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CSX Safety Lapses Blamed for 2018 Fatal Amtrak Collision in South Carolina

CSX Corp.’s lax approach to safety caused a fatal collision between a passenger train and one of the company’s parked freight trains last year, U.S. accident investigators concluded Tuesday. The National Transportation Safety Board cited what it called multiple layers …

Governor Says NJ Transit Has Met Safety Equipment Deadline

New Jersey Transit has made enough progress on installing a federally mandated emergency braking system to meet a year-end deadline, Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday. At a news conference at NJ Transit’s maintenance yard, the Democratic governor said the transit …

NJ Transit Will Miss Deadline for Installing Positive Train Control

Lifesaving technology aboard New Jersey Transit trains won’t be in place by a Dec. 31 deadline set by Congress, the agency’s executive director told board members. The operator of the nation’s second-biggest commuter railroad, which leads its peers for accidents …

BNSF on Track for Positive Train Control Installation

BNSF Railway is one of the first railroads to fully implement new safety technology that will be required by federal regulators by the end of the year, a company spokeswoman said. The new technology, known as positive train control, is …

NJ Transit Plans Reduced Schedule to Meet Safety Deadline

New Jersey Transit said Thursday it will reduce its train service over the next several months as it tries to install a federally mandated safety system by a Dec. 31 deadline. Last week, the Federal Railroad Administration sent a letter …

Senators Give Railroads an Ultimatum on Crash Prevention Control

U.S. regulators should crack down on railroads which fail to meet a looming deadline to activate systems that safety officials have said could have prevented two recent deadly Amtrak accidents, said top senators on an oversight panel. By year end, …

South Carolina Proposal Would Fine Railroads That Don’t Use PTC

A South Carolina lawmaker wants to fine rail companies that don’t implement a safety system investigators say could have prevented a deadly weekend crash, complaining that delays and extensions have dragged on for a decade. A bill proposed Wednesday by …

Engineer Killed in S.C. Train Crash Rattled by Prior Wreck

The engineer killed in a train crash in South Carolina visited a counselor to help him cope after being rattled in a previous wreck less than a year before, his mother said. Michael Kempf’s train hit a vehicle at a …

NJ Transit’s Engines Parked Due to Positive Train Control Software Failure

New Jersey Transit’s race to fulfill a federal mandate for emergency train-braking has left it short of equipment, causing weeks of service cuts and crowding that are likely to worsen as the December deadline nears. About 8 percent of engines …

Injured Conductor, Passenger File Lawsuit in Deadly Amtrak Crash

A conductor injured when a speeding Amtrak train flew off the tracks and onto a Washington state highway last month, killing three and injuring dozens, filed a lawsuit Wednesday claiming the rail company failed to provide a safe work environment. …