RAILROAD SAFETY: U.S.-CANADIAN COMPARISON

In June 1978, the Subcommittee on Transportation and Commerce of the House of Representatives Interstate and Foreign Commerce requested the Office of Technology Assessment to conduct "a detailed comparison between conditions prevailing in railway safety in the United States and a review of safety operations in Canada." Responding to this request, this report identifies the similarities and differences between the U.S. and Canadian railroad systems and Government/rail relationships. It establishes a base from which the overall comparability of safety activities of Canadian railroads, Government, labor, and other organizations and compares those efforts with counterpart safety activities in the United States. The report represents a significant cooperative effort on the part of Canadian and U.S. Government agencies, railroads, and labor groups in creating mutual understanding of railroad safety policy and programs.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Library of Congress catalog card no. 79-600145.
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    Office of Technology Assessment

    1730 K Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20006
  • Publication Date: 1979-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 100 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00305416
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: OTA-T-95
  • Files: NTL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 11 1980 12:00AM