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Understanding the Complexity of Transit Safety

Rail| January 11, 2012
Safe transit systems are the reflection of how well safety has been ingrained into the fabric of systems and multiple sub-systems. When transit systems are not properly aligned, these systems and sub-systems will reach their safety limits, which may lead to catastrophic events.

FRA proposes train emergency system enhancements

Rail| January 3, 2012
New rule addresses passenger train emergency systems including vestibule doors, emergency lighting, signage and markings for emergency entrance and exit, and rescue access.
Rail| December 29, 2011

China blasts high-speed rail for flaws, corruption

A government report cited causes for the bullet train collision earlier this year and conceded that expansion of the network had gone too fast.
December 28, 2011

OCTA CEO: Looking ahead to the New Year

The agency is gearing up for a busy year, pushing to deliver projects, create and sustain jobs and advocate for legislation that will provide sustainable transportation funding.
Rail| December 20, 2011

Amtrak buys electric law enforcement patrol vehicles

The T3 Motion ESVs will be used for security at seven locations for platform and parking structure patrols.
Rail| November 21, 2011

CTA completes 'L' security camera installations

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.

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