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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
New Status Update Underscores Need for Continued Positive Train Control Implementation and Funding
Wednesday, August 17, 2016

A status update released today by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) underscores the need for railroads to implement Positive Train Control (PTC) as quickly and safely as possible.

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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 Issues New Rule Requiring Passenger Railroads to Proactively Identify and Reduce Safety Risks
Friday, July 29, 2016

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today issued a new, final rule that requires passenger railroads to proactively identify potential safety hazards across their operations and work to reduce and mitigate them.

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DOT Announces $199 Million Available for PTC Implementation
Thursday, July 28, 2016

The U.S. Department of Transportation today announced that it will accept applications for $199 million in competitive grant funding for PTC implementation.

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Federal Railroad Administrator: We All Must Do More to Prevent Fatalities at Railroad Crossings
Monday, July 25, 2016

Federal Railroad Administrator Sarah E. Feinberg today called for greater action to prevent fatalities at the nation’s more than 200,000 railroad crossings following several significant incidents in recent weeks that have killed parents and their children at railroad crossings.

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FRA Approves Passenger Rail Blueprint to Connect Boston and New Haven to Montreal, Add Service for Central Massachusetts
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today announced a Finding of No Significant Impact on the Northern New England Intercity Rail Initiative.

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Preliminary Factual Findings Report: Mosier, Oregon Union Pacific Derailment
Thursday, June 23, 2016

At 12:15 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time on Friday, June 3, 2016, a Union Pacific train, ONETU 02, transporting Bakken crude oil for U.S. Oil & Refining Company and operating on Union Pacific’s Portland Subdivision derailed near the town of Mosier, Oregon (at milepost 69.02). A total of 16 tank cars derailed.

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 Administrator Feinberg's remarks at North American Rail Shippers Annual Meeting.
Friday, May 27, 2016

Remarks by Federal Railroad Administration Administrator Sarah E. Feinberg as delivered to the North American Rail Shippers (NARS) Annual Meeting.

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New FRA Rules Strengthen Protections for Maintenance of Way Workers, Expand Drug and Alcohol Testing
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today announced it has issued two final rules to better protect railroad employees working on or near railroad tracks.

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Overview

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.

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.

FRA Events

2016 FRA Rail Program Delivery Meeting   

When: November 28-30, 2016
Where: Washington Marriott
at Metro Center
775 12th Street NW
Washington D.C., 20005 

Click Here for More Information or to Register for the Event

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