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Editorial: New rail safety rules are welcome, but constant vigilance is required

Note: This is a corrected version of an earlier story. Correction appended below.

More than a year after the tragedy that claimed 47 lives in Lac-Mégantic, … 619 more words


New set of rail safety rules announced in wake of Lac-Megantic report

WATCH ABOVE: There are finally some new rail safety rules after the worst rail disaster in Canadian history. But, the tragedy in Lac-Mégantic could happen somewhere else unless the new rules are tough enough and are enforced. 203 more words


What does transportation have to do with your health? . . . Everything!

By Natalie Draisin

Often, I get some confused looks when I tell people I’m doing an internship at the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) as part of my joint public health and business degrees at Johns Hopkins University. 1,049 more words

Highway Safety


Eleven deaths in ten years at railway crossing in rural West Berkshire

Another person killed at Ufton Nervet

No-one should jump to conclusions about why a man was killed on the railway level crossing at Ufton Nervet in West Berkshire on 16 October 2014. 1,845 more words

Network Rail

Even Passengers Have a Role in Safe Commuting

By Will Cusey

Although a metro rider isn’t exactly “driving,” the NTSB wanted to discuss other forms of transportation people use to get to and from work as part of our series highlighting… 618 more words

Rail Safety

Caltrain To Go Electric...Soon!

Caltrain’s Modernization Program got another boost today with the signing of a bill extending design/build authority on the electrification project until 2024. The project, which was announced in September 2013, aims to transform the Caltrain fleet from diesel locomotives to electric multiple units, bolstering network capacity and significantly reducing emissions. 37 more words

Cover it up Conservatives*

*This story has been updated at Not a Cover-Up, But a Cover Over, to correct a small detail.

by Jack Locke

They are artists in the art of cover ups. 309 more words