Category Archives: railroad safety

New Legislation to improve railroad grade crossings introduced.

Senators Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) are introducing new legislation in hopes to prevent more accidents like the Metro-North crash that happened on February 3rd and killed 6 people. The legislations focuses on engineering and safety upgrades , education on how dangerous crossings can be, and enforcement of laws. Improvements to lights, signals […]

FRA Proposes Rule to Strengthen Oil-By-Rail Safety

Federal officials are taking steps to prevent deadly incidents similar to the one that occurred in 2013, when an unattended freight train shipping crude oil derailed and exploded in Quebec, killing 47 people. The Federal Railroad Administration published a notice of proposed rulemaking that will aim to strengthen requirements to securing unattended freight trains. The […]