railroads http://wrvo.org en Port of Oswego poised for economic growth http://wrvo.org/post/port-oswego-poised-economic-growth <p></p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 11:16:26 +0000 Gino Geruntino 53628 at http://wrvo.org Port of Oswego poised for economic growth Increase in ND oil rail traffic through New York raises safety concerns http://wrvo.org/post/increase-nd-oil-rail-traffic-through-new-york-raises-safety-concerns <p></p><p>A clear and present danger hiding in plain sight.</p><p>That’s how Cornell University’s Susan Christopherson describes the oil train traffic through the state.</p><p>A massive explosion caused by a runaway oil train in Quebec last July has raised awareness about the levels of flammable material being shipped by rail.</p><p>Christopherson, a professor of city and regional planning, says New York state finds itself with a mobile oil problem.</p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 10:32:07 +0000 Jenna Flanagan 53504 at http://wrvo.org Increase in ND oil rail traffic through New York raises safety concerns Cloud technology deployed to make railway crossings safer http://wrvo.org/post/cloud-technology-deployed-make-railway-crossings-safer <p>In 2010, dance instructor Katie Lunn was on her way home from the American Dance Awards when her SUV was struck at a crossing by a Chicago-bound Amtrak train, killing her.</p><p>“None of the warning signs had activated. No lights flashed, no bells rang and the gates stayed up. Katie had no idea that the crossing was inactive, and neither did the railroad.”</p><p>Tim Myers, a co-founder of RocInnovations, says Katie isn't an outlier.</p><p>Despite an overall decline in the past 20 years, in 2012 there were almost 2,000 incidents at railroad crossings in the U.S., and 300 were fatal.</p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 13:16:38 +0000 Kate O'Connell 39512 at http://wrvo.org Cloud technology deployed to make railway crossings safer