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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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2018
August
  • 06
  • Aug
  • 2018
Press Releases
PRESS RELEASE NUMBER: FRA 05-18
CONTACT: FRA Public Affairs
PHONE: 202-493-6024
SUBJECT: Positive Train Control, Grants & Financial Assistance
KEYWORDS: positive train control, grants, freight and passenger rail, appropriations
ABSTRACT: The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today announced $1.26 million for Special Transportation Circumstances (STC) Grants to fund rail capital projects in Alaska and Wyoming. Funding is made available by the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017 (2017 Appropriations) for the Terminal Wireless Communications Positive Train Control Project in Alaska and the Greater Junction Railroad Rehabilitation Project in Wyoming.
July
  • 19
  • Jul
  • 2018
Press Releases
PRESS RELEASE NUMBER: FRA 06-18
CONTACT: FRA Public Affairs
PHONE: 202-493-6024
SUBJECT: Positive Train Control, Grants & Financial Assistance
KEYWORDS: Grants, Rail Systems, Positive Train Control
ABSTRACT: The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) Program that includes more than $318 million in grant funding from the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018.
  • 13
  • Jul
  • 2018
Press Releases
PRESS RELEASE NUMBER: 04-18
CONTACT: FRA Public Affairs
PHONE: 202-493-6024
SUBJECT: Positive Train Control, Railroad Safety Information Management, Railroad Safety Program Management, Railroad Safety Technical Training Standards
KEYWORDS: Railroad Safety, PTC, Positive Train Control,
ABSTRACT: The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announced today the second of three positive train control (PTC) symposiums for the 41 railroads congressionally mandated to implement PTC systems.
  • 11
  • Jul
  • 2018
Press Releases
PRESS RELEASE NUMBER: FRA 05-18
CONTACT: FRA Public Affairs
PHONE: 202-493-6024
SUBJECT: State Rail Safety Participation, Grants & Financial Assistance
KEYWORDS: grants, State Rail Safety Participation
ABSTRACT: The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for $500,000 in state grants under the Railroad Safety State Participation Pilot Grant Program, made available by the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018.
June
  • 14
  • Jun
  • 2018
Speeches
SPEAKER: Ronald L. Batory
SPEAKER'S TITLE: FRA Administrator
AUDIENCE: American Public Transportation Association Rail Conference
LOCATION: Denver, CO
SUBJECT: Highway-Rail Grade Crossings, Passenger Rail, Positive Train Control, Accident Reduction
KEYWORDS: Rail Safety, PTC, highway-rail grade crossings, drones, infrastructure, CRISI grants
ABSTRACT: FRA Administrator Ronald L. Batory discusses the agency's priorities and initiatives before the American Public Transportation Association Rail Conference.

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