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FRA launches corridor ID program

(Source: Trains Magazine, May 13, 2022) NEW YORK — The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has established the Corridor Identification and Development (ID) Program that “will serve as a key vehicle for directing federal investments and technical assistance toward...

OIG: FRA must improve track inspection program

(Source: Progressive Railroading, May 2, 2022) The U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General has recommended that the Federal Railroad Administration improve its track inspection program. Full story: Progressive Railroading

Lawmakers are raising the alarm about railroad worker fatigue

(Source: VICE, April 6, 2022) Top Democrats on the House committee that oversees the freight rail network have urged the Federal Railroad Administration to do something about worker fatigue, according to a letter obtained by Motherboard. It cites the business practice...

Jennifer Mitchell to serve FRA as Deputy Administrator

(Source: Railway Age, March 14, 2022) NEW YORK — Jennifer Mitchell is moving on from her position as Director of the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) to join the Federal Railroad Administration in April as Deputy Administrator, DRPT...