Topic : Federal Railroad Administration

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FRA makes $73M available for rail capital projects, ops assistance

Rail| February 16, 2018

The grants are expected to leverage private, state, and local investments to boost a wide range of rail projects, including the potential for implementing PTC.

FRA deputy administrator resigns over questions about 'outside work'

Government Issues| February 12, 2018

Heath Hall, a public relations professional and political consultant who served as a spokesman for a sheriff’s office in Mississippi, reportedly continued work at his public relations firm while also working for the FRA.

Rail| February 6, 2018

Texas Central bullet train co. picks Houston station location

Texas Central has named it as their preferred site because of minimal environmental and community impact and ability to connect to desired destinations.

Rail| November 15, 2017

Feds find ignored safety procedures, fractured safety program led to Amtrak derailment

The train engineer saw equipment and people working on and near track 3 and initiated emergency braking that slowed the train from 106 mph to approximately 99 mph at the time of impact.

Rail| October 2, 2017

Georgia to Tenn. high-speed rail EIS gets Fed approval

The chosen corridor includes eight rail stations and is estimated to take 88 minutes of travel time from the first to last station along the corridor.

Rail| September 27, 2017

High-Speed Rail: At a Crossroads

Major corridor programs — such as California High-Speed Rail and the Northeast Corridor — are actively advancing visionary futures for public transportation. Yet, future federal funding for HSR remains clouded in the complexities of the federal appropriations process.

Government Issues| July 12, 2017

Former Conrail chief nominated to lead FRA

Ronald L. Batory joined the company in 1998 as VP, operations, and was appointed president/CEO in 2004.

Rail| November 16, 2016

Calif. High Speed Rail Authority seeks Buy America exemption for train parts

The rail authority’s 2016 business plan estimated the trains would cost about $3.4 billion, making them one of the most expensive parts of the system.

Rail| November 2, 2016

Denver RTD granted extension of waiver for university rail line ops

The agency and its contract builder and operator Denver Transit Partners received an extension of their waiver from the FRA, allowing for continued operation of University of Colorado A Line and B Line. 

Security and Safety | August 25, 2016

FRA, AAR letter urges Pokemon creators to keep players off tracks

Letter stems from concern about reports that Pokémon characters, “Pokestops” and other virtual objects are being placed near railroad tracks, stations and rail-yard facilities

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