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The Federal Railroad Administration Office of Communications is the primary link between the agency and reporters, the public and others who have an interest in our nation's rail network. The Office of Communications provides policy, management and execution of agency communications, including:

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2014
September
  • 29
  • Sep
  • 2014
Speeches
SPEAKER: Joseph C. Szabo
SPEAKER'S TITLE: Federal Railroad Administator
AUDIENCE: AREMA
LOCATION: Chicago, Illinois
SUBJECT: Passenger Rail, Risk Reduction Program, Accident Reduction, Budget
KEYWORDS: AREMA, System Safety, Risk Reduction, Grow America
ABSTRACT: Thank you for the kind introduction. It is great to be home in Chicago – railroad hub of the nation – and great to be here with all of you. As a fifth-generation railroader, more than five years into this job, I continue to be humbled to be the first FRA Administrator to come from the ranks of rail workers.
  • 26
  • Sep
  • 2014
Speeches
SPEAKER: Joseph C. Szabo
SPEAKER'S TITLE: Federal Railroad Administator
AUDIENCE: Union Pacific and Amtrak
LOCATION: Sacramento, CA
SUBJECT: Amtrak, Tracks & Structures
KEYWORDS: TIGER, GROW AMERICA, Sacramento
ABSTRACT: Good morning, everyone. Let me thank Congresswoman Matsui and Mayor Johnson for inviting me here today. And let me acknowledge the partnership driving this effort forward: from the citizens and members of the business community; to construction workers and architects; to city and regional leaders; to Union Pacific and Amtrak.
  • 19
  • Sep
  • 2014
Press Releases
PRESS RELEASE NUMBER: DOT 10-14
CONTACT: FRA Public Affairs
PHONE: 202-493-6024
SUBJECT: Environmental Protection
KEYWORDS: AAF, All Aboard Florida, NEPA, DEIS
ABSTRACT: WASHINGTON – The U. S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today published the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Orlando to West Palm Beach section (Phase II) of All Aboard Florida – Operations LLC’s (AAF) passenger rail Project.
  • 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.

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