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Amtrak buys electric law enforcement patrol vehicles

Rail| December 20, 2011
The T3 Motion ESVs will be used for security at seven locations for platform and parking structure patrols.

CTA completes 'L' security camera installations

Rail| November 21, 2011
In the last five months, images pulled from CTA surveillance cameras have assisted Chicago police in the arrest of at least 47 individuals for crimes committed either on or near CTA property.
Rail| November 17, 2011

Utah Transit Authority tightens rail safety

The campaign will include banners and signs inside and outside of train cars reminding people to keep their "heads up - don't text around trains;" "listen up - remove headphones around trains;" "stand back - stay behind the yellow line at stations;" and "look twice - another train could be coming from the other direction."
Rail| November 10, 2011

NTSB: Jumper wire install cause of Miami people mover crash

Determined that the probable cause of the Nov. 28, 2008, accident at Miami International Airport, involving an automated people mover train, was the installation of a “jumper wire” that prevented the overspeed/overshoot system from activating to stop the train when the crystal within the primary program stop module failed.
Rail| November 3, 2011

Operation Lifesaver awards rail safety education grants, launches campaign

Memphis Area Transit Authority; Phoenix, Ariz.’s Valley Metro; Portland, Ore.-based Tri-Met; and Salt Lake City-based Utah Transit Authority’s TRAX will receive funds for rail safety education.
Rail| October 11, 2011

Calif. makes cell phone ban for rail operators permanent

The decision, which was made during a Commission meeting last Thursday, also requires the installation of cameras to enforce the rule.
Rail| October 11, 2011

S.F. Muni installing cameras to enforce cell phone ban

The state commission, which regulates California's passenger rail operations, including Muni and BART, put an emergency ban on the books in the fall of 2008 — shortly after a train collision in Los Angeles County killed 25 people and injured more than 100 others.
Rail| October 10, 2011

Canada to improve rail safety

The proposed amendments to the Railway Safety Act will encourage rail companies to create and maintain a culture of safety and penalize rule breakers.
Rail| September 16, 2011

Herzog wins $32M PTC contract

The NCTD board of directors approved the contract at a recent meeting and Herzog received the "notice to proceed" with Phase 1 of PTC system development in August.
Rail| May 26, 2011

SEPTA engineers oppose vest requirement

Opposing the agency’s security requirement, due to concerns that they will be targets for terrorists. The engineers said they would prefer to wear an identification card on a lanyard around their necks.

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