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Rail upgrade call in wake of derailment

More country rail crossings to get safety boost after V/Line smash

The Age - ‎vor 6 Stunden‎
Government corporation VicTrack last week called for bidders to submit tenders to upgrade 12 sites on the V/Line network, in the wake of a collision between a truck and a Warrnambool-bound train carrying 99 passengers west of Colac, which injured 18 ...

In West Haven, conductor tells DeLauro, others fatigue is major railroad safety issue

New Haven Register - ‎21.07.2016‎
Rosa DeLauro, D-3, builds on the 2014 law known as the FAST Act, for Fixing America's Surface Transportation, passed in the wake of several fatal accidents, including a derailment in the Bronx, New York, on Dec. 1, 2013, in which four people died.
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A Month After Mosier Derailment, New Rules To Improve Safety Of Oil Trains

OPB News - ‎13.07.2016‎
Require National Transportation Safety Board investigations into major oil train derailments, and allocate $2 million for additional agency staffing.
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In West Haven, Amtrak conductor tells DeLauro, others fatigue is major railroad safety issue

New Haven Register - ‎20.07.2016‎
Rosa DeLauro, D-3, builds on the 2014 law known as the FAST Act, for Fixing America's Surface Transportation, passed in the wake of several fatal accidents, including a derailment in the Bronx, New York, on Dec. 1, 2013, in which four people died.
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New Oil Train Rules Would Force Railroad Companies To Plan For The Worst

ThinkProgress - ‎14.07.2016‎
The act would also allow the Federal Railroad Administration to declare moratoriums on oil train routes following derailments. In the wake of the Mosier derailment, both Wyden and Merkeley wrote a letter to the FRA asking for a moratorium on oil trains ...

Our view: Independent crash investigations will keep railroads safe

East Oregonian (subscription) - ‎20.07.2016‎
In the wake of June's oil train derailment at Mosier, it is encouraging to see Oregon U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley try to hold the railroads accountable.

Editorial: Can we trust Union Pacific?

Daily Astorian - ‎18.07.2016‎
In the wake of June's oil train derailment at Mosier, it is encouraging to see Oregon U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley standing up to the railroads.

Dear Mr. Trump: Why You Should -- And Should Not! -- Make Christie Your Running Mate

NJ Spotlight - ‎13.07.2016‎
I wrote a book about one of the few people you're considering to be your vice presidential nominee, Chris Christie. Yes, I know, your books have sold many more copies.
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Inquirer editorial: Why SEPTA trains looked like trouble long before they arrived

Philly.com - ‎13.07.2016‎
Ultimately, the Silverliner Vs, which make up a now-disabled third of the Regional Rail fleet, weren't delivered until 2013, three years behind schedule.
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African Union passport introduced as continental summit closes

Metro.us - ‎18.07.2016‎
As the European Union risks splintering in the wake of Brexit, regional unity in Africa is moving forward. The 27th annual African Union (AU) Summit opened Sunday in Kigali, Rwanda, where regional leaders, heads of state and dignitaries reiterated ...
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