Both safety advocates and the railroad industry are expressing disappointment with new rules announced Friday by the U.S. Department of Transportation that are intended improve the safety of rail tank cars carrying crude oil and other flammable liquids.
Is driver safety seen and acted on by senior management as a critical safety issue? Frequently we see lip service paid to driver safety, with strong statements of corporate commitment but an absence of meaningful action.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) yesterday determined that operator fatigue caused a March 24, 2014 Chicago Transit Authority accident at O’Hare station which injured dozens of passengers.
Effort wins European Union Healthy Workplaces Good Practice Awards 2014 – 2015
April 27, 2015
The issue: In recent years, Airbus operations in France and Spain have launched a lot of new products to remain leader in the aircraft manufacturing market. Hundreds of improvement projects have been carried out which aim to boost performance and support new developments.
FRA spends on highway grade crossing safety, positive train control, passenger rail
April 22, 2015
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has awarded eight grants totaling more than $21.2 million that invest in highway-rail grade crossing safety, Positive Train Control (PTC) implementation, and passenger rail. FRA awarded the grants as part of a Notice of Funding Availability it issued in July 2014 to distribute new FY14 Omnibus funding as well as unobligated funds from the High-Speed Intercity Passenger Rail Program.
DOT rolls out campaign to crack down on distracted driving
April 10, 2015
April is Distracted Driving Awareness month, and the U.S. Department of Transportation is using the occasion to undertake an aggressive campaign, running today through April 15, to ticket drivers who are texting or talking on their cell phones while they’re driving.