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Safety Assurance and Compliance Program (SACP) : Accomplishments for CY 2000

  • 01
  • Apr
  • 2001
AUTHOR: Federal Railroad Administration - Office of Safety
OFFICE: RRS
SUBJECT: Enforcement, Program Evaluation
ABSTRACT: The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) ensures the safety of the Nation’s railroad industry through the promulgation of safety regulations and the on-site monitoring of railroad operations. The FRA directs 400 Federal inspectors in 37 offices and 160 State inspectors from 30 States who oversee more than 660railroads with more than 255,000 employees, 220,000 miles of track with 254,000 highway-rail grade crossings, 100,000 railroad bridges, 1.3 million freight cars, 20,000 freight locomotives, and 8,880 passenger locomotives, coaches, and self-powered coaches. The rapid growth of new railroads and traffic gains in recent years has increased demands on monitoring railroad industry compliance with safety regulations covering track, equipment, signals, the transportation of hazardous materials, and operating practices. Because of the limited number of Federal and State inspectors, the efficient use of these resources is critical.
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