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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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2017
March
  • 15
  • Mar
  • 2017
Press Releases
PRESS RELEASE NUMBER: FRA 02-17
CONTACT: FRA Public Affairs
PHONE: (202) 493-6024
SUBJECT: Positive Train Control, Accident Reduction
KEYWORDS: PTC, Positive Train Control
ABSTRACT: The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) released a status update today on railroads’ progress implementing positive train control (PTC) systems in the fourth quarter of 2016.
January
  • 13
  • Jan
  • 2017
Press Releases
PRESS RELEASE NUMBER: 01-17
CONTACT: FRA Public Affairs
PHONE: 202-366-4570
SUBJECT: Right-of-Way, Accident Reduction
KEYWORDS: Railroad Crossings
ABSTRACT: The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today launched the “Stop! Trains Can’t” ad targeting young male motorists and encouraging them to act cautiously at railroad crossings. The campaign is the latest in a two-year effort by DOT to reduce accidents and fatalities at railroad crossings around the country. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) have partnered in the nationwide effort.
2016
December
  • 23
  • Dec
  • 2016
Press Releases
PRESS RELEASE NUMBER: 28-16
CONTACT: FRA Public Affairs
PHONE: (202) 493-6024
SUBJECT: Enforcement
KEYWORDS: Enforcement
ABSTRACT: The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today announced that its enforcement of federal rail safety rules has led to the highest-ever civil penalty collection rate in the agency’s 50-year history, surpassing last year’s record-breaking rate.
  • 16
  • Dec
  • 2016
Press Releases
PRESS RELEASE NUMBER: 27-16
CONTACT: FRA Public Affairs
PHONE: 202-493-6024
SUBJECT: Intercity Passenger Rail Investment , Passenger Rail
KEYWORDS: NEC, Passenger Rail,
ABSTRACT: After four years of working with the Northeast states, federal and state partner agencies and dozens and dozens of public meetings, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today recommended a vision to build a better and stronger Northeast Corridor (NEC) over the next 30 years.
  • 02
  • Dec
  • 2016
Press Releases
PRESS RELEASE NUMBER: FRA 28-16
CONTACT: FRA Public Affairs
PHONE: (202) 493-6024
SUBJECT: Environmental Protection, Rail and Infrastructure Integrity, Tracks & Structures, Social & Economic Impacts
KEYWORDS: FEIS, B&P Tunnel, Preferred Alternative
ABSTRACT: The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today finished the environmental review (final environmental impact statement, or FEIS) to replace the Civil War-era Baltimore and Potomac (B&P) Tunnel. The FEIS includes review of the route (Alternative 3B) for a new tunnel and incorporates changes sought by communities and neighborhoods in Baltimore during more than two dozen meetings held over the last two years.

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