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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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2015
February
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  • 2015
Press Releases
PRESS RELEASE NUMBER: FRA 03-15
CONTACT: Kevin Thompson
PHONE: 202-493-6024
SUBJECT: Accident Reduction
KEYWORDS: grade, crossing, highway-rail, initiative
ABSTRACT: FRA to continue work with local police to step up enforcement at crossings
  • 24
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Press Releases
PRESS RELEASE NUMBER: 2015-07
CONTACT: Kevin Thompson
PHONE: 202-366-1299
SUBJECT: Accident Investigations
KEYWORDS: Metrolink, accident, derailment
ABSTRACT: The accident on Metrolink’s Ventura County Line this morning is a tragedy and our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.
  • 22
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  • 2015
Press Releases
PRESS RELEASE NUMBER: FRA 03-15
CONTACT: Kevin Thompson
PHONE: 202-309-6403
SUBJECT: Accident Investigations
KEYWORDS: West Virginina, CSX, derailment
ABSTRACT: Today the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announced that is now able to move forward with its full-scale forensic investigation into the derailment outside of Montgomery, WV
  • 19
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  • 2015
Press Releases
PRESS RELEASE NUMBER: FRA 02-15
CONTACT: FRA Public Affairs
PHONE: 202-493-6024
SUBJECT: Amtrak, Passenger Rail, Budget, Capital Planning
KEYWORDS: charlotte; grow america; amtrak; passenger rail; infrastructure; investment
ABSTRACT: U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx was joined by Vice President Joe Biden, Congresswoman Alma Adams, and Charlotte Mayor Dan Clodfelter today along a passenger and freight railroad corridor just north of Uptown Charlotte to highlight the need for increased investments in passenger rail and rail safety. The Secretary’s visit is part of a four-day, five state bus tour, The GROW AMERICA Express, highlighting the importance of investing in America’s infrastructure and to encourage Congress to act on a long-term transportation bill.
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Press Releases
PRESS RELEASE NUMBER: FRA 2104-98
CONTACT: Kevin Thompson
PHONE: 202-366-1299
SUBJECT: Accident Reduction
KEYWORDS: West Virginia derailment
ABSTRACT: Statement from USDOT spokesman Suzanne Emmerling:

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