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December 23, 2013

NTSB issues 'urgent' recommendations to protect rail workers

Calls on FTA to issue a directive to all rail transit agencies to require redundant protection for railway right-of-way workers, such as positive train control, secondary warning devices, or the use of a shunt — a safety device workers attach to rails that results in approaching trains receiving a stop signal.


April 25, 2013

MTA track worker struck, killed by train

The victim, a 58-year-old, was pronounced dead at the scene and trains were delayed during the investigation.


April 17, 2013

Operation Lifesaver urges photographers to be safe

Last year, more than 800 people were injured or killed while trespassing on railroad property in the U.S., according to preliminary Federal Railroad Administration statistics.


April 17, 2012

Bombardier, MARTA team for FTA track safety pilot

Aims to mitigate the risks of accidents for passengers and transit system workers in the U.S. According to FTA statistics, between 2003 and 2008, 53% of reported rail transit worker fatalities were right-of-way related incidents.


February 17, 2010

FRA launches So. Florida trespass prevention study

The number of railroad trespass fatalities first surpassed the number of fatalities at highway-rail grade crossings in 1997 and continues to be the leading cause of fatalities industry-wide.


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