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2016
May
  • 27
  • May
  • 2016
Speeches
SPEAKER: Sarah E. Feinberg
SPEAKER'S TITLE: FRA Administrator
AUDIENCE: North American Rail Shippers
LOCATION: Washington, DC
SUBJECT: Freight Operations
KEYWORDS: NARS, Regulations, Rulemakings
ABSTRACT: FRA Administrator Sarah E. Feinberg addresses the annual meeting of the North American Rail Shippers.
  • 25
  • May
  • 2016
Press Releases
PRESS RELEASE NUMBER: FRA 16-16
CONTACT: FRA Public Affairs
PHONE: (202) 493-6024
SUBJECT: Drug and Alcohol Program, Employee Fatalities, Freight Operations, Occupant Protection, Worker Protection, Railroad Employees, Best Practices
KEYWORDS: Maintenance of Way Workers; Rule; FAST Act; Safety;
ABSTRACT: The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today announced it has issued two final rules to better protect railroad employees working on or near railroad tracks.
  • 12
  • May
  • 2016
Press Releases
PRESS RELEASE NUMBER: FRA 15-16
CONTACT: FRA Public Affairs
PHONE: (202) 493-6024
SUBJECT: Amtrak, Positive Train Control, Accident Reduction
KEYWORDS: Amtrak; Derailment; PTC; Safety
ABSTRACT: The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today released the following statement from Administrator Sarah E. Feinberg on the one-year anniversary of the Amtrak 188 derailment.
  • 06
  • May
  • 2016
Press Releases
PRESS RELEASE NUMBER: DOT 51-16
CONTACT: FRA Public Affairs
PHONE: (202) 493-6024
SUBJECT: Amtrak, Passenger Rail, Track
KEYWORDS: TIGER grant, Amtrak, grants, passenger train,
ABSTRACT: U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Federal Railroad Administrator Sarah E. Feinberg joined Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin, U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy and U.S. Congressman Peter Welch at an event today to announce that the U.S. Department of Transportation will provide $10 million to extend Amtrak’s Ethan Allen Express passenger train service to Burlington, Vermont.
April
  • 28
  • Apr
  • 2016
Press Releases
PRESS RELEASE NUMBER: FRA 14-16
CONTACT: FRA Public Affairs
PHONE: (202) 493-6024
SUBJECT: Grants & Financial Assistance
KEYWORDS: Railroad infrastructure, Safety upgrades, Grants
ABSTRACT: The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today announced that it is accepting applications from local governments, states and railroads for $25 million in competitive grants to increase rail safety.

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