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FTA Webinar on FY2018 Positive Train Control Systems Grants

Railroad by Railroad Progress on Positive Train Control

Part 243 Minimum Training Standards Extended for Another Year

BAA2018

FRA launches new railroad crossing safety & trespass prevention web site.

Security Preparedness and Accident Analysis

New Hours of Service Mobile App

FRA and NHTSA partnered to launch a new nationwide railroad crossing safety ad campaign

Part 219 MOW Drug & Alcohol Rule, Effective June 12, 2017

WHAT'S NEW
FRA Announces Webinar for Applicants Seeking FY 2018 Positive Train Control System Grant Funding
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today announced that it is hosting a webinar on Monday, June 4, to aid eligible entities seeking funding for positive train control (PTC) system deployment under a recently issued $250 million Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).

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FRA Issues $250 Million Notice of Funding Opportunity for PTC Projects
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for $250 million in Positive Train Control (PTC) Systems Grants.

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Federal Railroad Administration Announces Stakeholder Outreach Seminars: Focus on Regulatory Changes to Drug and Alcohol Testing and Railroad Employee Training Rules
Monday, April 23, 2018

The Federal Railroad Administration announced that it is holding three stakeholder educational seminars to discuss two FRA regulations. The sessions will focus on June 2017 amendments to 49 CFR Part 219 - Control of Alcohol and Drug Use, and the implementation requirements of 49 CFR Part 243 - Training, Qualification and Oversight for Safety-Related Railroad Employees.

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Secretary Chao announces appointment of Matt Sturges as FRA Deputy Administrator
Wednesday, April 18, 2018

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced that Mathew M. Sturges has been appointed Deputy Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA).

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FRA Takes Proactive Approach to Help Railroads Meet Congressional PTC Requirement
Tuesday, March 20, 2018

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (US DOT’s) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today released a status update on its efforts to assist railroads in implementing positive train control systems (PTC), along with the railroads’ self-reported progress for the fourth quarter of 2017.

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As Prepared Remarks of Ronald L. Batory Swearing-In Ceremony as the 14th Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

As Prepared Remarks of Ronald L. Batory Swearing-In Ceremony as the 14th Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration U.S. Department of Transportation Headquarters Washington, DC - February 28, 2018

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Ronald L. Batory Sworn in as Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Ronald L. Batory was sworn in this morning by U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao as the 14th Administrator of the FRA. A railroad industry professional with more than 45 years of experience, Mr. Batory is widely respected, having worked successfully for small and large rail carriers across the U.S.

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FRA Announces $73 Million Available for Rail Capital Projects and Operating Assistance
Thursday, February 15, 2018

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today announced that it is accepting applications for $73 million in grant funding for projects that can strengthen intercity passenger rail, support capital projects and boost safety initiatives that may include the implementation of positive train control, improved highway-rail grade crossings, and congestion mitigation.

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U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Intent to Repeal Electronically Controlled Pneumatic Brake Mandate
Monday, December 04, 2017

In accordance with the FAST Act, the U.S. Department of Transportation today announced the final updated Regulatory Impact Analysis (RIA) in regard to Electronically Controlled Pneumatic (ECP) brakes on certain trains. After careful review in accordance with the Congressional mandate contained in the FAST Act, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) will rescind the ECP mandate.

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The FRA Acting Administrator's Declaration of Emergency Event
Friday, October 06, 2017

Pursuant to 49 CFR §211.45, Federal Railroad Administration Acting Administrator Heath Hall has determined that the imminent threat of Tropical Storm Nate, with potential hurricane force winds, severe storm surge, flooding rains, and potential power outages predicted to occur along the United States Gulf Coast constitutes an "emergency event" as related to railroad operations.

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Rail Safety for Law Enforcement; Incident Investigation

This video brings a clear understanding to law enforcement officers the challenges associated with investigating highway-rail grade crossing collisions.

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Rail Safety for Emergency Response Services

FRA releases informational videos for emergency response services as part of its Grade Crossing Safety & Trespass Prevention program.

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Rail Safety for Law Enforcement

FRA releases informational videos for first responders and emergency dispatchers as part of its Grade Crossing Safety & Trespass Prevention program.

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Rail Safety for Emergency Dispatchers

FRA releases informational videos for first responders and emergency dispatchers as part of its Grade Crossing Safety & Trespass Prevention program.

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