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Metrolink hosts national rail safety conference

National Transportation Safety Board member Jennifer Homendy (pictured) was the keynote speaker of the Metrolink Rail Safety Summit.
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Metrolink last week welcomed safety and security leaders to its Rail Safety Summit to address topics such as crossing safety, quiet zone implementation and positive train control.

The summit — held in September to coincide with Rail Safety Month — also addressed how mental health and homelessness effect rail safety.

During the summit, Metrolink officials discussed the safety precautions it uses at crossings and its partnership with law enforcement to remove homeless encampments from railroad rights of way.

“Safety issues are complex and solving them requires that we consider diverse perspectives,” said Metrolink Chief Executive Officer Stephanie Wiggins in a press release.

The summit’s keynote address was delivered by National Transportation Safety Board member Jennifer Homendy.

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