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Situation Awareness is huge around railroads, according to training

By Matt Wilson, @wilsonstcomms

“Situational awareness” is critical around railroad tracks, but the words take on more weight when responding to a dangerous incident in an already dangerous and dynamic environment. 1,005 more words


Post-derailment, Oregon passenger rail struggles to get back on track

Passenger rail “is always going to lag and struggle unless we want to put in dedicated resources,” says ODOT rail division chief.

Oregon Amtrak service was on an upward growth trajectory until December 18, when… 51 more words

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Transportation Safety Board figures show rise in serious rail, pipeline accidents in 2017

Serious accidents involving both rail and pipeline transport of dangerous substances like crude oil and gas increased in 2017 over the previous year, according to statistics compiled by the Transportation Safety Board. 434 more words


U.S., Canada OLI To Observe Rail Safety Week

The Operation Lifesaver organizations of the United States and Canada are planning to conduct a joint Rail Safety Week this year, Sept. 23 to 29. 106 more words

Railroad News

Caltrain Board Commends South Bay Man For Heroic, Life-Saving Act

By Matt Wilson, @WilsonSTComms

The Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board recognized a South Bay man for a quick-thinking act that was truly heroic.

The Board, which manages… 390 more words


Amtrak gives Oregon, Washington state timetable for activating positive train control 

Amtrak’s CEO has given Oregon and Washington state officials a timeline for when the company will activate automatic safety braking systems in the Pacific Northwest. This is the technology many experts believe could have prevented last month’s deadly train derailment south of Tacoma. 15 more words

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Amtrak's Anderson outlines safety efforts for Oregon, Washington

Amtrak President and Chief Executive Officer Richard Anderson last week presented a status report to Oregon and Washington state officials on the railroad’s plan for responding to last month’s deadly derailment of an Amtrak Cascades train near DuPont, Washington. 16 more words