WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today announced that it 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.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) released the following statement regarding today’s incident in Crozet, Virginia.
“The Federal Railroad Administration team is on its way to the site to respond to the incident and to offer support to the National Transportation Safety Board’s investigation. There is one confirmed fatality and one serious injury. There are no serious injuries among members of Congress or their staff.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation released the following statement regarding the derailment of Amtrak Cascades Train 501 in the state of Washington.