Federal Railroad Administration

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is an agency in the United States Department of Transportation. The agency was created by the Department of Transportation Act of 1966. The purpose of FRA is to promulgate and enforce rail safety regulations, administer railroad assistance programs, conduct research and development in support of improved railroad safety and national rail transportation policy, provide for the rehabilitation of Northeast Corridor rail passenger service, and consolidate government support of rail transportation activities.
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  • Are Bridges Really Safe?

    … beams from weather elements such as heat, rain, or snow. For instance, just in 2012 a rail bridge collapsed near the Glenview-Northbrook border and crushed two people in a car underneath. The Federal Railroad Administration attributed this accident to high 103-degree heat causing the tracks to buckle and 28 loaded cars to derail. Because of poor…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 21 readers -