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The FRA Administrator’s Declaration of Emergency Event: Polar Vortex

NOTICE

Pursuant to Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) § 211.45, Federal Railroad Administration Administrator (acting) Amit Bose has determined that the imminent threat of extreme cold, ice, wind, and severe winter weather in various parts of the United States constitute an “emergency event” as related to railroad operations.

In making this determination, the Administrator notes that the National Weather Service has determined Arctic air with frigid

Statement of Acting Federal Railroad Administrator Amit Bose on California High-Speed Rail

“America has a chance to lead the world once more through innovation in infrastructure-- connecting our communities, creating good jobs, addressing climate change and ensuring equity. Passenger rail development, including world-class high-speed rail, can and must be a part of our strategy to accomplish these goals. As in many other arenas, California has taken the lead nationally to advance high-speed rail, starting an economically transformative project in the Central Valley and assuming

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg Highlights Biden Administration’s Support for Transportation Workers and Additional COVID-19 Relief Funding

Meets with leaders from Amtrak, and local transit agencies, as well as front line transit and rail workers at Union Station

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg met with Amtrak and transit officials as well as front line transit and rail workers at Union Station, where he discussed the importance of the recently announced federal mask requirements for public transportation employees and users to mitigate the risk of COVID-19