COMMUTER RAILROAD SAFETY ACTIVITIES ON CONRAIL'S LINES IN NEW YORK SHOULD BE IMPROVED
Inadequacies in safety activities on Conrail commuter lines in Metropolitan New York need to be corrected, it was found. Conrail was not making most required safety inspections and its records did not show corrective action taken on deficiencies which were noted. Conrail records did not contain sufficient information to permit an assessment of the overall safety of Conrail's commuter operations. While Federal Railroad Administration is responsible for establishing railroad safety standards and assuring that carriers comply with them, it has been ineffective in its regulatory role because it has not adequately monitored Conrail safety activities.
- Record URL:
- Report to the Subcommittee on Transportation and Commerce, House Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce.
U.S. General Accounting Office441 G Street, NW
Washington, DC USA 20548
- Publication Date: 1978-3-15
- Features: Appendices; Photos;
- Pagination: 39 p.
- TRT Terms: Commuter service; Defects; Inspection; Railroad tracks; Regulations; Safety
- Identifier Terms: Conrail; New York State Metropolitan Transportation Authority; U.S. Federal Railroad Administration
- Old TRIS Terms: Government regulations; Metropolitan transportation authority; Track defects
- Subject Areas: Law; Passenger Transportation; Railroads; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00178913
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: U.S. General Accounting Office
- Report/Paper Numbers: CED-78-80
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 29 2003 12:00AM