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"The Gap Rap" MTA Long Island Rail Road

Rail| July 16, 2010

The "Gap Rap" video, featuring Dr. John Clark, MTA Long Island Rail Road's Medical Director, is the latest effort by the rail system to raise awareness of the gap between trains and station platforms.

Calgary considering new platform security measures

Rail| June 24, 2010
The review comes as police say they are still in the early stages of the investigation into the death of a three-year-old boy.
Rail| June 23, 2010

Committee formed to advise FTA on national safety standards

Group will guide the FTA’s safety rulemaking agenda if the final legislation is passed by Congress and signed by President Obama.
Rail| May 17, 2010

Feds ban electronic device use by on-duty rail staff

Prohibits use if it interferes with that employee’s or another employee’s performance of safety-related duties. Railroad operating employees would be permitted to use cell phones or similar electronic devices under highly limited circumstances.
Rail| April 28, 2010

Chairman Oberstar to receive rail safety award

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."
Rail| April 13, 2010

Transit Systems Target Rail Safety

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.

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