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USDOT and FRA Continue Pressing on Rail Safety, Finalizes Norfolk Southern Railway Participation into Confidential Close Call Reporting System

USDOT and FRA Continue Pressing on Rail Safety, Finalizes Norfolk Southern Railway Participation into Confidential Close Call Reporting System

Entry into the program will allow approximately 1,000 workers to confidentially report close calls and improve rail safety Additional Class I freight railroad participation stands to benefit more than 100,000 railroad employees  WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today announced that Norfolk Southern Railway (NS) will officially join a pilot program of the Confidential Close Call Reporting System (C3RS) in partnership with the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) and the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers – Transportation Division (SMART-TD). As a result of the agreement, NS employees represented by BLET and…
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Best Mattress Sales 2024 by Sleep Junkie

Best Mattress Sales 2024 by Sleep Junkie

SHERIDAN, Wyo., February 18, 2024 (Newswire.com) - Sleep Junkie, renowned as the ultimate guide for all things sleep, proudly announces the Best Mattress Sales for 2024. This Presidents Day, Sleep Junkie is not just showcasing deals; it's transforming sleep experiences. The company's sleep studies and mattress reviews provide a holistic approach to choosing the right mattress for your unique needs.A New Era in Mattress Shopping  Gone are the days of brief in-store trials. At Sleep Junkie, we understand that finding the perfect sleep surface is a journey into personal wellness. Sleep Junkie's diverse team of sleep experts, including health and wellness coaches,…
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Presidents Day Mattress Sales 2024 by eachnight.com

Presidents Day Mattress Sales 2024 by eachnight.com

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., February 18, 2024 (Newswire.com) - eachnight.com, a popular resource for sleep and sleep advocacy, proudly announces its curated list of the best Presidents Day Mattress Sales for 2024. This Presidents Day, eachnight.com is not just offering sales; it's delivering the promise of rejuvenating sleep with significant savings on top-quality mattresses.A Sleep Revolution During Presidents Day WeekendPresidents Day has become synonymous with incredible deals on mattresses, and this year is no exception. The eachnight.com team, comprising experts from diverse fields such as sleep medicine, orthopedics, and nutrition, has meticulously selected deals that embody eachnight.com's commitment to improving sleep quality.eachnight.com…
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USDOT and FRA Continue Pressing on Rail Safety, Finalizes Norfolk Southern Railway Participation into Confidential Close Call Reporting System

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $31.4 Million Loan to Upgrade Critical Rail Lines in California

New and Improved Rail Infrastructure Will Enhance Safety and Supply Chain for the Region  WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today announced that its Build America Bureau (Bureau) provided a $31.4 million Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing (RRIF) loan to the Sierra Northern Railway (SNR) and Mendocino Railway (MRY) to expand and rehabilitate rail infrastructure in the Central Valley and Mendocino County, California. By providing RRIF and Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loans, the Bureau helps communities expedite infrastructure projects and reduce project costs.  “USDOT is pleased to support this important project in California that will increase…
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The Travel Goods Show 2024: Uniting Industry Leaders, Creators, Innovators

The Travel Goods Show 2024: Uniting Industry Leaders, Creators, Innovators

LAS VEGAS, February 16, 2024 (Newswire.com) - The excitement is building as the Travel Goods Show 2024 gears up for its much-anticipated return March 13th-15th in Las Vegas, NV. As the premier event in the travel goods industry, the Show is a platform for innovation, collaboration, and inspiration taking place at the Expo at World Market Place. Featuring industry giants Eagle Creek, Briggs & Riley, and Osprey, the Show will unveil the latest travel goods innovations and foster connections between manufacturers, retailers, and content creators. Attendees will explore products and forge partnerships that will supercharge their business.This year the Show introduces…
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USDOT and FRA Continue Pressing on Rail Safety, Finalizes Norfolk Southern Railway Participation into Confidential Close Call Reporting System

U.S. Department of Transportation Observes National Human Trafficking Prevention Month

Wednesday, January 31, 2024 WASHINGTON – In recognition of National Human Trafficking Prevention Month, the U.S. Department of Transportation is taking action to raise awareness among travelers and transportation employees across America’s transportation systems.  “The horrors of human trafficking are far reaching, but together, we have the power to detect and prevent them,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. “We’re empowering America’s transportation workforce and the traveling public—hundreds of millions strong—to be the eyes and ears of a collective effort to combat trafficking.”  Today, Secretary Buttigieg announced the opening of the Department’s 2024 Combating Human Trafficking in Transportation Impact Award,…
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LOVE BRAND & Co. First Island Outpost at Pine Cay, Turks & Caicos

LOVE BRAND & Co. First Island Outpost at Pine Cay, Turks & Caicos

LOVE BRAND & Co. introduces its inaugural Island Outpost at Pine Cay, Turks & Caicos, in conjunction with an exclusive capsule collection for the esteemed Relais & Châteaux island retreat. Love Brand Outpost LOVE BRAND & Co. Outpost at Pine Cay, Turks & Caicos LONDON, England, February 15, 2024 (Newswire.com) - The renowned British beachwear brand LOVE BRAND & Co. is embarking on a transatlantic journey to inaugurate an outpost on Pine Cay, one of the world's most prestigious private islands in Turks and Caicos. This partnership has given birth to a curated and eco-conscious retail haven, marking LOVE BRAND &…
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USDOT and FRA Continue Pressing on Rail Safety, Finalizes Norfolk Southern Railway Participation into Confidential Close Call Reporting System

U.S. DOT Launches $15 Million Complete Streets Artificial Intelligence Initiative for Small Businesses

Thursday, February 1, 2024 Department seeks innovative tools for generating, integrating, and activating data for mobility.  Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation opened a new opportunity for American small businesses to leverage advancements in Artificial Intelligence (AI) to improve transportation. The Complete Streets AI Initiative is being offered through the Department’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program.  It is a multi-phase effort to develop powerful new decision-support tools for state, local, and tribal transportation agencies that assist in the siting, design, and deployment of Complete Streets, which are streets and networks that prioritize safety, comfort, and connectivity…
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USDOT and FRA Continue Pressing on Rail Safety, Finalizes Norfolk Southern Railway Participation into Confidential Close Call Reporting System

FACTSHEET ON RAIL SAFETY | US Department of Transportation

Since President Biden took office, the Biden-Harris Administration has taken key steps to improve the safety of our railways by deploying funding from the President’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, holding railroads accountable, raising rail safety standards, and supporting first responders and rail workers. Following the Norfolk Southern derailment last year, the Administration has mobilized a comprehensive, cross-agency effort to support the people of East Palestine, Ohio. And, while the President has been pushing to increase rail safety, House Republicans have actively worked against this progress by voting to cut rail safety measures.   For nearly two centuries, railroads have been an…
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USDOT and FRA Continue Pressing on Rail Safety, Finalizes Norfolk Southern Railway Participation into Confidential Close Call Reporting System

USDOT Readout of Call with Supply Chain Stakeholders on Disruptions Caused by Red Sea Attacks

Friday, February 2, 2024 On Thursday, members of the U.S Department of Transportation’s Office of Multimodal Freight held a call with stakeholders across the United States supply chain on issues and disruptions stemming from the ongoing situation in the Red Sea. The Maritime Administration emphasized its continued commitment to keeping mariners safe and stakeholders up to date. While industry participants shared that they are beginning to see isolated challenges and expect increased congestion at some U.S. container ports, including the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, in the next four to six weeks as shippers re-route cargo to avoid…
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