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Stepped-Up Enforcement Leads to Federal Railroad Administration’s Highest Penalty Collection Rate
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today announced that its stepped-up enforcement of railroad safety regulations led to the highest-ever civil penalty collection rate in the agency’s 50-year history. For Fiscal Year (FY) 2015, the agency will collect 75 percent of all civil penalties it...
Feds to review rules around railroad "quiet zones"
 Feds to review rules around railroad "quiet zones"By Monte WhaleyThe Denver PostPosted:   11/07/2013 02:26:48 PM MST  The Federal Railroad Administration has agreed to re-examine its train noise rules and look at other measures to make it more affordable for communities to...
California bullet train project wins almost $1B FRA grant
Calif. bullet train project wins almost $1B FRA grantCalifornia High Speed Rail Authority's bullet train proposal inched closer to reality with a $928.6 million grant from the Federal Railroad Administration. First on the CHSRA's construction list is the 130-mile Central Valley line,...
FRA pushes billions in grants to Amtrak, states' HSR plans
FRA pushes billions in grants to Amtrak, states' HSR plansAt the end of September, the Federal Railroad Administration had obligated $7.8 billion in stimulus funds for high-speed rail projects and is pushing to obligate more. "We intend to stay focused on showing what that $10 billion can do...
FRA reports drop in rail incidents during first half of 2011
FRA reports drop in rail incidents during first half of 2011Rail incidents in the first half of the year declined by 7.9% compared to the same period in 2010, according to the Federal Railroad Administration's Office of Safety Analysis. The initial report was based on 736 reporting...
N.Y. transportation forum tackles issues of rail infrastructure
N.Y. transportation forum tackles issues of rail infrastructurePanel members at a New York transportation forum made a unanimous assertion that the U.S. "needs a major infrastructure overhaul." Coming up with the funding for the project, however, is the challenge. “We do believe rail is the...
Budget cuts threaten Chicago flyover bridge at chokepoint
Budget cuts threaten key Chicago flyover bridge at chokepointThe battle over budget cuts is threatening infrastructure improvements to relieve a freight- and passenger-rail bottleneck in Chicago. A year ago, the Federal Railroad Administration earmarked $133 million to build a flyover rail bridge...
FRA develops model legislation to improve grade crossing safety
 FRA develops model legislation to improve grade crossing safetyFrom www.aar.org and http://www.progressiverailroading.com/news/article.asp?id=25435The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and several state officials have developed model state legislation for use in developing bills to...
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