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Short Line Safety Institute: 2023 Systematic Review

Document Series
Research Results
Federal Railroad Administration
Starr Kidda, Julia Leone, Samantha Lacey
Report Number
RR 24-06
Subject Safety Performance Measures
freight railroads, regional railroads, short line railroads, safety culture assessment, safety culture measurement, state of rail industry

SLSI conducts an annual analysis to assess the status of safety culture in the industry. This report summarizes findings from a systematic review of the 20 SLSI Safety Culture Assessment Reports created in 2023 and discusses industry trends in the strengths and opportunities for improvement related to safety culture practices. These strengths and Opportunities for Improvement provide insight into and indicators of the status of safety culture in the short line and regional railroad industry. Lastly, this report introduces new ways SLSI can continue to serve the industry.  

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Last updated: Monday, June 17, 2024