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Chairman Oberstar to receive rail safety award

Rail| April 28, 2010
Oberstar was the primary sponsor of the Railroad Safety Enhancement Act of 2008, which directed the Federal Railroad Administration to "make safety in railroad transportation the highest priority in carrying out its duties."

Transit Systems Target Rail Safety

Rail| April 13, 2010
With the upcoming 2015 deadline for installation, positive train control systems are a main focus for rail operators. Train car technologies that reduce passenger injuries in a collision and other security systems are also in the works.
Rail| April 13, 2010

Fatal stabbing shows gaps in NYC subway surveillance

The MTA is still planning to activate 2,043 not-yet-operational cameras installed by Lockheed Martin Corp. Of those, 910 will be operational in June.
Rail| April 13, 2010

L.A. Metro conducts safety crackdown on Blue Line

On March 24, officers from the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department and the Los Angeles Police Department wrote citations to motorists and pedestrians who ignored safety warnings near the Blue Line in downtown L.A.
Rail| April 13, 2010

MARTA, OL focus on pedestrian safety

New campaign to use bus shelter posters and onboard video public service announcements to remind pedestrian commuters to "Stay Focused! Stay Alive!"
Rail| April 5, 2010

Fla. Gov. Crist declares Safety Awareness Week

During the week-long "blitz," law enforcement personnel will be positioned at various grade crossings, where they will be issuing warnings and citations to drivers and pedestrians who do not adhere to the laws relating to trains and railroad tracks.
Rail| March 25, 2010

L.A. enforces safety campaign along Metro Blue Line

Dozens of Los Angeles Sheriff’s Dept. and Los Angeles Police Dept. motorcycle officers issued 295 citations and impounded 34 vehicles in an operation to enforce traffic laws along the streets of downtown Los Angeles.
Rail| March 23, 2010

FRA unveils new train safety tool

Equipment will permit researchers to realistically simulate innumerable conditions and scenarios encountered during railroad operations to help identify safety problems and develop effective solutions.
Rail| July 7, 2009

Railway safety experts form consulting firm

Key services include implementing complete safety programs, FRA Rule Part 236 compliance analysis and documentation generation, system safety design assessment, safety hazard analyses, and review of operating rules and procedures for safety.
Rail| June 30, 2009

D.C. Metro investigates train collision cause

Contacted experts in the field of track signaling to conduct an independent review. Other actions include staff realignment; shifting the position of the 1000-series cars; and operating all trains manually.

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