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FRA launches rail crossing safety app

The 'Rail Crossing Locator' works by prompting users to enter a specific location, which then allows them to locate highway-rail grade crossings in their area and retrieve important information

UTA: ‘distracted walking’ fines, other measures working

Officials say that it appears, anecdotally, to have “changed the way people behave.” The agency has also replaced sound walls that blocked pedestrian views of trains and added pedestrian swing gates and extra signs to improve safety at rail crossings.

NTSB to investigate Amtrak accident in Nevada

An Amtrak train was traveling from Chicago to Emeryville, Calif., when it was stuck by a truck at about 11:25 a.m. PT on Friday. Numerous fatalities and multiple injuries have been reported.