Federal Railroad Administration

FRA Issues RFI For Old Crossties

The Federal Railroad Administration is seeking information on “potential uses and options for disposal or repurposing of used creosote-treated railroad ties (CTRTs).” (Presumably not for landscaping, though Home Depot actually sells them

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Amtrak Petitions FRA to Retire Maryland Fixed Wayside Signals

Amtrak is seeking Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) approval to retire fixed wayside signals as automatic block points on the Mid-Atlantic Division’s Philadelphia-to-Washington, line (a Northeast Corridor branch), according to a notice in the Federal Register’s Jan. 17 edition.

FRA slots track safety symposium

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is holding its first-ever Track & Roadway Workplace Safety Symposium on April 5-7 at the St. Louis Union Station Hotel in Missouri; attendance is free.