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First FTA safety investigator suits up
George Good, Jr., the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) first full-time safety investigator recently began according to a blog post to the U.S. Department of Transportation's "Fast Lane."
Union Pacific employees achieve best-ever annual safety performance
Union Pacific says its 2014 annual employee safety performance was the best in company history. Employees achieved a 0.98 reportable injury rate, surpassing the previous record established in 2012.
TSB points finger at wheel climb at switch point for 2013 Alberta derailment
In its investigation report, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) determined that a Canadian Pacific train derailed when a wheel flange struck and climbed a switch point and then…
CSX sets 2015 capital expenditures at $2.5 billion
CSX Corporation had a lot of good news for investors during this mornings Quarter 4 2014 earnings conference call including record fourth-quarter 2014 net earnings. The railroad also unveiled that…
NTSB Most Wanted 2015: PTC implementation; improved tank car and mass transit safety
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) says rail tank cars that carry crude oil, ethanol and other hazardous materials across the country must do it more safely, which is why…
KCS PTC update: Data surveying and training underway
Kansas City Southern says it has begun training on Positive Train Control (PTC) track and wayside data management at the TEaM Training Center in Shreveport, La. Approximately 160 people were…
Feinberg named Acting Administrator of FRA
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Chief of Staff Sarah Feinberg will serve as acting administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), succeeding Joseph Szabo who was appointed and confirmed…
NCRR completes work on siding and bridge at Lenoir-Wayne County Line
Construction has been completed on a new passing siding and bridge on the North Carolina Railroad Company (NCRR) corridor near the Lenoir-Wayne County line.
MnDOT study prioritizes rail safety improvements
Safety improvements at grade crossings along crude-by-rail corridors are the focus of a Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) study that identifies locations where improvements will make the transport of oil…
NTSB issues safety alert regarding LED and incandescent signal visibility
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued a Safety Alert that focuses on the visibility of railroad signals.
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