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FRA to Issue Proposed Rule on Minimum Train Crew Size

FRA to Issue Proposed Rule on Minimum Train Crew Size

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today announced its intention to issue a proposed rule requiring two-person train crews on crude oil trains and establishing minimum crew size standards for most main line freight and passenger rail operations. The FRA also intends to advance a rulemaking on train [...]

Federal Railroad Administration Launches Operation Deep Dive

Federal Railroad Administration Launches Operation Deep Dive

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today announced the launch of a 60-day comprehensive safety assessment of Metro-North Commuter Railroad in response to the December 1st crash. Operation Deep Dive, beginning December 16, 2013, will exhaustively review Metro-North’s compliance with federal [...]

U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces Important Milestone

U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces Important Milestone

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced the obligation of a $15 million grant to design and construct a new train station in Rochester, N.Y. The project is one of 47 transportation projects in 34 states and the District of Columbia selected to receive funding under the U.S. Department of Transportation’s highly competitive [...]

Federal Railroad Administration Issues Emergency Order to Prevent Unintended Hazardous Materials Train Movement

Federal Railroad Administration Issues Emergency Order to Prevent Unintended Hazardous Materials Train Movement

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today issued an Emergency Order and Safety Advisory to help prevent trains operating on mainline tracks or sidings from moving unintentionally. The FRA’s announcement was made in response to the July 6, 2013 derailment in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, Canada, [...]

New Press Release: Grade Separation Projects Breaking Ground in North Carolina to Improve Railroad and Roadway Safety and Efficiency

New Press Release: Grade Separation Projects Breaking Ground in North Carolina to Improve Railroad and Roadway Safety and Efficiency

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today announced that the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has begun construction on rail safety improvement projects along the North Carolina Railroad’s Piedmont Corridor between Raleigh and Charlotte. This series of projects are part of the [...]

NTSB Sends Team to FREIGHT TRAIN DERAILMENT, EXPLOSION NEAR BALTIMORE

NTSB Sends Team to FREIGHT TRAIN DERAILMENT, EXPLOSION NEAR BALTIMORE

The National Transportation Safety Board launched a go-team to investigate today's railroad grade crossing accident and explosion near Baltimore, Md., that occurred at approximately 2:00 PM (EDT) this afternoon. NTSB highway safety Investigator Peter Kotowski will serve as the investigator-in-charge. NTSB Board Member Robert L. Sumwalt is [...]

NTSB Launches Team to Natural Gas Pipeline Rupture

NTSB Launches Team to Natural Gas Pipeline Rupture

What: Gas line Where: Sissonville West Virginia When: Dec 11, 2012, 1:00 p.m. Who No reported fatalities, several injured Why: A leaking gas line exploded in Sissonville WV. The NTSB has sent a team to collect the perishable evidence. NTSB Launches Team to Natural Gas Pipeline Rupture in West Virginia WASHINGTON - The National [...]

Fatigued driver, an unsafe operator and ineffective oversight caused deadly Virginia motorcoach crash

Fatigued driver, an unsafe operator and ineffective oversight caused deadly Virginia motorcoach crash

WASHINGTON - A severely fatigued motorcoach driver who lost control of the vehicle, the failure of Sky Express Inc. to manage safe driving practices and a lack of adequate regulatory oversight was the probable cause of a fatal motorcoach crash in Doswell, Va., last May, the National Transportation Safety Board said today. On Tuesday, May 31, [...]

Meyerton bus crash Preliminary report due to Release Friday

Meyerton bus crash  Preliminary report due to Release Friday

What: Putco bus en route from Vereeniging to Alberton Where: Meyerton, S. Africa When: June 25, 2012 Who: 71 passengers, 55 injured, 19 fatalities Why: The preliminary report on the Meyerton bus crash is due to be released today. In the Meyerton bus crash, the driver of the Putco bus lost control on Verwoerd Street, crashed through [...]

NTSB Conducting Review of Regulations

NTSB Conducting  Review of Regulations

NTSB to Conduct Comprehensive Review of Regulations June 25, 2012 The National Transportation Safety Board is undertaking a review of its regulations to determine whether any should be modified, streamlined, expanded or repealed in order to make the agency's regulations more effective and less burdensome. The review is being done to comply [...]

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