News Tagged With: rail-crossing-safety
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September 19, 2013

Canada train, bus crash kills 6

A double decker OC Transpo bus collided with a derailed VIA Rail Canada train on Wednesday, killing six bus passengers and injuring at least 34 others.


September 4, 2013

L.A. Metro campaign urges rail safety

Ambassadors are positioned at key Blue Line locations in two shifts, Monday through Friday, when accidents are likely to occur, to answer questions and to warn and educate pedestrians and passengers about the dangers of standing too close to the tracks.


August 7, 2013

Police issue 316 citations near TriMet rail construction project

The police enforcement is part of a collaboration among multiple city bureaus and public agencies to minimize the impact of several large-scale construction projects this summer in Southeast Portland.


July 3, 2013

OLI, FRA award $200K in safety education grants

Twelve state programs across the U.S. are recognized. Projects receiving funds include a team effort among four states to place billboards along highways near major rail corridors that caution drivers against using any electronic devices while driving.


February 18, 2013

N.C. breaks ground on $24M bridge project

The Hopson Road Project is the first of 12 Piedmont Improvement Program projects dedicated to separating rail and highway traffic. The project will ultimately eliminate 50 crossings between Charlotte and Raleigh.


November 28, 2012

Denver RTD educating public on rail crossing safety

Agency planners visited elementary schools within blocks of one of its commuter and light rail lines to teach students how to safely cross rail intersections. They are also telling the public about the potential danger of newly energized overhead electrical lines that power the rail system.


August 28, 2012

32 injured in L.A. bus, rail collision

The fire department says there were no life-threatening injuries reported. Authorities will examine video footage to determine who is at fault.


August 1, 2012

OL: Pedestrian-rail crossing deaths up

While highway-rail crossing collisions are down slightly, deaths and injuries from crossing crashes and pedestrian-train incidents rose in the first four months of 2012 compared to the same period in 2011.


July 5, 2012

Nevada DOT considers rail crossing improvements

According to recent reports, the move comes amid criticism that it's taken too long to make improvements.


April 18, 2012

UTA: ‘distracted walking’ fines, other measures working

Officials say that it appears, anecdotally, to have “changed the way people behave.” The agency has also replaced sound walls that blocked pedestrian views of trains and added pedestrian swing gates and extra signs to improve safety at rail crossings.


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