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FRA Announces $25 Million Available for Positive Train Control Implementation
Monday, April 04, 2016
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today announced that it is accepting applications for $25 million in competitive grant funding available to railroads, suppliers, and state and local governments for Positive Train Control (PTC) implementation. View Details
FRA Announces $25 Million Available for Rail  Infrastructure Safety Upgrades
Thursday, April 28, 2016
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today announced that it is accepting applications from local governments, states and railroads for $25 million in competitive grants to increase rail safety. View Details
Federal Railroad Administration Awards California $1.5 Million to Separate Railroad Tracks and Road at Crossing in Oxnard
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today announced a $1.5 million grant to the State of California to fund the design of a bridge which will carry vehicular traffic on Rice Avenue over railroad tracks in Oxnard.View Details
FRA Rolls Out New Railroad Crossing and Trespassing Website to Increase Rail Safety
Thursday, March 17, 2016
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today launched a redesigned website to serve as a one-stop shop to help drivers, pedestrians, and law enforcement stay safe around the nation’s more than 200,000 railroad crossings and 140,000 miles of track.View Details
Notice of Request for Proposals for Implementing a High-Speed Rail Corridor
Friday, March 11, 2016
The Federal Railroad Administration is encouraging interested parties to submit proposals that meet the requirements outlined in this request for proposals (RFP). View Details
U.S. DOT Seeks Input on Screening and Treating Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers and Rail Workers with Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Tuesday, March 08, 2016
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today announced that the agencies are seeking public input during the next 90 days on the impacts of screening, evaluating and treating rail workers and commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The National Transportation Safety Board recommended that DOT take action to address OSA screening and treatment for transportation workers.View Details
FRA Launches Website for States and Municipalities to Request Bridge Inspection Reports
Friday, February 26, 2016
WASHINGTON – The Federal Railroad Administration today launched a new tool on its website that allows states and municipalities to request inspection reports for rail bridges in their communities.View Details
Administrator Feinberg's Remarks at AASHTO
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Federal Railroad Administrator Sarah Feinberg delivers remarks at The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Conference.View Details
FRA Awards Nearly $10 Million to Increase Safety at Railroad Crossings Along Energy Routes
Thursday, February 18, 2016
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has awarded nearly $10 million in grants for nine projects in eight states to upgrade and increase the safety of railroad crossings along energy routes. The funding is provided under the Railroad Safety Grants for the Safe Transportation of Energy Products (STEP) by Rail Program. FRA received 34 eligible applications requesting five times the $10 million available for the program, or $50.8 million. View Details
Federal Railroad Administration Awards Louisiana $1.1 Million to Increase Safety at Rail Crossings Along 6-Mile Route in Baton Rouge
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
IN THE SPOTLIGHT

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.

Overview

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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