June 26, 2014
The rail proposed by the Texas Central High-Speed Railway would transport passengers from Dallas to Houston in about 90 minutes.
June 13, 2014
Of 32 initiatives established in its Action Plan following the FRA's 45-day investigation, 21 have been fully implemented, seven are in progress and two will be pursued after outside entities submit independent reports.
June 10, 2014
Will focus on the commuter rail's program of operational tests and inspections for all its operating crews, with special emphasis on training, qualification and testing of locomotive engineers.
May 30, 2014
During his visit, he highlighted the importance of the GROW AMERICA Act, the Obama Administration’s four-year, $302 billion reauthorization bill now before Congress, which will provide $19 billion for rail.
May 21, 2014
Urges FRA to remove the current inspection exemption for high-density commuter railroads and for Metro-North to stop making use of the exemption in the wake of an accident in December 2013.
May 20, 2014
The reforms address factors identified during several serious safety incidents over the last year, as well as issues identified by an in-depth FRA review of its operating practices that took place this past winter.
April 10, 2014
The agency’s executive director says she doesn't believe safety has taken a backseat at the agency, but that the review is necessary. However, a union representative says that the system does not emphasize safety.
April 9, 2014
The See Tracks? Think Train! campaign highlights common risks drivers and pedestrians take each day, such as trying to beat a train at a grade crossing and walking on railroad tracks through bilingual television, radio, print and billboard advertisements.
April 8, 2014
Makes requirements for initial and periodic training, operational efficiency tests, and inspections of certain railroad personnel apply not only to on-board crewmembers and control center personnel, but also to the emergency response communications center personnel.
April 1, 2014
Also unveils a new Notice of Proposed Rulemaking intended to improve the integrity of passenger train exterior side door safety systems.
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