What is the current status of positive train control?

Positive Train Control (“PTC”) is an advanced technological safety system designed to stop a train automatically, in certain circumstances. If you work for a railroad, you have undoubtedly heard of PTC. Whether you are an engineer, conductor or passenger on a fast-moving train, you might take comfort in knowing there are safety systems available that … Read more

FELA injury claims: Hit-and-run driver injures railroad worker

Railroad construction workers in California and across the country face multiple work-related hazards. The risks increase when construction on railroad tracks occurs where the workers are also threatened by vehicular traffic. The threat was underscored by an incident involving a hit-and-run driver that occurred in another state on a recent Tuesday morning. Fortunately, railroad workers … Read more