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Amtrak to FRA: Lightweight HSR trains, please
Amtrak begins the new year by formally planning to request revisions to Federal Railroad Administration safety standards to facilitate lighter-weight high speed rail equipment, a move U.S. rail advocates have…
FRA tackles workplace electronic device danger
Federal Railroad Administrator Joseph C. Szabo Friday joined senior railroad industry leaders and labor officials to launch a collaborative effort to educate and raise awareness among rail industry employees of…
FRA reports new rail safety gains
The Federal Railroad Administration's preliminary safety report for the period January-August 2012 shows continued safety gains in key areas of freight railroading.
FRA offers NEC Future website
The Federal Railroad Administration has initiated a separate webpage, entitled NEC Future, addressing high speed rail infrastructure upgrades and political discourse for Amtrak's Northeast Corridor (NEC), along with several connecting…
Rail accidents down sharply in first quarter
The Federal Railroad Administration's Office of Safety Analysis has reported strong safety gains for 726 reporting railroads in this year's first quarter.
DOT seeking 100% “American” passenger cars
The U.S. Department of Transportation has issued a $551 million Request for Proposals (RFP) for 130 new “standardized” bilevel passenger railcars for use on Amtrak’s intercity routes in California, Illinois,…
UP cites safest hazmat shippers
Union Pacific has named 74 companies as annual Pinnacle Award recipients for chemical transportation safety.
Operation Lifesaver: Collisions down, fatalities up
Operation Lifesaver, Inc. noted in a report Wednesday that a preliminary report by the Federal Railroad Administration indicates that there was a reduction in highway-rail grade crossing collisions in 2011 but an…
Veolia leads FRA-sponsored distraction study
Chicago-based Veolia Transportation said Thursday it would lead an ongoing study on engineer distraction conducted at the Volpe Institute of Transportation Studies in Massachusetts. Veolia’s George Elsmore will spearhead the…
Congress OKs FY12 transport appropriations
Both the House and Senate Thursday passed the Conference Report on a package of three appropriations bills, including the Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related…
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