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Ronald L. Batory Sworn in as Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration

WASHINGTON – Ronald L. Batory was sworn in this morning by U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao as the 14th Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). A railroad industry professional with more than 45 years of experience, Mr. Batory is widely respected, having worked successfully for small and large rail carriers across the U.S.  Prior to his nomination to serve as Administrator, Batory was President & Chief Operating Officer of Conrail, the...

FRA Announces $73 Million Available for Rail Capital Projects and Operating Assistance

 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.“These grants are important resources in the Department’s...

U.S. Department of Transportation Advances Rail Plan for Northeast Corridor

Sets Stage for Expedited Permitting Process for Rail Infrastructure ProjectsWASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today released the Northeast Corridor (NEC) FUTURE Record of Decision (ROD).  NEC FUTURE is FRA’s comprehensive planning effort to identify ways to improve the reliability, capacity, connectivity, performance and resiliency of passenger rail service throughout the Northeast Corridor through 2040 and...

PIA - Controlled Correspondence Manager

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), within the Department of Transportation (DOT), has been given the responsibility to carry out safety programs. FRA is responsible for promulgating and enforcing rail safety regulations; administering railroad assistance programs; conducting research and development in support of improved railroad safety and national rail transportation policy; providing for the rehabilitation of Northeast Corridor rail passenger service; and consolidating government...

PIA - Railroad Enforcement System (RES)

The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Railroad Enforcement System (RES) is a major application. The RES application provides computerized support for the Office of Chief Counsel (OCC) attorneys in the issuance of civil penalty demand letters and other documents related to the violations of railroad safety laws and in the compilation of reports related to the railroad safety enforcement process. There are three major segments in the new...