Topic : rail safety technology

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Metrolink to debut collision avoidance system

Rail| February 20, 2014
Officials for the Los Angeles-based commuter rail service vowed to act a year ahead of the mandated federal deadline for the positive train control technology.

MTA Video: Hudson Line Derailment Recovery Operations - 12/2/2013

Rail| December 3, 2013

Video from the scene of the Metro-North derailment at Spuyten Duyvil on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013 shows damage to train cars and tracks that occurred during the incident. Credit: Metropolitan Transportation Authority/J.P. Chan

Management & Operations| November 7, 2013

BART managers to take hot seat regarding worker deaths

Assemblyman Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), called for the hearing months before the recent deaths of BART worker Christopher Sheppard, 58, and contractor Laurence Daniels, 66, regarding concerns about "unresolved" BART workplace safety issues in recent years, the report said.
Rail| October 2, 2013

Study: Optical sensors improve railway safety

Attuned to the contact between trains and tracks, the sensors can detect potential problems like excessive vibrations, mechanical defects, or speed and temperature anomalies.
Rail| June 23, 2009

Sen. Boxer, Rockefeller request $50M for rail safety

Includes provision requiring installation of anti-collision technology – positive train control – on railways shared by passenger and freight trains.

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