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Senate Commerce panel to meet on rail safety

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 07, 2014

Senate Commerce panel to meet on rail safety

A Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation panel is set to discuss rail safety next week. The Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security is scheduled to meet on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. for ...

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Rail safety among NTSB’s top 10 most wanted transportation improvements for 2014

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 21, 2014

Rail safety among NTSB’s top 10 most wanted transportation improvements for 2014

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released its 2014 Most Wanted List, which features the agency’s top 10 advocacy and awareness priorities for the year. For the first time, the agency has included safety in rail mass transit on the ...

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Whose trains are safer: Europe or USA?

John Latta - Aug 08, 2013

Whose trains are safer: Europe or USA?

It’s lies, damned lies and statistics again. This time the question, arising after the recent high-fatality (79) Spanish high-speed rail disaster, is about whether Europe’s trains are safer than ours. In this report we lose, but the numbers are not as ...

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Foxx talks transportation needs in Connecticut, Minnesota

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 23, 2013

Foxx talks transportation needs in Connecticut, Minnesota

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx on Monday took his first official trips, visiting New Haven, Connecticut, and Minneapolis, Minnesota. Foxx, who officially took on his new role as DOT chief earlier this month, discussed transportation needs in each city he traveled to. The ...

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Foxx to travel, offer testimony for first time as Transportation Secretary

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 22, 2013

Foxx to travel, offer testimony for first time as Transportation Secretary

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx this week will take part in a few firsts in his new official role, according to a report from The Hill. Foxx, who was sworn in as DOT chief earlier this month, this week will take his ...

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Senate Transportation Committee discusses rail safety, NTSB calls for shunting use after track worker’s death

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 18, 2013

Senate Transportation Committee discusses rail safety, NTSB calls for shunting use after track worker’s death

Following the May 28 death of a track worker who was struck by a Metro-North train in Connecticut, Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) has scheduled a hearing with the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation for tomorrow at 10 a.m., ...

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