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.
- Record URL:
- Library of Congress Catalog No. 78-600051.
United States CongressOffice of Technology Assessment
Washington, DC United States 20510
- Publication Date: 1978-5
- Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; Tables;
- Pagination: 224 p.
- TRT Terms: Crash causes; Crash data; Crashes; Development; Hazardous materials; Inspection; Legislation; Railroad grade crossings; Regulations; Research; Safety; Statistics
- Uncontrolled Terms: Research and development
- Old TRIS Terms: Government regulations
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Law; Railroads; Research; Safety and Human Factors;
- 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