Short Line Safety Institute picks Walsh to lead Hazardous Materials Programs

The Short Line Safety Institute is pleased to announce the hiring of John Walsh in a new position, Director of Hazardous Materials Programs. Walsh’s 30-year career includes experience in public safety, security,

Look: ARE names winners of rail bridge inspection picture contest

ARE, which specializes in UAS rail bridge inspections, announced the winners of its photo contest in May. The photo contest was based on some of the company’s favorite aerial images that bridge

NTSB: Hazards not properly assessed in LIRR rail fatality

The National Transportation Safety Board issued the final report for its investigation of the June, 10, 2017, Queens Village, N.Y., railroad accident in which a railroad roadway worker was struck and killed by a

Bells & Whistles—5/15/20

NJ Transit awards contract for new railroad bridge. FRA provides update on Positive Train Control implementation. SANDAG begins stabilization project on the Del Mar cliffs. Transit leaders are asking for more stimulus

After Superstorm Sandy collision, NJ Transit bridge will be rehabilitated

New Jersey Transit has awarded a contract worth $247.95 million to George Harms Construction Co. of Farmingdale, N.J. for the first of three construction phases of the Raritan River Bridge Replacement project

Commuter railroads trail freight railroads in PTC implementation, but some progress made

The U.S. DOT Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) released a quarterly status update on railroads’ self-reported progress, as of March 31, 2020, toward fully implementing positive train control (PTC) systems by Dec. 31,

SEPTA and Lightsource BP sign contract for 43.8 megawatts of solar power

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), among the largest transit agencies in the United States serving the Greater Philadelphia region, and Lightsource BP, a global leader in the development, financing and management

Amtrak engineer Bostian’s case drags on – charges reinstated

After five years of criminal charges being levied then dropped several times, Amtrak engineer Brandon Bostian is again facing criminal charges involving the derailment of Amtrak train 188 after a ruling by

Move to shut stations during Metro’s Silver Line extension will eliminate single-tracking

Washington, D.C., Metro announced it would be closing all of the Silver Line stations this summer. The move will help with phase two of Silver Line construction that will extend the route

A green light for the Green Line? Calgary expected to vote soon

By the start of summer the city of Calgary will know if it has warmed up enough to plans for a new Green Line light rail track. The Calgary City Council is

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