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Rail Integrity

The Rail Integrity Division promotes an understanding of and compliance with Federal standards concerning rail maintenance. The general purpose of the division is to prevent accidents and casualties in rail operations related to rail defects and dynamics involving continuous welded rail (CWR). In addition, the Rail Integrity Division provides technical expertise and direction in the execution and administration of rail safety programs to ensure maximum safety in railroad operations related to rail inspection technology, rail inspection programs, and CWR maintenance programs.  Through regulatory program reviews, training verification, operations observations, accident investigations, and statistical analysis, field and headquarters staff strategically work to eliminate potential accidents due to rail-related failures.

Regulations (Title 49 CFR)

49 CFR 213-Track Safety Standards

49 CFR 214-Railroad Workplace Safety