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Transportation funding guide for Northeast beginning to take shape

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) recently published an outline for a guide to investing transportation funds throughout the Northeast Corridor, which reaches from Boston to Washington, D.C. The outline is a Tier 1 Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for NEC FUTURE, the long-term investment framework from the FRA for the Northeast Corridor. Read More »

FRA reveals cause of Mount Carbon derailment

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) recently revealed the cause of the CSX/Plains All American derailment on Feb. 16 in Mount Carbon, as well as the association’s plans to stop any similar accidents from happening in the future; the accident caused 27 cars to derail, the evacuation of hundreds of local residents and a fire that burned for several days afterward. Read More »

Federal Railroad Administration issues emergency order to Amtrak

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) issued an emergency order on Thursday that requires Amtrak to take a series of steps to improve safety along the Northeast Corridor (NEC), including implementing Automatic Train Control (ATC) code changes and modifications, adopting other safety procedures at several curve locations and submitting an action plan to FRA outlining additional steps. Read More »

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