More on Colorado Flood of 2013: Federal Agency Response on Railway Lines

Another article from the Denver Post, http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_24106977/colorado-floods-wash-out-tracks-delay-train-service.

Due to the flooding, cargo and passengers are being rerouted and shuttled to their destination with delays and unknown status of various rail lines.  Its been interesting to hear the response to the disaster by various government entities.  “Federal Railroad Administration made a declaration of an emergency for Colorado because of the flood threat to rail lines.”

I didn’t even know there was a Federal Railroad Administration. I wonder what kind of agency would be created for a national hyperloop system, or would it just go under the Railroad Administration… is the Department of Transportation ready for such a new way of serving the country?

From the Federal Railroad Administration website
“The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) was created by the Department of Transportation Act of 1966. It is one of ten agencies within the U.S. Department ofTransportation concerned with intermodal transportation.  FRA promotes safe,environmentally sound, successful railroad transportation to meet the needs of all customers today and tomorrow.” http://www.fra.dot.gov/eLib/Details/L04759

Would it be better for a sub-agency under the DOT to be created to guide the development and maintenance of a national hyperloop system? What are the pro’s and con’s of the other great infrastructure projects federal management systems?

Could a hyperloop agency be more digital-online and more transparent than the railways currently?

I would hope so! 

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