Rail

Feds seek input on National Rail Plan vision

Posted on May 18, 2010

Dates and locations of public outreach meetings to solicit input toward the development of the nation's first National Rail Plan were announced on Monday by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA).

The National Rail Plan will lay out a coordinated vision for future development of the nation's freight and passenger rail networks. A final version of the plan is set to be released by Sept. 15, 2010.

"The development of the National Rail Plan must be a collaborative effort," said FRA Administrator Joseph C. Szabo. "We want to work with states, communities, businesses, transportation experts and the public to make sure our future transportation needs are met."

The moderated sessions will be held in five different regions and are open to media and the public. The schedule is as follows:

  • 19 May - Kansas City, Mo.
  • 20 May - Atlanta
  • 26 May - New York
  • 3 June - Salt Lake City
  •  4 June - Portland, Ore.

For further details, click here.

In addition to the outreach events, FRA is accepting written comments from interested individuals and organizations through a public docket that has been created for that purpose.  Instructions on how to submit comments on the National Rail Plan are available here.

 

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

WMATA proposal would refund passengers for delayed trains, buses

According to GM Paul Wiedefeld, the program is an expression of the confidence the agency has in its ability to meet performance targets and provide reliable rush-hour service.

HDR lands Sound Transit light rail extension contract

Sound Transit’s board of directors authorized a contract with HDR’s team to provide planning, preliminary engineering, environmental, and public involvement services for the Tacoma Dome Link Extension project.

KC Streetcar extension gets Fed green light to enter project development phase

The KC Streetcar Main Street Extension project will build upon the downtown streetcar service and will support work required to further develop and advance the southern extension towards the University of Missouri, Kansas City.

Metra seeking RFPs for up to 42 new, remanufactured locomotives

Is asking for proposals for both new and remanufactured engines because it wants to weigh the costs/benefits of both options.

Las Vegas monorail ticket sales expected to fall millions short

The system is budgeted to make about $6.5 million less in ticket sales than was forecast in ridership study.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close