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FRA Completes Environmental Review for New B&P Tunnel
Friday, December 02, 2016

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today finished the environmental review (final environmental impact statement, or FEIS) to replace the Civil War-era Baltimore and Potomac (B&P) Tunnel. The FEIS includes review of the route (Alternative 3B) for a new tunnel and incorporates changes sought by communities and neighborhoods in Baltimore during more than two dozen meetings held over the last two years.

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Latest Data on Positive Train Control Implementation Show Uneven Progress across Railroads
Monday, November 28, 2016

The Federal Railroad Administration today released third quarter 2016 data submitted by railroads on their progress in implementing Positive Train Control (PTC). The data show uneven progress across the country and across railroads toward activating the life-saving technology.

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FRA Proposes Safety Standard Updates to Allow for High-Speed Passenger Trains
Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today proposed updates for the passenger train safety standards used in the United States as the country looks to add high-speed trains that can travel up to 220 miles per hour and replace its aging passenger fleet.

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The FRA Administrator’s Declaration of Emergency Event
Friday, October 07, 2016

Pursuant to Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) § 211.45, Federal Railroad Administration Administrator Sarah Feinberg has determined that the imminent threat of Hurricane Matthew with hurricane force winds, flooding rains, power outages, and coastal flooding conditions predicted to occur in the southeastern coastal region of the United States constitutes an “emergency event” as related to railroad operations.

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FRA Awards $25 Million in Grants for Positive Train Control Implementation
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today awarded $25 million in grants for 11 projects in six states and the District of Columbia to assist in implementing Positive Train Control (PTC).

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FRA Awards $25 Million in Grants to Upgrade Safety at Railroad Crossings, Stations
Monday, September 12, 2016

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today awarded $25 million in grants to increase safety at railroad crossings, train stations and tracks across the country.

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Oral Statement Before the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials United States House of Representatives
Monday, August 29, 2016

With California’s growing population, the state was understandably focused on building out a high-speed rail system that would serve its growing communities … because two railroad tracks can carry as many travelers in an hour as 16 lanes of a congested freeway.

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Written Statement to Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials United States House of Representatives
Monday, August 29, 2016

Over recent years, much attention has been paid to the urgent need for the United States to modernize its transportation system in order to move our country forward in a mobile, knowledge-based economy.

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Railworthiness Directive for Certain Railroad Tank Cars Equipped with Bottom Outlet Valve Assembly and Constructed by American Railcar Industries and ACF Industries.
Friday, September 30, 2016

On September 30, 2016, FRA issued a Railworthiness Directive (Directive or RWD) to all owners of Department of Transportation (DOT) specification 111 general purpose tank cars. This document announces FRA’s issuance of the RWD and its availability on FRA’s website.

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REGISTER NOW for the 2016 FRA Rail Program Delivery Meeting on Nov. 28-30 in Washington DC
Friday, August 19, 2016
IN THE SPOTLIGHT

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Rail Safety for Emergency Response Services

FRA releases informational videos for emergency response services as part of its Grade Crossing Safety & Trespass Prevention program.

Overview

Rail Safety for Law Enforcement

FRA releases informational videos for first responders and emergency dispatchers as part of its Grade Crossing Safety & Trespass Prevention program.

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Rail Safety for Emergency Dispatchers

FRA releases informational videos for first responders and emergency dispatchers as part of its Grade Crossing Safety & Trespass Prevention program.

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