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Safety Management Teams

The Safety Management Teams serve as the Office of Railroad Safety's main liaison with the senior leadership of the Nation's railroads. Each of the nine Safety Management Teams is assigned to either a Class I railroad or a group of railroads and provides safety oversight of the respective railroad system(s). The Safety Management Teams represent FRA with the railroads, and they communicate and coordinate with FRA's Staff Directors, Accident Analysis Branch, Audit Management Program, and other Safety Management Teams.  


SMT-1: Amtrak, Commuter East

Amtrak, commuter, and excursion railroads operating in the eastern section of the Nation 

FRA Safety Management Team

220 Binney St. Room 962
Cambridge, MA 02142

Phone:  617-494-2302
Hotline:  800-724-5991

SMT-2:  Short Line East

Short line railroads operating in the eastern section of the Nation

FRA Safety Management Team

800 King Street, Suite 301
Wilmington, DE 19801

Phone:  202-493-0756
Fax:  202-493-0759
Hotline:  800-724-5992

SMT-3:  Norfolk Southern

Norfolk Southern

FRA Safety Management Team

1701 Columbia Ave
College Park, GA 30337

Phone:  404-562-3800
Fax:  404-562-3830
Hotline:  800-724-5993

SMT-4:  CPKC/CN/CCD

CPKC, Canadian National Railway, and commuter railroads in the greater Chicago area (Chicago Commuter District)

FRA Safety Management Team

Phone:  872-242-6964

SMT-5:  BNSF

BNSF Railway

FRA Safety Management Team

4100 International Plaza, Suite 450
Fort Worth, TX 76109

Phone:  817-862-2200
Fax:  817-738-0638
Hotline:  800-724-5995

SMT-6:  UP

Union Pacific Railroad 

FRA Safety Management Team

901 Locust Street, Suite 464 Kansas City, MO 64106

Phone:  816-329-3840
Fax:  816-329-3867
Hotline:  800-724-5996

SMT-7:  Commuter West

Commuter and excursion railroads operating in the western section of the Nation

FRA Safety Management Team

801 I Street, Suite 466
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone:  916-498-6540
Fax:  916-498-6546
Hotline:  800-724-5997

SMT-8:  Short Line West

Short line railroads operating in the western section of the Nation 

FRA Safety Management Team

500 Broadway, Suite 240
Vancouver, WA 98660

Phone:  360-696-7536
Fax:  360-696-7548
Hotline:  800-724-5998

SMT-9:  CSX

CSX Transportation

FRA Safety Management Team

Phone:  202-493-8001
Hot Line: 844-916-3648