Category Archives: Railroad

What is the Training Process?

What is the training process? What are the major steps that are critical to completing the full training management lifecycle? Knowing that training is a process is the first lesson. In the generic sense, “a process is a collection of interrelated..

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How often do railroad employees need to be trained?

Annual training. Periodic training. Initial training. Managing railroad training can be confusing and daunting at times. Like many training organizations within the transportation industry, it’s critical to know the fundamentals as well as the very complex training requirements within highly..

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Learning and Training Systems for Growing Organizations

The best learning and training systems should offer robust training capabilities that fit the needs and requirements of your ever growing trainee count and curriculum complexities. This is especially important when your training environment is within highly regulated industries such as..

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What are the Railroad Safety Standards for Technical Training?

What are the Railroad Safety Standards for Technical Training? The FRA (Federal Rail Administration) outlines the Technical Training Standards Division (TTSD) manages the Office of Railroad Safety’s Technical Training Program for over 650 Federal and participating State railroad safety inspectors and..

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Railroad Safety Training Programs Fact Sheet

The US FRA (Federal Railroad Administration) is a highly data-driven government transportation agency in which every regulation, Safety Advisory, and Emergency Order issued is based on facts and research utilizing their advanced statistical methods and modeling. AQT Solutions is one..

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The FRA’s New Electronic Training Record Rules for Railroad Workers – eCFR 243.203

What Are the New Electronic Training Record Rules for Railroad Employees? New Electronic Training Record Rules for Railroad Workers – eCFR §243.203 – Starting in January of 2018, the FRA will be requiring new electronic recordkeeping standards for training completion that all railroad companies..

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25 Million in FRA Railroad Safety Grants Awarded to Upgrade Safety at Railroad Crossings and Stations

FRA Awards $25 Million in Grants to Upgrade Safety at Railroad Crossings, Stations 23 projects in 14 states and the District of Columbia receive funding for a total of 25 million in FRA railroad safety grants awarded WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.—The Federal..

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What is Part 243 Railroad Employee Training, Qualification, and Oversight for Safety Requirements?

What is Part 243 Railroad Employee Training, Qualification, and Oversight for Safety Requirements? Title 49: Transportation PART 243—TRAINING, QUALIFICATION, AND OVERSIGHT FOR SAFETY-RELATED RAILROAD EMPLOYEES Subpart A—General §243.1 Purpose and scope. (a) The purpose of this part is to ensure..

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North American Freight Numbers BTS Statistics Release June 2016

North American Freight Numbers BTS Statistics Release June 2016  All transportation modes except air carried less cross-border freight by value in June 2016 compared to June 2015 resulting in a 6.4 percent decrease to $92.7 billion in the total current..

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The Importance of Positive Train Control Progress and Funding

New Status Update Underscores Need for Continued Positive Train Control Implementation and Funding.  Updated railroad-by-railroad and industry data on progress toward implementation released WASHINGTON— What is the importance of positive train control progress and funding? A status update released today..

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US Department of Transportation Partners with DC Solar for Smart City Challenge

US Department of Transportation Partners with DC Solar for Smart City Challenge Winning city to receive $1.5 million in mobile solar technology   WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced that DC Solar Solutions, the largest manufacturer of..

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A New Day for Railroad Employee Training

An Integrated LMS for Railroad Employee Training With ATMS’s built-in LMS and eLearning for Compliance Training (Learning Management System) for railroad and transportation companies, flexibility is the key when it comes to delivering training content and evaluating trainees and eLearning..

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March 2016 North American Freight Transportation Statistics

March 2016 North American Freight Transportation Statistics – All five transportation modes carried less U.S. freight by value with North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico in March 2016 compared to March 2015. The total value of cross-border freight..

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What is a Transportation Management System?

What is a Transportation Management System? A transportation management system (TMS) is a subset of supply chain management concerning transportation operations and may be part of an enterprise resource planning system. A TMS usually “sits” between an ERP or legacy..

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U.S. DOT Announces $10 Million TIGER Grant to Extend Amtrak Service to Burlington

BURLINGTON, Vt. – TIGER Grant to Extend Amtrak Service. U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Federal Railroad Administrator Sarah E. Feinberg joined Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin, U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy and U.S. Congressman Peter Welch at an event today to..

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BTS Statistics Release January 2016 North American Freight Numbers

BTS Statistics Release January 2016 North American Freight Numbers   All five major transportation modes – truck, rail, pipeline, vessel and air – carried less U.S. freight by value with North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico..

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FRA Railroad Safety Technical Training Standards

FRA Railroad Safety Technical Training Standards The Technical Training Standards Division (TTSD) manages the Office of Railroad Safety’s Technical Training Program for over 650 Federal and participating State railroad safety inspectors and specialists of the six technical disciplines. To accomplish this mission,..

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New Rail Safety Website Rolled out by FRA for Railroad Crossing and Trespassing

New Rail Safety Website Rolled out by FRA for Railroad Crossing and Trespassing Rail Safety Part of agency’s effort to increase education of railroad crossing safety, reduce fatalities WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)..

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BTS Statistics Release: January 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI)

BTS 14-16 Wednesday, March 9, 2016 Contact: Dave Smallen Tel: 202-366-5568 Embargoed until Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 11:30 a.m. EST BTS Statistics Release: January 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on..

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FRA Launches New Bridge Inspection Reports Website

WASHINGTON – The Federal Railroad Administration today launched a new tool on its website that allows states and municipalities to request inspection reports for rail bridges in their communities. The tool is being launched following the passage of the Fixing..

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US Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces $500 Million in Eighth Round of TIGER Funding

WASHINGTON – US Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces $500 Million in Eighth Round of TIGER Funding. Today, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced $500 million will be made available for transportation projects across the country under an eighth round of the..

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Federal Rail Association Urges DOT to Conduct Railroad Traffic Signal Inspections

Federal Rail Association Urges DOT to Conduct Railroad Traffic Signal Inspections WASHINGTON –The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today called on state departments of transportation to verify that railroad crossing warning systems interconnected to traffic lights function properly. The agency also..

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IATA Publishes Addendum 57th Edition Dangerous Goods Regulations DGR

IATA Publishes Addendum 57th Edition Dangerous Goods Regulations DGR The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has published Addendum No. 1 to be 57th Edition Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR). Users of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations are asked to note the..

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Investments in Railroad Training To Sustain Safety On The Rails

IS BETTER TRAINING MANAGEMENT THE ANSWER TO RAILROAD INCREASING SAFETY ON THE RAILS? According to the AAR, annual investments in the US’s railroads to modernize and improve our freight rail network have significantly contributed to freight rail’s strong safety record...

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