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Transportation Safety Board looking for new boss

By Jeff Lacroix-Wilson

Ottawa Citizen

OTTAWA – One of the most high-profile positions in a federal agency, the overseer of transportation safety by rail, air and sea, is now accepting applications. 434 more words


Post Lac-Megantic, minimum 2-man crew needed for crude oil trains: US

WASHINGTON – Responding to a series of fiery train derailments, federal regulators said Wednesday they will propose that trains transporting crude oil have at least two-man crews as part of new requirements aimed at preventing parked train cars from coming loose and causing an accident like one in… 239 more words


Infographic: Australian Rail Occurrence Statistics 2002-2012

Rail safety is everyone’s responsibility. The Australian government and industry continuously work together towards a safer rail environment. A key in improving rail safety is the review and analysis of past rail occurrence, to learn lessons from major rail accidents so that future occurrence can be avoided. 72 more words


Lack of rail safety data leaving Canada at risk for future incidents: report

TORONTO – How safe are Canadian railroads? We don’t know.

A new report finds data around rail incidents in Canada is “worryingly inaccessible, sometimes conflicting and in certain cases not available at all.” 661 more words


Quick response to Recommendations improves safety on Chicago's rails

By Robert Hall

In our almost 50-year history, the NTSB has issued 13,945 safety recommendations.  Admittedly, sometimes the recommendations go unaddressed.  Most of the time, however, changes are made and safety is improved.  377 more words

Rail Safety

Protecting track workers in some of the toughest working environments

Track workers are engaged in safety critical tasks on a daily basis. Protecting these workers is a priority for the rail industry. We had the chance to speak with Matthew Manchester, Manager of Safety Performance at… 405 more words


Transport Canada’s safety inspectors lack oversight, evaluation: audit

ABOVE: NDP transport critic Hoang Mai wants answers from the federal government following release of internal audit

OTTAWA — Transport Canada has a “number of weaknesses” in its oversight of safety and security inspectors, an internal audit concluded. 726 more words