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NTSB opens docket on 2015's Calif. Metrolink crash

Security and Safety | August 30, 2016

The accident happened when a commuter train carrying 51 passengers and three crewmembers, collided with a 2005 Ford F450 utility service truck towing a two-axle utility trailer.

FRA awards $25M in grants for PTC implementation

Rail| August 16, 2016

The agency received 30 eligible applications requesting $90.6 million, nearly four times the $25 million Congress provided in the appropriations bill that funds FRA for Fiscal Year 2016.

Security and Safety | May 9, 2016

Keolis names McCarthy chief safety officer for MBTA commuter rail

McCarthy comes to Keolis from the Southern California Regional Rail Authority, where he served as deputy chief operating officer managing the 512-mile commuter railroad serving the Los Angeles metropolitan area.

Government Issues| April 4, 2016

$25M available for PTC implementation

The funding is part of the 2016 Consolidated Appropriations Act that funds the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Security and Safety | March 30, 2016

Calif. DOT receives FRA grant to separate railroad tracks, road

On Feb. 24, 2015, a Metrolink train derailed when it struck an abandoned truck near the crossing where the bridge will be built, killing the engineer and injuring 33 others.

Rail| March 7, 2016

Metrolink launches first version of mobile ticketing app

Service is available to Inland Empire - Orange County riders this month and will be available system-wide in early April.

Management & Operations| January 26, 2016

Metrolink taps Masabi for mobile ticketing

The JustRide platform comprises award-winning apps for ticket purchase, display and inspection, with back-end infrastructure for secure payments, ticket management, customer service, reporting and real-time analytics.

Rail| December 15, 2015

Calif.'s Metrolink, FTA celebrate commuter rail extension

The 91/Perris Valley Line, constructed by the Riverside County Transportation Commission, will serve the communities of Riverside, Moreno Valley, and Perris in a regional effort to improve connections for commuters traveling from east and south of downtown Riverside.

Security and Safety | October 5, 2015

Time Running Out for Commuter Rail Positive Train Control Fix

While 29% of U.S. systems are targeting to complete installation by the deadline, potential fines of up to $25,000 a day could await those that don’t comply if an extension isn’t passed.

Security and Safety | September 4, 2015

Metrolink evaluating railcar safety after February crash

The railcars have features designed to reduce deaths and injuries, such as energy-absorbing crush zones. Metrolink had said those features reduced the carnage in February when one of its trains struck a pickup truck that mistakenly drove onto the tracks near Oxnard. The crash killed the engineer and injured 27 passengers.

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