Archive for April 11, 2018

UP unveils infrastructure upgrades in Arizona, Washington

(Source: Progressive Railroading 04/11/2018) Union Pacific Railroad this year will invest nearly $60 million in its infrastructure in Arizona and Washington. In Arizona, the Class I has budgeted $26.5 million to improve rail infrastructure. That sum includes $14.5 million to maintain track and $3.2 million to maintain bridges in the state. Key investments include $4.5 million…

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House passes two rail data security bills

(Source: American Journal of Transportation, April 11, 2018) WASHINGTON, D.C. — The House overwhelmingly passed two bipartisan railroad data and information security bills: H.R. 4921, the “STB Information and Security Act,” and H.R. 4925, the “FRA Safety Data Improvement Act.” H.R. 4921, the “STB Information and Security Act,” is sponsored by U.S. Rep. Paul Mitchell…

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NTSB cites fatigue for 2015 railroad fatality in New Mexico

(Source: National Transportation Safety Board press release, April 10, 2018) WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Transportation Safety Board determined Tuesday a fatigued train conductor’s failure to properly line a switch is the probable cause for the April 28, 2015 collision of two Southwestern Railroad freight trains near Roswell, New Mexico. The engineer of the striking train…

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