FRA Rail Program Delivery Video Series

The FRA Rail Program Delivery Video Series provides grantees and loan recipients with guidance on key aspects of Rail Program Delivery. Click on the categories below to view the available videos.

Planning

Benefit Cost Analysis

This video provides an overview of conducting a benefit-cost analysis for projects funded or financed by FRA.

To learn more about Benefit-Cost Analysis, please visit the following webpages:
U.S. DOT Benefit-Cost Analysis Guidance for Discretionary Grant Programs 
Office of Management and Budget Circular A-94
Office of Management and Budget Circular A-4
Benefit-Cost Analysis Resource Guide
U.S. DOT’s Value of Travel Time Savings


Regional Planning 

This video provides an overview of FRA’s Regional Planning process.
 
To learn more about Regional Planning, please visit the following webpages:
Questions: Contact FRAPlanning@dot.gov

 

 

Watch Service Planning Video

Service Planning

This video provides an overview of FRA's service planning process.

Additional guidance on FRA's service planning process is coming soon!

Project Development


Cost Estimating

This video provides an overview of cost estimating for projects funded or financed by FRA.
 
To learn more about Cost Estimating, please visit the following webpages:
 
Preliminary Engineering Video


Preliminary Engineering

This video provides an overview of FRA’s preliminary engineering process.


Rolling Stock Procurement

This video provides an overview of the rolling stock procurement process for projects funded or financed by FRA.

To learn more about Rolling Stock Procurement, please contact your Regional Manager.

Environmental & NEPA

Environmental Review

Environmental Review

This video provides an overview of the Environmental Review process and how it fits into the Project Development Process.

To learn more about Environmental Review,
please visit the following webpage: 
FRA Environmental Information

Grants & Loans


Grant Closeout


Grant Closeout

This video provides an overview of FRA’s grant closeout process.
 
To learn more about Grant closeout, please visit the following webpages:

Federal Regulations

Click to watch ADA Compliance for Rail Stations

ADA Compliance for Rail Stations

This video provides an overview of how the Americans with Disabilities Act applies to rail stations.

To learn more about the ADA,
please visit the following webpages:
ADA Information
ADA & FRA
Filing a Complaint
FRA Office of Civil Rights

Buy America Video

Buy America

This video provides an overview of Buy America and how it applies to FRA-assisted projects.
 

To learn more about Buy America,
please visit the following webpages: 
FRA Buy America Website
FRA Buy America FAQs
FRA Buy America Waiver Requests
FRA Buy America Sample Components List

 
Watch The Davis-Bacon Act

The Davis-Bacon Act

This video provides an overview of the Davis-Bacon Act and how it applies to FRA-assisted projects.

To learn more about the Davis-Bacon Act,
please visit the following webpages:
Davis-Bacon Regulation
Wage Determinations
DOL Wage and Hour Division
FRA

Project Management


Risk Management

This video provides an overview of risk management for projects funded or financed by FRA.

To learn more about Risk Management, please contact your Grant, Regional, or Project Manager, or visit the following webpage:

Monitoring Procedure 40C: Risk and Contingency Review