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TSB finds Quebec crash partially due to obstructed crossing signals The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) said a key factor in a September 2016 collision between a VIA Rail passenger train and a tractor-trailer in Quebec was an obstructed view of the crossing warning system.

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Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) has identified a communications cable in need of replacement along a segment of its Red Line.     WMATA said the cable is about 40 years old and dates back to the...
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It took Conrail maintenance-of-way forces less than three days to repair heavy damage to its Lehigh Line, a busy main line used by New Jersey Transit Raritan Valley Line (RVL) passenger trains and CSX and...
ntsb-reauthorization-bill-aims-to-increase-communication-transparency
A bill reauthorizing the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) was introduced last week in the Senate and aims to enhance the board's safety investigations through added transparency. U.S. Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.),...
tsb-finds-quebec-crash-partially-due-to-obstructed-crossing-signals
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) said a key factor in a September 2016 collision between a VIA Rail passenger train and a tractor-trailer in Quebec was an obstructed view of the crossing warning...
ns-trains-more-than-3k-first-responders-during-safety-tour
Norfolk Southern (NS) provided training to 3,241 first responders on the company's safety train in 2017.     NS describes the safety tour as "a rolling learning lab" that educates people about how to safely respond to possible...

usdot-joins-fight-against-human-trafficking
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is ramping up its efforts to help put an end to domestic and international human trafficking.     USDOT said its work so far includes engaging transportation industry leaders, training stakeholders, circulating...
tsb-says-carvel-accident-highlights-need-for-signal-fail-safes
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) determined failure to reduce speed led to a collision of two trains near Carvel, Alberta in June 2016. No one was injured in the incident and a single empty...
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The Downtown San Bernardino Passenger Rail Project has officially been concluded.     The San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA), Omnitrans, Metrolink and the city of San Bernardino together have announced the project's completion. "We are excited to complete...
rep-comstock-intros-bill-to-fix-wmata’s-system-in-crisis
U.S. Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-VA) introduced The METRO Accountability and Reform Act on Dec. 4 aimed at reforming the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) through incentivized funding and an interim control board. Rep. Comstock's office...
nj-transit-gets-winter-ready
New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit) aims to help its customers navigate service limitations due to winter weather with a new tool this season. This winter, the public transportation system's customers will have access to its new...

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