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WMATA taps NYCT veteran as new chief safety officer
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) appointed Patrick Lavin to the position of chief safety officer, effective May 9. Lavin comes to WMATA from New York City Transit (NYCT), where…
FTA issues safety advisory to gather stop signal overrun information
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has issued Safety Advisory 16-1 to collect information on the frequency of stop signal overruns in rail transit and the actions being taken to address…
SEPTA to begin PTC roll out mid April
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) will begin Provisional Revenue Service Operations for Positive Train Control following written authorization from the Federal Railroad Administration.
ASLRRA awards 2015 safety honors
The American Short Line Rail and Regional Association (ASLRRA) disclosed the winners of its 2015 Safety Awards including Safety Person of the Year, Safety Professional of the Year, Jake Awards…
Union Pacific’s Denver, Council Bluffs Service Units hit safety marks
Union Pacific's Denver Service Unit, which includes about 1,700 miles of track across Colorado and parts of Wyoming, Utah and Kansas, improved community and employee safety in 2015.
FRA awards California $1.5 million to separate tracks and road at crossing in Oxnard
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has awarded a $1.5 million grant to California to fund the design of a bridge which will carry vehicular traffic on Rice Avenue over railroad…
CN continues safety innovation program with technology investments
CN has launched its third year of the Safety Innovation Program, which is part of the railroad's broader safety agenda that is focused on enhancing the safety of operations and…
Union Pacific continues to see safety success following North Platte unit’s improvement
Union Pacific's North Platte Service Unit, which includes about 900 miles of track across Nebraska and parts of Wyoming, Colorado and Kansas, improved employee safety in 2015. The service unit's…
Rail service returns following WMATA shutdown
Washington Metropolitan Transportation Authority (WMATA) has restored service following an unprecedented full closure of the system March 16 for emergency inspections of the system's third-rail power cables.
FRA redesigns crossing and trespassing website to increase safety
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) launched a redesigned website to serve as a one-stop shop to help drivers, pedestrians and law enforcement stay safe around the nation's more than 200,000…
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