TRACKS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/TRACKS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) TRAX train car suddenly switches direction http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58118700-78/train-car-barron-south.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58118700-78/train-car-barron-south.html.csp">TRAX train car suddenly switches direction</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-26T17:00:51.597-06:00">Updated Jun 26, 2014 05:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Apparently a TRAX train had a mind of its own. A blue line train was turning south onto 400 West from South Temple in Salt Lake City on Thursday morning when the third car in the train, for some reason, switched to the northbound tracks. The switch caused the train’s competing parts to came to a sudden halt in the intersection about 10:40 a.m. “We’re investigating to find out why that car [switched],” said Utah Transit Authority spokesman Remi Barron. One passenger complained of leg pain and was...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58118700@www.sltrib.com Thu, 26 Jun 2014 17:00:51 MDT Bloomberg View: Oil train safety requires stronger cars, better tracks http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58064935-82/oil-tracks-cars-crude.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58064935-82/oil-tracks-cars-crude.html.csp">Bloomberg View: Oil train safety requires stronger cars, better tracks</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">ATTN: Editorial Page editors</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> (c) 2014, Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-13T16:27:02.188-06:00">Updated Jun 13, 2014 04:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">U.S. and Canadian railways moved 50 times as much crude oil in 2013 as they did five years earlier. Yet in too many places this monumental undertaking has proved terrifying: Trains have derailed, causing explosions, fires, evacuations and trails of pollution. To reduce the danger, two things must be made safer: the train cars that carry oil and the tracks themselves. So far, railway companies have wanted to focus on the cars because they lease rather than own most of them and don’t have to pay f...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58064935@www.sltrib.com Fri, 13 Jun 2014 16:27:02 MDT