Issue / Rail Safety

As Brightline struggles with deadly accidents, what will future hold for South Florida rail expansion?

“It’s really in everyone’s interest to try to make sure this stops happening as soon as possible,” said Paul Lewis, policy...

Op-Ed: Recognizing the Reasons for Railroad Deaths

While we do not yet know the precise cause of the recent Amtrak derailment in Montana, the response was swift. The National...

Train derailments like the Montana incident are rare, but other railroad-related deaths are on the rise

“The response that we’re seeing to the Montana crash is showing that the existing standards that we have are in some respects...

Eno Study: ‘Safety Trends Moving in the Wrong Direction’

“A new strategy and framework is needed to address the most significant safety issues facing railroads,” say authors Paul Lewis of...

Safer Railroading: A Guide Toward Targeted Safety Policy

Railroads are among the safest modes of transportation for workers, riders, and the public. Strong federal standards for railroad track...

Webinar: Safer Railroading: A Discussion About Targeted Safety Policy

This webinar discusses the findings from Eno's report: Safer Railroading: A Guide Toward Targeted Safety Policy. According to...

Railroads Successfully Implement Positive Train Control Technology Two Days Before Extended Deadline

The railroad industry can finally rest easy after the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)  announced the successful implementation...

COVID-19 Makes Meeting PTC Deadline Challenging, But Not Impossible

While COVID-19 ravages public transit ridership and is having devastating effects on frontline workers, transit agencies are still...

USDOT Gives Out $248M in FY19 CRISI Rail Grants

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao on March 12 announced the recipients of $248.5 million in railroad grants under the Consolidated...

House Subcommittee Hearing Tackles Capital Funding Challenges, but Fails to Address the Ballooning Cost of U.S. Rail Infrastructure

On Wednesday, March 4, the House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials held a hearing entitled "Funding a...

As 2020 Deadline Looms, Railroads Face PTC Implementation Challenges

August 1, 2019 The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation convened for a hearing on July 31 regarding the current...

House Passes Scenic Byways, Route 66 Centennial, FRA Inspection Notification Bills

February 8, 2019 On February 6, the U.S. House of Representatives passed five bills from the Committee on Transportation and...

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