FRA issues safety advisory for railroads under signal suspensions

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; November 26, 2018 The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) last week issued a final safety advisory for…

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U.S. Finally Legalizes Modern, European-Style Train Cars

By Angie Schmitt, Streetsblog USA; November 23, 2018 Rail fans, rejoice. Federal rules no longer bar U.S. passenger rail systems…

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Federal Railroad Administration Issues Final Rule to Promote Safe and Efficient High-Speed Passenger Rail Operations

A press release from the Federal Railroad Administration; November 20, 2018: WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal…

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U.S Transportation Secretary Chao Announces Availability of $272 Million for ‘State of Good Repair’ Rail Projects

A press release from the United States Department of Transportation; November 15, 2018: WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal…

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AASHTO: USDOT to streamline environmental rules to speed up project delivery

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; October 29, 2018 The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is expected to issue a final rule…

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North Charleston, South Carolina rail hub gets permit, moves closer to construction

By David Wren, The Post and Courier; September 24, 2018 A rail yard where cargo boxes moving through the Port…

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Amtrak to seek PTC extension, will operate current routes after January 1st

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; September 14, 2018 Amtrak will seek a deadline extension from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to…

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FRA Announces $46.3 Million in PTC Grant Funding

A press release from the Federal Railroad Administration; September 12, 2018: WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad…

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Rail unions file petition against FRA over Kansas City Southern de Mexico crew dispute

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; September 5, 2018 Two rail unions have filed a joint petition against the Federal Railroad Administration…

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