Topic : Federal Railroad Administration

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

Rail| November 16, 2018

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

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

Government Issues| October 10, 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."

Rail| March 20, 2018

FRA taking proactive approach to help railroads meet PTC requirement

At the direction of Secretary Elaine L. Chao, the FRA is taking a proactive approach to ensure railroads acquire, install, test, and fully implement certified PTC systems in time to meet the congressional interim deadline of Dec. 31, 2018.

Rail| February 16, 2018

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

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.

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