Day: January 18, 2022

Confirmed: Amit Bose Federal Railroad Administrator

Written by Marybeth Luczak, Executive Editor for railwayage.com Amit Bose on Jan. 12 was confirmed as the 15th Federal Railroad Administrator in a 68-29 Senate vote.  He was nominated by President Joe Biden on April 22, 2021, to lead the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), succeeding Ronald L. (Ron) Batory. Batory, who was sworn in Feb. 28, 2018, stepped down […]

Bill filed to tackle trains blocking railroad crossings issue in Birmingham metro area

PAT BYINGTON for bhamnow.com 01/17/22 Alabama Representative Danny Garrett from Trussville has introduced legislation prohibiting trains from blocking railroad crossings continuously for two or more hours. The bill—HB 122—was filed last week in response to reports across the Birmingham metro area of trains blocking intersections for lengthy periods of time, causing traffic problems and potential […]

‘It’s ugly out there’: Rail thefts leave tracks littered with pilfered packages

BY RACHEL URANGA, IRFAN KHAN, RICHARD WINTON for latimes.com The scene was a stretch of railroad tracks in Lincoln Heights on Saturday: a blizzard of torn plastic wrappers, cardboard boxes and paper packaging attesting to a wave of rail car thievery that officials say has been on the rise in recent months. Several scavengers picked […]

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