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FTA reminds states funding at risk if State Safety Oversight mandate not met

Government Issues| April 16, 2018

FTA is prohibited by law from awarding new federal transit funds to any transit provider in a state that fails to meet the deadline, until certification is achieved. 

FRA taking proactive approach to help railroads meet PTC requirement

Rail| March 20, 2018

At the direction of Secretary Elaine L. Chao, the FRA is taking a proactive approach to ensure railroads acquire, install, test, and fully implement certified PTC systems in time to meet the congressional interim deadline of Dec. 31, 2018.

Rail| February 14, 2018

MTA workers spill 'secrets' of the NYC subway system

Train conductors answer questions about the safest place to sit in the railcar and whether a "sick person" is a euphemism for something else.

Rail| February 6, 2018

Two Amtrak train cars detach while going 125 mph

The incident, which occurred at around 6:40 a.m., resulted from a "mechanical issue."

Rail| February 5, 2018

Miami-bound Amtrak train collides with freight train, killing two

Amtrak train 91 should have been on the main line, but it was directed to tracks just east of it, where a CSX train was parked.

Rail| January 31, 2018

Train carrying GOP Congress members hits garbage truck, one dead

The chartered train was carrying lawmakers to a retreat in West Virginia.

Rail| January 18, 2018

Why trains in Japan will bark like a dog and snort like a deer

Hundreds of deer stray onto train tracks every year causing widespread rail disruption.

Security and Safety | December 29, 2017

Canadian Transport Minister calls for audio, video recorders on trains

Marc Garneau wants to see the video recorders put on locomotives running in Canada and he's also open to adding them to airplanes as well.

Security and Safety | December 27, 2017

After November surge, Houston Metro to focus on increased rail safety efforts

Metro’s CEO Tom Lambert told the Chronicle that 60% of the agency’s accidents are illegal left turns along the rail corridor, which is what the agency will focus its increased efforts on.

Security and Safety | December 22, 2017

NTSB conducts initial review of Amtrak train recorders

Inward-facing video with audio captured the crew’s actions and their conversations.

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