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Fri, 27 May 2016 17:56:18 GMT

Wall Street Journal

Federal Officials Order New Safety Measures to Help Protect Railroad Workers Near Tracks
Wall Street Journal
Federal railroad officials on Friday ordered new safety measures and expanded drug testing for work crews, following a spate of train accidents, such as one that killed two track workers nearly eight weeks ago. The Federal Railroad Administration ...

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Sun, 22 May 2016 23:37:30 GMT

Metra Seeks $3 Million Rail Safety Technology Grant For PTC
MassTransitMag.com (press release) (registration) (blog)
Metra has announced that it has applied for a federal grant to help the railroad fund a $3.7 million disaster recovery system for its Positive Train Control (PTC) safety system. PTC is a federally mandated computerized system that prevents certain ...

Fri, 20 May 2016 17:11:00 GMT

EmpireStateNews.net

SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION TO INCREASE SAFETY AT RAILROAD CROSSINGS
EmpireStateNews.net
The New York State Senate this week passed two bills to decrease dangerous vehicular accidents at railroad grade crossings. Although the numbers of fatalities and accidents at highway-railroad grade crossings have fallen steadily on a national level ...

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Wed, 18 May 2016 15:15:43 GMT

Amtrak engineer's distraction led to deadly derailment, NTSB finds
Progressive Rail Roading
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) yesterday determined the May 2015 Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia was caused by the train engineer's loss of "situational awareness" after his attention was distracted by radio communications of ...

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Wed, 18 May 2016 12:50:47 GMT

Christian Science Monitor

How technology could have prevented Philly Amtrak disaster (+video)
Christian Science Monitor
Reports that a fatal train derailment last May may have been prevented with new technology may add public urgency to the push for new safety technology on America's railroads, adding momentum to a debate that has been dragging on unresolved for years.

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Tue, 17 May 2016 21:07:21 GMT

New York Times (blog)

The Lessons of the Philadelphia Amtrak Accident
New York Times (blog)
A National Transportation Safety Board report about an Amtrak train accident last year in Philadelphia that killed eight people highlights the need for railroads to move faster to install a life-saving technology that the safety board first recommended ...

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Tue, 17 May 2016 20:27:15 GMT

Christian Science Monitor

How technology might have stopped Philly Amtrak disaster
Christian Science Monitor
Reports that a fatal train derailment last May may have been prevented with new technology may add public urgency to the push for new safety technology on America's railroads, adding momentum to a debate that has been dragging on unresolved for years.

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