Remarks taken from Federal Railroad Administrator Sarah Feinberg’s speech at the annual North American Rail Shippers meeting May 25, 2016 in Arlington, VA. “The FRA collects an enormous amount of data. Grade crossing data, incident data, speed data, hazmat data. We make as much of that as possible publically available... … Safety regulators have very specific jobs, very specific job descriptions, improve safety – save lives, prevent injuries, protect the public, protect property and the environment... …FRA will consider ourselves and our work a success if we prevent accidents, if we end fatalities and if we prevent injuries... We can do that either with you, working together, sharing data, sharing information, finding patterns, addressing issues before they cause incidents, in whatever ways we can work with you, we will do it.” ... See MoreSee Less
Malfunctioning Gates Tequesta Drive! Just returning from trying to get to my mother's for a honey do list ... I found the gates down at Tequesta Drive. After waiting about 10 min. and NO train, I drove back to Riverside Dr. which was open, to get to mom's and report the problem. After 45 min, returning the gates are still malfunctioning going up and back down. Thankfully Tequesta PD on the scene. You just can't imagine how much I worry about this if there was an emergency! Totally unacceptable FEC! Thank you Tequesta Police Department! ... See MoreSee Less
The intersection at the FEC Railroad tracks at Center Street and Alt A1A is scheduled to be closed Tuesday, May 31st at 6:00 a.m. through Thursday, June 2nd at midnight for railroad track maintenance. Eastbound traffic will be detoured via Old Dixie Highway southbound to Indiantown Road, the westbou...
A very troubling statistic: Train derailments accounted for more than one million gallons of spilled crude oil last year, more than all spills in the 40 years since the federal government began collecting data.