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Working for FRA

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is responsible for ensuring the safety of the Nation's passenger and freight rail operations and infrastructure by promoting safe, efficient and accessible rail transportation. The mission and focus of FRA has grown to include the design and management of an unprecedented investment in the creation of a nationwide passenger rail network. FRA is providing leadership for the creation of a more balanced transportation system, transforming the way Americans travel.

To meet this mission FRA promulgates and enforces rail safety regulations; consolidates government support of rail transportation activities; administers financial assistance programs; conducts research and development in support of improved railroad safety and efficiency, and national transportation policy, including improved intercity passenger service.

FRA is committed to fostering a diverse, highly skilled workforce capable of meeting or exceeding our strategic goals with efficiency, innovation, and a constant focus on better serving our customers. 

The FRA is ranked by its employees as one of the top-rated agencies in which to work, according to the Office of Personnel Management 2011 Employee Viewpoint Survey. 

The FRA is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified candidates will be considered for position vacancies regardless of:

  • political affiliation
  • race
  • color
  • religion
  • national origin
  • sex
  • sexual orientation
  • marital status
  • age
  • handicapping condition
  • or an other non-merit factor


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