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FRA has postponed the Track & Railroad Workplace Safety Symposium. The event will now be held on December 8th to 10th in Louisville, KY . The venue and agenda remain unchanged. Thank you for your understanding and we will share more information and open registration as the event approaches.


For the first time ever, the Federal Railroad Administration is hosting a collaborative safety event tailored to the industry's track maintenance and construction groups. Free of charge, experts from the industry will gather under one roof to share, learn, and grow together during breakout sessions related to track or railroad workplace safety. Join FRA’s approximately 180 track inspectors and specialists.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone who is responsible for the inspection, maintenance, or safety of the physical track structure or maintenance-of-way employees. This includes railroad employees, contractors, consultants, and suppliers. The event will cater to employees of all levels of experience including track inspectors, maintenance foremen, roadmasters or other track supervisors, construction managers, and senior- level engineering managers. It is a great opportunity to participate in a collaborative learning and networking environment alongside your peers in the industry and the FRA.

Breakout Sessions Covering:

  • Technological advancements in on-track safety and track inspection.
  • Derailment prevention
  • Continuously welded rail management
  • Active research projects with a safety focus
  • Rail defect detection trends and best practices
  • FRA regulatory guidelines
  • And many more!

Call for Speakers

FRA is seeking experts in their respective fields to lead breakout sessions on a wide range of issues pertaining to Track and Railroad Workplace Safety. If you are interested in leading a breakout session, please let us know at FRASymposium@dot.gov.