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Texas one of 7 states on safety campaign: Stop. Trains Can't.

November 5th, 2020
November 5, 2020 - TRA Newswire - A $ 6.6 million effort is now running on radio stations and through digital and social media in 7 states, including Texas, with a message for drivers and high-risk highway-rail crossings: Stop. Trains Can't. The U.S....

Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station receives $241K railway improvement grant

September 20th, 2020
September 18, 2020 - - Sen. John Cornyn announced Friday the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment was awarded a federal grant of $241,546 to improve local railways. The funding is from the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) program as part...

TRA calls for increased state rail grade-crossing safety funds

September 20th, 2020
September 18, 2020 - TRA Newswire - Texas Rail Advocates has urged the Texas House Transportation Committee to increase the budget for rail crossing safety, citing that the state ranks #1 in collisions and injuries and #2 in deaths in the...

Show your support: FRA comment period still open for Texas Central high-speed rule making

April 2nd, 2020
April 2, 2020 - TRA Newswire - You still have time to send the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) a comment that favors the safety standards the agency is proposing for Texas Central's high speed rail line between Dallas and Houston. On March...

FRA, NHTSA kick off grade-crossing safety campaign, Texas included

April 30th, 2019
April 23, 2019 - Progressive Railroading - The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) last week relaunched a $5.6 million safety awareness campaign urging people to take greater care at grade crossings. In 2018, 270 people were killed at railroad crossings....

FTA clears rail safety oversight programs in Texas and three other states

July 26th, 2018
July 26, 2018 - - The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has certified transit-rail state safety oversight (SSO) programs in Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas and Wisconsin. Federal law requires states with transit-rail operation systems to obtain certification of their SSO programs by April 15, 2019....

KCS Railway announces new safety, environmental push

October 18th, 2017
October 17, 2017 - TRA Newswire - Kansas City Southern (KCS) (NYSE: KSU) announced today that it has formed a new Health, Safety and Environmental group within the Operations department to consolidate occupational health, workplace and public safety, and environmental functions under a...

Law enforcement, Union Pacific team up for safety

October 5th, 2017
October 4, 2017 - Houston Chronicle - Long. Long. Short. Long. The clattering of the wheels rotating quickly across the rail joints were only silenced by the blaring audible by the engineer pulling the horn as they approached the intersection at US...

Houston Metro tries out new safety technology on light rail lines

October 1st, 2017
September 29, 2017 - - Earlier this year, two people were hit and killed by trains just a few days apart. But the close calls are harder to measure. The transit agency has released several videos showing people walking or riding directly into...

Union Pacific improves railroad crossing safety, accidents down

July 21st, 2017
July 21, 2017 - TRA Newswire - Union Pacific's rail safety programs helped improve public safety and contributed to a 5 percent decline in vehicle–train collisions at railroad crossings in the first half of 2017, compared to last year. Union Pacific...

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