October 24, 2019
A man was found dead near a Franklin County intersection after being hit by a train.
Emergency crews were called to the intersection of Selph Landing Road and North Railroad Avenue shortly after 5 p.m. after someone believed they saw a train hit a man.
June 11, 2019
There’s a bit of something for everyone in the $9.8 billion transportation package lawmakers approved last week in Olympia.
The budget reaffirms the commitment the state made in 2015 when it passed Connecting Washington.
The $16 billion, gas tax-support infrastructure p...
April 12, 2019
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has formed the Surface Transportation Security Advisory Committee, which will advise the agency on security issues related to rail and other modes of surface transportation.
The committee's makeup includes rep...
February 17, 2019
Rail Safety Week will be observed Sept. 22-29 in the United States and Canada, Operation Lifesaver Inc. (OLI) and Operation Lifesaver Canada jointly announced yesterday.
The week-long event is organized to encourage safe behavior near railroad tracks.
October 26, 2018
Operation Lifesaver Inc. (OLI) has presented its Champion Award to the Federal Railroad Administration's (FRA) Ronald Ries.
Established in 2010, the award recognizes individuals who advance OLI's community safety goals. In particular, the award honors someone who...
August 11, 2018
Pasco is turning on the traffic cameras to curb wrecks at its two busiest intersections.
After months of discussion, the city will begin issuing citations — and $125 fines — to owners of vehicles recorded speeding or running red lights as early as November.
July 4, 2018
House Democrats last week warned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) against issuing exemptions that allow railroads to avoid implementing positive train control(PTC).
In a letter to FRA Administrator Ron Batory, the lawmakers said the exemptions inclu...
Ellie Pfannenstiel, 20, of Kennewick, signs a wooden cross Monday morning at a memorial for her friend, Madison Kendall, near the railroad crossing on East Perkins Road near Highway 397 in Finley.
Kendall, 20, was killed early Sunday when she tried going around crossing...
April 15, 2018
President Donald Trump this week announced his intention to nominate Jennifer Homendy of Virginia to serve on the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).
Homendy is being nominated to serve the remainder of a five-year term on the board.
She currently serve...
March 19, 2018
Fatalities caused by railroad trespassing soared 22.3 percent and deaths at grade crossings climbed 7.4 percent in 2017 over the previous year, Operation Lifesaver Inc.(OLI) announced yesterday.
Citing recently released Federal Railroad Administration statistics, OLI...
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