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New FRA rules strengthens worker protections, expands drug testing

Government Issues| May 31, 2016

The expanded drug and alcohol rule fulfills a requirement of the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008

Amtrak secures grant to extend Vermont service

Rail| May 9, 2016

The $10 million grant will fund approximately 11 miles of new rail track along the state-owned line and three passenger platforms in Middlebury, Vergennes and Burlington.

Rail| April 28, 2016

FRA makes $25M available for rail infrastructure safety upgrades

Applicants can request funds for safety improvements to railroad infrastructure, including railroad crossings, track, tunnels, bridges, yards and other areas.

Security and Safety | April 27, 2016

FRA identifies railroad crossings with most incidents over last decade

The list includes 15 crossings where 10 or more incidents have occurred during the last decade, with five of the crossings on the list in the state of Arizona, which accounted for a total of 89 incidents and 14 injuries.

Security and Safety | March 30, 2016

Calif. DOT receives FRA grant to separate railroad tracks, road

On Feb. 24, 2015, a Metrolink train derailed when it struck an abandoned truck near the crossing where the bridge will be built, killing the engineer and injuring 33 others.

Government Issues| March 22, 2016

FRA launches new railroad crossing, trespassing site to increase safety

The new portal is part of the agency’s ongoing campaign to reduce fatalities at railroad crossings and tracks to zero by building partnerships that increase education, step up enforcement and leverage engineering.

Security and Safety | February 18, 2016

FRA urges states to verify traffic lights connected to crossings function correctly

The agency also urged states to add event recorders to traffic lights connected to railroad crossing systems so information obtained during inspections can be used to improve safety.

Government Issues| January 20, 2016

Added enforcement leads to FRA’s highest-ever penalty collection rate

For Fiscal Year 2015, the agency will collect 75% of all civil penalties it issued to railroads for violating federal safety regulations — a 6% increase over FY2014, and the largest percentage rate ever collected by the agency.

Government Issues| October 29, 2015

Senate passes 3-week transportation bill extension, 3-year PTC extension

Additionally, the Senate approved the nomination of Sarah Feinberg as head of the Federal Railroad Administration.

Rail| September 23, 2015

Richmond-to-Raleigh high-speed rail proposal gets all clear

The 162-mile route between the two cities in North Carolina and Virginia would utilize existing and former rail lines for approximately 60% of the route and is planned to be free from at-grade crossings of track and roads.


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