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