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FRA Awards $25 Million in Grants to Upgrade Safety at Railroad Crossings, Stations
Monday, September 12, 2016

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today awarded $25 million in grants to increase safety at railroad crossings, train stations and tracks across the country.

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Oral Statement Before the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials United States House of Representatives
Monday, August 29, 2016

With California’s growing population, the state was understandably focused on building out a high-speed rail system that would serve its growing communities … because two railroad tracks can carry as many travelers in an hour as 16 lanes of a congested freeway.

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Written Statement to Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials United States House of Representatives
Monday, August 29, 2016

Over recent years, much attention has been paid to the urgent need for the United States to modernize its transportation system in order to move our country forward in a mobile, knowledge-based economy.

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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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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.

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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