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Florida bill to speed passenger rail incident processing

Security and Safety | June 28, 2019

The bill streamlines the investigative process when a train is involved in a crash with a motor vehicle.

SFRTA set to test PTC on revenue service

Rail| June 12, 2019

Revenue trains will be incrementally added in the demonstration phase until the entire fleet is operating with PTC systems.

Management & Operations| June 5, 2019

Stephens, former SFRTA executive director, passes away

He was named executive director of the agency in February 2014 after having served as deputy executive director since 2003.

Management & Operations| October 29, 2018

Former board member tapped to lead South Florida RTA

Commissioner Abrams, known as the “Commuting Commissioner” was a regular commuter on Tri-Rail, which is operated by SFRTA.

Bus| August 29, 2016

SFRTA unveils new Tri-Rail commuter connector

The fleet of 28 new vehicles and 2 refurbished vehicles will replace the existing Tri-Rail shuttle buses.

Government Issues| May 16, 2014

Metrolink Leads the Way as PTC Deadline Looms

The California rail system turns from tragedy to triumph as it moves toward completing positive train control installation on its rail lines by 2015. The expedited effort was spurred in part by the 2008 collision that killed 25 passengers. For many systems, though, gaining radio frequency spectrum remains a challenge.
Rail| April 5, 2010

Fla. Gov. Crist declares Safety Awareness Week

During the week-long "blitz," law enforcement personnel will be positioned at various grade crossings, where they will be issuing warnings and citations to drivers and pedestrians who do not adhere to the laws relating to trains and railroad tracks.
Rail| February 17, 2010

FRA launches So. Florida trespass prevention study

The number of railroad trespass fatalities first surpassed the number of fatalities at highway-rail grade crossings in 1997 and continues to be the leading cause of fatalities industry-wide.
Rail| December 7, 2009

Tri-Rail to offer special Super, Pro Bowl services

Event-goers can purchase a roundtrip ticket for each event for only $5, which includes the cost of both the train and shuttle bus rides.
Accessibility| November 30, 2009

SFRTA, MPOs announce call for FTA-funded projects

The funds can be used to support up to 80 percent (an 80/20 match) for capital projects and not more than 50 percent (a 50/50 match) of project costs for operating assistance.
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