NEED FOR IMPROVED ACTION ON RAILROAD SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS
The National Transportation Safety Board has not been prompt in evaluating responses to its railroad safety recommendations or following up on proposed action. The Board has recognized this problem and recently took steps to correct it. In many cases the Federal Railroad Administration has not responded to recommendations within 90 days or provided timetables for carrying them out as required by law. Further, it has not adequately kept track of action promised by its operating units and does not inform the Safety Board of important changes or delays to promised actions. As a result, GAO could not determine if all Board recommendations to the Federal Railroad Administration were pending for justifiable reasons.
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U.S. General Accounting Office441 G Street, NW
Washington, DC United States 20548
- Publication Date: 1978-12-29
- Features: Appendices;
- Pagination: 39 p.
- TRT Terms: Crash analysis; Crash data; Crashes; Legal factors; Policy; Safety; Standards; Statistics
- Identifier Terms: U.S. Federal Railroad Administration; U.S. National Transportation Safety Board
- Uncontrolled Terms: Safety standards
- Old TRIS Terms: Government policies
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Law; Policy; Railroads; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00193746
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: U.S. General Accounting Office
- Report/Paper Numbers: CED-78-171 Cong Rpt.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 26 1979 12:00AM