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FRA is supporting projects that improve safety and modernize America's rail network, like this $21.3 million investment in Michigan.
The FAMES Committee has analyzed a total of 62 fatal RWP accidents, in which 66 roadway workers died as of 3/1/2023. To see the full report here: railroads.dot.gov/elibrary/fatal…
Thanks to @POTUS infrastructure investments, funding is 3x higher for FRA's Consolidated Rail Infrastructure & Safety Improvements (CRISI) Program--meaning deeper investments in rail safety & more upgrades to freight & passenger rail infrastructure.
FRA Administrator Bose was proud to join former @USDOT Secretary Ray LaHood, former FRA Administrator Jolene Molitoris & others at APTA's High-Speed Rail Seminar. We all congratulate Ms. Molitoris, the first woman to serve as FRA Administrator, on her Lifetime Achievement Award.
The SOFA Working Group has developed its latest Safety Brief emphasizing the need to use care during shove moves. You can read the alert here: railroads.dot.gov/elibrary/sofa-…
Thanks to @POTUS infrastructure investments, FRA will announce the first-ever Railroad Crossing Elimination Program project selections later this year. Projects will improve safety & mobility with new rail overpasses, underpasses, & other highway-rail crossing improvements.
#SafetySaturday: Winter weather can cause unexpected car problems. If your car stalls at a grade crossing remember to call the number on the ENS sign and walk away from the car.
Administrator Bose recently visited Houston, TX, to check in on progress being made to address blocked crossings. At a town hall with residents, he said, "FRA is committed to supporting you & your elected officials in working with the RRs to minimize disruptions."
FRA issued a Safety Bulletin today after a tragic fatality in Cleveland, OH, on 3/7. These preventable incidents profoundly affect workers, their loved ones & communities. We ask railroads & employees to review the bulletin to prevent future tragedies. bit.ly/40w1XHl
FRA is pleased that all Class I CEOs responded to Secretary Buttigieg's call to action by committing to join the C3RS program. Participation in this program is an important step in proactively improving safety. Learn more about C3RS here: bit.ly/3IVrK4l
In 2022, FRA advanced more than 70 rail projects nationwide, with significant investments in @USDOT and FRA's top priority: safety. @POTUS Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will mean even more projects & billions more in funding to increase safety & modernize America's rail network.
During FRA Administrator Amit Bose’s visit to East Palestine, OH he was able to give an overview of one of our automated track inspection vehicles. youtu.be/Eet5aeB5yFI
FRA published its quarterly report on intercity passenger train performance, covering July-September 2022. This report provides data on intercity passenger train operations, including customer on-time performance (OTP) by route. bit.ly/3KZYdsU
FRA has issued a Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would require railroads to provide emergency escape breathing apparatus to train crews and other employees when transporting certain hazardous materials. Read more here: bit.ly/3ZWwa1X
Have an innovative research idea to improve freight and passenger rail operations or make them safer and more efficient? Deadline for concept papers to conduct applied #TechnologyResearch is 3/16/2023. Read more: bit.ly/3S1mRuw #BAA
The Railroad Safety Advisory Committee will meet on 3/27/2023 focusing on the events related to last month’s incident in East Palestine, OH. RSAC provides advice and recommendations on railroad safety matters through a consensus process. Learn more here: bit.ly/3mnPKp6
Beginning the first night of the derailment in East Palestine, USDOT was on the ground to support. One month to the day, that support continues & actions are being taken to ensure accountability & improve safety. bit.ly/41Dm1sB
FRA track inspections prioritizing routes carrying hazardous commodities are underway in East Palestine, OH & surrounding communities. The initiative will soon expand to communities nationwide to ensure safety on our America's railroads.
Today our FRA Administrator is back in East Palestine, OH kicking off a focused inspection program to enhance oversight on key hazardous material routes. It's one more step we're taking as a department & part of our push for action to increase accountability & rail safety.
FRA is kicking-off nationwide focused inspections on routes that carry large volumes of hazmat commodities. Read more: transportation.gov/briefing-room/…
Today, FRA issued a Safety Advisory on hot bearing detectors—calling on railroads to take actions to improve the use, inspection, & maintenance of such devices. This is one of several actions being taken to advance freight rail safety. bit.ly/3EKoqI8
The Confidential Close Call Reporting System exists to prevent train derailments and other safety issues, but not a single major freight rail company has signed up. I am again calling on these railroads to take this basic step to improve rail safety and prevent future disasters.
TransportationGov @USDOT4 weeks ago
USDOT staff have been on the ground in East Palestine since the first hours after the derailment, and this Administration will be here for the long run to support this community and hold Norfolk Southern accountable.
Secretary Pete Buttigieg @SecretaryPete4 weeks ago
This morning I’m in East Palestine, Ohio, to see the site of the Norfolk Southern derailment, hear updates from investigators, and meet first responders. USDOT will continue its work to ensure safety and accountability.
Today, while in Ohio, FRA Administrator Amit Bose & @PHMSA_DOT Deputy Administrator Tristan Brown gathered with first responders and labor reps to listen to their first-hand perspectives & discuss actions to increase safety for emergency responders, rail workers & communities.
FRA Administrator Amit Bose is in East Palestine, OH, today, alongside @PHMSA_DOT, NTSB & others for a planned inspection of the tank cars involved in the Feb. 3 derailment & to further support the ongoing @NTSB led investigation into this incident.
Federal staff were on the ground within hours of the Norfolk Southern derailment to support the investigation and assist with the response. We remain engaged and committed to helping the community. whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/…
As EPA works to hold Norfolk Southern accountable for environmental impacts, USDOT will continue supporting NTSB’s investigation and will use its findings to inform our own actions and ongoing safety work. twitter.com/EPAMichaelRega…
Secretary Pete Buttigieg @SecretaryPetea month ago
In the wake of the East Palestine derailment and its impact on hundreds of residents, we’re seeing lots of newfound or renewed (and welcome) interest in our work on rail safety, so I wanted to share more about what we’ve been doing in this area:
.@NTSB continues its investigation into the cause of the derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, on February 3. FRA is supporting & @EPA is monitoring environmental impacts. You can read the most recent update from @NTSB_Newsroom here: ntsb.gov/news/press-rel…