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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
December
  • 15
  • Dec
  • 2014
Speeches
SPEAKER: Joseph C. Szabo
SPEAKER'S TITLE: FRA Administrator
AUDIENCE:
LOCATION: Dearborn, Michigan
SUBJECT: High-Speed Passenger Rail, Budget
KEYWORDS: ARRA, GROW AMERICA
ABSTRACT: Good morning, everyone. It’s an honor to be here with Congresswoman-Elect Dingell, Mayor O’Reilly and all of the dignitaries to celebrate the completion of the John D. Dingell Transit Center. It is a fitting name. As the longest serving member in Congress, Congressman John Dingell stood for many things this project represents – partnerships, civil rights, and environmental stewardship.
  • 04
  • Dec
  • 2014
Speeches
SPEAKER: Joseph C. Szabo
SPEAKER'S TITLE: FRA Administrator
AUDIENCE: RSAC
LOCATION: Washington, DC
SUBJECT: Safety Advisories, Safety Regulatory Analysis, Safety Performance Measures
KEYWORDS: RSAC, Risk Reduction, System Safety
ABSTRACT: I’m glad I have this opportunity to talk with you before I head home to Chicago and begin a new chapter as a Senior Fellow at the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning. When I think back on my time with RSAC – both as a labor representative and as the FRA Administrator for nearly the past 6 years – I’m convinced of the value of the process and believe it serves as a model for other agencies and industries.
November
  • 25
  • Nov
  • 2014
Press Releases
PRESS RELEASE NUMBER: FRA 17-14
CONTACT: Press Office
PHONE: 202-493-6024
SUBJECT: Safety Advisories, Worker Protection, Accident Reduction
KEYWORDS: safety advisory roadway worker authority limits
ABSTRACT: WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today issued a safety advisory to the rail industry to better protect rail employees working on active tracks, or right-of-ways, under the supervision of a dispatcher.
  • 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.

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