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Saskatoon mayor calls for safer train routes in Canadian cities

Saskatoon mayor Donald Atchison is calling for Canadian railway companies to implement a safest route policy for trains moving through municipalities.

Using data collected by the city’s transportation division, officials found trains passing through Saskatoon can interrupt traffic for anywhere from two minutes to almost an hour — which could cause problems for city emergency crews. 233 more words


Preview: Rail Safety Forum, April 22-23

At the NTSB, our 2014 dawned with a team o finvestigators working the scene of a serious railroad accident near Casselton, North Dakota, where 20 cars of a106-car BNSF Railway train carrying petroleum crudeoil collided with cars from a derailed BNSF grain train. 260 more words

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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

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