The mission of the Federal Railroad Administration is to enable the safe, reliable and efficient movement of people and goods for a strong America now and in the future. The FRA is the nation's safety regulator for the rail industry and manages a $23 billion grants and loans portfolio. The agency has nearly 900 employees nation-wide and a budget of $1.8 billion.
The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) was formed in 1971 to consolidate several independent State agencies into one cohesive organization to facilitate the safe and efficient movement of people, goods and services across multiple transportation modes throughout Maryland. Today, MDOT consists of a headquarters unit and six Modal Administrations, including: the Maryland Aviation Administration; the Maryland Port Administration; the Maryland Transit Administration; the Motor Vehicle Administration; the Maryland Transportation Authority; and the State Highway Administration. With 9,000 employees, MDOT works closely with citizens, elected officials, businesses, communities, governmental agencies and stakeholders to ensure that transportation investments move the State's economy forward by creating jobs and expanding opportunity for all Marylanders. More information about MDOT can be found at www.mdot.maryland.gov. Follow us on Twitter (@MDOTNews).
Amtrak is America's Railroad®, the nation's intercity passenger rail service and its high-speed rail operator. Amtrak and its state and commuter partners move people, the economy and the nation forward. Formally known as the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, Amtrak is governed by a nine member board of directors appointed by the President of the United States and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Anthony R. Coscia is board chairman and Jeffrey R. Moreland is vice chairman. In FY 2013, a record 31.6 million passengers traveled on Amtrak on more than 300 daily trains – at speeds up to 150 mph (241 kph) – that connect 46 states, the District of Columbia and three Canadian Provinces. Enjoy the journey® at Amtrak.com or call 800-USA-RAIL for schedules, fares and more information. Like us on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter (@Amtrak) and check out our blog at blog.amtrak.com. ATK-14-062.