FRA

PHMSA & FRA want to temporarily suspend movement of LNG by rail

On November 8, the U.S. DOT’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration (PHMSA) published a notice of proposed rule making that would suspend the transportation of liquefied natural gas by rail until more research and testing can be done to ensure the safety of moving this commodity by rail.

FRA releases PTC Safety Advisory

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has published a Safety Advisory on a Positive Train Control (PTC) issue recently identified during testing of ACSES II (Advanced Civil Speed Enforcement System II) and I-ETMS (Interoperable Electronic Train Management System) technology.

Bells & Whistles—5/29/20

Officials believe the Gateway Project should be funded in the next stimulus bill. Federal Railroad Administration awards $302.6 million in grants. Austin voters might be reluctant to pass tax hike for Project

Bells & Whistles—5/15/20

NJ Transit awards contract for new railroad bridge. FRA provides update on Positive Train Control implementation. SANDAG begins stabilization project on the Del Mar cliffs. Transit leaders are asking for more stimulus

FRA slots track safety symposium

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is hosting a free-of-charge Track & Roadway Workplace Safety Symposium, its first collaborative safety gathering tailored to the industry’s track maintenance and construction groups.

FRA: PTC at 92.4 percent

Based on self-reported Third Quarter 2019 (Q3) PTC (Positive Train Control) Progress Reports, which were due to the Federal Railroad Administration by Oct. 31, 2019, the majority of the 42 railroads subject

FRA Issues $24MM Maglev NOFO

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) recently published a Notice of Grant Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for a shade over $24 million for the Magnetic Levitation Technology Deployment Program (Maglev Grants Program). The funding

Indiana Rail Road Company

Indiana Rail Road receives $7M CRISI grant

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has announced that the Indiana Rail Road Company will be the recipient of $7,155,000 in grant funds under the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure