, appoints director of mechanical services
Colo Railroad Builders' Chicago Division surpassed the one-year recordable injury free mark on June 4, 2013.
Transport Canada issues emergency directive to increase rail safety
Transport Canada is moving forward to build upon the safety advisories received recently from the Transportation Safety Board and further enhance existing safe railway operations and the security of railway…
A dozen states awarded Operation Lifesaver safety grants
Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI), in partnership with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), awarded more than $200,000 in grants to 12 states for a variety of rail safety public education projects…
TriMet points to the importance of safety near WES tracks
TriMet's WES Commuter Rail engineers see pedestrians and even vehicles disregard crossing arms and signs or cross where prohibited every day.
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