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DC Metro begins testing automatic doors on passenger trains

Rail| March 4, 2019

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

Florida, New Jersey, New York meet rail safety oversight deadline

Security and Safety | February 28, 2019

States must receive FTA certification by April 15, 2019 or new federal transit funds cannot be awarded.

Rail| February 20, 2019

FRA issues national trespass prevention strategy

4,242 pedestrians were killed or injured while trespassing on railroad property nationwide during a four-year period.

Security and Safety | February 15, 2019

FTA threatens to withhold funds if WMATA restores late-night services

Local officials are leading an effort to restore service hours the agency cut beginning with its SafeTrack rebuilding effort in 2016.

Rail| January 30, 2019

Metra sets tracks on fire to prevent 'pull apart' from frigid temperatures

Chicago-based commuter rail system is suspending service on its Metra Electric Line on both Wednesday and Thursday.

Rail| January 30, 2019

Sound Transit link completes install, certification of PTC

Completed implementation on all Sounder commuter rail vehicles that run between Lakewood and Everett. 

Security and Safety | January 10, 2019

Metra unveils new line schedule allowing for PTC operation

Under PTC, the crew of a train must initialize the system (enter train and route information) before each individual run.

Security and Safety | January 3, 2019

NYC Transit warns against walking, riding between subway cars

Seven people died while walking or riding between subway cars in 2018, including four people in December alone.

Security and Safety | December 12, 2018

New report examines if 'See Something, Say Something' is working

On-site police, security personnel, transportation employees, train and bus passengers, and ordinary citizens have prevented 10.6% of the 5,372 terrorist attacks on public transit.

Rail| November 13, 2018

Commuter rail makes significant, substantial PTC progress: APTA

Ninety-six percent of 16,722 wayside (on track equipment) installations have been completed.

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