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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

India

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

Rail Safety

Saskatchewan Husky Oil spill: Lesson for Toronto

Reprinted from SaskOil.org – The 250,000 litres of heavy oil and diluent that Husky Oil spilled into the North Saskatchewan River on July 21, 2016 is rightly receiving significant public attention. 565 more words

The Right To Know

Ottawa to retire DOT-111 rail tanker cars ahead of schedule

MONTREAL – Transport Minister Marc Garneau is confirming older DOT-111 rail tanker cars will not be able to transport crude oil as of Nov. 1. 117 more words

Canada

Despite fiery derailments, slow progress on faulty US rail cars

BILLINGS, Mont. – Slow progress has been made on efforts to upgrade or replace tens of thousands of rupture-prone rail cars used to transport oil and ethanol, despite numerous fiery derailments that prompted new rules for the industry, U.S. 650 more words

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