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Press Releases

If you are interested in searching for press releases prior to 2021, please visit our News Archive.

March 7, 2023

Secretary Buttigieg Directs Additional Action while Calling on Norfolk Southern to Reinforce Safety Culture with Management and Workers

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today...

March 3, 2023

Strong first steps from rail industry and Congress must be backed up with continued action to ensure safer communities and safer working conditions in the long-term


February 23, 2023

EAST PALESTINE, OH — Today, officials from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) traveled to East Palestine, O.H., as the U.S. Department of Transportation continues to support the...

February 21, 2023

Among the immediate calls for action: Freight rail industry should accelerate phase-in of safer tank cars and provide workers paid sick leave, and Congress can raise existing caps on the fines for rail safety regulations...

December 22, 2022
Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding will improve the reliability and quality of service along the Northeast Corridor, benefiting millions of riders and travelers who depend on daily service

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department...