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2014
September
  • 15
  • Sep
  • 2014
Speeches
SPEAKER: Joseph C. Szabo
SPEAKER'S TITLE: Federal Railroad Administator
AUDIENCE: American Association of Railroad Superintendents and Chicago Traffic Club
LOCATION: Chicago, Illinois
SUBJECT: Safety Performance Measures, Accident Reduction, Budget
KEYWORDS: Safety, National Inspection Plan, Confidential Close Call Reporting, CREATE, GROW AMERICA
ABSTRACT: Thank you, Mark, for the introduction. It is great to be home in Chicago, and back at the Union League Club. Let me thank the American Association of Railroad Superintendents for inviting me here today. And let me acknowledge members of the Western Railway and Traffic clubs who are here.
  • 09
  • Sep
  • 2014
Press Releases
PRESS RELEASE NUMBER: FRA 09-14
CONTACT: Kevin Thompson
PHONE: 202-493-6024
SUBJECT: Operating Practices
KEYWORDS: NPRM, Rule, Securement
ABSTRACT: 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.
  • 08
  • Sep
  • 2014
Speeches
SPEAKER: Joseph C. Szabo
SPEAKER'S TITLE: Federal Railroad Administrator
AUDIENCE:
LOCATION: Denver, Colorado
SUBJECT: High-Speed Passenger Rail, Railroad System Issues, Budget
KEYWORDS: SCORT, AASHTO, Grow America
  • 05
  • Sep
  • 2014
Speeches
SPEAKER: Karen Hedlund
SPEAKER'S TITLE: Deputy Administrator
AUDIENCE:
LOCATION: Washington, DC
SUBJECT: High-Speed Passenger Rail
KEYWORDS: Japanese High-Speed Rail, Japan Research Institute, U.S. Japan Cooperation
ABSTRACT: My thanks to Ambassador Sasae [sa-sigh-A] for being here, and for his splendid remarks. Let me also thank the U.S. Japan Research Institute for the invitation to join Mr. Satoshi Seino in discussing social innovations that have been brought about by 50 years of high-speed rail in Japan. And what high-speed rail may bring to America – with Japan’s leadership and cooperation.
August
  • 22
  • Aug
  • 2014
Press Releases
PRESS RELEASE NUMBER: FRA 08-14
CONTACT: FRA Public Affairs
PHONE: 202-493-6024
SUBJECT: Grants & Financial Assistance
KEYWORDS: Grants, short line, risk, HAZMAT
ABSTRACT: The Federal Railroad Administration today funded two grants totaling $350,000 to support development of a Short Line Safety Institute.

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