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Citing Safety Concerns, 16 States Oppose Trump Plan to Ship Natural Gas by Rail

Attorneys general from 16 U.S. states have opposed a Trump administration proposal to ship liquefied natural gas (LNG) by rail, arguing that any leaks increase safety risks to residents and emergency responders. The top legal officers of Maryland, New York, …

Deadly Danish Train Accident Caused by Improperly Secured Trailer: Report

Danish authorities say a deadly accident in which a high-speed passenger train struck a semi-trailer that fell off a freight train coming in the opposite direction, happened because the unit wasn’t properly secured. Denmark’s Accident Investigation Board, known by its …

U.S. Wants Regional Response Teams for Oil Train Wrecks

Federal transportation officials are requiring railroads to establish regional response teams along oil train routes following a series of fiery derailments. The new rule is aimed at having crews and equipment ready in the event of an accident. It applies …

Vermont Gets More Than $2M in Amtrak Rail Safety Grants

The Vermont Agency of Transportation is getting more than $2 million for safety upgrades along the route of the Amtrak Vermonter, addressing conditions that resulted in a 2015 derailment. The money from the Federal Railroad Administration will be used to …

Planes, Trains, Autos, Trucks: ’10 Most Wanted’ Transportation Safety Improvements

Federal safety advocates are targeting three of the worst habits by drivers that kill more than 10,000 people a year: speeding, impaired driving and distractions from electronic gadgets. The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board unveiled its “Most Wanted” list of …

Firms in Patent Feud Over U.S. Mandated Railroad Safety Technology

Two companies battling for a share of more than $14 billion in mandated safety upgrades on U.S. railroads are set to collide in federal court to resolve a dispute over technology that prevents train accidents. Germany’s Siemens AG accuses U.S. …

Denmark Bans Truck Trailers on Trains After Deadly Accident

Denmark has banned truck trailers on trains following a deadly accident last week in which a high-speed passenger train struck cargo that had fallen off a freight train coming from the opposite direction. The Danish Transport, Construction and Housing Authority …

Death Toll Rises for Denmark’s Deadliest Train Crash in 30 Years

Two more bodies have been found in the wreckage of a crashed train on a Danish bridge, raising the death toll to eight in Denmark’s deadliest train accident in 30 years, police said Thursday. Police say three women and five …

Danish Passenger Train Hits Falling Cargo from Freight Train, Killing 6, Injuring 16

A Danish passenger train apparently hit falling cargo from a passing freight train Wednesday, an accident that killed six people and injured 16 others as it crossed a bridge linking the country’s islands, authorities said. The accident was the worst …

Two-Thirds of Commuter Trains May Miss Braking Technology Deadline

As many as two-thirds of the 29 U.S. commuter railroads may not meet a deadline to install an anti-crash technology by the end of the year, according to a report by a government watchdog seen by Reuters. The report by …