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Track Division

The Track and Structures Division provides technical expertise and direction to implement and administer safety programs regarding railroad track and structures.

The division provides evaluation, direction, and technical advice for railroad safety enforcement programs for FRA and State safety programs. The division also participates in the development of FRA, industry, and consensus proposals, plans, rules, and standards to enhance railroad safety.

Additional activities:

  • Administers the Roadway Worker Protection Safety Program
  • Participates in accident investigations and investigates complaints
  • Analyzes requests for regulatory relief from standards
  • Provides expertise to Railroad Safety Advisory Committee working groups in the development of railroad safety regulations