Caltrain seeing a ridership increase

As of June 30, the number of new COVID cases in the state of California over the previous 14 days was +48.3%, or 69,357 cases. However, Caltrain reported on Monday that their

Canadian National derailment believed to have been caused by sun kink

One of the dreaded aspects of railroading in the summertime is outside temperatures getting so hot that a rail event called a “sun kink” occurs along the track. While the railroads do

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House INVEST Act would bolster CRISI program

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s approval of H.R. 2, the INVEST in America Act, the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA), which represents the nation’s 600 small business freight

BART chooses early warning alarm technology to protect workers

Miller Ingenuity was selected to supply ZoneGuard, their electronic roadway worker protection system, for the Bay Area Rapid Transit’s (BART) mainline track in compliance with CPUC GO 175-A to warn track workers

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Norfolk Southern braces for Tropical System Cristobal

With Tropical System Cristobal approaching New Orleans, Norfolk Southern issued this service alert today: “The New Orleans Flood Protection Authority will close the floodgates in and around New Orleans beginning Saturday, June

Precision scheduled railroading: Longer trains means dramatic derailments

Having worked in the industry for 50 years, if you consider my postretirement involvement, I will be the first to admit that today’s railroads are, in many respects, much safer than they

Metro Transit in Minneapolis suspends service through Sunday, May 31

Metro Transit in Minneapolis has suspended nearly all service through Sunday, May 31. The suspension stems from the unrest of three consecutive nights protesting the death of George Floyd. Metro Transit’s website

After fatal strike on Ky. bridge parents of victim say more safety measures need to be installed, file suit

The goat man is supposedly an urban legend in Louisville. Apparently, he can be summoned when people step on or cross the Pope Lick trestle. The goat man is related to the

NRC names RailPros’ Erika Bruhnke to its board of directors

The National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association (NRC) has appointed Erika Bruhnke, Vice President of Training Services with RailPros, to its Board of Directors. Ms. Bruhnke brings to the NRC board invaluable

New short line railroad safety resource based on five years of data

Based on data collected from over five years of short line Safety Culture Assessments conducted, the Short Line Safety Institute (SLSI) has developed and released a new resource for short line railroads,