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Oregon's Safety Oversight Program receives FTA certification

Rail| June 13, 2018

States must receive FTA certification by April 15, 2019 or new federal transit funds cannot be awarded.

[Video] NY MTA Signal Maintenance with Magnetic Wands

Management & Operations| June 1, 2018

As part its Subway Action Plan, the New York MTA is reducing signal failures by cleaning Insulated Joints with new magnetic wands.

Rail| May 16, 2018

FRA issues $250M Notice of Funding Opportunity for PTC projects

Fourteen railroads report they have installed 100 percent of the hardware necessary for PTC system implementation, as of March 31, 2018.

Security and Safety | April 25, 2018

Metrorail Safety Commission names new CEO

David L. Mayer will oversee the management and operations of the MSC, which was created by the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia to serve as the State Safety Oversight Agency for the Metrorail system.

Government Issues| April 16, 2018

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

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. 

Rail| March 20, 2018

FRA taking proactive approach to help railroads meet PTC requirement

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.

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