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NCDOT stages crossing accident to educate drivers on risks The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) Rail Division's BeRailSafe program, in partnership with N.C. Operation Lifesaver, conducted a staged train crash May 30 in Star, N.C.

was-it-a-washout?-ntsb-releases-prelim-csx-derailment-report
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued a preliminary report on the May 19, 2018, derailment of a CSX train near Alexandria, Va. While a probable cause was not determined, based on the ongoing investigation, NTSB...
lirr-partners-with-waze-for-crossing-safety-initiative
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and Waze, a crowd-sourced traffic and GPS navigation software, are collaborating in an effort to improve safety for Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) passengers.     The MTA has announced the start of...
cn-plans-yard-expansion-maintenance-in-manitoba-during-2018
Canadian National (CN) plans to invest approximately CA$130 million (US$100 million) in Manitoba, Canada, this year.     CN's investment is part of an effort to strengthen the company's rail network throughout the province, including through the expansion...
illinois-awards-1m-to-freight-projects
Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) awarded $241 million to 23 state freight projects on June 5.   The state explains that the projects benefitting from the funds will improve the mobility of freight throughout the state and...
infra-grants-8m-to-create-and-ohio-rail-projects
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) recommended 26 projects to be awarded a total of $1.54 billion in federal funds as part of the FY18 Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant program. USDOT had up...

cn-plans-to-invest-ca0m-in-bc-infrastructure
Canadian National (CN) has announced plans to invest about CA$340 million (US$263 million) across British Columbia this year to grow and strengthen the railroad's network in the province.     "We are investing for the long haul with...
ctdot-prepares-for-rail-project-on-ann-street-bridge
A bridge project that will support work performed as part of the Walk Bridge Program in Connecticut will begin in mid-June. The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) will start the first half of the Ann Street...
ncdot-stages-crossing-accident-to-educate-drivers-on-risks
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) Rail Division's BeRailSafe program, in partnership with N.C. Operation Lifesaver, conducted a staged train crash May 30 in Star, N.C.   The staged accident simulated a car attempting to beat...
csx-names-schwichtenberg-chief-safety-officer
James Schwichtenberg has joined CSX as vice president and chief safety officer, effective immediately. The railroad said Schwichtenberg is a recognized leader in rail safety and will lead the company's "intensified focus on safety to re-establish...
apta-reports-commuter-rail’s-steady-progress-on-ptc
An analysis released by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) has concluded that the nation's commuter rail industry continued to make progress in its positive train control (PTC) implementation efforts during the first quarter of...