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Comment policy: http://www.fra.dot.gov/Page/P0 The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) was created by the Department of Transportation Act of 1966.

The purpose of FRA is to enforce rail safety regulations, administer railroad assistance programs, conduct research and development to improve railroad safety, and promote national rail transportation policy.

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#TriviaTuesday: When approaching a grade crossing and the arm starts to descend but you do not hear or see a train you s...
12/07/2021

#TriviaTuesday: When approaching a grade crossing and the arm starts to descend but you do not hear or see a train you should:
A-stop until the arm goes back up;
B-hold the arm up;
C-speed under the lowering arm.

#TriviaTuesday: When approaching a grade crossing and the arm starts to descend but you do not hear or see a train you should:
A-stop until the arm goes back up;
B-hold the arm up;
C-speed under the lowering arm.

*Reminder* Join the public virtual Railroad Safety Advisory Committee meeting tomorrow at 9:30AM EST. For more informati...
12/07/2021

*Reminder* Join the public virtual Railroad Safety Advisory Committee meeting tomorrow at 9:30AM EST. For more information, please visit: https://bit.ly/3l4g0kR

*Reminder* Join the public virtual Railroad Safety Advisory Committee meeting tomorrow at 9:30AM EST. For more information, please visit: https://bit.ly/3l4g0kR

#Back2Basics: #Railroaders, take care when throwing switches & use proper body mechanics. https://bit.ly/32akdKk
12/06/2021

#Back2Basics: #Railroaders, take care when throwing switches & use proper body mechanics. https://bit.ly/32akdKk

#Back2Basics: #Railroaders, take care when throwing switches & use proper body mechanics. https://bit.ly/32akdKk

As you plan your holiday photos, remember to stay off the train tracks. #TracksAreForTrains
12/05/2021
Always Expect a Train - Photography (PSA08)

As you plan your holiday photos, remember to stay off the train tracks. #TracksAreForTrains

To ensure that photo isn’t your last, choose a location that’s safe as well as picturesque.#AlwaysExpectATrain - Take a quick survey to provide feedback on t...

#SafetySaturday: When approaching a grade crossing, you must come to a complete stop at least 15ft from a lowered grade ...
12/04/2021

#SafetySaturday: When approaching a grade crossing, you must come to a complete stop at least 15ft from a lowered grade crossing arm, flashing lights, flagman signal, stop sign, a visible train, or the sound of train horns. https://bit.ly/3nLSviu

#SafetySaturday: When approaching a grade crossing, you must come to a complete stop at least 15ft from a lowered grade crossing arm, flashing lights, flagman signal, stop sign, a visible train, or the sound of train horns. https://bit.ly/3nLSviu

#FunFactFriday: As you are traveling, it is important to keep your communities safe from the spread of COVID-19. The mas...
12/03/2021

#FunFactFriday: As you are traveling, it is important to keep your communities safe from the spread of COVID-19. The masks requirement on all forms of public transportation is extended to March 18, 2022: https://bit.ly/3DffuGZ.
You can find more #MaskUp information here: https://www.transportation.gov/maskup.

#FunFactFriday: As you are traveling, it is important to keep your communities safe from the spread of COVID-19. The masks requirement on all forms of public transportation is extended to March 18, 2022: https://bit.ly/3DffuGZ.
You can find more #MaskUp information here: https://www.transportation.gov/maskup.

What is a blocked crossing? Blocked crossings occur when stopped trains impede the flow of motor vehicles or pedestrian ...
12/02/2021

What is a blocked crossing? Blocked crossings occur when stopped trains impede the flow of motor vehicles or pedestrian traffic at railroad tracks for extended periods of time. You can report a blocked crossing in your community through this web portal: https://www.fra.dot.gov/blockedcrossings/

What is a blocked crossing? Blocked crossings occur when stopped trains impede the flow of motor vehicles or pedestrian traffic at railroad tracks for extended periods of time. You can report a blocked crossing in your community through this web portal: https://www.fra.dot.gov/blockedcrossings/

The Fatality Analysis of Maintenance-of-way Employees and Signalmen (FAMES) Committee issued a report on fatalities occu...
12/01/2021

The Fatality Analysis of Maintenance-of-way Employees and Signalmen (FAMES) Committee issued a report on fatalities occurring in multiple track territory. This report contains statistics and hazards associated with working in multiple track territory along with recommendations to prevent future accidents. To read this report or for more information about FAMES, check out the FAMES website at: https://bit.ly/3cEoIli

The FAMES Committee dedicates its efforts to all roadway workers who have lost their lives in the performance of duty and to the families, loved ones, and coworkers they have left behind.

The Fatality Analysis of Maintenance-of-way Employees and Signalmen (FAMES) Committee issued a report on fatalities occurring in multiple track territory. This report contains statistics and hazards associated with working in multiple track territory along with recommendations to prevent future accidents. To read this report or for more information about FAMES, check out the FAMES website at: https://bit.ly/3cEoIli

The FAMES Committee dedicates its efforts to all roadway workers who have lost their lives in the performance of duty and to the families, loved ones, and coworkers they have left behind.

The Railroad Safety Advisory Committee (RSAC) will provide advice and recommendations to the FRA regarding the developme...
12/01/2021

The Railroad Safety Advisory Committee (RSAC) will provide advice and recommendations to the FRA regarding the development of the railroad safety regulatory program, including issuance of new regulations, review and revision of existing regulations, and identification of non-regulatory alternatives for improvement of railroad safety. You can join the public virtual meeting on December 8, 2021 at 9:30AM EST. For more information on RSAC visit: https://bit.ly/3l4g0kR

The Railroad Safety Advisory Committee (RSAC) will provide advice and recommendations to the FRA regarding the development of the railroad safety regulatory program, including issuance of new regulations, review and revision of existing regulations, and identification of non-regulatory alternatives for improvement of railroad safety. You can join the public virtual meeting on December 8, 2021 at 9:30AM EST. For more information on RSAC visit: https://bit.ly/3l4g0kR

Yesterday, on behalf of U.S. Department of Transportation  Secretary Pete Buttigieg, FRA Deputy Administrator Amit Bose ...
11/30/2021

Yesterday, on behalf of U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, FRA Deputy Administrator Amit Bose congratulated, the State of Maryland, the Maryland Department of Transportation, and CSX on the start of the transformative Howard Street Tunnel (HST) project. The HST project will remove all obstructions that restrict passage of modern double-stack intermodal trains, enhance productivity at the Port of Baltimore, and improve freight rail performance and capability in the mid-Atlantic corridor. This is an example of how the Department of Transportation and Federal Railroad Administration supports economic growth. This project serves as an example of how we can Build Back Better

#TriviaTuesday: TRUE or FALSE On the Emergency Notification Sign, the USDOT National Crossing Inventory Number is a uniq...
11/30/2021

#TriviaTuesday: TRUE or FALSE On the Emergency Notification Sign, the USDOT National Crossing Inventory Number is a unique number that is assigned to each grade crossing to accurately identify location of the incident.

#TriviaTuesday: TRUE or FALSE On the Emergency Notification Sign, the USDOT National Crossing Inventory Number is a unique number that is assigned to each grade crossing to accurately identify location of the incident.

#Back2Basics: #Railroaders, the holidays are here. Make sure you stay safe and enjoy them with your loved ones. https://...
11/29/2021

#Back2Basics: #Railroaders, the holidays are here. Make sure you stay safe and enjoy them with your loved ones. https://bit.ly/32akdKk

#Back2Basics: #Railroaders, the holidays are here. Make sure you stay safe and enjoy them with your loved ones. https://bit.ly/32akdKk

Earlier this month the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law was enacted, setting the stage for historic investments in our coun...
11/28/2021
Secretary Pete Buttigieg on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal

Earlier this month the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law was enacted, setting the stage for historic investments in our country’s transportation system and more!

Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg talks about the big changes coming to communities across the country thanks to President Biden’s Bipartisan Infras...

#SafetySaturday:  Walking along railroad tracks is illegal and dangerous. Train cars may overhang the tracks.
11/27/2021

#SafetySaturday: Walking along railroad tracks is illegal and dangerous. Train cars may overhang the tracks.

#SafetySaturday: Walking along railroad tracks is illegal and dangerous. Train cars may overhang the tracks.

Please join the virtual Railroad Safety Advisory Committee meeting on December 8, 2021 at 9:30AM EST. For more informati...
11/26/2021
About RSAC | RSAC

Please join the virtual Railroad Safety Advisory Committee meeting on December 8, 2021 at 9:30AM EST. For more information on RSAC visit:

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#FunFactFriday: The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will help repair and replace critical infrastructure throughout Indian...
11/26/2021
Secretary Pete Buttigieg: American Jobs Plan and Indian Country

#FunFactFriday: The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will help repair and replace critical infrastructure throughout Indian Country. Funding for passenger and freight rail it will allow more, direct public transportation access to Tribal communities. #TribalNations will also have better access to skills training and good paying jobs.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROAdlE-xJ14 #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth #NAHM21 #equity

Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg delivers remarks to tribal leaders about the American Jobs Plan on April 16, 2021.“We can’t talk about jobs and in...

“Today, we want to express how thankful we are for the dedication and hard work of the rail industry. Have a safe and wo...
11/25/2021

“Today, we want to express how thankful we are for the dedication and hard work of the rail industry. Have a safe and wonderful holiday.” FRA Deputy Administrator Amit Bose.

“Today, we want to express how thankful we are for the dedication and hard work of the rail industry. Have a safe and wonderful holiday.” FRA Deputy Administrator Amit Bose.

Traveling by rail? Keep yourself and loved ones safe from the spread of COVID-19 by wearing masks on public transportati...
11/24/2021

Traveling by rail? Keep yourself and loved ones safe from the spread of COVID-19 by wearing masks on public transportation. #MaskUp www.transportation.gov/maskup

Traveling by rail? Keep yourself and loved ones safe from the spread of COVID-19 by wearing masks on public transportation. #MaskUp www.transportation.gov/maskup

#TriviaTuesday: TRUE or FALSE In order for a grade crossing to be part of an approved quiet zone, the safety effectivene...
11/23/2021

#TriviaTuesday: TRUE or FALSE In order for a grade crossing to be part of an approved quiet zone, the safety effectiveness of the equipment installed must be equivalent to the train horn being sounded.

#TriviaTuesday: TRUE or FALSE In order for a grade crossing to be part of an approved quiet zone, the safety effectiveness of the equipment installed must be equivalent to the train horn being sounded.

FRA posted a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) Research with Universities to solicit concept papers in the topic areas of ...
11/22/2021

FRA posted a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) Research with Universities to solicit concept papers in the topic areas of Track, Rolling Stock, Train Control, and Human Factors. Proposals are due January 10, 2022. You can read the announcement here: https://bit.ly/3qQ8Jcc

FRA posted a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) Research with Universities to solicit concept papers in the topic areas of Track, Rolling Stock, Train Control, and Human Factors. Proposals are due January 10, 2022. You can read the announcement here: https://bit.ly/3qQ8Jcc

Tomorrow!
11/22/2021

Tomorrow!

REMINDER: I’m hosting a telephone town hall on Tuesday, November 23 at 6:00 PM. I’m thrilled to be joined by a special guest, Deputy Administrator Amit Bose of the Federal Railroad Administration, to talk about the recently signed infrastructure law!

I’ll also be joined by Dr. Meg Fisher, a pediatric infectious disease expert, to answer questions about our latest pandemic response and vaccination efforts.

➡️ Register at sherrill.house.gov/live

You can submit a question ahead of the event at https://forms.gle/MmNgd99zHqXdhhiS8.

#Back2Basics: #Railroaders Being covered from head to toe in high-visibility gear doesn’t mean a freight car just kicked...
11/22/2021

#Back2Basics: #Railroaders Being covered from head to toe in high-visibility gear doesn’t mean a freight car just kicked into a track has eyes to see you. ALWAYS watch out for moving cars before crossing tracks. The life you save will be your own.
https://bit.ly/32akdKk

#Back2Basics: #Railroaders Being covered from head to toe in high-visibility gear doesn’t mean a freight car just kicked into a track has eyes to see you. ALWAYS watch out for moving cars before crossing tracks. The life you save will be your own.
https://bit.ly/32akdKk

#SafetySaturday: Do not walk on train tracks. Taking a short cut could cost you your life! #TracksAreForTrains
11/20/2021

#SafetySaturday: Do not walk on train tracks. Taking a short cut could cost you your life! #TracksAreForTrains

#SafetySaturday: Do not walk on train tracks. Taking a short cut could cost you your life! #TracksAreForTrains

Today, the FRA announced the recharter of the Railroad Safety Advisory Committee (RSAC) for a two-year period. FRA first...
11/19/2021
Federal Railroad Administration Announces Rechartering of the Railroad Safety Advisory Committee, Adding New Voting Members to Increase Diversity of Perspectives | FRA

Today, the FRA announced the recharter of the Railroad Safety Advisory Committee (RSAC) for a two-year period. FRA first established RSAC on March 25, 1996, as a Federal Advisory Committee Act forum for collaborative rulemaking and program development. “This RSAC plays an important role helping the FRA improve the safety of passengers and workers throughout our rail industry,” said Deputy Administrator Amit Bose. The recharter will increase the number of represented organizations from 23 to 26 and will increase the number of individual voting members from 34 to 51. Read more here:

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#FunFactFriday: Arlando Teller, U.S. Department of Transportation Deputy Assistant Secretary for Tribal Affairs, started...
11/19/2021

#FunFactFriday: Arlando Teller, U.S. Department of Transportation Deputy Assistant Secretary for Tribal Affairs, started his transportation career in aviation. He was the first Native American graduate from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. From November 2018 to February 2020, he represented District 7 in the Arizona State House of Representatives. He sat on the Transportation Committee and Land & Agriculture Committee. Arlando also served as the Vice-Chair for Indigenous Peoples Caucus, member of the Aviation/Aerospace Caucus, and Co-Chair for the Arizona Aerospace Association.
His Navajo clans are Naasht'ézhi-Táchii'nii (Zuni clan adopted into Red-Streaked Forehead clan) born for Tó'aheedlíinii (The Water Flows Together clan). His maternal grandfathers are Tódich'ii'nii (Bitter Water clan), and his paternal grandfathers are 'Áshįįhi (Salt clan). #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth #NAHM21

#FunFactFriday: Arlando Teller, U.S. Department of Transportation Deputy Assistant Secretary for Tribal Affairs, started his transportation career in aviation. He was the first Native American graduate from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. From November 2018 to February 2020, he represented District 7 in the Arizona State House of Representatives. He sat on the Transportation Committee and Land & Agriculture Committee. Arlando also served as the Vice-Chair for Indigenous Peoples Caucus, member of the Aviation/Aerospace Caucus, and Co-Chair for the Arizona Aerospace Association.
His Navajo clans are Naasht'ézhi-Táchii'nii (Zuni clan adopted into Red-Streaked Forehead clan) born for Tó'aheedlíinii (The Water Flows Together clan). His maternal grandfathers are Tódich'ii'nii (Bitter Water clan), and his paternal grandfathers are 'Áshįįhi (Salt clan). #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth #NAHM21

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will help create good paying industry jobs to support transforming rail across the cou...
11/18/2021

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will help create good paying industry jobs to support transforming rail across the country. #BuildBackBetter

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will help create good paying industry jobs to support transforming rail across the country. #BuildBackBetter

The rail industry increased around the clock man power to aide in getting goods to communities. Take a moment to thank a...
11/17/2021

The rail industry increased around the clock man power to aide in getting goods to communities. Take a moment to thank all rail workers!

The rail industry increased around the clock man power to aide in getting goods to communities. Take a moment to thank all rail workers!

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