Category Archives: railroad

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 […]

Metro-North Takes Safety Measures

After a fatal derailment and several other disasters, Metro-North is changing its focus from punctuality and on-time performance to safety statistics and messages. The change is in response to a recent review about Metro-North’s “deficient safety culture.” “While good progress has been made, much more needs to be done,” Joseph J. Giulietti, Metro-North’s president, wrote […]