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DOT Agencies Take Coordinated Actions to Increase the Safe Transportation of Energy Products
Friday, April 17, 2015
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today announced with its agencies, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), a package of targeted actions that will address some of the issues identified in recent train accidents involving crude oil and ethanol shipped by rail. View Details
FRA Invests $21.2 Million in Highway Grade Crossing Safety, Positive Train Control, and Passenger Rail
Thursday, April 16, 2015
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has awarded eight grants totaling more than $21.2 million that invest in highway-rail grade crossing safety, Positive Train Control (PTC) implementation, and passenger rail. FRA awarded the grants as part of a Notice of Funding AvailabilityExternal Link it issued in July 2014 to distribute new FY14 Omnibus funding as well as unobligated funds from the High-Speed Intercity Passenger Rail Program.View Details
Acting FRA Administrator Sarah Feinberg statement on Hoosier Service
Monday, April 06, 2015
"The Federal Railroad Administration is pleased to be partnering with INDOT as it finalizes its agreements with Amtrak and Iowa Pacific to continue the Hoosier State service. We are confident that our joint commitment will help enable continued safe access for passengers between Indianapolis and Chicago. We look forward to continuing our productive discussion to reach a positive outcome with the State of Indiana.”View Details
Federal Railroad Administration announces 2015 Right-of-Way Fatality & Trespass Prevention Workshop
Thursday, March 26, 2015
WASHINGTON — The U. S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today announced the dates and location for its 2015 Right-of-Way Fatality & Trespass Prevention Workshop. This year's workshop will be held August 4 - 6, 2015, at the Sheraton Charlotte Hotel, in Charlotte North Carolina.View Details
Statement regarding American Petrolium Institute's Press Release
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Statement regarding American Petrolium Institute's press releaseView Details
NTSB Forum on the Dangers of Railroad Trespassing
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Remarks by Sarah Feinberg Acting Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration Before the NTSB Forum on the Dangers of Railroad Trespassing Washington, D.C. Monday, March 24, 2015 View Details
Federal Railroad Administration Issues Directive to Replace Unapproved Tank Car Valves
Friday, March 13, 2015
This Directive requires railroad tank car owners to replace unapproved valves currently installed in some tank cars. The valves in question are UNNR ball valves manufactured and sold by McKenzie Valve & Machining LLC (McKenzie). Recent FRA investigations revealed that the valves were not approved for use on railroad tank cars. Additionally, the 3 inch ball valve, when not properly configured, is leading to tank cars leaking small quantities of hazardous materials. View Details
FRA Statement Regarding Amtrak Accident Near Halifax, N.C.
Monday, March 09, 2015
FRA statement regarding the March 9, 2015 highway-rail grade crossing accident involving an Amtrak passenger train and a tractor-trailer. View Details
Remarks for American Public Transportation Association’s Legislative Conference
Monday, March 09, 2015
Acting Administrator Sarah Feinberg Federal Railroad Administration Prepared Remarks for American Public Transportation Association’s Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. Monday, February 9, 2015 View Details
Fatalities in Controlled Points/Manual Interlockings
Thursday, March 05, 2015
The Mission of the Fatality Analysis of Maintenance-of-way Employees and Signalmen (FAMES) Committee is to analyze all fatalities and selected related incidents in order to make recommendations to reduce the risk of future occurrences and eliminate fatalities to roadway workers.View Details


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