Topic : rail safety

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BART Police Chief outlines his vision for safety

Security and Safety | February 19, 2020

Chief of Police Ed Alvarez shared promising new crime data showing his new strategies are already paying off (see video).

FTA makes $9M available to improve rail transit, bus operator safety

Government Issues| February 13, 2020

Includes $7.3 million for new tech/designs for rail transit safety; and $2 million for projects that redesign transit bus operator compartment.

Rail| January 17, 2020

BART to launch ambassador program on trains for safety, security

Uniformed personnel will be equipped with radios to report safety and security concerns or biohazards.

Rail| December 23, 2019

BART recognizes rider's heroic actions during fatal November attack

Humphrey got out of her wheelchair, guided herself to the floor, slid to the victim and applied pressure to a wound on his neck.

November 19, 2019

'Flight shaming' movement shines spotlight on rail cybersecurity

A growing focus on train travel comes exactly as railways become increasingly modernized by adopting connected technologies.

Management & Operations| September 24, 2019

NY MTA to co-host bidding event to solicit rail signaling technologies

The MTA also announced the creation of the University Partnership for Adaptive Technologies & Mass Transit Innovation.

August 13, 2019

Why Cybersecurity Is So Essential to the Future of Transportation

The more our train and subway systems are connected, the greater the number of ways hackers have to penetrate them in order to wreak their unique brand of havoc.

Rail| June 5, 2019

Amtrak promotes rail crossing, track safety tips ahead of summer

A train traveling at 55 miles per hour can take approximately one mile, or the length of about 18 football fields to stop.

Security and Safety | March 26, 2019

Metra to hold 59 safety blitzes to reinforce safe behavior around tracks

Employees will be at one of the commuter railroad’s 242 stations during the morning commute, distributing educational materials about train and grade crossing safety.

Rail| March 4, 2019

DC Metro begins testing automatic doors on passenger trains

Automated door opening enhances safety by removing the potential for human error resulting in a “wrong side” door opening.

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