FRA, responding to joint petition, issues emergency waiver for certain safety regulations

In response to a Petition from the Association of American Railroads (AAR), American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) and American Public Transportation Association (APTA), the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has

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

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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


OmniTRAX, Illinois city to receive $6M grant for trackwork

The city of Peru, Ill., and OmniTRAX, Inc., an affiliate of The Broe Group, are set to receive a $6,081,036 grant for extensive trackwork on the OmniTRAX-managed Illinois Railway (IR).


FRA NPRM aligns engineer, conductor certification

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) recently announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to update the regulation that governs locomotive engineer qualification and certification to make it consistent with the corresponding regulation

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NTSB finds inadequate planning, training led to fatal Amtrak derailment

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) announced May 21 its stance on the probable cause of the fatal, Dec. 18, 2017, Amtrak accident near DuPont, Wash., after a Board meeting held on


Officials clash as FRA cuts CHSRA funds

The future of the California High-Speed Rail Authority project is uncertain and some rail industry leaders and government officials are at odds following the May 16 announcement that the Federal Railroad Administration

2018 statistics signify uptick in grade crossing collisions, trespass deaths: FRA

Railroad grade crossing collisions and rail trespass deaths saw an increase in 2018, according to the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Office of Safety Analysis.