New FRA rules strengthens worker protections, expands drug testing

The expanded drug and alcohol rule fulfills a requirement of the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008

New PennDOT portal gives public access to transportation data

The data also offers an opportunity for application developers, students and others in private industry to analyze or pursue infrastructure issues and opportunities.

Operation Lifesaver awards 12 states safety grants totaling $200K

Most of the projects will incorporate elements from the nonprofit safety group’s “See Tracks? Think Train!” public awareness campaign.

HART recognizes 'Best Operators' for safety milestones

Twenty-six employees received awards for driving a million miles or more without a preventable accident.

Va. gov. signs executive order on safety oversight for D.C. Metro

Executive Directive 8 also instructs the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation to review all accident investigations related to the Metrorail system, to inspect public and nonpublic areas of the system, and to assess the state of repair for all trains, tracks and other infrastructure.

$27 Billion, 5-Year New York MTA capital program gets final approval

The passage marks the largest investment in MTA infrastructure in state history and outlines five years’ worth of vital investments to renew, enhance and expand the MTA network.

Ill. bill doubles fines for drivers who illegally cross railroad tracks

The legislation doubles the fines from $250 to $500 for a first offense and from $500 to $1,000 for a second or subsequent offense.

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