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FRA Releases Environmental Review for Hudson Tunnel Project

July 10, 2017 - in Transit, Transportation

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today published the Draft Environmental Impact Statement review (DEIS) for the Hudson Tunnel Project completing the review in 14 months from the Federal Register…

FRA Unveils Recommendations for Faster Rail Travel in the Northeast Corridor

January 3, 2017 - in Rail, Transportation

More trains. Faster travel. Smoother rides. After four years of gathering ideas from elected and state officials, as well as the public, the Federal Railroad…

FRA Wants All Passenger Train Operators Tested for Sleep Apnea

December 7, 2016 - in Transportation

Federal regulators want all passenger train operators in the U.S. tested for sleep apnea after the engineer in September’s deadly New Jersey commuter…

FRA Awards $25 Million in Grants to Upgrade Safety at Railroad Crossings, Stations

September 13, 2016 - in Transportation

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today awarded $25 million in grants to increase safety at railroad crossings, train stations, and tracks across the country. A total of 23 projects in 14 states and the District of Columbia…

FRA Awards $25 Million in Grants for Positive Train Control Implementation

August 22, 2016 - in Rail, Transportation

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today awarded $25 million in grants for 11 projects in six states and the District of Columbia to assist in implementing Positive Train Control (PTC).  FRA…

FRA Engages CH2M to Develop a Unified Passenger Rail Vision for the Southeast

July 5, 2016 - in Corporate, Planning, Rail

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Transportation, has chosen CH2M as its prime consultant to lead the Southeast Regional Rail Planning Study. The study will develop a unified vision for high-performance passenger…

Federal Railroad Administration Marks One-Year Anniversary of Amtrak 188 Derailment

May 13, 2016 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering

PHILADELPHIA – The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today released the following statement from Administrator Sarah E. Feinberg on the one-year anniversary of the Amtrak 188 derailment. The passenger train derailed during the evening of May 12, 2015.…

FRA Announces $25 Million Available for Rail Infrastructure Safety Upgrades

April 29, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Rail, Transportation

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today announced that it is accepting applications from local governments, states and railroads for $25 million in competitive grants to increase rail safety.…

FRA Releases List of Railroad Crossings with Most Incidents over Last Decade

April 22, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Rail

WASHINGTON — As the next step in its ongoing efforts to increase safety at railroad crossings, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today released a list of railroad crossings in the United States where multiple…

FRA Revises Proposal to Rebuild the B&P Tunnel in Baltimore

April 7, 2016 - in Corporate, Planning, Rail

WASHINGTON – The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today presented a revised proposal to replace the Civil War-era Baltimore and Potomac (B&P) Tunnel based on feedback provided to the FRA by Baltimore residents during three public hearings in February.…