Passenger Rail Division

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FRA's Passenger Rail Division provides technical expertise and direction in the development and implementation of rail safety programs applicable to commuter and passenger railroads, as well as advice and oversight in the following  areas: system safety; passenger train emergency preparedness; shared use; new start commuter and passenger railroads; procurement of rolling stock; high-speed rail; and tourist, scenic, excursion, and historic railroads. The division also provides technical support to regional staff regarding enforcement matters affecting commuter and passenger railroads.