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The FRA Administrator’s Declaration of Emergency Event
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation announced today that the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) intends to cancel $929 million in Federal grant funds yet to be paid for the California High-Speed Rail project envisioned to connect the L.A. Basin to the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition, the Department announced it is actively exploring every legal option to seek the return from California of $2.5 billion in Federal funds FRA previously granted for this now-defunct project. FRA Administrator Ronald L.
WASHINGTON – The U.S Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today issued to Congress the first National Strategy to Prevent Trespassing on Railroad Property. The report examines the causal factors that contribute to trespassing incidents on railroad property, and responds to a U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations request.
WASHINGTON - The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today released a status update regarding railroads’ self-reported progress toward full implementation of positive train control (PTC) systems as of December 31, 2018. All required railroads either met the December 31, 2018, statutory deadline for fully implementing PTC systems, or submitted requests demonstrating they met or exceeded the statutory criteria for an alternative schedule provided for by law, permitting up to two additional years to complete full implementation.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today announced $56,933,567 in grant funding for 18 projects in 16 states. The funding will improve the safety, efficiency, and reliability of intercity passenger and freight rail systems under the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) program.
Pursuant to Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) § 211.45, Federal Railroad Administration Administrator Ronald L. Batory has determined that the current conditions of extreme cold, ice, wind, and severe winter weather in various parts of the United States constitute an “emergency event” as related to railroad operations.
All Railroads on Track to Meet Critical Congressional Requirements
11 projects in 10 states receive funding in second round of FY 2018 PTC grants
WASHINGTON – The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today awarded $46,301,702 in grant funding for 11 projects in 10 states to assist with deploying positive train control (PTC) systems. This marks the second selection of PTC systems deployment projects under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Consolidated Appropriations Act and via the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) Program, collectively totaling $250 million in funding.
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today released the 2018 Quarter 3 Positive Train Control (PTC) data, showing railroads’ continued progress toward meeting the year-end deadline for fully implementing PTC systems or qualifying for an alternative schedule.