July 16, 2014
Investigators said a new rail switch at the point where the train left the tracks wasn't properly installed during repairs in May and was attached to the rail only by a single 3-millimeter wire, according to the report.
July 15, 2014
According to a preliminary investigation, three cars derailed in a tunnel in the western part of the city, trapping hundreds of people.
June 13, 2014
Of 32 initiatives established in its Action Plan following the FRA's 45-day investigation, 21 have been fully implemented, seven are in progress and two will be pursued after outside entities submit independent reports.
May 20, 2014
The reforms address factors identified during several serious safety incidents over the last year, as well as issues identified by an in-depth FRA review of its operating practices that took place this past winter.
May 7, 2014
Reliance on antiquated signaling system adds to delays, inefficiency and safety risks, according to a regional research and advocacy group.
May 6, 2014
The rail that broke underneath a train in Queens Friday morning was manufactured in the U.S. in November and installed in March.
April 10, 2014
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
The NTSB's investigation discovered during a post-accident sleep evaluation that William Rockefeller Jr. had "severe obstructive sleep apnea," according to documents released Monday.
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
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.
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