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Federal Railroad Administration

Definition/Scope: (DOT) The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) promotes safe and environmentally sound rail transportation. With the responsibility of ensuring railroad safety throughout the nation, the FRA employs safety inspectors to monitor railroad compliance with federally mandated safety standards including track maintenance, inspection standards and operating practices. The FRA conducts research and development tests to evaluate projects in support of its safety mission and to enhance the railroad system as a national transportation resource. Public education campaigns on highway-rail grade crossing safety and the danger of trespassing on rail property are also administered by FRA.



Broader Terms:

Department of Transportation
transportation
Transportation Department

Narrower Terms:

Amtrak

Related Terms:

Federal Aviation Administration
Federal Highway Administration
Federal Transit Administration
Maritime Administration
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Surface Transportation Board


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