December 11, 2013
Recommendations include having railroad operators review the circumstances of the Metro-North derailment with their operating employees and provide instruction to employees on the importance of compliance with maximum authorized train speed limits.
December 4, 2013
The FRA asked Congress to grant extensions for positive train control on some rail lines and allow alternative technologies, according to a Government Accountability Office report published in August.
Recruitment push comes on the heels of a challenge by OLI's board of directors to reach more people in coming years and make it easier for people to access rail safety education.
December 2, 2013
Among the provisions, the rule requires that vestibule and interior passageway doors on passenger cars be fitted with removable panels and windows to allow passage if the doors do not open.
November 7, 2013
Assemblyman Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), called for the hearing months before the recent deaths of BART worker Christopher Sheppard, 58, and contractor Laurence Daniels, 66, regarding concerns about "unresolved" BART workplace safety issues in recent years, the report said.
November 6, 2013
To ensure that New York City subway drivers are alert, they are required at each stop to point out the window at a zebra-striped band, which inspired the creation of a video showing people holding humorous signs for the conductors to read.
October 24, 2013
Trains will either have to slow down to 27 mph or halt until work is complete, depending on the circumstances, or be rerouted around job sites via single-tracking, according to the report.
October 21, 2013
The city’s public relations team for the streetcar created an online safety campaign that provides videos and tips on how to safely maneuver along the corridor. Meanwhile, the university is working with the city to continue classes to teach bicyclists how to bike safely along the tracks.
October 2, 2013
Attuned to the contact between trains and tracks, the sensors can detect potential problems like excessive vibrations, mechanical defects, or speed and temperature anomalies.
The short video vignettes were produced and paid for through a rail safety grant from Operation Lifesaver and the FTA.
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