FTA issues public transportation safety program final rule

The final rule formally adopts the Safety Management System approach to safety as the basis of the FTA safety program.

N.Y. MTA's longest-serving chairman, Kiley dies

One of Kiley’s most enduring legacies was the removal of graffiti — a potent symbol of disorder — throughout New York City’s subway system.

DC Metro GM outlines additional safety actions

Following the derailment at East Falls Church, Wiedefeld ordered a new round of inspections for all interlockings conducted by rail maintenance supervisors with track engineers participating.

N.Y. MTA unveils extensive track cleaning plan

Sustained effort to keep the tracks clean includes two-week track cleaning blitz at all 469 subway stations and new cleaning equipment.

FTA issues WMATA directive to correct systemic track safety problems

The report includes findings from FTA’s spring 2016 “Safety Blitz” assessment of Metrorail and details systemic deficiencies in the inspection, maintenance and repair of track that have contributed to or could have resulted in train derailments and other track-related incidents.

Operator involved in Fla. bus crash declared imminent hazard

On July 2, 2016, a passenger bus operated by Billy R. Evans Harvesting failed to stop at an intermittent red light and struck another commercial vehicle that possessed the right-of-way.

NTSB briefs Congress on limited investigation of WMATA derailment

The train derailed at an interlocking about 50 feet from the East Falls Church station platform. Approximately 75 passengers were evacuated to the wayside and onto the station platform. The trailing truck of the fourth railcar and the leading truck from the fifth railcar derailed.

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