Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)

NS, BRS Partner to Enhance Safety

Norfolk Southern (NS) and the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen (BRS) on Oct. 19 announced a partnership to create the Signal Safety Collaboration initiative, a one-year pilot program developed with input from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA),

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Production of Amtrak Airo™ Trains ‘Boosting Business Nationwide’

The production of new Amtrak Airo™ trains is “boosting business nationwide as manufacturing ramps up,” benefiting communities across the country through the creation of new, sustainable, engineering and manufacturing jobs with more than 3,500 parts manufactured by nearly 100 suppliers in 31 states, the passenger railroad company announced Oct. 12.

American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association

ASLRRA Responds to FRA on Disposal of CTRTs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association responded to the FRA in a docket over the disposal of creosote-treated railroad ties and its efforts to keep them out of landfills.

C3RS Issues ‘Blue-Signal Protection’ Memo

An alert-message memo describing safety concerns over close-call events involving blue-signal protection has been released by the Confidential Close Call Reporting System (C3RS), a partnership between the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), in conjunction with participating railroad carriers and labor organizations.

ENSCO Creates Brazilian Subsidiary

Railway inspection technology supplier ENSCO, Inc. announced Feb. 14 that it has created a new subsidiary, ENSCO Tecnologias do Brasil LTDA, that will serve Brazilian and South American railway customers.