FRA’s Dirty Dozen

By STEPHANIE BEASLEY, With help from Tanya Snyder, Lauren Gardner and Brianna Gurciullo, Politico Morning Transportation; May 17, 2018 DIRTY…

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Virginia: Trains to leave station in Ettrick; new Petersburg area station to be built in Colonial Heights

BY JIM McCONNELL SENIOR WRITER, Chesterfield Observer; May 16, 2018 Despite years of spirited lobbying by county leaders, Virginia State…

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U.S. Sen. Durbin asks feds to help improve Amtrak speed on Carbondale route in Illinois

By Dustin Duncan, The Southern; May 10, 2018 CARBONDALE — U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin pressed the Federal Railroad Administration Thursday…

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All Aboard Florida’s Brightline will pay for some crossing maintenance — but not on the Treasure Coast

By Lisa Broadt, TCPalm.com; May 1, 2018 In an apparent attempt to strong-arm local governments, Brightline will pay for pricey…

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With 76 train deaths in 3 years, Florida East Coast railroad is more dangerous than reported

By Lisa Broadt, TCPalm.com; April 27, 2018 The Federal Railroad Administration in a 2015 report described trespassing on the Florida…

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FRA holding PTC meetings with railroads, suppliers

By Mischa Wanek-Libman, Editor, RT&S Magazine; March 20, 2018 Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) leadership is stepping up its role in…

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From the editor of Progressive Railroading Magazine: Batory to use data-driven decision making as FRA administrator

By Pat Foran, Editor, Progressive Railroading Magazine; March 2018 About seven months after he’d been nominated, longtime railroader Ron Batory…

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Illinois: Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce representative says no timetable on passenger rail service to Chicago

By Aarik Woods, OurQuadCities.com; March 14, 2018 People in Quad Cities have been waiting for train service to Chicago for…

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