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Letter to feds spelled out NJ Transit manpower issues prior to crash

Security and Safety | November 13, 2017

In the letter, the agency's VP/GM, rail operations, detailed the losses: 93 non-union employees had retired from NJ Transit, or sought work elsewhere, between January 2014 and July 2016. Combined, their experience totaled 2,339 years.

WMATA dismisses track department supervisor for overtime abuse

Management & Operations| July 18, 2017

The Inspector General’s office conducted an analysis of overall overtime earnings and found that certain track managers earned more than double their base salary in overtime, a pattern that was recurring over several years, prior to the SafeTrack initiative.

Security and Safety | April 11, 2017

NY, NJ governors call for independent review of Penn Station infrastructure

In a letter Gov. Cuomo and Gov. Christie said the train derailments and severe service disruptions at the century-old Manhattan rail hub have made clear “the need for a complete review of Amtrak’s infrastructure and maintenance protocols.”

Security and Safety | March 30, 2017

Inadequate highway markings led to deadly Greyhound crash: NTSB

Two passengers were killed and 13 others plus the driver were injured when the bus struck a crash attenuator.

Rail| February 22, 2017

SEPTA trains collide, injuring 4

Crews are still working to remove the 18 cars involved, with each car weighing about 37 tons. The NTSB is on the scene and fully in charge of the investigation.

Security and Safety | January 26, 2017

Amtrak engineer in Pa. train crash tested positive for marijuana, opioids

The findings are part of the information released on Thursday by the National Transportation Safety Board, with the agency expected to release their conclusions on the cause of derailment later this year.

Security and Safety | January 11, 2017

Nobody injured after NJ Transit light railcar catches fire

The train was removed from the tracks within two hours of the fire, but the mishap caused residual delays of 30 minutes for northbound trains and an hour southbound.

Rail| December 7, 2016

NJ TRANSIT hearing focuses on PTC

Some lawmakers expressed concern as to whether NJ Transit would be able to implement positive train control by the federally mandated deadline of Dec. 31, 2018.

Security and Safety | December 1, 2016

Canada considering 'black boxes' on commercial vehicles after 2013 crash

The collision between an OC Transpo commuter bus and a Via train happened at a rail crossing, with the collision shearing off the front end of the bus and derailing the train killing six.

Motorcoach| November 28, 2016

Wrong-way driver slams into Ariz. Greyhound bus

Arizona Department of Public Safety officials said the bus driver “did an amazing job” keeping the vehicle upright after one of its front wheels was damaged in the high-speed collision.

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