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Amtrak promotes rail crossing, track safety tips ahead of summer

Rail| June 5, 2019

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

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

Security and Safety | March 26, 2019

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.

Security and Safety | February 28, 2019

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

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.

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