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John D. Dingell Transit Center Dedication Ceremony
Monday, December 15, 2014
FRA Administrator Joseph C. Szabo delivers remarks for the John D. Dingell Transit Center Dedication Ceremony in Dearborn, Michigan.View Details
52nd Meeting of the Railroad Safety Advisory Committee
Thursday, December 04, 2014
FRA Administrator Joseph C. Szabo delivers remarks at the 52nd Meeting of the Railroad Safety Advisory Committee in Washington, DC.View Details
Annual Rail Trends Conference
Friday, November 21, 2014
Federal Railroad Administration Chief Counsel Melissa Porter remarks delivered at the Annual Rail Trends Conference in New York.View Details
National League of Cities Annual Conference-Transportation and Infrastructure Services
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Administrator Szabo delivers remarks for the National League of Cities Annual Conference in Austin, Texas.View Details
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Tower 55 Project
Friday, November 07, 2014
FRA Administrator Joseph C. Szabo delivers remarks at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony-Tower 55 Project.View Details
Federal Railroad Administration Strengthens Training Requirements for Railroad Safety Employees
Friday, November 07, 2014
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today issued a final rule that strengthens training requirements for railroad employees and contractors who perform safety-related work. The rule, which was mandated by the Rail Safety Improvement Act (RSIA) of 2008, ensures safety-related employees are trained and qualified to comply with any relevant federal railroad safety laws, regulations, and orders.View Details
Federal Railroad Administrator Joins Congresswoman Granger to Open Texas’ Busiest Rail Interlocking
Friday, November 07, 2014
Federal Railroad Administrator Joseph C. Szabo today joined Congresswoman Kay Granger in celebrating the re-opening of a 141-year-old railroad interlocking that will improve safety while relieving rail congestion following a multi-million dollar overhaul. The event showcased the type of rail infrastructure improvements that can be made with predictable, dedicated funding. View Details
U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration Eliminates One of the Nation’s Largest Rail Chokepoints in Chicago
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Federal Railroad Administrator Joseph C. Szabo today joined Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, Senator Dick Durbin and other federal, state and local officials for the dedication of the Englewood Flyover project. View Details
Englewood Flyover Ribbon Cutting Event
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Administrator Szabo delivers remarks at the Englewood Flyover Ribbon Cutting Event in Chicago, IL.View Details
National Association of Rail Passengers
Monday, October 20, 2014
Administrator Szabo delivers remarks to the National Association of Rail Passengers in Salt Lake City, Utah.View Details
FRA-Led Regional Rail Planning
Monday, October 20, 2014
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) invites groups of states to submit Statements of Interest and Qualifications for participating in an FRA-led regional rail planning process.View Details
FRA Statement on Ebola
Monday, October 20, 2014
Safety is our number one priority. Battling EVD is a shared responsibility.View Details
FRA Develops First Multi-State Planning Study for High-Performance Rail in the Southwest; Invites Other Regions to Participate
Friday, October 17, 2014
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today published its first multi-state plan for a comprehensive, high-performing passenger rail network that will support rail planning in six Southwestern states over the next 35 years. This is the first multi-state rail planning effort FRA has embarked upon, making it a model for future regional planning efforts.View Details
FRA Regional Rail Planning
Friday, October 17, 2014
A regional rail plan serves several purposes: First, it identifies and describes a common, long-term vision for regional passenger rail service and the required infrastructure network based on existing conditions, projections of future travel demand, and the optimal role for rail service in a multi-modal transportation context. Secondly, it identifies the potential institutional arrangements, financial requirements, and planning and development activities needed to achieve the vision. View Details
FRA Summary of Class II and Class III Railroad Capital Needs and Funding Sources
Friday, October 17, 2014
The report of the Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives (H.R. Report No. 110-238) for the U.S. Department of Transportation directed the Secretary of Transportation (Secretary) to submit a report to the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations that summarizes the capital investment needs of Class II and Class III railroads and the extent to which such needs are met by sources other than the Federal government. View Details
96th Annual Railway Tie Association
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Administrator Szabo meets with the 96th Annual Railway Tie Association in Orlando, FL.View Details
Metra Focused Safety Assessment Report
Thursday, October 16, 2014
The FRA’s report on the focused safety assessment of the Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad CorporationView Details
Southwest Chief Commission Meeting
Thursday, October 09, 2014
Administator Szabo speaks to the Southwest Chief Commission in Pueblo, CO.View Details
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FRA update on rail safety

FRA Administrator Szabo updates the public on railroad safety.

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FRA – New Opportunities

FRA is actively hiring across a broad spectrum of skills and professions.

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NEC Future

An introduction to the NEC Future program.

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