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Safety Assurance and Compliance Program (SACP) : Accomplishments for 1999 and First Quarter 2000

  • 01
  • Apr
  • 2000
AUTHOR: Federal Railroad Administration - Office of Safety
SUBJECT: Enforcement, Program Evaluation
ABSTRACT: The Agency traditionally relied upon site-specific inspections that focused on regulatory compliance as the primary means of safety oversight. While railroad safety had improved steadily since 1978, FRA was frustrated by the slow pace of progress. In addition, rail traffic has grown more than 50 percent since 1986. This dramatic increase significantly taxed FRA’s resources and slowed the pace of safety improvements. In 1994, FRA responded to President Clinton’s directive to “reinvent government” by developing a new approach to safety oversight, known as the Safety Assurance and Compliance Program (SACP).
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