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Rep. Troy Nehls at Southwestern Rail Conference: supports at-grade rail xing elimination; viable high-speed rail projects

April 24th, 2024
April 24, 2024 - TRA Newswire -Texas Congressman Troy Nehls, Chairman of the House Transportation Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous MAterials, speaking in a pre-recorded video before the Southwestern Rail Conference said "on the record, I strongly support using...

CBP shuts down rail crossing at Eagle Pass TX-MX gateway; UP, BNSF calls embargo during crisis

September 21st, 2023
UPDATED September 21, 2023 - TRA Newswire -Border tensions have notched up as U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) halted freight rail traffic at the Eagle Pass gateway into Mexico yesterday. BNSF Railway added a temporary embargo in El Paso,...

Union Pacific expects to respond quickly to safety concerns raised by FRA

September 11th, 2023
September 11, 2023 - - FRA Administrator questions railroad if recent furloughs had role in defects found during focused inspections.Western U.S. Class 1 railroad Union Pacific expects to respond swiftly to recent remarks by the head of the Federal Railroad...

UP CARES sounds horn for rail safety in Texas

August 30th, 2023
August 30, 2023 - TRA Newswire -Members of Union Pacific’s Crossing Accident Reduction Education and Safety program, known as UP CARES, work to instill safety awareness in community members of all ages, especially students in Texas and across the railroad's...

BNSF is putting artificial intelligence to work to predict problems and increase efficiency

July 12th, 2023
July 12, 2023 - -Artificial intelligence (or AI) has been a big topic in the news lately, with the rising popularity of AI software like ChatGPT and Midjourney. AI also has many industrial and commercial applications. The rapidly evolving...

Texas peace officer turned Union Pacific safety supervisor preaches "Always Expect A Train"

July 4th, 2023
July 4, 2023 - TRA Newswire -Buck Russell is a Senior Supervisor, Public Safety for Union Pacific Railroad.In his words..... My story begins back when I was a police officer in South Texas 26 years ago. I was dispatched to...

Tech companies ignore pleas on rail safety, TXDOT not much better on rail crossings

August 21st, 2019
August 10, 2019 - / TRA Newswire - In late 2016, federal investigators probing a fatal crash between a confused truck driver and a California commuter train made a plea to Google, Apple and Microsoft: Add information on the nation’s...

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