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Safety ambassadors getting neighborhoods along Foothill Gold Line Extension ready for opening

We’re getting closer to learning the official opening date of the Foothill Gold Line Extension — to be announced October 22! — but in the meantime, Metro already has safety ambassadors at some of the new stations to prepare the local communities for more frequent test trains rolling through. 145 more words

Transportation News

Urgent Recommendations on WMATA Safety Oversight, Explained

By Chairman Christopher A. Hart

On September 30, we announced two urgent safety recommendations which, if acted upon, will help improve safety for Metrorail riders. The recommendations urge the Department of Transportation to seek legislative authority to put WMATA safety oversight under the Federal Railroad Administration instead of the Federal Transit Administration, and once the authority is granted, to develop an oversight transition plan. 485 more words

Rail Safety

B.C. leaders get on board rail-safety lobby

VANCOUVER – In the days after a train laden with crude oil exploded and burned in a small Quebec town, killing 47 people, the city of New Westminster, B.C., took inventory of the safeguards for its four railways. 562 more words


Industry Outreach: Keeping our Finger on the Pulse

By Christopher A. Hart

The transportation of goods and people almost always succeeds without anything going wrong. In those rare cases where something does go wrong, however, the NTSB steps in to investigate. 870 more words

Highway Safety

How We Roll, Friday, September 4: Labor Day edition

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Transportation Headlines

Metrolink adding locomotives to enhance safety

Here is the news release from Metrolink:

Metrolink to enhance safety and performance by adding locomotives

Metrolink will add second locomotive to each train set    342 more words

Policy & Funding

Senate Panel Gets Earful Over Oil Train Concerns

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — If you live or work anywhere near railroad tracks in Minnesota, you’ve no doubt seen the increase in freight traffic. Specifically, large unit trains carrying crude oil from the Bakken oil fields of North Dakota. 500 more words