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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
April
  • 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).
March
  • 20
  • Mar
  • 2018
Speeches
SPEAKER: Juan D. Reyes III
SPEAKER'S TITLE: FRA Chief Counsel and Acting Deputy Administrator
AUDIENCE: APTA 2018 Legislative Conference
LOCATION: Washington, DC
SUBJECT: Railroad System Issues, Grants & Financial Assistance
KEYWORDS: Infrastructure Investment, streamlining permitting and environmental reviews
  • 20
  • Mar
  • 2018
Press Releases
PRESS RELEASE NUMBER: DOT 16-18
CONTACT: FRA Public Affairs
PHONE: (202) 493-6024
SUBJECT: Positive Train Control
KEYWORDS: Positive Train Control
ABSTRACT: 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.
February
  • 28
  • Feb
  • 2018
Press Releases
PRESS RELEASE NUMBER: DOT 15-18
CONTACT: FRA Public Affairs
PHONE: (202) 493-6024
KEYWORDS: FRA Administrator
ABSTRACT: Ronald L. Batory was sworn in this morning by U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao as the 14th Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration (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. Prior to his nomination to serve as Administrator, Batory was President & Chief Operating Officer of Conrail, the eighth largest freight railroad in America from 2004 until his retirement in April 2017.
  • 28
  • Feb
  • 2018
Speeches
SPEAKER: Ronald Batory
SPEAKER'S TITLE: FRA Administrator
AUDIENCE: DOT/FRA Employees, Railroad Industry, Media
LOCATION: Washington, DC
KEYWORDS: Swearing-In Ceremony, Public Safety, Technology, Grade Crossings

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