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Safety Fact Sheet

FRA is a data-driven agency. Every regulation, Safety Advisory, and Emergency Order we issue is based on facts and sound research using advanced statistical methods and modeling. We closely monitor data and trends.

Continuous safety improvement requires a comprehensive strategy designed to eliminate risk on railroads.

We accomplish this by merging proven safety approaches - like our rail safety inspections and oversight programs - with performance-based safety measures that improve safety culture, harness technology and research, then apply the best of what we've learned to establish benchmarks, develop and ensure adherence to best practices, and implement new safety management programs.