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Short Line Safety Institute: Safety Culture Growth Across Two Railroads

Document Series
Research Results
Federal Railroad Administration
Report Number
RR 20-08
Subject Safety Culture
Safety culture, safety culture model, safety culture assessment, safety culture measurement, evaluation, short line railroads, regional railroads, human factors

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) recognizes the importance and function of a strong safety culture to railroad safety. Since 2014, FRA’s Office of Research, Development and Technology (RD&T) has supported the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) in its efforts to establish a Short Line Safety Institute (SLSI) focused on improving safety culture on short line and regional railroads. SLSI conducts voluntary, non-punitive, confidential Safety Culture Assessments (SCAs) for short line and regional railroads across the United States. This research summarizes findings from a case study analysis of initial and follow-up SCA reports completed for two railroads.

Last updated: Monday, June 15, 2020