Stories tagged: federal railroad administration
Sat., Oct. 14, 2017
We are notoriously poor at judging risk. We worry most about what we don’t understand, have never experienced or feel most powerless to control. We overlook familiar yet hazardous everyday …
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 24, 2017
Crews are removing 31 mangled rail cars and more than 3,500 tons of coal along a 200-foot section of riverbank on the Cabinet Gorge Reservoir in northwestern Montana.
Sat., May 27, 2017
One wouldn’t have guessed from some of the publicity surrounding crude oil shipments, but more than 99.99 percent of all railroad shipments involving crude oil reach their destination without an …
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016
Federal regulators say railroads across the country are making slow, uneven progress in installing sophisticated train-control technology that’s seen as an antidote to crashes involving speeding and other human factors.
Sun., Sept. 4, 2016
A couple of recent developments show that Washington state is doing what it can to ensure safer passage and to develop an emergency response strategy.
Mon., July 11, 2016
Gov. Jay Inslee is calling on federal regulators to issue an emergency order demanding railroads that haul Bakken crude send safety inspectors to physically walk the rail lines at least …
Sat., May 2, 2015
A leaking oil train that traveled across Washington and Idaho in January had tank cars with flawed valves, which are also installed in thousands of other tank cars nationwide, federal …
Wed., Oct. 15, 2014
Spokane residents and officials frustrated by a railroad and oil industry filibuster at a June hearing on oil train safety will get another opportunity Oct. 28, and they’ll have new …
Fri., Dec. 4, 2009
Ten years ago, Tom and Holly Bieker moved into a 70-year-old farmhouse in Belmont, a tiny community with a handful of families and grain elevators in Washington’s Palouse country. In …