December 20, 2014

Two MTA railroads to acquire video cameras

Metro-North Railroad and Long Island Rail Road won approval from a committee of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board of Directors on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014 to award contracts totaling $34.6 million for the purchase of inward- and outward-facing cameras in the cabs of their rail fleets. A total of 2,064 rail cars and locomotives [...]

Transport Canada recommends ‘voluntary’ recorders

Transport Canada recommends ‘voluntary’ recorders in trains Transport Canada is leaving it up to rail companies to decide whether to install video and audio recorders in locomotives, despite a decade of recommendations by accident investigators to install the devices. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada said in 2003 that recorders, which serve a similar function [...]