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2015
May
  • 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.”
  • 18
  • May
  • 2015
Press Releases
PRESS RELEASE NUMBER: FRA-2015 997
CONTACT: Kevin Thompson
PHONE: 202-309-6403
SUBJECT: Accident Investigations, Amtrak
KEYWORDS: NEC, safety, Amtrak, EO
ABSTRACT: WASHINGTON – Following Tuesday’s derailment in Philadelphia, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has instructed Amtrak to immediately take several actions to improve safety along its Northeast Corridor (NEC).
  • 13
  • May
  • 2015
Press Releases
PRESS RELEASE NUMBER: FRA 15-998
CONTACT: FRA Public Affairs
PHONE: 202-493-6024
SUBJECT: Accident Investigations
KEYWORDS: Amtrak, derailment
ABSTRACT: “Our hearts and prayers go out to the victims and injured in this accident. We are assembling on site and will begin a thorough investigation into the cause of this accident,” said Acting Federal Railroad Administrator Sarah Feinberg
  • 13
  • May
  • 2015
Press Releases
PRESS RELEASE NUMBER: FRA 15-999
CONTACT: FRA Public Affairs
PHONE: 202-493-6024
SUBJECT: Accident Investigations
KEYWORDS: Amtrak, Philadelphia, derailment
ABSTRACT: “A tragic accident occurred tonight. While there is still much we don’t know, we at the U.S. Department of Transportation are deeply saddened by reports of multiple fatalities and injuries. Our hearts and prayers go out to the victims' families. We urge the public to allow time for first responders to do their critical work. DOT officials are already onsite, and we will work with NTSB to conduct a thorough investigation into the cause of this devastating event.”

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