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FRA releases DEIS for Hudson Tunnel Project

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

Railroad by Railroad Progress on Positive Train Control

FRA Issues NEC Future Record of Decision

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

Part 243 Minimum Training Standards

New Safety Standards for Transporting Energy Products by Rail

WHAT'S NEW
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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FRA Releases Georgia-Tennessee High-Speed Rail Record of Decision
Friday, September 29, 2017

The FRA today released a Tier I combined Final Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision (FEIS/ROD) for the High-Speed Ground Transportation (HSGT) project that will ultimately connect Atlanta to Chattanooga, TN.

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FRA Clears Hurdle For Improving Freight and Passenger Rail Between D.C. and Richmond, VA
Friday, September 08, 2017

The U.S. DOT's Federal Railroad Administration today announced the completion of the Tier II DEIS under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for the Southeast High-Speed Rail Corridor from Washington, D.C., to south of Richmond, VA.

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The FRA Acting Administrator's Declaration of Emergency Event
Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Pursuant to Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)

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The FRA Acting Administrator's Declaration of Emergency Event
Thursday, August 24, 2017

FRA has determined that the imminent threat of Tropical Storm Harvey constitutes an “emergency event” as related to railroad operations.

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U.S. Department of Transportation Advances Rail Plans for Northeast Corridor
Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today released the Northeast Corridor (NEC) FUTURE Record of Decision (ROD). NEC FUTURE is FRA’s comprehensive planning effort to identify ways to improve the reliability, capacity, connectivity, performance and resiliency of passenger rail service throughout the Northeast Corridor through 2040 and beyond.

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FRA Releases Environmental Review for Hudson Tunnel Project
Thursday, July 06, 2017

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today published the Draft Environmental Impact Statement review (DEIS) for the Hudson Tunnel Project, completing the review in 14 months from the Federal Register Notice of Initiation. The DEIS identifies the project’s preferred alternative.

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U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $197 Million in Grants for PTC Implementation
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced the grant recipients who will receive $197 million in competitive grant funding to help commuter and intercity passenger railroads meet the December 31, 2018 deadline to implement Positive Train Control (PTC) systems to improve safety.

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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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