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Dangerous Goods

Crude oil tops list of dangerous substances being transported by rail

Canada’s major railway companies have released lists of the kinds of dangerous goods being transported on tracks that run through Toronto neighbourhoods, but a group of concerned citizens says it’s still not enough information to make them feel safe. 102 more words


Safety Violations

New Jersey Transit, the operator of the speeding commuter train that crashed into Hoboken Terminal on Thursday, underwent a federal audit in June to assess its safety protocols — and it uncovered dozens of violations, according to reports. 138 more words


IIT-Kharagpur works on projects to improve rail safety

India Live Today | 27 September 2016 |  Avinash Nandakumar |

NewDelhi,September 27:The Railways has roped in Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur to develop technologies to ensure rail and passenger safety. 601 more words


Reflecting back on 10 years as a Board Member

By Robert Sumwalt

On August 21, 2006, I was sworn in as the 37th member of the National Transportation Safety Board. At the same time, I was appointed by President George W. 901 more words

Highway Safety

Roundtable Review – Part 2: The latest on rail tank car safety

By Robert L. Sumwalt

In last week’s blog, Roundtable Review-Part 1, I provided an overview of the NTSB’s July 13, 2016, rail tank car roundtable. Today’s blog discusses how the industry is monitoring its progress and the available options for meeting the earliest federal deadlines. 714 more words

Rail Safety

Roundtable Review – Part 1: The latest on rail tank car safety

By Robert L. Sumwalt

I had the privilege of moderating a day-long NTSB roundtable pertaining to rail tank car safety on July 13, 2016, in which more than two dozen rail-car manufacturers and owners, union representatives, and transportation safety associations discussed the rail industry’s progress and challenges on implementing new federal safety standards for tank cars that carry flammable liquids. 849 more words

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