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Connecticut Post Article Points Out Problems With FRA

Friday, May 24, 2013

Yesterday, the Connecticut Post published an article that indicated that a recent audit of the Federal Rail Administration (FRA) was critical of its implementation of the Rail Safety Improvement Act (RSIA). The article stated that “A recent audit by the Office of Inspector General of the FRA response to the the mandate found substantial delays in implementing the required priorities, including those related to safety and track inspection.” The RSIA was passed by Congress in 2008. It directs the FRA to implement new safety rules and regulations concerning track inspection, hours of service and positive train control (PTC).

A link to the Connecticut Post article is here.

A link to the RSIA is here.

By Matt Darby

Romney Vows To End Amtrak Funding

Friday, August 17, 2012

(Source: The Hill, August 15, 2012)

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney said in an interview published this week that he would eliminate federal funding for Amtrak if he is elected in November. In an interview with CNN’s Fortune Magazine, the presumptive GOP nominee identified the national passenger rail service as a program that would be on the chopping block in a Romney administration.

Full story here.

By Matt Darby

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