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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:

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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2014
November
  • 21
  • Nov
  • 2014
Speeches
SPEAKER: Melissa Porter
SPEAKER'S TITLE: FRA Chief Counsel
AUDIENCE: Rail Industry
LOCATION: New York, NY
KEYWORDS: Safety, Infrastructure, GROW AMERICA
  • 19
  • Nov
  • 2014
Speeches
SPEAKER: Joseph C. Szabo
SPEAKER'S TITLE: FRA Administrator
AUDIENCE: National League of Cities
LOCATION: Austin, Texas
SUBJECT: High-Speed Passenger Rail, Safety Performance Measures, Budget
KEYWORDS: GROW AMERICA, Tower 55, MPOs
ABSTRACT: Let me thank the National League of Cities – and this committee – for the opportunity to speak with you today about the transportation challenges and opportunities that lie ahead, and how we can work together to achieve your vision for better transportation.
  • 07
  • Nov
  • 2014
Speeches
SPEAKER: Joseph C. Szabo
SPEAKER'S TITLE: Federal Railroad Administrator
AUDIENCE:
LOCATION: Fort Worth, Texas
SUBJECT: State Rail Safety Participation, Budget
KEYWORDS: Tower 55, Grow America
ABSTRACT: Today we celebrate the completion of the Tower-55 interchange and recognize how vital projects like this improve the safety, efficiency and reliability of railroad operations. Infrastructure improvements like Tower 55 are one pillar in our strategy to ensure continuous safety improvement.
  • 07
  • Nov
  • 2014
Press Releases
PRESS RELEASE NUMBER: FRA 16-14
CONTACT: FRA Public Affairs Office
PHONE: (202) 493-6024
SUBJECT: Safety Performance Measures, State Rail Safety Participation, Budget
KEYWORDS: Tower 55, TIGER, Grow America
ABSTRACT: Federal Railroad Administrator Joseph C. Szabo today joined Congresswoman Kay Granger in celebrating the re-opening of a 141-year-old railroad interlocking that will improve safety while relieving rail congestion following a multi-million dollar overhaul. The event showcased the type of rail infrastructure improvements that can be made with predictable, dedicated funding.
  • 07
  • Nov
  • 2014
Press Releases
PRESS RELEASE NUMBER: FRA 15-14
CONTACT: FRA Public Affairs Office
PHONE: (202) 493-6024
SUBJECT: Railroad Safety Technical Training Standards
KEYWORDS: RSIA, Grow America
ABSTRACT: The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today issued a final rule that strengthens training requirements for railroad employees and contractors who perform safety-related work. The rule, which was mandated by the Rail Safety Improvement Act (RSIA) of 2008, ensures safety-related employees are trained and qualified to comply with any relevant federal railroad safety laws, regulations, and orders.

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