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Frank Bruni: Best, Brightest — and Saddest?

New York Times: PALO ALTO, Calif. — I HAD heard about all of the dying, about all of the grief, and still I didn’t immediately understand what I was seeing when, at a railroad crossing here, I spotted a man in a blaring orange vest, the kind that road crews and public-safety workers wear. 126 more words


United States: Objective methodology to support crossing consolidation

The Center for Transportation Research and Education at Iowa State University has published a report concerning an objective methodology to support public agencies and railroads in making decisions related to consolidation of level crossings. 283 more words

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Oxnard, CA: NTSB issues preliminary report

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has issued a preliminary report of its investigation into the fatal collision of a train with a truck stranded on the railway adjacent to a level crossing in Oxnard. 337 more words

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Elmwood Park, NJ: Upgrading a dangerous level crossing to begin

Work to upgrade the notorious Midland Avenue level crossing in Elmwood Park will start by the end of March 2015 according to the state’s Department of Transportation. 91 more words

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New Castle, NY: All it takes is a fatal accident

Rightly, officials in New Castle, Westchester County are exploring how the Roaring Brook Road level crossing in Chappaqua can be made safer. While any improvements in configuration are to be welcomed, it is unfortunate that they are being discussed after rather than before the February 3rd fatal accident. 197 more words

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USA: Operation Lifesaver asks Who's with us?

Reproduced below is the latest blog post from Operation Lifesaver in the USA

Who’s with us?

Recent high-profile crossing crashes have called attention to the need for rail safety education. 389 more words

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