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2015
April
  • 17
  • Apr
  • 2015
Press Releases
PRESS RELEASE NUMBER: FRA 06-15
CONTACT: FRA Public Affairs Office
PHONE: 202-493-6024
SUBJECT: Emergency Declarations, Freight Operations, Hazardous Materials, Operating Practices, Safety Advisories, Track
KEYWORDS: crude oil; emergency order; safety advisory; hazerdous materials;
ABSTRACT: The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is announcing with its agencies, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), a package of targeted actions that will address some of the issues identified in recent train accidents involving crude oil and ethanol shipped by rail.
  • 16
  • Apr
  • 2015
Press Releases
PRESS RELEASE NUMBER: FRA 06-15
CONTACT: FRA Public Affairs Office
PHONE: 202-493-6024
SUBJECT: Highway-Rail Grade Crossings, Passenger Rail, Positive Train Control, Grants & Financial Assistance
KEYWORDS: grants; nofa; notice of funding availability; positive train control; passenger rail; highway rail grade crossings; grade crossings
ABSTRACT: The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has awarded eight grants totaling more than $21.2 million that invest in highway-rail grade crossing safety, Positive Train Control (PTC) implementation, and passenger rail. FRA awarded the grants as part of a Notice of Funding Availability it issued in July 2014 to distribute new FY14 Omnibus funding as well as unobligated funds from the High-Speed Intercity Passenger Rail Program.
March
  • 26
  • Mar
  • 2015
Press Releases
PRESS RELEASE NUMBER: DOT 10-15
CONTACT: Press Office
PHONE: 202-493-6024
SUBJECT: Trespasser Programs
KEYWORDS: Trespass, workshop, North Carolina
ABSTRACT: WASHINGTON — The U. S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today announced the dates and location for its 2015 Right-of-Way Fatality & Trespass Prevention Workshop. This year's workshop will be held August 4 - 6, 2015, at the Sheraton Charlotte Hotel, in Charlotte North Carolina.
  • 24
  • Mar
  • 2015
Press Releases
PRESS RELEASE NUMBER: FRA 03-15
CONTACT: FRA Public Affairs
PHONE: 000-000-0000
SUBJECT: Railroad System Oversight
KEYWORDS: safety; american petroleum institute
ABSTRACT: Statement Regarding March 24, 2015, American Petrolium Institute Press Release
  • 24
  • Mar
  • 2015
Speeches
SPEAKER: Sarah Feinberg
SPEAKER'S TITLE: Acting Administrator
AUDIENCE: NTSB Forum on Railroad Trespassing
LOCATION: Washington, DC
SUBJECT: Trespasser Programs
KEYWORDS: remarks, NTSB, trespass, public
ABSTRACT: Remarks by Sarah Feinberg Acting Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration Before the NTSB Forum on the Dangers of Railroad Trespassing Washington, D.C. Monday, March 24, 2015

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