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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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2019
August
  • 14
  • Aug
  • 2019
Press Releases
PRESS RELEASE NUMBER: FRA 07-19
CONTACT: FRA Public Affairs
PHONE: 202-493-6024
SUBJECT: Grants & Financial Assistance
KEYWORDS: CRISI, NOFO, Grants
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. The NOFO includes more than $244 million in grant funding.
June
  • 12
  • Jun
  • 2019
Press Releases
PRESS RELEASE NUMBER: FRA 06-19
CONTACT: FRA Public Affairs
PHONE: (202) 493-6024
KEYWORDS: CRISI, NOFO, Grants
ABSTRACT: The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today announced the recipients of more than $326 million in grant funds under the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) Program and the Special Transportation Circumstances Program, for a wide variety of state and local railroad infrastructure projects. The grants will fund 45 projects in 29 states.
May
  • 29
  • May
  • 2019
Press Releases
PRESS RELEASE NUMBER: FRA 05-19
CONTACT: FRA Public Affairs
PHONE: (202) 493-6024
SUBJECT: Passenger Rail, Positive Train Control, Accident Reduction
KEYWORDS: Positive Train Control, PTC, Safety
ABSTRACT: The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today released a status update reflecting railroads’ self-reported progress toward fully implementing positive train control (PTC) systems as required by Congress. PTC supports the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) top priority of safety.
  • 16
  • May
  • 2019
Press Releases
PRESS RELEASE NUMBER:
CONTACT: FRA Public Affairs
PHONE: (202) 493-6024
SUBJECT: High-Speed Passenger Rail, Grants & Financial Assistance
  • 08
  • May
  • 2019
Press Releases
PRESS RELEASE NUMBER: FRA 04-19
CONTACT: FRA Public Affairs
PHONE: (202) 493-6024
SUBJECT: Conductor Certification, Engineer Certification, Railroad Employees
KEYWORDS: Rulemaking, Locomotive, Engineer, Regulation
ABSTRACT: The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to update the regulation that governs locomotive engineer qualification and certification to make it consistent with the corresponding regulation for conductors.

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