Rail Safety Improvement Act

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No More Train Fatalities — Technology that Controls Trains’ Speed

The Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008 was passed by Congress after 25 people died in a train crash in California due to the train engineer texting and missing the signal to not proceed on the track because a freight train...more

Energy Newsletter - March 2014

In This Issue: - REGULATORY: Oil & Gas Regulatory, Government Relations: Congress Probes Crude Rail Safety Developments; Voluntary Industry-Regulator Agreement Addresses Safety Concerns - Environmental: A "Diesel...more

Positive Train Control Still on the Front Burner

In 2008, Congress mandated the installation of positive train control ("PTC") communications and signaling technology on many passenger and freight rail lines by the end of 2015. 49 U.S.C. § 20157. Congress tasked the...more

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