July 25, 2014

Calif. leads nation in fatal train crossing crashes

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Linda Kruger-Small was driving home on a rainy night, just a few days before Christmas 2008. She was on an unfamiliar street and followed a right turn arrow that put her on railroad tracks at Orangethorpe Avenue in Anaheim. It turned out to be a fatal move. Her car became stuck on the tracks as [...]

FRA issues advisory on warning system repairs

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The Federal Railroad Administration June 3 issued a safety advisory on the importance railroad safety procedures to ensure the safety of the traveling public and railroad employees when highway-rail grade crossing warning systems and wayside signal systems are temporarily removed from service for purposes of testing, inspection, maintenance, or repair. Safety Advisory 2013-04 also notes [...]