Aii report_small“Back on Track: Bringing Rail Safety to the 21st Century,” is a study conducted by the Alliance for Innovation and Infrastructure (Aii) on opportunities that are currently available to enhance rail transportation safety in the United States. 

The study, which focuses largely on crude oil and hazardous shipments, gives real-world solutions that are intended to prevent accidents, rather than mitigate them. Included in that study is a recommendation for the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to require two-person crews (see page 14). 

To view the report in its entirety, click here

FRA_logo_wordsCINCINNATI — The Federal Railroad Administration will soon take a good, hard look at how Amtrak could better serve the Midwest with interstate passenger rail transit, and local leaders are saying it will take Cincinnati one step closer toward daily rail service to Chicago.

In an announcement sent to Congressional leaders last week, the FRA announced it will spend nearly $3 million dollars on a planning initiative to bolster passenger rail service in the Midwest and Southeast regions.

Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana will all have a stake in that plan, along with 10 other states.

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