FRA Finalizes New Research Reports, Building on Efforts to Gather Information on Long Trains

With train length and the number of long trains increasing, the Federal Railroad Administration finalized three reports on the safety and performance of long trains. FRA recently sent these reports to the National Academy of Sciences to inform an ongoing NAS study mandated by Congress in President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to look at the impact of trains longer than 7,500 feet.