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Feds Open Public Comments on Rail Transit Worker Safety Rule

Under the NPRM, transit agencies nationwide would be required to create a protection program geared at personnel who work on or around the tracks, implement comprehensive training for workers, and ensure unsafe acts and conditions are reported.

California's OCTA Lands $7M for Rail Protection

The new funding from the state allows the OCTA and Metrolink project team to move forward on constructing a catchment wall at Mariposa Point in San Clemente, as well as other mitigation to protect the track from soil and debris.

MBTA Releases Independent Audit, Publishes Internal Safety Review

The investigations revealed deficiencies in track inspection processes, including inconsistencies in documentation and oversight. Both concluded improvements are imperative in terms of leadership, standardizing procedures, increasing staffing and training, and clearly outlining roles and responsibilities.

Amtrak Continues NEC Track Work

While this work may result in occasional temporary inconveniences, Amtrak said the long-term customer benefits are many, including increased reliability and improved on-time performance.

Metrolink Breaks Ground on New 'Score' Project

The Burbank Junction Speed Improvement Project ill realign a portion of existing main line track, reconfigure and lengthen track, improve and replace approximately one-half mile of existing track, and install new right of way safety fencing.

New FRA Rule Uses Tech to Improve Track Safety

The regulatory reform allows rail testing vehicles to move without stopping along the track, potentially decreasing passenger and freight train delays associated with routine inspections.

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