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June 12, 2019

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today announced the recipients of more than $326 million in grant funds under the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) Program and the Special Transportation Circumstances Program, for a wide variety of state and local railroad infrastructure projects. The grants will fund 45 projects in 29 states

May 31, 2019

The FRA Administrator’s Declaration of Emergency Event: Extreme Flooding

May 29, 2019

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today released a status update reflecting railroads’ self-reported progress toward fully implementing positive train control (PTC) systems as required by Congress. PTC supports the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) top priority of safety.

May 16, 2019


Statement from the Federal Railroad Administration 

“After careful consideration, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has terminated Cooperative Agreement No. FR-HSR-0118-12-01-01 (the FY10 Agreement) with the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA), and will deobligate the $928,620,000 in funding under that agreement.  The decision follows FRA’s Notice of Intent to Terminate and consideration of the information provided by CHSRA on March 4, 2019.

May 8, 2019

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to update the regulation that governs locomotive engineer qualification and certification to make it consistent with the corresponding regulation for conductors.

March 4, 2019


The FRA Administrator’s Declaration of Emergency Event

February 19, 2019

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.

February 19, 2019

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.