Seyfarth Partner Juan Reyes Appointed Chief Counsel of Federal Railroad Administration

Seyfarth Shaw LLP announced that Juan D. Reyes, partner from the firm's Real Estate department in New York, has been appointed as Chief Counsel of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), the agency within the U.S. Department of Transportation responsible for the development of the country's passenger and freight rail systems. As the principal legal advisor to the FRA, Reyes will manage a legal department of 50 attorneys and provide executive ... [+]

Latest Data on Positive Train Control Implementation Show Uneven Progress across Railroads

The Federal Railroad Administration today released third quarter 2016 data submitted by railroads on their progress in implementing Positive Train Control (PTC). The data show uneven progress across the country and across railroads toward activating the life-saving technology. Freight railroads now have PTC active on 12% of their tracks, up from ... [+]

FRA Announces $25m for Rail Infrastructure Safety Upgrades

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) recently announced that it is accepting applications from local governments, states and railroads for $25 million in competitive grants to increase rail safety.  Applicants can request funds for safety improvements to railroad infrastructure, including railroad crossings, track, tunnels, bridges, yards ... [+]

FRA Releases List of Railroad Crossings with Most Incidents over Last Decade

As the next step in its ongoing efforts to increase safety at railroad crossings, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) recently released a list of railroad crossings in the United States where multiple incidents have occurred in recent years. The list includes 15 crossings where 10 or ... [+]

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