AN EVALUATION OF RAILROAD SAFETY

The Federal Railroad Safety Authorization Act of 1976 required an evaluation of the effectiveness of Federal efforts to improve the safety of U.S. railroads. This report provides a comprehensive and systematic review of safety to assist in current and future legislative deliberations on railroad safety. It includes an examination of current accident and cost trends; and evaluation of safety laws, regulations and inspection programs; and an overview of current research, development and voluntary safety programs. Also included is a discussion of the relation of safety and economics in the railroad industry.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Library of Congress Catalog No. 78-600051.
  • Corporate Authors:

    United States Congress

    Office of Technology Assessment
    Washington, DC  United States  20510
  • Publication Date: 1978-5

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 224 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00178422
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: United States Congress
  • Report/Paper Numbers: OTA-T-61
  • Files: NTL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 19 1978 12:00AM