Fatigue plays role in US train accidents
- DOT: 1994 was `safest year ever' for railroads. Barnes, David // Traffic World;6/5/95, Vol. 242 Issue 10, p12
Reports on the decline in railroad accidents in the United States for 1994. Details of the report by the US Federal Railroad Administration (FRA); Total number of accidents in 1994; Comparison to previous years; Comment by Federico Pena, US Transportation Secretary.
- CSX trailer accident triggers FRA review. // Traffic World;5/30/94, Vol. 238 Issue 9, p47
Reports on the United States Federal Railroad Administration's review of how freight cargo is secured on railcars following the May 16, 1994 derailment of an Amtrak train in Smithfield, North Carolina. Preliminary investigation on the accident; Death of an engineer due to the accident; Number...
- FRA Proposes New Tank Car Standards; AAR Delays its Own. D'Amico, Esther // Chemical Week;4/7/2008, Vol. 170 Issue 11, p13
The article reports on the standards proposed by the U.S. Federal Railroad Administration which aims to improve the crashworthiness protection of tank cars carrying poison by inhalation (PIH) materials. Such proposed standard is a revision to the hazardous regulations. Accroding to Mary Peters,...
- FRA issues final accident-reporting rules. // Railway Age;Jul96, Vol. 197 Issue 7, p6
Reports on the US Federal Railroad Administration's issuance of its final rule on the reporting of railroad accidents and incidents. Features of the rule.
- FRA touts railroads' safety record. // Railway Age;Jun93, Vol. 194 Issue 6, p6
Reports on the decrease in railroad accidents in 1992, according to the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). Train accidents; Highway-rail crossing accidents.
- FRA plan outlines goals for preventing train collisions through advanced technologies. Richman, Michael // Traffic World;7/18/94, Vol. 239 Issue 3, p36
Cites the action plan launched by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to prevent train collisions through a series of advanced technologies. Description of technology called Positive Train Control (PTC); Identification of high-risk corridors for PTC installation; Estimated cost of a...
- Feds lean on railroads for specifics of crashes. // Hill;6/23/2014, Vol. 21 Issue 71, p15
The article reports on the move of the U.S. Federal Railroad Administration to rely on railroads information for specifics on oil-train routes crashes.
- Rails Improve Safety Stats. Boyd, John D. // Traffic World;10/15/2007, Vol. 271 Issue 41, p27
The article reports on the data compiled by the Federal Railroad Administration showing that U.S. railroads are running at their lowest accident rates from train derailments to yard accidents and trespassers killed on tracks, which went down 8.6% in 2007. Based on the study, the majority of rate...
- Molitoris: Getting the safety trend back on a Southeasterly course. Wilner, Frank N. // Railway Age;Dec97, Vol. 198 Issue 12, p64
Comments on the working attitude of Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Administrator Jolene Molitoris. Cultural change affected by Molitoris; Question asked by participant of the Railroad Safety Advisory Committee.