Month: September 2015

Northern Virginia Law Enforcement Increasing Train Track Safety Awareness

Officers from Fairfax County (VA) Police and the Norfolk Southern Railroad Police have been cracking down on people who illegally walk across railroad tracks Northern Virginia. The Norfolk Southern Police

More Time Needed for New Train Safety Technology: Federal Report

By Randy Appleton, Virginia Railroad Accident Attorney A new report issued by the Government Accountability Office this week states that Congress should allow more time for freight and passenger trains

Railroad Track Was Set for Replacement Day After VA Derailment

By Richard Shapiro, Virginia Railroad Accident Attorney A section of railroad track that was owned by CSX in Lynchburg, Virginia (VA) was set to be replaced – the day after

Amtrak Train Smashes Truck, Driver Uninjured

By Richard Shapiro, Railroad Accident Attorney A box truck driver jumped to safety just seconds before an Amtrak train slammed into his vehicle in San Diego CA on Aug. 31. 

Most Railroads Won’t Meet Deadline For New Safety Technology

By Richard Shapiro, Railroad Accident Attorney Only a few railroads will come close to meeting a new federal deadline to install new safety technology that may prevent some crashes. Some