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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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2016
August
  • 17
  • Aug
  • 2016
Press Releases
PRESS RELEASE NUMBER: FRA 23-16
CONTACT: FRA Public Affairs
PHONE: (202) 493-6024
SUBJECT: Positive Train Control
KEYWORDS: PTC, Positive Train Control
ABSTRACT: A status update released today by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) underscores the need for railroads to implement Positive Train Control (PTC) as quickly and safely as possible.
  • 16
  • Aug
  • 2016
Press Releases
PRESS RELEASE NUMBER: FRA 22-16
CONTACT: FRA Public Affairs
PHONE: (202) 493-6024
SUBJECT: Positive Train Control, Accident Reduction, Grants & Financial Assistance
KEYWORDS: Grants, Positive Train Control
ABSTRACT: The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today awarded $25 million in grants for 11 projects in six states and the District of Columbia to assist in implementing Positive Train Control (PTC).
July
  • 29
  • Jul
  • 2016
Press Releases
PRESS RELEASE NUMBER: FRA 21-16
CONTACT: FRA Public Affairs
PHONE: (202) 493-6024
SUBJECT: Accident Reduction
KEYWORDS: safety
ABSTRACT: The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today issued a new final rule which requires passenger railroads to proactively identify potential safety hazards across their operations and work to reduce and mitigate them.
  • 28
  • Jul
  • 2016
Press Releases
PRESS RELEASE NUMBER: FRA 16-16
CONTACT: FRA Public Affairs
PHONE: (202) 493-6024
SUBJECT: Positive Train Control, Accident Reduction, Grants & Financial Assistance
KEYWORDS: PTC, grant, technology, appropriations
ABSTRACT: The U.S. Department of Transportation today announced that it will accept applications for $199 million in competitive grant funding for Positive Train Control (PTC) implementation. The grants, which will be selected by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and awarded and administered by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), will help commuter railroads implement PTC, which prevents accidents and saves lives.
  • 25
  • Jul
  • 2016
Press Releases
PRESS RELEASE NUMBER: FRA 20-16
CONTACT: FRA Public Affairs
PHONE: (202) 493-6024
SUBJECT: Safety Advisories
ABSTRACT: Federal Railroad Administrator Sarah E. Feinberg today called for greater action to prevent fatalities at the nation’s more than 200,000 railroad crossings following several significant incidents in recent weeks that have killed parents and their children at railroad crossings.

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