FRA GEARING UP TO ENFORCE TRACK SAFETY STANDARDS

The Federal Railroad Administration's Bureau of Railroad Safety has been enlarged and reorganized under the name of Office of Safety. The result of the reorganization which became effective November 13, 1972, was to establish the activities of the Office of Safety under two groupings, one called the Compliance Division and the other the Standard and Procedures Division. Activities of the Compliance Division will include the training of personnel involved in administration of safety programs, the monitoring of programs in states that have been certified to participate in administration of the Safety Act, the evaluation of field performance, the development of guidelines for field programs, and the coordination of field safety activities. Under the Standards and Procedures Division will come such activities as the development of rules and standards, the provision of technical advice and counsel to the headquarters and field forces, the analysis of reports and data and the development of enforcement procedures and policies. Inspection and surveillance activities of the Office of Safety will be handled through the same regional setup as prevailed under the Bureau of Railroad Safety. Personnel are being recruited and trained, regulations are being prepared for the certification of states, and a track manual of uniform practices is being readied.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    P.O. Box 350
    Bristol, CT  USA  06010
  • Publication Date: 1973-1

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 19-21
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00044431
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Railway Track and Structures
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 15 1976 12:00AM