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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


U.S. Railroads: On the Right Track?

With over 780 passenger and freight railroads, more than 230,000 employees, and 200,000 miles of track, the U.S. railroad system plays a critical role in our nation’s infrastructure. 487 more words


Transportation ministers raise concerns over rail safety

TORONTO – The transportation ministers of Ontario and Quebec are expressing concern to their federal counterpart over the increasing number of train derailments.

Steven Del Duca and Robert Poeti sent a letter to Transport Minister Lisa Raitt on Friday over what they call the growing number of “very serious and unacceptable train derailments” across Canada. 389 more words


Editorial: No time to lose on rail safety

This is a corrected version of a previously published editorial. Details of the correction appear below.

No fewer than four derailed trains transporting oil in North America in recent weeks have ended up as fiery wrecks.  423 more words


Gov. Dayton, Democratic Lawmakers Unveil $330M Rail Safety Proposal

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO/AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton and democratic lawmakers have released their newest proposal Friday morning, calling for 75 railway safety projects across Minnesota.

If passed, the plan would invest $330 million over the next decade in construction of safer railroad crossings in Minnesota. 478 more words


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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – These are the four stories you need to know about from Friday, March 13, 2015.

Dayton To Unveil Rail Safety Proposal

Gov. Mark Dayton will announce a plan to improve railroad safety. 229 more words