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June 26, 2014

Texas high-speed rail project to begin eco-studies

The rail proposed by the Texas Central High-Speed Railway would transport passengers from Dallas to Houston in about 90 minutes.


June 13, 2014

Metro-North gives update on rail safety initiatives

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

FRA launches 45-day Metra investigation

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

Rail Administrator Szabo visits Siemens plant

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

NTSB issues recommendations to FRA, Metro-North

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

Metro-North announces sweeping series of safety reforms

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

NJ Transit safety review spurred by Metro-North crash

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

Operation Lifesaver campaign targets risky behavior near tracks

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

FRA revises passenger train emergency preparedness regs

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

FRA releases critical incident plan rule

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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