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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
American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA)
Monday, September 29, 2014
Administrator delivers remarks to American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) Annual Conference. View Details
Sacramento Depot Phase 2 Groundbreaking Event
Friday, September 26, 2014
Administrator delivers remarks for Sacramento Depot Phase 2 Groundbreaking Event in Sacramento, CA.View Details
American Association of Railroad Superintendents 118th Annual Meeting
Monday, September 15, 2014
Administrator meets with Union League Club of Chicago. View Details
FAMES: Fourth Quarter Safety Alert
Monday, September 15, 2014
Twenty-five years of data shows 4th Quarter spike in fatal roadway worker incidents.View Details
FRA Issues Proposed Rule to Prevent Unintended Movement of Trains
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration today issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that will help protect communities from crude oil and hazardous materials incidents by strengthening requirements for securing unattended freight trains. View Details
Standing Committee on Rail Transportation (SCORT)
Monday, September 08, 2014
Administrator meet with FRA stakeholders.View Details
Social Innovation through Railroad Innovation
Friday, September 05, 2014
Deputy Administrator speaks to U.S. Japan Research Institute View Details
FRA Funds Two Grants to Mitigate Risk among Short Line Railroads
Friday, August 22, 2014
$350,000 to support Short Line Safety InstituteView Details
Roberta Road Grade Separation Project Press Availability
Friday, August 15, 2014
FRA Administrator: Rail projects improving safetyView Details
Bowers to Lake Project Press Availability
Friday, August 15, 2014
FRA Administrator visits rail projects in North CarolinaView Details
Remarks: NJ Press Event
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
FRA Administrator: Rail project a prototype for projects needed throughout Northeast Corridor View Details
Remarks: Global Level Crossing Safety & Trespassing Prevention Symposium
Monday, August 04, 2014
Remarks: Nippon Sharyo Ribbon Cutting
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Federal rail investments fueling job growthView Details
FY14 Grant Application Solicitation
Monday, July 07, 2014
The FRA recently issued a Notice of Funding Availability to solicit applications for eligible projectsView Details
Emergency Declaration Tropical Storm Arthur
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
The FRA Administrator’s Declaration of Emergency Event 7/14/2014View Details
FRA Issues ROD for California High-Speed Train Fresno to Bakersfield Section
Friday, June 27, 2014
WASHINGTON – The U. S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today issued a Record of Decision (ROD) for the 114-mile Fresno to Bakersfield Section of the California High-Speed Train System. The ROD is the last step in the National Environmental Policy Act process and clears the way to break ground on the project. View Details
FRA Administrator Challenges Southeast States to Develop Shared Vision for Rail Service
Friday, June 20, 2014
RICHMOND, Va. – Federal Railroad Administrator Joseph C. Szabo today called on elected officials and transportation planners in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia to develop a shared vision of rail service along the Southeast High-Speed Rail Corridor (SEHSR) between Washington, D.C. and Atlanta. Administrator Szabo’s challenge came as he addressed members and supporters of Virginians for High-Speed Rail during their 20th anniversary luncheon in Richmond.View Details
VA for High Speed Rail Remarks
Friday, June 20, 2014
Administrator Joseph C. Szabo speaks at the 20th anniversary meeting for VA for High Speed RailView Details
APTA Rail Conference Remarks
Monday, June 16, 2014
Administrator Szabo speaks at the APTA Rail Conference in Montreal.View Details
FRA Launches Investigation into METRA Incidents
Friday, June 06, 2014
FRA announces the launch of a deep dive safety assessmentView Details
Testimony of FRA Administrator Szabo
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Senate Surface Transportation Subcommittee Hearing on Surface Transportation ReauthorizationView Details
Administrator Szabo Tours Louisville Siemens Plant
Friday, May 30, 2014
Federal Railroad Administrator Joseph C. Szabo visited a rail automation plant in Louisville that is helping engineer the next generation of rail safety.View Details
FAQ on DOT Emergency Order, May 7, 2014
Friday, May 23, 2014
Notification of Bakken Crude Oil ShipmentsView Details
FRA Grow America Act Presentation
Friday, May 23, 2014
Title IX – Rail for America Act BriefingView Details
U.S. DOT Takes New Emergency Actions to Keep Crude Oil Shipments Safe
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
USDOT Emergency Order
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
USDOT issues Emergency Order on Transport of Bakken Crude Oil.View Details
ASLRRA 101st Annual Convention Speech
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Administrator Szabo speaks about railroad safety at the 101st annual ASLRRA Convention.View Details
National Train Day Toledo Remarks
Saturday, May 03, 2014
Deputy Administrator Karen Hedlund gives remarks at National Train Day Toledo.View Details
Final Environmental Impact Statement
Friday, April 18, 2014
Fresno to Bakersfield HST Project EISView Details
Administrator Szabo's Testimony at the Surface Transportation Board Hearing
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Administrator Szabo testifies about rail safety and Amtrak's performance.View Details
FRA to Issue Proposed Rule on Minimum Train Crew Size
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
FRA and RSAC approve proposed rule and other key recommendationsView Details
FRA Passenger Train Emergency Preparedness Regulations
Friday, April 04, 2014
Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Revises Passenger Train Emergency Preparedness Regulations.View Details
THUD Budget Testimony
Thursday, April 03, 2014
DOT Modal Administrators’ Testimony before the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing Urban Development and Related Agencies of the House Appropriations CommitteeView Details
Speech: California Passenger Rail Summit
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
FRA Deputy Administrator on four-year rail bill's support for improvement projects View Details
Friday, March 28, 2014
Fatalities on Adjacent TracksView Details
Passenger Train Exterior Side Door Safety
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Proposed rule for Passenger Train Exterior Side Door SafetyView Details
Critical Incident Stress Plans
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Final rule for the Critical Incident Stress PlansView Details
Press Release: Metro North Safety Review
Friday, March 14, 2014
FRA announces its findings on Metro-NorthView Details
Speech to APTA
Monday, March 10, 2014
FRA Administrator on President's FY2015 budget requestView Details
FY 2015 Budget & Four-Year Reauthorization Proposal
Friday, March 07, 2014
Senate Rail Safety Hearing
Friday, March 07, 2014
Written testimony detailing FRA's record and vision for leading next generation of safetyView Details
Rail Safety Hearing: Written Testimony
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
FRA Administrator testifies at House T&I rail safety hearingView Details
Speech: SCORT Legislative Meeting
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
FRA Administrator talks about role of rail improvement projects in strengthening safetyView Details
FCC Draft Program Comment
Friday, January 31, 2014
FCC seeks input on Program Comment governing Section 106 review process for PTC wayside equipmentView Details
Press Release: Rail Integrity Final Rule
Friday, January 24, 2014
New regulations require performance-based rail inspectionsView Details
Rail Integrity Final Rule
Friday, January 24, 2014
FRA announces new regulations to help identify rail flaws and further eliminate risk of derailmentsView Details
Testimony on California High-Speed Rail Project
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
FRA Deputy Administrator testifies before Committee on Transportation and InfrastructureView Details
Declaration of Emergency Event
Tuesday, January 07, 2014
Emergency Relief Docket activated due to extreme cold, ice, and severe winter weatherView Details
Monday, January 06, 2014
Fatal Accidents Under Train Approach Warning (Watchman/Lookout)View Details
Annual Enforcement Report
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
FRA issues 2013 civil penalty report View Details
Syracuse, NY Grant Announcement
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced an $18.5 million grant.View Details
News Digest
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
FRA Today announced the publication of a Final Rule that increases the rail equipment accident/incident reporting threshold for 2014 View Details
Operation Deep Dive on Fast Lane
Friday, December 13, 2013
FRA Administrator writes on DOT blog about 60-day safety assessment of Metro-NorthView Details
Operation Deep Dive
Thursday, December 12, 2013
FRA launches 60-day comprehensive safety assessment of Metro-North commuter railroadView Details
Press Release on Safety Advisory
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Advisory contains four recommendations to ensure railroads comply with speed restrictionsView Details
Safety Advisory
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Industry-wide advisory to help ensure railroads adhere to federal regulations regarding train speed limits View Details
Press Release on Emergency Order
Friday, December 06, 2013
FRA requires Metro-North to take specific, immediate steps to improve safety View Details
Emergency Order
Friday, December 06, 2013
FRA establishes requirements for train speeds and staffing on Metro-North commuter railroadView Details
Emergency Declaration
Friday, December 06, 2013
FRA activates Emergency Relief Docket for railroads affected by winter stormView Details
FRA Announces Annual Notice & Final Rule
Friday, November 29, 2013
Adjustment of Quiet Zone NSRT / Passenger Train Emergency Systems Final RuleView Details
FRA Celebrates Opening of New Railroad Bridge
Monday, November 25, 2013
Recovery Act project in Missouri completed early, under budgetView Details
PHMSA, FRA Issue Joint Safety Advisory
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
The importance of proper characterization-classification-selection of packing group for Class 3 materials View Details
Hurricane Sandy Recovery
Thursday, November 14, 2013
FRA Administrator testifies before House T&I Committee about ensuring Northeast Corridor resiliencyView Details
Railroad Safety Technology Grant Program
Thursday, November 07, 2013
Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA): $550,000 for projects that improve railroad safety, efficiencyView Details
Disaster Assistance
Tuesday, November 05, 2013
Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA): $1.87 Million in disaster assistance for Class II and III railroadsView Details
Speech to Railroad Safety Advisory Committee
Thursday, October 31, 2013
FRA Administrator on continuing efforts to reduce risk in complex, interconnected rail system View Details
Fatal Striking Accidents with Roadway Maintenance Machines Present
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Amtrak Sets New Ridership Record
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Surging ridership reveals need for predictable, reliable rail funding, FRA Administrator writesView Details
Declaration of Emergency Event for Tropical Storm Karen
Friday, October 04, 2013
FRA’s Emergency Relief Docket is ActivatedView Details
FAMES: Fourth Quarter Safety Alert
Monday, September 30, 2013
FAMES Committee issues roadway worker safety alertView Details
Speech: SCORT Annual Meeting
Monday, September 23, 2013
FRA Administrator highlights importance of strong State rail planningView Details
Declaration of Emergency Event in Colorado
Friday, September 13, 2013
The President of the United States has signed an Emergency Declaration for ColoradoView Details
Press Release: $1.4 million TIGER Project
Friday, September 06, 2013
FRA Administrator in Rochester, NH to award funding for 42 miles of rail repairsView Details
Speech: TIGER Announcement in Rochester, NH
Friday, September 06, 2013
$1.4 million grant will repair 42 miles of rail along Maine-New Hampshire borderView Details
Press Release: $8.9 Million TIGER Grant to VTrans
Thursday, September 05, 2013
Speech: TIGER Announcement in VT
Thursday, September 05, 2013
FRA Administrator: TIGER reveals pent-up demand for transportation projectsView Details
Safety Alert: Use of Electronic Devices
Friday, August 30, 2013
The inappropriate use of electronic devices has been linked to accidents and fatalities.View Details
Press Release: Emergency RSAC Meeting
Thursday, August 29, 2013
FRA's safety advisory committee meets to consider safety measures following Quebec derailmentView Details
Speech: 49th Meeting of RSAC
Thursday, August 29, 2013
49th Meeting of the Railroad Safety Advisory Committee View Details
New RFP for Next-Generation Rail Equipment
Thursday, August 08, 2013
U.S. manufacturers invited to submit bids to produce 35 high-performance, diesel-electric locomotives. View Details
TIGER Grant Announced for New Station in Rochester, NY
Thursday, August 08, 2013
$15 million grant supports construction of new, 12,000-square-foot stationView Details
Emergency RSAC Meeting
Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Railroad Safety Advisory Committee to meet on August 29, 2013.View Details
Emergency Order
Friday, August 02, 2013
FRA establishes additional requirements for preventing unintended train movementView Details
Safety Advisory
Friday, August 02, 2013
With Emergency Order, FRA issues recommendations to prevent unintended train movementView Details
Press Release
Friday, August 02, 2013
Information on FRA's Emergency Order, Safety Advisory, and Safety Action PlanView Details
Fatality Analysis of Maintenance-of-way Employees and Signalmen
Thursday, August 01, 2013
Analysis of Patterns of Fatal Accidents by Hours of DayView Details
DOT Secretary Awards $10 Million for Port of Northern Montana
Monday, July 08, 2013
TIGER 2011 grant expands state's export capacityView Details
Grade Separation Projects Break Ground in N.C.
Monday, July 01, 2013
NCDOT to eliminate 50 crossings between Charlotte and RaleighView Details
National Rail Policy
Thursday, June 27, 2013
FRA Administrator testifies before U.S. House Committee on Transportation and InfrastructureView Details
Release: New Tukwila Station Breaks Ground
Monday, June 24, 2013
FRA Administrator celebrates milestone for Pacific Northwest rail, tours mudslide sitesView Details
Rail Safety Hearing Testimony
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
FRA Administrator testifies before U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and TransportationView Details
FRA Launches New Smartphone App
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
launch of an iOS smartphone mobile application, the Rail Crossing Locator AppView Details
Passenger Rail Crashworthiness Standards to Accommodate High-Speed Rail
Friday, June 14, 2013
Speech: Railroad Safety Advisory Committee
Friday, June 14, 2013
FRA Administrator talks about FRA's commitment to continuous rail safety improvements View Details
Speech: APTA Annual Rail Conference
Monday, June 03, 2013
FRA Administrator speaks at General Session in Philadelphia, PAView Details
DOT Awards $7 Million to Freight Rail Project
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
TIGER grant supports rehabilitation of 296-mile stretch of Central Oregon & Pacific Railroad trackView Details
DOT Awards $10.9 Million to City of West Memphis, Ark.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
TIGER project will increase port's freight rail capacityView Details
Hudson Yards Project FONSI
Monday, May 20, 2013
Amtrak has proposed to build an underground concrete casing through New York rail yardView Details
Report to Congress on Historic Preservation
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Study examines compliance of federally funded railroad projects with National Historic Preservation ActView Details
National Train Day Celebration
Saturday, May 11, 2013
FRA Administrator speaks on National Train Day at Washington Union StationView Details
$30.2 Million for Hurricane Sandy Recovery
Friday, May 03, 2013
DOT funding assists Amtrak in repairing damage along Northeast Corridor View Details
Speech: Women's Transportation Seminar
Friday, May 03, 2013
FRA Administrator discusses FY14 budget priorities with WTS Chicago chapter View Details
Press Release: Safety Advisory 2013-13
Friday, May 03, 2013
FRA makes recommendations to railroads regarding car-handling procedures during flat switching operationsView Details
100 Years of Connections
Monday, April 29, 2013
FRA Administrator addresses American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association on 100th anniversaryView Details
Press Release: Central Florida Rail Upgrade
Friday, April 26, 2013
FRA announces a $2.2 million grant for city of Tavares, Fla.View Details
Press Release: Revitalized King Street Station
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Station to serve as catalyst for economic developmentView Details
NEPA and High-Speed Rail Conference
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
FRA Deputy Administrator delivers remarks and presentationView Details
DOT Secretary Announces Fifth Round of TIGER
Monday, April 22, 2013
$474 million in grant funding available for competitive grant programView Details
FY 2014 Budget & Five-Year Reauthorization Proposal
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Presentation outlines FRA 2014 budget prioritiesView Details
TFI News Transport Finance Investors Forum
Thursday, April 18, 2013
FRA Deputy Administrator highlights FY 2014 budget requestView Details
Eastern Region Rail Crossing Conference
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
FRA Administrator addresses our goal of continuous safety improvementsView Details
Eastern Region Rail Crossing Conference
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
FRA Administrator addresses dinner meetingView Details
Written Testimony: Starting Point for Reauthorization
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Hearing testimony before House T&I SubcommitteeView Details
Oral Testimony: Starting Point for Reauthorization
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Hearing testimony before House T&I SubcommitteeView Details
DOT Budget Highlights
Thursday, April 11, 2013
FY 2014 budget request includes bold rail reauthorization proposal View Details
Preliminary Alternatives Report
Thursday, April 04, 2013
NEC FUTURE report presents 15 Preliminary AlternativesView Details
Hudson Yards Concrete Casing Construction
Friday, March 29, 2013
Amtrak has prepared an Environmental AssessmentView Details
Vehicle/Track Interaction Safety Standards
Friday, March 22, 2013
Final rule revises standards for track geometry and safety limitsView Details
Intercity Passenger Rail Presentation
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Joseph C. Szabo presents from the US DOT Intercity Passenger Rail ForumView Details
Emergency Declaration for Winter Storm Q
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Emergency Relief Docket ActivatedView Details
Administrator Guest Blogs On Fastlane
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Rail investments are reigniting Midwest manufacturing, FRA Administrator writes.View Details
Washington SCORT Meeting
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
FRA Deputy Administrator addresses state transportation leaders.View Details
New Railroad Bridge Breaks Ground
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Hopson Road project improves safety, speeds, reliabilityView Details
Emergency Declaration for Winter Storm Nemo
Friday, February 08, 2013
Emergency Relief Docket Activated.View Details
Administrator Szabo Addresses CBTC Conference
Tuesday, February 05, 2013
Speech highlights FRA safety goalsView Details


FRA update on rail safety

FRA Administrator Szabo updates the public on railroad safety.


FRA – New Opportunities

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


NEC Future

An introduction to the NEC Future program.

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