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Re-railing a derailed LIRR train

Rail| March 21, 2013

Footage of Long Island Rail Road crews working to re-rail train cars that derailed on March 18, 2013 in Rego Park, Queens.

The derailment has caused rush-hour train cancelations this week that are expected to come to an end Friday evening. Crews have been working around the clock first to re-rail the train, and now to repair 3,700 feet of damaged tracks, including third rail, running rails, and concrete ties.

Denver RTD, Red Cross partner on disaster preparedness

Bus| February 21, 2013
The agency is installing 30 Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) in 17 locations and has trained 20 employees in CPR and the use of the AEDs. The training and AEDs are part of a larger effort by the two organizations to improve preparedness in the community.
Accessibility| February 4, 2013

FTA provides $2B in aid for Hurricane Sandy damage

Money will reimburse transit agencies for extraordinary expenses incurred to protect workers and equipment, and support urgently needed repairs to seriously damaged transit systems and facilities in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and elsewhere.
Rail| December 31, 2012

Web Extra: New York City’s transit system bears up under historic storm

For the men and women who run the MTA’s vast network of subways and buses, Superstorm Sandy was a trial, not by fire, but by wind and water.
Bus| December 20, 2012

NTSB offers new accident management course

The course, scheduled for February 5 and 6 in Ashburn, Va., will examine core principles for managing the transition from first response and life safety operations to the decedent recovery and identification process.
Rail| September 27, 2012

BART tests early earthquake warning system

Developed by University of California, Berkeley seismologists, it sends alerts over the Internet to the transit system and other end users, such as Google.
Rail| September 25, 2012

NYCT to install 'Help Points' on subway

Created specifically for the subway environment, the unit is designed to be an easily recognizable communications tool for customers who need to either report an emergency or ask for travel directions.
Rail| September 19, 2012

Power problems impact D.C. Metro line

Over the course of about two hours, thousands of commuters became stranded on platforms and on the rails, and dozens of riders had to be off-loaded from a train.
Bus| August 21, 2012

TTC driver calms riders while trapped by power line collapse

Was praised for keeping 29 passengers safely on her bus after a crane collapsed on the street, trapping the bus under a fallen pole and surrounding it with live electrical wires.
Rail| July 3, 2012

FRA proposes rule on rail emergency preparedness

Based on recommendations from General Passenger Safety Task Force. Interested parties are invited to submit comments on the proposed rule by Aug. 27, 2012.

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