Calif. commuter train hits tree, plunges into creek

Of those transported to hospitals, four passengers suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries and five suffered minor injuries, according to fire officials. There were cases of head trauma and back pain, among other complaints.

Chicago's Metra expands Confidential Close Call Reporting System

Will now include unions that work in Metra’s mechanical, engineering and police departments. Metra is the first U.S. commuter railroad to have a Confidential Close Call Reporting System that includes every union involved in the railroad’s operations.

INIT wins region-wide electronic fare management system contract

The contract between INIT and Fla.'s Regional Working Group, which consists of eight county transit agencies, will involve the deployment of an integrated fare system using account-based smart cards and mobile ticketing.

D.C. Metro chief presents agenda for 'critical change at all levels'

Some of those actions are already underway — including increased police patrols, installing new radio systems and cell phone cabling in tunnels, changes to rail car parts inventory, and the accelerated delivery of 7000-series trains.

National Academies of Sciences to lead CSA effectiveness study

Will examine the accuracy with which the BASIC safety measures used in the CSA and the Safety Management System identify high risk carriers and predict or are correlated with future crash risk or other safety indicators for motor carriers. 

STV promotes rail industry vet, Forde to VP

Forde has managed multi-million-dollar projects from specification development through final design and construction.

U.S. DOT opens competition for transportation research grants

UTCs selected through this competition must address: improving mobility of people and goods; reducing congestion; promoting safety; improving the durability and extending the life of transportation infrastructure; preserving the environment; and preserving the existing transportation system.

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