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GAO says FRA’s close call reporting system in underused

(Source: Homeland Security Today, November 17, 2022) The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) helps administer a voluntary, confidential reporting system where railroad employees can report close calls and unsafe events (e.g., a train going beyond the authorized...

FRA launches passenger long-distance study site

(Source: Trains Magazine, November 1, 2022) The Federal Railroad Administration has launched a website for comments leading to an evaluation of long-distance service Amtrak had previously discontinued, as well as its two current triweekly routes, the New Orleans-Los...

FRA eyes RRP rule update

(Source: Railway Age, September 8, 2022) The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) on Sept. 8 issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to solicit comments on whether it should retain or remove a provision of the Risk Reduction Program (RRP) final rule, which took effect...