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Federal Railroad Administration

Federal Railroad Administration

Federal railroad administration

■ Introduction

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is an agency within the Department of Transportation (DOT). It has the authority to regulate the safety aspects of U.S. rail transportation.

The FRA is headed by an administrator appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate. Serving under the administrator are a deputy administrator, an executive director, and three associate administrators responsible for administration, railroad safety, and railroad policy and development. Other divisions include the offices of policy and communications, chief counsel, chief financial officer, and civil rights.

The Office of Administration is the ...

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