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The FRA 14h
when it comes to , FRA’s Crossing Locator App links to our database & map features so you can find crossing ID and inventory & accident records? For more info, visit .
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The FRA 16h
Replying to @AlexLARams
Some short lines still use wigwags, but the old mechanical devices are hard to maintain & parts harder to acquire after the industry went to just using lights.
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The FRA Aug 9
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The FRA Aug 8
: Obey signs, gates, flashing lights & bells to be safe around . Never ever try to beat a train.
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The FRA Aug 7
nine people or vehicles are hit by a train every day? Don’t be a statistic. around … and stay alive.
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The FRA Aug 6
That’s correct. The signs were once yellow with black lettering but were changed over 50 years ago to the ones used today with a wide red border and "Yield" written in red on a white backing.
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The FRA Aug 6
conducted a full-scale shell impact test of a surrogate DOT-113 at . The result: The tank car resisted impact without puncturing. Read more: .
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The FRA Aug 5
: Posing for pictures on or near is a bad idea. It’s not only illegal, it’s dangerous.
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The FRA Aug 5
Replying to @GayCae
Safety in quiet zones, QZs, is equal to the train horn blowing. The reason: localities qualifying for QZs must install enough safety equipment to take the place of having the train horn sound. For QZs that aren’t as safe, we terminate them and the railroads then sound the horn.
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The FRA Aug 4
funded a report describing the tasks & actions taken to improve the efficiency & capabilities of the Positive Train Control braking algorithm evaluation methodology for freight operations. Read more: .
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The FRA Aug 4
: These five states had the largest number of fatalities on or near from 2015 to 2019: , , , , .
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The FRA Aug 3
occur when stopped, or slow moving, trains impede the flow of motor vehicle or pedestrian traffic at for a long period. Experienced one in the last seven days? Report it at .
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The FRA Aug 2
: Know the difference between an active & passive ? Hint: Both require you to obey warnings at the before proceeding over .
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The FRA Aug 1
are usually pedestrians who walk across or along railroad tracks as a shortcut to another destination? But some loiter, engaging in recreational activities such as jogging, taking pictures, fishing, biking, or operating ROVs. Please, avoid these behaviors.
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The FRA Jul 31
: The average train is 3 feet wider than the track ON EACH SIDE. What does that tell you? . Stay away from .
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TransportationGov Jul 30
Today, the Department celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act () by hosting a virtual event, featuring a keynote address by and remarks from DOT’s Modal Administrators and many special guests.
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TransportationGov Jul 30
Today the Department will host a virtual ceremony celebrating the 30th anniversary of the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The event will feature remarks by , DOT’s Modal Administrators, and more. Learn more:
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The FRA Jul 30
contracted with to develop recommendations for improved accessibility for the next generation of intercity bi-level & single-level . Read more: .
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The FRA Jul 30
In case you missed it ...
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The FRA Jul 29
: Which countries have the longest train routes & carry the most freight & passengers? Check out our Snapshot to find out: .
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