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Rail Tank Car Safety Improvements, Up Close and Personal

By Christopher A. Hart

The North American energy boom has resulted in placing rail tank cars into service as ad-hoc pipelines; it’s the ad-hoc part that is troubling. 313 more words

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Deadly Addictions

By Robert Sumwalt

At the NTSB’s March 31 Roundtable — Disconnect from Deadly Distractions — an interesting discussion emerged about the “addictive” nature of staying connected through our personal electronic devices (PEDs). 396 more words

Highway Safety

Distractions in Transportation: Roundtable of Experts and Advocates from all Transportation Modes Gather to Discuss Solutions

By Robert L. Sumwalt

Today begins distracted driving awareness month. To help kick off the month, yesterday, the NTSB hosted a multimodal roundtable called “ 235 more words

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Funding slashed for all safety programs at Transport Canada

OTTAWA —The Conservative government is slashing funding for all safety and security programs at Transport Canada, with a significant chunk coming out of safety oversight initiatives, planning documents show. 682 more words


Transportation headlines, Monday, March 30

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Trains and Trespassing: Ending Tragic Encounters

By Robert Sumwalt

Last week, a personal trainer lost his life next to railroad tracks near Atlanta. He was the second fitness guru to die this year on railroad property in the process of making videos. 755 more words

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Rail union pushes safety measure requiring two-person crews

A bill that would require two-person crews aboard Amtrak and most freight trains operating in Minnesota passed out of two Senate committees last week. The safety measure is a top legislative priority of the… 396 more words