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Title Stepped-Up Enforcement Leads to Federal Railroad Administration's Highest-Ever Penalty Collection Rate
Date Posted 1/28/2016
Description On January 20th, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announced that its stepped-up enforcement of railroad safety regulations has led to the highest-ever civil penalty collection rate in the agency's 50-year history. For Fiscal Year (FY) 2015, the agency will collect 75 percent of all civil penalties it issued to railroads for violating federal safety regulations causing a six percent increase over FY2014. Last year, more than 6,485 railroad company violations resulted in civil penalties. The largest portion of those violations, 29 percent, was for motive power and equipment violations, followed by 26 percent for track violations.

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