Rail & Infrastructure Integrity
The Rail and Infrastructure Integrity Division promotes an understanding of and compliance with Federal standards concerning rail maintenance and bridge management. The general purpose of the division is to prevent accidents and casualties in rail operations that result from rail and structure degradation. In addition, the Rail and Infrastructure Integrity Division provides technical expertise and direction in the execution and administration of rail safety programs to ensure maximum safety in railroad operations relevant to rail inspection technology, rail inspection programs, bridge inspection and maintenance, and bridge management programs.
Through its field enforcement staff, it participates in rail failure investigations and bridge assessments, as well as providing direction and technical advice on bridge maintenance and management.