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2015
May
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  • May
  • 2015
Speeches
SPEAKER: Sarah Feinberg
SPEAKER'S TITLE: Acting Administrator
AUDIENCE: RSAC
LOCATION: Washington, DC
SUBJECT: Railroad System Oversight, Accident Reduction
KEYWORDS: RSAC; railroad safety advisory committee
ABSTRACT: Acting Administrator Sarah Feinberg's remarks to the Railroad Safety Advisory Committee at their quarterly meeting.
  • 28
  • May
  • 2015
Press Releases
PRESS RELEASE NUMBER: FRA 10-15
CONTACT: FRA Public Affairs Office
PHONE: 202-493-6024
SUBJECT: Railroad Rehabilitation & Improvement Financing (RRIF)
KEYWORDS: Railroad Rehabilitation & Improvement Financing (RRIF)
ABSTRACT: The Federal Railroad Administration issued a $6.8 million Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing (RRIF) loan to the Arkansas and Missouri Railroad (A&M).
  • 26
  • May
  • 2015
Press Releases
PRESS RELEASE NUMBER: FRA 15-999
CONTACT: FRA Public Affairs
PHONE: 202-493-6024
SUBJECT: Amtrak, Occupant Protection, Passenger Rail, Railroad System Oversight
KEYWORDS: Amtrak; camera; inward facing; recording device
ABSTRACT: Statement from FRA regarding Amtrak's decision to install inward facing cameras.
  • 21
  • May
  • 2015
Press Releases
PRESS RELEASE NUMBER: FRA 09-15
CONTACT: FRA Public Affairs Office
PHONE: 202-493-6024
SUBJECT: Emergency Declarations, Passenger Rail, Positive Train Control, Signal and Train Control
KEYWORDS: Emergency Order; Passenger Rail; Northeast Corridor; Positive Train Control; Automatic Train Control
ABSTRACT: The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) issued an Emergency Order that will assist in controlling passenger train speeds at certain locations on the Northeast Corridor (NEC).
  • 18
  • May
  • 2015
Press Releases
PRESS RELEASE NUMBER: FRA 996
CONTACT: Kevin Thompson
PHONE: 202-493-6024
ABSTRACT: “The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has given Amtrak clearance to resume service along the Northeast Corridor beginning Monday, May 18th. The railroad has satisfactorily met our terms to prevent over speeding at the site of the derailment, and has analyzed the most significant curves on the corridor. Further, Amtrak has begun a deeper analysis of all curves along the corridor, and has begun work to determine additional maximum speed signage needs. We will continue to work with Amtrak on additional potential corrective actions in the coming days. Meanwhile the public’s safety remains our number one priority and will continue to be as we move forward in investigating the cause of the accident and executing on oversight of passenger service safety.”

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