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August 6, 2018

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today announced $1.26 million for Special Transportation Circumstances (STC) Grants to fund rail capital projects in Alaska and Wyoming. Funding is made available by the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017 (2017 Appropriations) for the Terminal Wireless Communications Positive Train Control Project in Alaska and the Greater Junction Railroad Rehabilitation Project in Wyoming.

July 19, 2018

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) Program that includes more than $318 million in grant funding from the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018.

July 13, 2018

WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announced today the second of three positive train control (PTC) symposiums for the 41 railroads congressionally mandated to implement PTC systems. 

July 11, 2018

FRA first initiated this grant program in 2017 and looks forward to once again awarding crucial funding to promote rail safety and maintain federal industry standards,” said FRA Administrator Ronald L. Batory.

June 7, 2018

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today announced its first-ever positive train control (PTC) symposium.  The symposium will be held on June 15, 2018, in Washington, DC, and is intended to bring together FRA’s PTC experts and all 41 railroads congressionally mandated to implement PTC systems. Discussion will focus on the requirements for the December 31, 2018, statutory deadline and answers to industry questions. 

May 22, 2018

WASHINGTON – The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today announced that it is hosting a webinar on Monday, June 4, to aid eligible entities seeking funding for positive train control (PTC) system deployment under a recently issued $250 million Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).

In addition, FRA representatives were invited to speak at a webinar hosted by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) (May 21) and one scheduled to be hosted by the American Short Line and Railroad Association (ASLRRA) (May 30).

May 15, 2018

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for $250 million in Positive Train Control (PTC) Systems Grants.

“These funds are part of the Department’s ongoing efforts to strengthen our country’s rail safety by helping railroads to more rapidly deploy positive train control systems,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao. 

April 23, 2018

WASHINGTON - The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today announced that it is holding three stakeholder educational seminars to discuss two FRA regulations.  Specifically, the day long sessions will focus on June 2017 amendments to 49 CFR Part 219 - Control of Alcohol and Drug Use, and the implementation requirements of 49 CFR Part 243 - Training, Qualification and Oversight for Safety-Related Railroad Employees.  Both regulations were issued in response to statutory requirements set forth in the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (RSIA).

April 18, 2018

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced that Mathew M. Sturges has been appointed Deputy Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA).       

March 20, 2018

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (US DOT’s) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today released a status update on its efforts to assist railroads in implementing positive train control systems (PTC), along with the railroads’ self-reported progress for the fourth quarter of 2017.

At the direction of Secretary Elaine L. Chao, the FRA is taking a proactive approach to ensure railroads acquire, install, test and fully implement certified PTC systems in time to meet the congressional interim deadline of December 31, 2018.

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