Skip to content

FRA | Federal Railroad Administration

Beyond Traffic 2045 Banner

See Proposed Flammable Liquid Rule

Grow America Rail Fact Sheet on Grow America Learn About Reauthorization

Enhancing Safety on Metro-North

WHAT'S NEW
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
Statement on the BNSF Accident Near Galena, Illinois
Thursday, March 05, 2015
Statement regarding the BNSF crude oil train derailment near Galena, Illinois. View Details
Federal Railroad Administration Ramps up Campaign to Enhance Safety at Nation’s Grade Crossings
Tuesday, March 03, 2015
As part of its ongoing effort to improve safety at railroad grade crossings, today the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announced the first step in a new, multi-faceted campaign aimed at strengthening enforcement and safety awareness at grade crossings. View Details
Federal Railroad Administration statement on Ventura County Metolink accident
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
The accident on Metrolink’s Ventura County Line this morning is a tragedy and our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. View Details
U.S. Department of Transportation’s Full-Scale Investigation into West Virginia CSX Derailment
Monday, February 23, 2015
Charleston, West Virginia – Today the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announced that is now able to move forward with its full-scale forensic investigation into the derailment outside of Montgomery, WVView Details
Secretary Foxx Visits Charlotte to Highlight Passenger Rail
Thursday, February 19, 2015
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx was joined by Vice President Joe Biden, Congresswoman Alma Adams, and Charlotte Mayor Dan Clodfelter today in Charlotte to highlight the need for increased investments in passenger rail and rail safety. The Secretary’s visit is part of a four-day, five state bus tour, The GROW AMERICA Express.View Details
Federal Railroad Administration Acting Administrator to travel to scene of West Virginia train derailment
Monday, February 16, 2015
Sarah Feinberg, Acting Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and the agency’s Chief Safety Officer, Robert Lauby, will travel to West Virginia to survey the site of the derailment and fire.View Details
FRA Statement on West Virginia Derailment
Monday, February 16, 2015
"An investigation team from the Department of Transportation's Federal Railroad Administration and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration are en route to a CSX crude oil train derailment in West Virginia. Both agencies are monitoring the situation closely and will commence official inquiries into the cause of the derailment. The agencies are prepared to take all necessary enforcement actions following the investigation."View Details
2016 Budget & 6 Year Plan
Wednesday, February 04, 2015
FRA’s Fiscal Year 2016 Budget and Six-Year Authorization Proposal PresentationView Details
Overview: U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Railroad Administration Budget
Monday, February 02, 2015
The President's Fiscal year 2016 Budget shows what we can do if we invest in America's future and commit to an economy that rewards hard work, generates rising incomes, and allows everyone to share in the prosperity of a growing America.View Details
FRA Statement Regarding Feb. 3, 2015 Metro-North Accident
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
Statement from FRA Acting Administrator Sarah Feinberg regarding Metro-North Train AccidentView Details
The FRA Administrator’s Declaration of  Emergency Event
Monday, January 26, 2015
Pursuant to Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) § 211.45, the Federal Railroad Administration’sView Details
Sarah Feinberg Named Acting Administrator of FRA
Monday, January 12, 2015
Secretary Foxx announced today that DOT Chief of Staff will succeed Joseph C. Szabo as FRA AdministratorView Details
California High-Speed Rail Groundbreaking
Tuesday, January 06, 2015
FRA Administrator Joseph C. Szabo remarks for California High-Speed Rail Groundbreaking Fresno, CaliforniaView Details
Fatalities Involving Roadway Maintenance Machine Strikes
Friday, January 02, 2015
Fiscal Year 2014 Enforcement Report
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
The following is an annual report published by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) summarizing settled claims for civil penalty violations of Federal railroad safety and hazardous materials statues, regulations and orders during Federal Fiscal Year 2014. View Details
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
IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Overview

FRA update on rail safety

FRA Administrator Szabo updates the public on railroad safety.

Overview

FRA – New Opportunities

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

Overview

NEC Future

An introduction to the NEC Future program.

  • Contact us
  • Federal Railroad Administration
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC 20590
  • Regional Offices