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WMATA testing tech bands for improved rail worker safety

Security and Safety | November 17, 2016

In addition to the new technology, WMATA is also retraining operators and track workers to prevent what could be a deadly accident.

Broken rail disrupts morning Amtrak, NJ Transit, LIRR service

Rail| November 16, 2016

The LIRR said some westbound trains on at least seven branches were being canceled or diverted because of the broken rail. Nearly a half-dozen NJ Transit lines were experiencing at least 30-minute delays.

Security and Safety | November 11, 2016

NJ TRANSIT rushing to meet PTC deadline

In a presentation given to State Transportation Commissioner Richard Hammer, the agency gave a March 2017 date for the expected arrival of two PTC simulators for employee training and accelerated installation of PTC equipment in rail vehicles to start.

Rail| November 2, 2016

Denver RTD granted extension of waiver for university rail line ops

The agency and its contract builder and operator Denver Transit Partners received an extension of their waiver from the FRA, allowing for continued operation of University of Colorado A Line and B Line. 

Security and Safety | October 27, 2016

Amtrak to pay $265M for Philadelphia crash that killed 8

The settlement allows victims to have their awards in hand by June instead of waiting years for a lawsuit to play out, their lawyers said Thursday.

Rail| September 28, 2016

Metra seeks $20M grant for PTC installation

With the grant funding, Metra plans to help fund installation of PTC on its Milwaukee West Line to Elgin and North line to Fox Lake.

Rail| September 23, 2016

Metra police focus on crossing violators during rail safety week

Metra police issued more than 200 citations to motorists and pedestrians who failed to obey railroad gates and signals or trespassed on railroad property. 

Rail| September 14, 2016

SmartDrive rail safety system deployed on Cincinnati streetcar

System captures collisions and identifies operating risks and compliance issues. When an issue occurs, event video is immediately offloaded and management is notified within minutes of an incident.

Security and Safety | August 17, 2016

Man charged for hopping on subway tracks for Pokémon Go video

Toronto Transit Commission spokesman Brad Ross said Mark Correia, 20, has been charged with unauthorized access on subway tracks, which carries a set fine of $425.

Rail| August 11, 2016

Settlements in Amtrak Philadelphia crash include confidentiality

The railroad reached the first settlements last week, quietly resolving cases brought by two women who suffered head and other injuries in the May 2015 crash, with dozens of other lawsuits are still pending.

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