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Track Division

The Track Division mission is to provide technical expertise and direction in the execution and administration of rail safety programs to ensure maximum safety in railroad operations relevant to railroad track.

Track Division Provides evaluation, direction, and technical advice for rail safety enforcement programs for FRA and State safety programs.  The Division develops and issues compliance manuals and technical bulletins as guidance to FRA regional safety offices; participates in the development of rail safety program proposals, plans, rules and standards; and provides advice to, and coordinates with regional field enforcement staff and Railroad System Oversight Staff.  It also has the responsibility for the administration of the Automated Track Inspection Program (ATIP),  the Work Place Safety Program.

In addition, the division participates in accident investigations and directly investigates reports on complaints regarding railroad track conditions; conducts detailed analysis of requests for regulatory relief from standards administered by the Division; actively participates in development of industry and consensus standards useful for enhancement of railroad safety; and provides expertise to Railroad Safety Advisory Committee working teams in the development of railroad safety regulations.

Contact Us

Address Federal Railroad Administration 
RRS-15 Mail Stop 25
1200 New Jersey Ave, SE Washington, DC 20590

Phone 202-493-6236
Fax 202-493-1379


Technical Bulletins

Track & Rail and Infrastructure Integrity Compliance Manual

Volume I General

Volume II Track Safety Standards

Volume III Railroad Workplace Safety

Related Division

Rail & Infrastructure Integrity

  • Contact us
  • Federal Railroad Administration
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC 20590
  • Regional Offices