Cybersecurity on freight railroads – a regulatory matter?

Concern over computer hacking of critical infrastructure, and even of our political elections, permeates the entire U.S.  The more we come to rely on digital and automated processes, the more dependent we

PTC Virtual Lab at Norfolk Southern

Norfolk Southern has created a virtual positive train control (PTC) lab that offers a sophisticated way to test the latest PTC technology without having to do it with live trains on the

Two Washington Metro (WMATA) trains collide after operator fails to heed a stop order

The Washington Post reports that a collision of two WMATA trains occurred on Monday, October 7 at 12:54 a.m.  The collision happened outside the Farragut West station. Neither train had passengers aboard.

Rail Crossing

As safety equipment stands idle at dormant railroad crossings, Ohioans question why the state does not recycle

If it cannot be used here, reuse it somewhere else.

Truck driver suing BNSF over railcar collision

Freightwaves is reporting that the driver of a tractor-trailer truck is suing BNSF for more than $75,000 after being hit on the passenger side by a pair of “uncontrolled” rolling boxcars at

REMSA member Georgetown Rail Equipment Company (GREX) hosts Congressman John Carter

On Friday, Congressman John Carter (R-Texas) joined the Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA) and its member Georgetown Railroad Equipment Company (GREX) at their headquarters in Georgetown, TX. Congressman Carter spoke with company

NTSB releases final report on 2018 Amtrak/CSX train collision in Cayce, S.C.

On Monday, September 30, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued its final report on the head-on collision of an Amtrak passenger train with a stopped CSX freight train in Cayce, S.C.

FRA

Freight railroads push back on state train crew laws

The Courthouse News Service is reporting that freight railroads and other rail agencies have requested a federal judge not enforce a law regarding train crew size, created when Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker

Operation Lifesaver orchestrates Rail Safety Week

Every year, 2,100 North Americans are killed or seriously injured when they engage in unsafe behavior around tracks and trains. Operation Lifesaver, a nonprofit organization operating in the U.S. and Canada, works

AREMA

From using biodegradable hydraulic fluid to unmanned aerial vehicles, rail projects shine during second day of AREMA conference

The education energy was flowing during the second day of the AREMA 2019 conference at Railway Interchange in Minneapolis.

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