May 24, 2013
The investigative group focusing on the track has learned from inspection reports that in April, maintenance work was done in the area of the derailment of the eastbound train. Records revealed that a joint bar, used to join two sections of rail together, was cracked and that it was repaired by Metro-North personnel.
May 22, 2013
Were protected by strengthened railcar frames and designs intended to absorb and dissipate crash energy through the structures, rather than transferring it to passengers.
May 1, 2013
Runs from April 29 to May 5 under the theme of "A Shared Responsibility," emphasizing that Canadians play an important role in rail safety. Promotes the importance of rail safety by engaging in dozens of community-level events and local activities.
April 22, 2013
Two men who were arrested in Montreal and Toronto were targeting an Amtrak passenger train heading north to Canada out of New York's Penn Station. Once the train had passed into Canada, the attack was to commence
April 3, 2013
Detailed activities include celebrating its 40th anniversary with a leadership summit; initiating updates to the volunteer education process; and increasing the organization’s social media presence.
February 28, 2013
David Kubicek, who was instrumental in improving safety on the Metrorail, will leave the Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority on March 18. It is not clear what he plans to do next.
February 21, 2013
Representatives from government, industry, academia and labor will serve as panelists during the forum and discuss safety, regulatory and technology issues surrounding PTC, which is designed to keep trains separated and prevent collisions.
February 13, 2013
State program directors for the national, nonprofit rail safety education organization will gather in Chicago from Feb. 26 to 28 to learn about new materials and methods for volunteer training and share best practices for raising awareness of rail safety issues in their communities.
February 11, 2013
The "Positive Train Control: Is it on Track?" forum will be held in the NTSB Conference Center in Washington, D.C., and is free and open to the public. A detailed agenda and a list of speakers are forthcoming.
February 6, 2013
The app is expected to help customers assist RTA in safety and security matters throughout the rail and bus system. The free iWatch RTA app is available on iPhone and Android.
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