WASHINGTON, D.C. –– In Safety Bulletin 2024-2, issued February 13, the Federal Railroad Administration notified railroads of a software error and malfunction in the Interoperable Electronic Train Management System (PTC).
SACRAMENTO –– Earlier this week, California State Sen. Catherine Blakespear introduced legislation to try to resolve and stabilize the problems on the LOSSAN corridor over the past several years.
JUNEAU, Alaska – The State of Alaska reports a successful deployment and detonation of two CIL explosives on an unmanned UAS by the Alaska Railroad Corporation and Alaska DOT&PF.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington Metrorail Safety Commission (WMSC) issued a safety audit report for Metrorail’s power systems.
JEWETT, Ohio – NTSB investigators have begun conducting observations and interviews regarding the fatality of a Ohio Central Railroad signal maintainer.
Federal Railroad Administration Issues Order to Stop Operation of Blackwell Northern Gateway Railroad in Oklahoma
WASHINGTON, D.C. –– Today, the Federal Railroad Administration published an Emergency Order in the Federal Register that prevents operation of trains and other on-track equipment on the Blackwell Northern Gateway Railroad (BNGR).
ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. –– The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) and the LOSSAN Rail Corridor (Los Angeles – San Diego – San Luis Obispo) are working together on an Orange County Coastal Rail Resiliency Study. The study began in November 2023 and completion is expected in Fall 2025. OCTA is studying rail challenges in south Orange County to assess existing and future environmental risks and issues with operations and maintenance along the LOSSAN Rail Corridor. The study will evaluate strategies to address these challenges.
PORTLAND, Ore. –– RT&S has reported for a while on the transit project in Portland, Oregon known as “A Better Red” for the city’s TriMet system. The agency recently announced that due to the severe winter weather experienced in the region, construction will be delayed one week. This story details both the nature of the disruption and how passengers can work around it.
WASHINGTON, D.C. –– Earlier this month, the Chair of the National Transportation Board, Jennifer Homendy, held a press conference announcing the findings of the agency’s investigation into a train derailment that occurred in October 2021.
MTA Announces Scarsdale Station Becomes Second Metro-North Station to Be Made Fully Accessible This Year
NEW YORK ––The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced that the Scarsdale Metro-North Station has been made fully accessible with the opening of a second elevator, in an enclosed tower, that serves the Grand Central-bound platform. As part of the improvement project, the overpass was raised seven inches to provide greater vertical clearance for Metro-North work trains and was enhanced with new customer amenities.
LOS ANGELES – RailWorks Corp. shares its sincere appreciation for the heroism of three employees’ actions that saved a life on L.K. Comstock’s LAX ConRAC – Arbor Vitae Street Grade Crossing Improvements project in Los Angeles.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) has signed off on stipulated agreements to improve safety at highway/rail grade crossings in Cumberland and Stark counties. Total cost: $1.84 million.
LACEY, Wash. – UTC approves Grade Crossing Protective Fund grants for rail safety upgrades in Washington.
CHICAGO – The National Transportation Safety Board has released details on a collision between a Chicago Transit Authority Yellow Line train and a rail-bound snow removal machine.
REED, Pa. – The National Transportation Safety Board released its Railroad Investigation Report RIR-23-14.
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, or PUCO, approved safety upgrades at rail crossings in both Ashtabula and Warren counties in Ohio.
COLUMBUS, Ohio – PUCO, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, approved safety upgrades in Warren, Fayette, and Butler Counties.
FRESNO, Calif. – BNSF is celebrating its California North Construction Gang for 10 years without a single reportable injury.
OMAHA, Neb. – Union Pacific is undergoing a switch modernization project.
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, or PUCO, approved safety upgrades in Lucas and Washington counties in Ohio.