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2018
May
  • 22
  • May
  • 2018
Press Releases
PRESS RELEASE NUMBER: 03-18
CONTACT: FRA Public Affairs
PHONE: (202) 493-6024
SUBJECT: Positive Train Control, Grants & Financial Assistance
KEYWORDS: PTC, NOFO, CRISI
ABSTRACT: 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).
  • 16
  • May
  • 2018
Testimony
SPEAKER: Ronald L. Batory
SPEAKER'S TITLE: Administrator
AUDIENCE: Senate Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies
SUBJECT: Freight Operations, Highway-Rail Grade Crossings, Passenger Rail, Positive Train Control, Grants & Financial Assistance
KEYWORDS: PTC, CRISI
ABSTRACT: Chairman Collins, Ranking Member Reed, and Members of the Subcommittee: Thank you for the opportunity to testify today to discuss rail safety. I come to my position as Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) with 45 years of experience in the railroad industry, rising to become the President and Chief Operating Officer of a significant freight rail carrier in the United States.
  • 15
  • May
  • 2018
Press Releases
PRESS RELEASE NUMBER: 02-18
CONTACT: FRA Public Affairs
PHONE: (202) 493-6024
SUBJECT: Positive Train Control, Grants & Financial Assistance
KEYWORDS: PTC, NOFO, CRISI
ABSTRACT: 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.
April
  • 23
  • Apr
  • 2018
Press Releases
PRESS RELEASE NUMBER: 18-18
CONTACT: FRA Public Affairs
PHONE: (202) 493-6024
SUBJECT: Drug and Alcohol Program, Railroad Safety Technical Training Standards, Railroad Employees
KEYWORDS: Part 219, Part 243, NTSB
ABSTRACT: The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today announced that it is holding three stakeholder educational seminars to discuss two FRA regulations. Specifically, the day long 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. Both regulations were issued in response to statutory requirements set forth in the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (RSIA).
  • 18
  • Apr
  • 2018
Press Releases
PRESS RELEASE NUMBER: 17-18
CONTACT: FRA Public Affairs
PHONE: (202) 493-6024
KEYWORDS: FRA Deputy Administrator, FRA Administrator
ABSTRACT: 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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