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2014
October
  • 20
  • Oct
  • 2014
Speeches
SPEAKER: Joseph C. Szabo
SPEAKER'S TITLE: Federal Railroad Administrator
AUDIENCE: National Association of Rail Passengers
LOCATION: Salt Lake City, Utah
SUBJECT: High-Speed Passenger Rail, Passenger Rail, Budget
KEYWORDS: NARP, Grow America
ABSTRACT: It is an honor to be here on behalf of President Obama and Secretary Foxx – and to be able to meet with NARP’s representatives from around the country. There is no greater advocacy group for train passengers in this country. And within NARP, all of you rank among its greatest advocates of the mission to increase the quality and quantity of passenger rail service.
  • 17
  • Oct
  • 2014
Press Releases
PRESS RELEASE NUMBER: FRA 13-14
CONTACT: FRA Public Affairs
PHONE: 202-493-6024
SUBJECT: State Rail Safety Participation
KEYWORDS: High-Performance Rail, Southwest
ABSTRACT: The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today published its first multi-state plan for a comprehensive, high-performing passenger rail network that will support rail planning in six Southwestern states over the next 35 years. This is the first multi-state rail planning effort FRA has embarked upon, making it a model for future regional planning efforts.
  • 16
  • Oct
  • 2014
Speeches
SPEAKER: Joseph C. Szabo
SPEAKER'S TITLE: Federal Railroad Administator
AUDIENCE: Railway Tie Association
LOCATION: Orlando, FL
SUBJECT: Amtrak, Safety Advisories, Safety Performance Measures, Budget
KEYWORDS: Safety, Grow America, Railroad Tie, Amtrak
ABSTRACT: At FRA, our mission is to ensure the safe, reliable, and efficient movement of people and goods by rail. We drive continuous safety improvement. And during this Administration, we’ve managed grant programs that invest in development projects touching on all three of these areas: safety, reliability, efficiency.
  • 16
  • Oct
  • 2014
Press Releases
PRESS RELEASE NUMBER: FRA 12-14
CONTACT: FRA Public Affairs
PHONE: (202)-493-6024
SUBJECT: Safety Advisories
KEYWORDS: Metra, Safety
ABSTRACT: The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today announced the findings and recommendations from its focused safety assessment of Chicago’s Metra.
  • 09
  • Oct
  • 2014
Speeches
SPEAKER: Joseph C. Szabo
SPEAKER'S TITLE: Federal Railroad Administrator
AUDIENCE: Public
LOCATION: Pueblo, CO
SUBJECT: Amtrak, Budget, Grants & Financial Assistance
KEYWORDS: Amtrak, Grow America, TIGER, Southwest Chief
ABSTRACT: It’s a pleasure to be with you today to discuss the future of the Southwest Chief and its importance to the Nation’s passenger rail network. Let me begin by thanking Senator Udall for his leadership on rail issues and to the Governor and members of this Commission who worked side-by-side with the State of Kansas to successfully win a $12.5 million TIGER grant that will help ensure trains continue to run the Southwest Chief route.

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