Talk:Federal Railroad Administration

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Criticism[edit]

I did not write the section on FRA criticism but wonder why it has been labelled weasel words. It is a statement of fact. Now if someone had called the FRA policy crazy, stupid, costing lives, costing taxpayers billions and such other true, though opinionated, things I would have agreed with the term weasel. As it is most commentators simply shake their heads in disbeleif at FRA policy. If I find this headshaking written down anywhere I will reference it.--Wickifrank (talk) 16:58, 10 February 2009 (UTC)

I think, to justify the weasel words and citation templates, somebody should please explain their importance to this article. Gamgee (talk) 11:53, 11 March 2009 (UTC)

Administrator list[edit]

I'm trying to compile a list of all the FRA Administrators in order to build a comprehensive navbox at {{USFRAAdmin}}. What I've got so far is:

So, I don't have information on eight of them so far. Any ideas? Slambo (Speak) 14:19, 3 May 2009 (UTC)

Found one more: Reginald N. Whitman 1969-1970, as noted in "Whitman takes over as Katy president". Railway Age: p 12. July 13, 1970. .
Slambo (Speak) 22:30, 11 July 2009 (UTC)

Some past FRA Administrators: John H. Riley, 1983-1989 Gilbert "Gil" Carmichael, September 7, 1989-1993 Jolene M. Molitoris, April 1993-December 31, 2000 Jack Wells (acting administrator), January 1, 2001 - (presumably) July 2001 Allan Rutter, July 2001-June 2004 Molitoris, Wells, and Rytter info is from FRA web site, found using web searches. Carmichael info is available from multiple sources if either Gil Carmichael or Gilbert Carmichael is searched. 164.64.74.44 (talk) 23:15, 14 December 2009 (UTC)

Here's a link listing all FRA Administrators through Boardman, including acting Administrator Betty Monro (2004): http://dotlibrary.dot.gov/Historian/service.htm
Here's the names and dates from that list:
A. Scheffer Lang 1967-1969
Reginald Whitman 1969-1970
John Ingram 1971-1974
Asaph H. Hall 1974-1977
John M. Sullivan 1977-1981
Robert W. Blanchette 1981-1983
John H. Riley 1983-1989
Gilbert Carmichael 1989-1993
Jolene Molitoris 1993-2000
Allan Rutter 2001-2004
Betty Monro 2004-2005 (note - Monro retired on 12/31/04)
Joseph H. Boardman 2005- 164.64.74.44 (talk) 20:12, 15 December 2009 (UTC)