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Keolis names McCarthy chief safety officer for MBTA commuter rail

Security and Safety | May 9, 2016

McCarthy comes to Keolis from the Southern California Regional Rail Authority, where he served as deputy chief operating officer managing the 512-mile commuter railroad serving the Los Angeles metropolitan area.

Fire dept. to provide 24/7 coverage of D.C. Metro Rail ops control center

Security and Safety | May 4, 2016

The expanded hours, which begin in June, are made possible as a result of a new MoU between Metro and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.

Security and Safety | May 3, 2016

NTSB report criticizes D.C. Metro, first-responders, FTA on fatal smoke incident

Officials issued the criticism during a Tuesday meeting to present findings about the probable cause of the incident.

Rail| April 27, 2016

Alstom awarded major re-signaling project in the UK

Collaborated with Network Rail to develop an interlocking solution based on Alstom’s Smartlock range that will be ready for ETCS installation allowing trains with ETCS capability to operate on that section of the line.

Security and Safety | March 30, 2016

D.C. Metro could shut down entire rail lines for up to 6 months, officials say

Top officials warned Wednesday that the transit system is in such need of repair that they might have to take these actions.

Security and Safety | March 21, 2016

[Video] N.Y. MTA's If You See Something, Say Something Campaign - 2016

New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority's re-launched “If you see something, say something” public safety campaign features videos of MTA customers who describe the scenarios they experienced that prompted them to report suspicious packages or activities. In the videos, MTA customers also offer some thoughts about why they took action, and how it made them feel. Published on Mar 21, 2016

Security and Safety | March 17, 2016

[Video] D.C. Metro Power Cable Safety Inspections

A look inside at a safety inspection of power cables in a Metrorail tunnel.

Security and Safety | March 17, 2016

26 issues found during D.C. Metro inspection shutdown

The damage at three locations was so severe that those parts of the track were "showstoppers," where "we would not be running trains if we came upon these conditions," said Metro GM Paul Wiedefeld at a press conference.

Government Issues| March 15, 2016

FTA issues Final Rule to strengthen state oversight of rail systems

Applies to states where a rail transit system operates and carries out several explicit Federal statutory requirements, including that a state must submit its State Safety Oversight program to FTA for certification.

Rail| March 15, 2016

Chicago's Metra to conduct 45 safety blitzes at train stations this year

Events will be held across the six-county region to raise awarenesss about train and grade crossing safety.

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