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Settlements in Amtrak Philadelphia crash include confidentiality

Rail| August 11, 2016

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.

DC Metro GM outlines additional safety actions

Security and Safety | August 10, 2016

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.

Security and Safety | June 28, 2016

Alstom supplies signaling to Sydney rail system

The installation of both the on-board and trackside equipment covers four test trains and an area of seven miles between the suburbs of Arncliffe and Oatley, in the South of Sydney.

Security and Safety | June 22, 2016

L.A. Metro's new animated rail safety videos show 'dreadful outcomes'

The series of six videos reminds people that “safety begins with you” and tackles issues such as running to catch a train, lack of attention while driving a car near tracks and failure to follow posted safety instructions.

Rail| June 21, 2016

SmartDrive issued new patent for rail triggering tech

The new capability uses sophisticated accelerometer-based technology and integrates with rail vehicle safety systems to detect high-risk maneuvers that fall outside normal operating parameters.

Management & Operations| June 8, 2016

D.C. Metro chief announces two new hires

Wiedenfeld announced the hiring of the current associate administrator at the FMCSA and a former Bechtel executive.

Security and Safety | May 11, 2016

Foxx warns he could shut down D.C. subway

The Transportation Secretary said Tuesday he seriously considered ordering a shutdown of the entire Washington Metro subway system last week and may still do that if local officials don’t follow Transportation Department safety directives.

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