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November 20, 2014

NTSB releases Metro-North special investigation report

The report examines several common safety management problems present in all the accidents. Last month the NTSB released accident briefs identifying the probable causes of these accidents.


November 6, 2014

FRA's Szabo announces resignation

Effective at the end of the year, will depart his Federal Railroad Administrator post and join the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning.


October 24, 2014

FRA frees up Chicago rail 'chokepoint'

The Englewood Flyover separates Rock Island District Metra commuter trains from Amtrak passenger trains and freight trains traveling on the Norfolk Southern corridor and will relieve Metra riders of more than 7,500 annual passenger hours of delay.


October 22, 2014

First Southwestern rail study released

The study was developed with regional stakeholders and state agencies considering existing travel conditions and future demand. The Southwest study examines connections to emerging rail markets in six Southwest states, including Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah.


October 22, 2014

FRA releases Metra safety assessment findings

The assessment finds Metra to be generally compliant with federal safety regulations, but also directs the commuter railroad to take immediate steps to enhance its safety culture, which is an area of concern, and to better utilize safety technology.


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.


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