Mason's team quickly overcame obstacles in establishing the first FRA, then used lessons learned to even more rapidly get the second FRA operational.
Setting up the second FRA went more smoothly because of lessons learned from establishing the first FRA," Mason explained.
estimates that the rule will improve safety because of expected improvements made by the railroads to accommodate the operation of high-speed rail equipment in shared rights-of-way.
Chao, the FRA is taking a proactive approach to ensure railroads acquire, install, test and fully implement certified PTC systems in time to meet the congressional interim deadline of December 31, 2018.
It is the railroads responsibility to meet the congressionally mandated PTC requirements, said FRA Administrator Ronald L.
The changes that the FRA is proposing based on the feedback provided by citizens in Baltimore will reduce the impact to the communities and make the project stronger and better, said FRA Administrator Sarah E.
While Amtrak owns the tunnel, FRA is leading the EIS process in cooperation with Marylands Department of Transportation.
At least 25 percent of the funds should go to projects in rural communities, the FRA said.
The FRA's funding announcement comes as many railroads still have work to do in fully implementing PTC so that the safety technology is fully in use by the December 31, 2020 deadline.
Data gathering and analysisof trespass incidents and close-calls will enable FRA
to target its resources to trespassing hot spots.
72 Robert Karlsson (Swe), Martin Erlandsson (Swe), Anders Hansen (Den), Damien McGrane, Stuart Little, Peter Fowler (Aus), Jamie Spence, Matthew Blackey, Steven O'Hara, Bradley Dredge, Christian Cevaer (Fra