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Keeping Rail Transit Safety Oversight on Track

By Member Christopher Hart

The Tremont Street Subway in Boston began service in 1897 as the first subway tunnel in North America. That subway tunnel was the beginning of the now complex rail transit system that is commonly known as the… 705 more words

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Mother of local girl killed by train offers heartfelt safety message to other kids

Simonne McNorton began her personal mission to warn children about rail safety 21 years ago after she lost her daughter to a passing train on local tracks. 665 more words

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Lac-Mégantic marks 4th anniversary of rail tragedy

Residents in the Quebec town of Lac-Mégantic will mark the fourth anniversary today of the train derailment that killed 47 people and destroyed much of the downtown core. 368 more words


Editorial: Railroads essential to commerce

It was hardly surprising that the politically-driven Columbia Gorge Commission decided last week to reject Union Pacific’s proposal to build an extended railroad siding at Mosier. 29 more words


Transport Minister Marc Garneau rolls through Edmonton to promote rail service bill

Transport Minister Marc Garneau rolled into Alberta on Thursday to promote his bill that aims to help modernize Canada’s freight rail industry.

After getting his photograph taken near a grain elevator, Garneau told an Edmonton business luncheon that people cannot take for granted an industry that moves $280 billion worth of trade goods every year and is a backbone of the economy. 565 more words


Freight rail is a key to the U.S. Economy, infrastructure | Guest Opinion

First of a three-part series on the railroad industry in America.

With spending levels set through September, the Senate digging in on health care and the U.S. 56 more words

Guest Opinion

Union Pacific replacing 10,000 railroad ties in Hermiston

Union Pacific is in the process of replacing roughly 10,000 railroad ties in Hermiston as part of a $77.1 million investment in rail infrastructure across Oregon. 43 more words

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