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

Security and Safety | October 27, 2016

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.

Metra seeks $20M grant for PTC installation

Rail| September 28, 2016

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.

Security and Safety | August 10, 2016

DC Metro GM outlines additional safety actions

Following the derailment at East Falls Church, Wiedefeld ordered a new round of inspections for all interlockings conducted by rail maintenance supervisors with track engineers participating.

Rail| August 8, 2016

NTSB briefs Congress on limited investigation of WMATA derailment

The train derailed at an interlocking about 50 feet from the East Falls Church station platform. Approximately 75 passengers were evacuated to the wayside and onto the station platform. The trailing truck of the fourth railcar and the leading truck from the fifth railcar derailed.

Rail| July 28, 2016

U.S. DOT makes $199M available for PTC implementation

The grants, which will be selected by the FRA and awarded and administered by the FTA, will help commuter railroads implement PTC, which prevents accidents and saves lives.

Rail| July 12, 2016

Train crash in southern Italy kills 20

The two trains were on a single-track line at the time of the crash, between the coastal towns of Bari and Barletta.

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