Tag: Federal Railroad Administration

FRA announces funding for ‘State of Good Repair’ rail projects

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Federal-State Partnership for State of Good Repair Program (Partnership Program).

FRA issues final rule for high-speed passenger rail operations

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) issued a final rule establishing modern, performance-based safety standards for railroad passenger equipment, paving the way for U.S. high-speed passenger trains to safely travel as fast as 220 mph.

FRA awards more than $200 million for PTC implementation

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) awarded $203,698,298 in grant funding for 28 projects in 15 states to assist with the deployment of positive train control (PTC) systems.

FRA issues funding opportunity with $318 million for capital projects

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements Program that includes more than $318 million in grant funding.

FRA issues $250 million NOFO for PTC projects

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

FRA helps railroads meet congressional PTC requirement

At the direction of Secretary Elaine L. Chao, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (US DOT’s) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is taking a proactive approach to ensure railroads acquire, install, test and fully implement certified positive train control (PTC) systems in time to meet the congressional interim deadline of Dec. 31, 2018.

FRA issues FONSI for NLX passenger rail project

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) on the Tier 2 Project Level Environmental Assessment for the Northern Lights Express (NLX) Higher-Speed Intercity Passenger Rail Project between Minneapolis and Duluth, Minn.

FRA accepting applications for passenger rail capital project grants

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is accepting applications for $73 million in grant funding for projects that can strengthen intercity passenger rail, support capital projects and boost safety initiatives that may include the implementation of positive train control, improved highway-rail grade crossings, and congestion mitigation.

FRA releases draft EIS for Texas Bullet Train

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) released its Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) that will allow Texas Central to build the Texas Bullet Train, which clears the way for this project to move forward with its plans to link the state’s two biggest metro areas in 90 minutes.
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Workshop Announcement: Consensus Safety Measurement Methodologies for ADS-Equipped Vehicles

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