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Al-Qaeda calls for U.S. rail and transit attacks The latest issue of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's (AQAP) magazine, Inspire, calls for attacks on U.S. railways and transit systems and goes as far as including many steps to help carry out acts of terror.

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The Bay Area Transportation Authority (BART) is utilizing interns this summer to create useful technology. Two BART engineering interns created an internal web application that is being used to quickly diagnose and resolve transportation issues for...
lirr-to-perform-switch-replacement-as-part-of-double-track-project
The Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) is conducting high-tech rail inspections, switch replacement and other track work between Farmingdale and Ronkonkoma in the early morning hours of Saturday, Aug. 19. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) says...
gannet-fleming-expands-security-and-safety-practice
Gannett Fleming, Inc., is expanding its Security and Safety Practice by four; joining the team is James "Jim" E. Smith, Gene Perry, Jacy C. Harper and Brandon S. Huckeba.   The firm says the expansion is "to...
presidential-executive-order-to-streamline-permitting-process
A newly signed presidential Executive Order aims to reduce the time it takes projects to move through the federal permitting and review processes. The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) says the Executive Order (EO), "Establishing Discipline...
union-pacific-ramps-up-rail-safety-with-video-campaign
Union Pacific is encouraging safety at railroad tracks with its interactive public safety campaign. The Class 1 released the campaign on Facebook, YouTube, Hulu and other online news sites so it could be easily shared. "Trains...

al-qaeda-calls-for-us-rail-and-transit-attacks
The latest issue of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's (AQAP) magazine, Inspire, calls for attacks on U.S. railways and transit systems and goes as far as including many steps to help carry out acts of...
aar-gorail-recognize-rep-defazio-with-railroad-achievement-award
U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) was honored Aug. 14 with the Railroad Achievement Award by the Association of American Railroads (AAR) and GoRail. AAR says the award is given periodically to members of Congress who have...
ensco-adds-chrismer-to-applied-technology-and-engineering-division
Steven Chrismer, Ph.D., is joining the Applied Technology and Engineering Division at ENSCO, Inc.   Chrismer will lead ENSCO's research, consulting and testing services in his new role as senior project engineer for rail. Areas of focus...
sumwalt-sworn-in-as-14th-ntsb-chairman
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) swore in its 14th chairman Robert L. Sumwalt III on August 10. The Senate confirmed Sumwalt as President Trump's nomination for a two-year term on August 3. Sumwalt has been...
slsi-completes-safety-culture-assessment
The Short Line Safety Institute (SLSI) will develop training and education efforts to address and enhance railroad safety culture following the completion of a systematic review of Safety Culture Assessments.   The study was conducted by Volpe,...

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