Topic : Federal Railroad Administration

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All required railroads met statutory deadline, alt. schedule for PTC

Security and Safety | February 15, 2019

Notably, Quarter Four data also show PTC systems are in operation on almost 46,000 of the nearly 58,000 route mile.

DCTA is fed-approved to demo PTC in revenue service

Security and Safety | January 23, 2019

The agency expects the FRA to certify its PTC technology by June 2020.

Rail| November 16, 2018

FRA issues NOFO for $272M in State of Good Repair funds

Eligible projects include those that replace existing assets in-kind; replace existing assets with those that increase capacity...

Government Issues| October 10, 2018

U.S. DOT provides $63B-plus for transportation improvements in 2018

Has released Notices of Funding Opportunity for nearly 90% of the funding from FY 2018 to solicit applications.

Security and Safety | August 27, 2018

FRA awards $203M for positive train control

Expects to issue a second NOFO soliciting applications for PTC systems deployment projects based on the balance of the $250M.

Government Issues| August 6, 2018

Congress hearing to examine California High-Speed Rail Project

The multi-billion dollar project is the largest in the federal High-Speed Intercity Passenger Rail program administered by the FRA.

Security and Safety | July 18, 2018

FRA to hold second PTC symposium for 41 railroads facing mandate

Set to be held on Monday, July 16, at U.S. DOT headquarters in Washington, D.C., the symposium will discuss best practices for PTC system field and interoperability testing.

Security and Safety | May 22, 2018

FRA to hold webinar for PTC grant funding applicants

Eligible projects include: Spectrum; any component, testing, and training for the implementation of PTC systems; and interoperability.

Rail| May 16, 2018

FRA issues $250M Notice of Funding Opportunity for PTC projects

Fourteen railroads report they have installed 100 percent of the hardware necessary for PTC system implementation, as of March 31, 2018.

Government Issues| March 26, 2018

President signs appropriations bill that includes $13.5B for FTA programs

APTA President/CEO Paul Skoutelas said that in passing the bill, "Congress has preserved the strong federal partnership with states and communities that is required to improve the nation’s transportation infrastructure."

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