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Risk Reduction Program

The primary mission of the Risk Reduction Program Division is ensuring the safety of the Nation’s railroads by evaluating safety risks and managing those risks in order to reduce the numbers and rates of accidents, incidents, injuries and fatalities. 

The division's mission is accomplished by:

  • Identifying, collecting, and analyzing precursor accident data to identify risks.
  • Developing voluntary pilot programs in cooperation with stakeholders that are designed to mitigate identified and potential risks.
  • Propagating and institutionalizing best practices and lessons learned to the entire rail industry.
  • Providing analytical support, data, and recommendations needed by stakeholders to develop strategies, plans, and processes to improve safety and promote positive organizational change.
  • Developing and enforcing regulations promulgated in response to the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008.

Contact Us

Address Federal Railroad Administration 
RRS-26 Mail Stop 25
1200 New Jersey Ave, SE Washington, DC 20590

Phone 202-493-6236
Fax 202-493-1379


RRP Executive Summary

Confidential Close Call Reporting Systems Peer Review Team Human Performance Handbook


Other Reports

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  • Federal Railroad Administration
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC 20590
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