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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
November
  • 21
  • Nov
  • 2018
Press Releases
PRESS RELEASE NUMBER: FRA 12-18
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 the 2018 Quarter 3 Positive Train Control (PTC) data, showing railroads’ continued progress toward meeting the year-end deadline for fully implementing PTC systems or qualifying for an alternative schedule.
  • 20
  • Nov
  • 2018
Press Releases
PRESS RELEASE NUMBER: FRA 11-18
CONTACT: FRA Public Affairs
PHONE: (202) 493-6024
SUBJECT: Freight Operations, High-Speed Passenger Rail, Passenger Rail
KEYWORDS: Freight, Passenger Rail, High-Speed Rail
ABSTRACT: The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) issued a final rule establishing modern, performance-based safety standards for railroad passenger equipment.
  • 15
  • Nov
  • 2018
Press Releases
PRESS RELEASE NUMBER: FRA 10-18
CONTACT: FRA Public Affairs
PHONE: (202) 493-6024
SUBJECT: Grants & Financial Assistance
KEYWORDS: Partnership Program, NOFO, Grants, Notice of Funding Opportunity
ABSTRACT: The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) today for the Federal-State Partnership for State of Good Repair Program (Partnership Program). The NOFO makes more than $272 million in grant funding available.
  • 08
  • Nov
  • 2018
Speeches
SPEAKER: Ronald L. Batory
SPEAKER'S TITLE: Administrator
AUDIENCE: Association of State Rail Safety Managers
LOCATION: New York City, NY
SUBJECT: Highway-Rail Grade Crossings, Intelligent Railroad Systems, Positive Train Control, Accident Reduction, Knowledge diffusion, Automation, Autonomous, Grade Crossings
KEYWORDS: PTC, grade crossing
October
  • 03
  • Oct
  • 2018
Testimony
SPEAKER: Ronald L. Batory
SPEAKER'S TITLE: Administrator
AUDIENCE: U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation
SUBJECT: Positive Train Control
KEYWORDS: PTC, RSIA, PTCEI, CRISI
ABSTRACT: As we approach critical deadlines for railroads’ implementation of PTC systems, myself, and the men and women that serve at FRA remain committed to working with the railroads and its supply industry to ensure the full implementation of this important rail-safety technology in a timely manner.

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