Topic : Federal Railroad Administration

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Sec. LaHood announces HSR funding guidelines

Rail| June 17, 2009
The program will offer grants for both planning and construction and includes an $8 billion competitive grant program and a continuing $1 billion annual investment proposed in the President’s budget.

Florida kicks off ‘Train Safety Awareness Week’

Rail| April 17, 2009
Officers from approximately 20 different law enforcement agencies in South Florida will join staff members and volunteers from organizations, including Tri-Rail, Amtrak and the Federal Railroad Administration, in distributing information about train safety.
Rail| April 16, 2009

Obama releases high-speed rail plan

The plan identifies two types of projects for funding. One would create new corridors for world-class high-speed rail like the kind found in Europe and Japan. Another would involve making train service along existing rail lines incrementally faster.
Rail| December 31, 2008

FRA increases civil penalties

The increase incorporates the new maximum civil penalty amounts authorized by the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008 and new minimum amounts required under the Federal Civil Penalty Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990.
Rail| December 1, 2008

Safety measures increased after crash

Following the Sept. 12 Metro­link rail accident in Chatsworth, Calif., the operation has taken steps to bolster its safety measures, including adding a crewmember in the lead cab and making equipment and track improvements.
Rail| July 29, 2008

States to share $5.6M to upgrade grade crossing

Five federally-designated high-speed rail corridors in California, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin will share $5,640,174 in federal grant funding to make safety improvements at approximately 25 highway-rail grade crossings.

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