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

Rail| January 18, 2018

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

Canadian Transport Minister calls for audio, video recorders on trains

Security and Safety | December 29, 2017

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.

Rail| December 6, 2017

Metra unveils winterization plans, customer communications

Through the use of GPS technology, the agency's communication specialists can monitor the position and timeliness of all trains in the system in real time and alert passengers in a variety of ways.

Rail| November 8, 2017

Alstom to supply signaling, train control for Tel Aviv railway project

The Red Line will begin operations on October 2021, and is planned to service approximately 200,000 passengers every day.

October 25, 2017

Practice is Key for Incident Response on Rail Systems

Working in subway tunnels is difficult under any circumstances and when you have to maneuver around an electrified third rail in an environment with less lighting, the task is even more daunting. Now imagine what it is like during an emergency...

Rail| October 23, 2017

NY rail systems begin using work trains to clear 'slimy leaf debris'

A specialized Metro-North work train sprays water at high pressure, and specially equipped highway/rail trucks use rail scrubbers to remove crushed leaf residue from the tracks.

Security and Safety | October 18, 2017

Keolis Transit America appoints Cole to VP, safety and risk

Cole is the recipient of the 2016 Golden Merit Award from the National School Transportation Association and the 2013 Distinguished Service to Safety Award from the National Safety Council.

Rail| October 10, 2017

Cooperation can advance positive train control

PTC protects rail passengers, workers, and the motoring public. When installed, trains, signals, switches, and dispatching systems are connected on a single network.

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