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Rep. Andrews introduces legislation calling for independent rail inspectors
U.S. Rep. Rob Andrews (D-NJ) introduced two pieces of legislation he says would improve rail safety.
Disputed proposal may send BART, unions back to negotiations
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) officials are requesting a return to the negotiating table after it was discovered a provision was included in its recent labor contract that the district…
WSOR hosts UW-Madison students for track maintenance course
Wisconsin and Southern Railroad (WSOR) hosted a group from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Engineering Program on September 24, 2013, who were learning about general maintenance and railroad inspections.
Gannett-Fleming's McNamara named to Penn State Altoona’s Rail Transportation Engineering (RTE) Advisory Board
Michael McNamara, P.E., president of Gannett Fleming Transit & Rail Systems, has been named to Penn State Altoona's Rail Transportation Engineering (RTE) Advisory Board.
Canadian minister of Transport talks safety while marking National Railway Day
Minister of Transport Lisa Raitt marked November 7 National Railway Day, which commemorates the day the last spike was driven into the Canadian Pacific Railway at Craigellachie, British Columbia in…
CN unveils WinterREADY plan
Canadian National says it has spent the past 12 months engaging customers in order to better position the railroad for success during the upcoming winter. The result is CN's WinterREADY…
NTSB closes seven WMATA safety recommendations
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has closed seven more of Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's (WMATA) outstanding safety recommendations, bringing the total number of recommendations closed to 20 out…
CN's Mongeau says Canadian railroads are safe and continue to improve
Claude Mongeau, president and chief executive officer of Canadian National said that Canadian railways have a solid record of improving their overall safety performance and remain committed to achieving further…
MoDOT details possible second UP mainline project
The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) held a public open house to detail a possible project that would add a second main track between Lee's Summit and Strasburg. The route…
BART puts permanent moratorium on "simple approval" procedure
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) has moved to make permanent a temporary moratorium on a procedure known as "simple approval" in which trackside workers are responsible for their own safety.
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