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Operation Lifesaver awards rail safety education grants, launches campaign

Rail| November 3, 2011
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.

Calif. makes cell phone ban for rail operators permanent

Rail| October 11, 2011
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.
Rail| May 19, 2011

Amtrak seeking money for track tampering tech

Agency has increased security since documents seized from Osama Bin Laden's compound revealed al-Qaida planned to derail trains in the U.S.
May 11, 2011

Is public transit security tough enough?

Yesterday, U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer proposed "no-ride" lists for U.S. domestic trains, similar to the no-fly lists used in aviation, following intelligence discovered at Osama bin Laden's hideout in Pakistan.
Rail| April 28, 2011

Federal rail safety group focuses on oversight, planning

Secretary LaHood created the Transit Rail Advisory Committee for Safety in 2009 after a series of accidents in Chicago; Washington, D.C.; San Francisco and Boston raised widespread concern regarding the safety of rail transit passengers and employees.
Rail| April 26, 2011

Chinese high-speed train safety under scrutiny

Last week, the new leadership at the Railways Ministry announced that the top speed of all trains was being decreased from about 218 mph to 186 to enhance safety.

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