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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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Federal Railroad Administration Marks One-Year Anniversary  of Amtrak 188 Derailment
Thursday, May 12, 2016

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today released the following statement from Administrator Sarah E. Feinberg on the one-year anniversary of the Amtrak 188 derailment.

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U.S. DOT Announces $10 Million TIGER Grant to Extend Amtrak Service to Burlington
Friday, May 06, 2016

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Federal Railroad Administrator Sarah E. Feinberg joined Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin, U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy and U.S. Congressman Peter Welch at an event to announce that the U.S. Department of Transportation will provide $10 million to extend Amtrak’s Ethan Allen Express passenger train service to Burlington, Vermont.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

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Rail Safety for Emergency Response Services

FRA releases informational videos for emergency response services as part of its Grade Crossing Safety & Trespass Prevention program.

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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.

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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

Texas-Oklahoma High-Speed Rail Public Hearings 

August 9: Laredo, Texas
August 10: Austin, Texas
August 11: Arlington, Texas
Time: 5:30p.m. - Open House
6:00p.m. - Presentation 
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