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March 14, 2014

Metro-North prioritized on-time performance over safety, review says

The FRA assessment found management emphasizes on-time performance to the detriment of safe operations and adequate maintenance of its infrastructure, resulting in a deficient safety culture, increased risk and reduced safety on the Metro-North system.


December 11, 2013

FRA issues safety advisory on speed restriction compliance

Recommendations include having railroad operators review the circumstances of the Metro-North derailment with their operating employees and provide instruction to employees on the importance of compliance with maximum authorized train speed limits.


November 26, 2013

New Mo. railroad bridge eliminates last chokepoint

The $28 million project received $22.6 million in ARRA funding under the U.S. DOT’s High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail Program and was the largest ARRA project in the state.


June 26, 2013

Wash. breaks ground on $46M rail station project

Includes two new platforms; a parking lot with long-term parking for Amtrak patrons; an improved pedestrian underpass and enhanced passenger amenities, creating a modernized train station for Amtrak Cascades, Sound Transit commuter rail, and King County Metro Transit Bus customers.


April 3, 2013

OL’s annual report highlights safety education efforts

Detailed activities include celebrating its 40th anniversary with a leadership summit; initiating updates to the volunteer education process; and increasing the organization’s social media presence.


February 13, 2013

Calif. to Vegas HSR waiting for $5.5B fed loan

An XpressWest representative attributed the extensive wait to the complexity of the project and amount of due diligence the Federal Railroad Administration must complete to approve the loan.


November 21, 2012

FRA, rail industry fights electronic device distraction

Federal Railroad Administrator Joseph C. Szabo joined Union Pacific, senior railroad industry leaders and labor officials at a kick-off event to highlight the dangers of using electronic devices on the job.


August 16, 2012

FRA awards $100K grant for Ala. rail study

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs will study the restoration of Amtrak passenger rail service between Birmingham, Montgomery and Mobile.


July 3, 2012

Environmental study planned for Northeast Corridor

Environmental Impact Statement to evaluate potential passenger rail improvements between Washington, D.C. and Boston.


July 3, 2012

FRA proposes rule on rail emergency preparedness

Based on recommendations from General Passenger Safety Task Force. Interested parties are invited to submit comments on the proposed rule by Aug. 27, 2012.


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