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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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The FRA Safety Data  site was established for the purpose of making railroad safety information readily available to a broad constituency which includes FRA personnel, railroad companies, research and planning organizations and the public, in general.  You can obtain railroad safety information including accidents and incidents, inspections and highway-rail crossing data. From this site users can run dynamic queries, download a variety of safety database files, publications and forms, and view current statistical information on railroad safety.

 

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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.
  • 07
  • Jun
  • 2018
Press Releases
PRESS RELEASE NUMBER: 04-18
CONTACT: FRA Public Affairs
PHONE: (202) 493-6024
SUBJECT: Freight Operations, Passenger Rail, Positive Train Control, Grants & Financial Assistance
KEYWORDS: PTC, NOFO, CRISI
ABSTRACT: The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today announced its first-ever positive train control (PTC) symposium. The symposium will be held on June 15, 2018, in Washington, DC, and is intended to bring together FRA’s PTC experts and all 41 railroads congressionally mandated to implement PTC systems. Discussion will focus on the requirements for the December 31, 2018, statutory deadline and answers to industry questions.
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).
  • 17
  • May
  • 2018
Speeches
SPEAKER: Mathew Sturges
SPEAKER'S TITLE: Deputy Administrator
AUDIENCE: North American Rail Shippers (NARS) Annual Conference
LOCATION: Chicago, IL
SUBJECT: Freight Operations, Intelligent Railroad Systems, Passenger Rail, Positive Train Control, Grants & Financial Assistance
KEYWORDS: PTC, NOFO, CRISI
  • 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.

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