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Alstom publishes environmental declaration for new-gen beacons

Rail| January 4, 2017

SmartBalise is an eco-designed product, with minimized environmental impact all the way from manufacture to end-of-life.

[Video] No Video is Worth the Risk

Security and Safety | December 9, 2016

A look at the deadly situations people put themselves in when making a video on or near railroad tracks, from Operation Lifesaver Inc., the national rail safety education nonprofit. This public service announcement raises awareness of the dangers of trespassing on railroad property. See Tracks? Think Train! Learn more at oli.org, or visit seetracksthinktrain.org

Security and Safety | August 25, 2016

FRA, AAR letter urges Pokemon creators to keep players off tracks

Letter stems from concern about reports that Pokémon characters, “Pokestops” and other virtual objects are being placed near railroad tracks, stations and rail-yard facilities

Rail| August 9, 2016

N.Y. MTA unveils extensive track cleaning plan

Sustained effort to keep the tracks clean includes two-week track cleaning blitz at all 469 subway stations and new cleaning equipment.

Rail| July 27, 2016

Man struck dead on train tracks in Buffalo, N.Y.

During the investigation, it was determined that the man was laying on his back in the middle of the inbound side of a track on the south side, when a northbound train came down the track because the system was running on a single track.

Rail| May 25, 2016

Ill. bill doubles fines for drivers who illegally cross railroad tracks

The legislation doubles the fines from $250 to $500 for a first offense and from $500 to $1,000 for a second or subsequent offense.

Security and Safety | April 27, 2016

FRA identifies railroad crossings with most incidents over last decade

The list includes 15 crossings where 10 or more incidents have occurred during the last decade, with five of the crossings on the list in the state of Arizona, which accounted for a total of 89 incidents and 14 injuries.

Security and Safety | March 30, 2016

Calif. DOT receives FRA grant to separate railroad tracks, road

On Feb. 24, 2015, a Metrolink train derailed when it struck an abandoned truck near the crossing where the bridge will be built, killing the engineer and injuring 33 others.

Rail| March 3, 2016

Man struck by Amtrak train while crossing tracks

The accident was under investigation by local and state police, as well as Amtrak and MBTA Transit police. Foul play wasn't suspected.

Security and Safety | December 1, 2015

To curb tragedies, OLI releases video addressing train track photography

The animated video public service announcement is the first in a new series drawing attention to the illegal and dangerous activity of train track photos.

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