Railroad Safety


Agency - Department of Transportation

The Department of Transportation's mission is to ensure fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation that meets vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future.

Office - Regional Administrator, 55 Broadway, Room 1077, Cambridge, MA 02142.

Telephone: (617) 494-2302.

Regional Administrator, International Plaza II, Suite 550, Philadelphia, PA 19113.

Telephone: (610) 521-8200.

Regional Administrator, 61 Forsyth Street, SW., Suite 16T20, Atlanta Federal Center, Atlanta, GA 30303- 3104.

Telephone: (404) 562-3800.

Regional Administrator, 111 West Adam Street, Suite 310, Chicago, IL 60606.

Telephone: (312) 353-6203.

Regional Administrator, 8701 Bedford Euless Road, Suite 425, Hurst, TX 76053.

Telephone: (817) 284-8142.

Regional Administrator, 901 Locust Street, Suite 464, Kansas City, MO 64106.

Telephone: (816) 329-3840.

Regional Administrator, 801 I Street, Suite 466, Sacramento, CA 95814.

Telephone: (916) 498-6540.

Regional Administrator, 500 E.

Broadway, Suite 240, Vancouver, WA, 98660.

Telephone: (360)696-7536.



Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Operation Lifesaver, Inc. $ 1,000,000   2021-09-012022-12-31
Southern California Regional Rail Authority $ 59,000   2021-07-012022-12-31
Transportation, Florida Department Of $ 79,000   2021-09-012022-12-31
Corporation Commission, Arizona $ 28,272   2020-09-012022-12-31
Public Service Commission, North Dakota $ 5,429   2020-09-012022-12-31
Transportation, New Jersey Dept Of $ 10,815   2020-09-012022-12-31
Transportation, North Carolina Department Of $ 5,891   2020-09-012022-12-31
Transportation, Texas Department Of $ 31,392   2020-09-012022-12-31
Transportation, Oregon Department Of $ 47,101   2020-09-012022-12-31
Finger Lakes Railway, Inc $ 500,000   2019-10-012022-12-31



Program Accomplishments

In May 2004 FRA completed the coordination and publication of the Secretary's Action Plan for Highway-Rail Crossing Safety and Trespassing Prevention. In addition to FRA, the multifceted Action Plan was created with valuable input from FHWA, FTA and FMCSA.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Enforcement of all Federal laws and related regulations designed to promote safety of all railroads including Federal Track Safety Regulations, Safety Appliance and Freight Car Safety Standards, Hazardous Materials Regulations, Employee Hours of Service and Power Brake Rules.

Investigation of safety-related complaints and evaluation of petitions requesting waivers from standards, rules, and regulations.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Anyone concerned with railroad safety.

Beneficiary Eligibility

General public.

Credentials/Documentation

None required.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

None.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

Contact Federal Railroad Administration headquarters, preferably by letter.

Award Procedures

Not applicable.

Deadlines

None.

Authorization

Department of Transportation Act of 1966, as amended, Public Law 89-670, 49 U.S.C. 1651-1659; Federal Railroad Safety Act of 1970, as amended, Public Law 91-458, as amended, Public Law 93- 90, 45 U.S.C. 421-441.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

None.

Appeals

Not applicable.

Renewals

Not applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Not applicable.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Not applicable.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Not applicable.

Audits

Not applicable.

Records

Not applicable.

Financial Information

Account Identification

69-0702-0-1-401.

Obigations

(Salaries and Expenses) FY 07 est not available; FY 08 est not available; and FY 09 est not reported. Note: Total salaries and expenses under the appropriation include regulatory functions in addition to investigation of complaints.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Not applicable.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

Regional Administrator, 55 Broadway, Room 1077, Cambridge, MA 02142. Telephone: (617) 494-2302. Regional Administrator, International Plaza II, Suite 550, Philadelphia, PA 19113. Telephone: (610) 521-8200. Regional Administrator, 61 Forsyth Street, SW., Suite 16T20, Atlanta Federal Center, Atlanta, GA 30303- 3104. Telephone: (404) 562-3800. Regional Administrator, 111 West Adam Street, Suite 310, Chicago, IL 60606. Telephone: (312) 353-6203. Regional Administrator, 8701 Bedford Euless Road, Suite 425, Hurst, TX 76053. Telephone: (817) 284-8142. Regional Administrator, 901 Locust Street, Suite 464, Kansas City, MO 64106. Telephone: (816) 329-3840. Regional Administrator, 801 I Street, Suite 466, Sacramento, CA 95814. Telephone: (916) 498-6540. Regional Administrator, 500 E. Broadway, Suite 240, Vancouver, WA, 98660. Telephone: (360)696-7536.

Headquarters Office

Associate Administrator for Safety, Federal Railroad Administration, Mail Stop 25, 1120 Vermont Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: (202) 493-6304.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not applicable.



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