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2019
November
  • 06
  • Nov
  • 2019
Press Releases
PRESS RELEASE NUMBER: FRA 12-19
CONTACT: FRA Public Affairs
PHONE: (202) 493-6024
SUBJECT: Passenger Rail
KEYWORDS: NOFO, Restoration and Enhancement Grants Program, FAST Act, Federal Register
ABSTRACT: WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today announced the availability of $24 million in grant funding to initiate, restore, or enhance intercity passenger rail service around the country.
October
  • 18
  • Oct
  • 2019
Press Releases
PRESS RELEASE NUMBER: PHMSA 08-19
CONTACT: Randon Lane
PHONE: (202) 366-4831
SUBJECT: Emergency Preparedness, Hazardous Materials
KEYWORDS: LNG, hazardous materials, tank cars
ABSTRACT: The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), in coordination with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), announced that it is publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) regarding the transportation of liquefied natural gas (LNG). The proposed rule will seek comment on changes to the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) to authorize the transportation of liquefied natural gas (LNG) by rail in the DOT-113 specification tank cars.
  • 07
  • Oct
  • 2019
Press Releases
PRESS RELEASE NUMBER: FRA 11-19
CONTACT: FRA Public Affairs
PHONE: 202-493-6024
SUBJECT: Amtrak, Bridge and Structures Safety, Intercity Passenger Rail Investment , Passenger Rail, Rail and Infrastructure Integrity, Signal and Train Control, Track, Switching Operations, Grants & Financial Assistance, Communications
KEYWORDS: Grants, NOFO, Capital Projects, State of Good Repair, Amtrak, intercity passenger rail
ABSTRACT: The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Federal-State Partnership for State of Good Repair Program (Partnership Program). The NOFO includes $396 million in grant funding.
September
  • 09
  • Sep
  • 2019
Press Releases
PRESS RELEASE NUMBER: FRA 10-19
CONTACT: FRA Public Affairs
PHONE: (202) 493-6024
SUBJECT: Amtrak, Freight Operations, Positive Train Control, Tracks & Structures, Accident Reduction, Testing
KEYWORDS: Positive Train Control, PTC Progress Reports, revenue service demonstration, interoperability testing, commuter railroads, Class I freight, Amtrak, infographics
ABSTRACT: The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today provided a quarterly status update on railroads’ progress in fully implementing positive train control (PTC) systems. Based on railroads’ Second Quarter 2019 PTC Progress Reports which were due to FRA by July 31, 2019, the 42 railroads subject to the statutory PTC mandate are making steady progress.
August
  • 29
  • Aug
  • 2019
Press Releases
PRESS RELEASE NUMBER: FRA 09-19
CONTACT: FRA Public Affairs
PHONE: (202) 493-6024
SUBJECT: Amtrak, Passenger Rail, Grants & Financial Assistance
KEYWORDS: Passenger Rail, Grants, Southern Rail Commission, Restoration & Enhancement Grants Program, FAST Act, Gulf Coast
ABSTRACT: U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced that DOT’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has awarded $4,360,000 to the Southern Rail Commission to help restore intercity passenger rail service along the Gulf Coast.

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