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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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The FRA Safety Data  site was established for the purpose of making railroad safety information readily available to a broad constituency which includes FRA personnel, railroad companies, research and planning organizations and the public, in general.  You can obtain railroad safety information including accidents and incidents, inspections and highway-rail crossing data. From this site users can run dynamic queries, download a variety of safety database files, publications and forms, and view current statistical information on railroad safety.

 

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2015
March
  • 26
  • Mar
  • 2015
Press Releases
PRESS RELEASE NUMBER: DOT 10-15
CONTACT: Press Office
PHONE: 202-493-6024
SUBJECT: Trespasser Programs
KEYWORDS: Trespass, workshop, North Carolina
ABSTRACT: WASHINGTON — The U. S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today announced the dates and location for its 2015 Right-of-Way Fatality & Trespass Prevention Workshop. This year's workshop will be held August 4 - 6, 2015, at the Sheraton Charlotte Hotel, in Charlotte North Carolina.
  • 24
  • Mar
  • 2015
Press Releases
PRESS RELEASE NUMBER: FRA 03-15
CONTACT: FRA Public Affairs
PHONE: 000-000-0000
SUBJECT: Railroad System Oversight
KEYWORDS: safety; american petroleum institute
ABSTRACT: Statement Regarding March 24, 2015, American Petrolium Institute Press Release
  • 24
  • Mar
  • 2015
Speeches
SPEAKER: Sarah Feinberg
SPEAKER'S TITLE: Acting Administrator
AUDIENCE: NTSB Forum on Railroad Trespassing
LOCATION: Washington, DC
SUBJECT: Trespasser Programs
KEYWORDS: remarks, NTSB, trespass, public
ABSTRACT: Remarks by Sarah Feinberg Acting Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration Before the NTSB Forum on the Dangers of Railroad Trespassing Washington, D.C. Monday, March 24, 2015
  • 13
  • Mar
  • 2015
Press Releases
PRESS RELEASE NUMBER: FRA 04-15
CONTACT: Kevin Thompson
PHONE: (202) 493-6024
SUBJECT: Freight Operations, Hazardous Materials, Motive Power and Equipment
KEYWORDS: Railworthiness Directive; Hazerdous Materials; Valve; Tank Cars
ABSTRACT: This Directive requires railroad tank car owners to replace unapproved valves currently installed in some tank cars. The valves in question are UNNR ball valves manufactured and sold by McKenzie Valve & Machining LLC (McKenzie). Recent FRA investigations revealed that the valves were not approved for use on railroad tank cars. Additionally, the 3 inch ball valve, when not properly configured, is leading to tank cars leaking small quantities of hazardous materials.
  • 09
  • Mar
  • 2015
Press Releases
PRESS RELEASE NUMBER: FRA 03-15
CONTACT: FRA Public Affairs
PHONE: 202-493-6024
SUBJECT: Amtrak, Passenger Rail
KEYWORDS: Halifax; north carolina; NC; Amtrak; collision
ABSTRACT: FRA statement regarding the March 9, 2015 highway-rail grade crossing accident involving an Amtrak train and a tractor-trailer near Halifax, N.C.

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