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April 10, 2014

NJ Transit safety review spurred by Metro-North crash

The agency’s executive director says she doesn't believe safety has taken a backseat at the agency, but that the review is necessary. However, a union representative says that the system does not emphasize safety.


April 9, 2014

Operation Lifesaver campaign targets risky behavior near tracks

The See Tracks? Think Train! campaign highlights common risks drivers and pedestrians take each day, such as trying to beat a train at a grade crossing and walking on railroad tracks through bilingual television, radio, print and billboard advertisements.


April 8, 2014

FRA revises passenger train emergency preparedness regs

Makes requirements for initial and periodic training, operational efficiency tests, and inspections of certain railroad personnel apply not only to on-board crewmembers and control center personnel, but also to the emergency response communications center personnel.


April 1, 2014

FRA releases critical incident plan rule

Also unveils a new Notice of Proposed Rulemaking intended to improve the integrity of passenger train exterior side door safety systems.


March 26, 2014

Metro-North completes fed-mandated signal system changes

With the announced completion of work at the Devon Bridge in Stratford, Conn., last Thursday all the signal modifications ordered by the FRA in December are now complete, well before the Sept. 1, 2014 deadline.


February 24, 2014

Metrolink demos new PTC system

Wabtec's I-ETMS PTC System will be implemented on select trains that share BNSF tracks on the Metrolink 91 Line, Orange County Line and Inland Empire-Orange County Line.


January 29, 2014

FRA issues final rule to improve rail inspections

The new regulations require performance-based inspections, a process designed to minimize rail defects, which will generally result in an increase in tests performed over a designated area of track.


January 29, 2014

Jacobs to provide monitoring, tech assistance for FRA grant, loans

The five-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award task order contract, awarded by the Volpe Center, has a maximum order limit of $70 million.


January 28, 2014

Fort Worth's 'T' appoints former FRA official to COO

Tom Tulley was Passenger Rail Specialist for the FRA Region 5 in Dallas from 1999 to 2012, receiving the FRA’s Bronze Superior Achievement Medal for Passenger Rail Initiatives.


December 26, 2013

FRA adjusts accident/incident reporting threshold

FRA intends to evaluate and potentially amend, as appropriate, its method for calculating the monetary threshold for accident/incident reporting in the future and, as a result, the formula utilized to calculate the threshold may change.


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