The Washington Information Directory (WID) is a topically organized reference resource that lists contact information for federal agencies and nongovernmental organizations in the Washington metro area along with a brief paragraph describing what each organization does related to that topic. In addition, WID pulls together 55 organization charts for federal agencies, congressional resources related to each chapter topic, hotline and contact information for various specific areas of interest (from Food Safety Resources to internships in Washington), and an extensive list of active congressional caucuses and contact details. WID has two appendices, one with thorough information on congresspersons and committees, and the second with governors and embassies.

Rail Transportation

Rail transportation



Federal Railroad Administration (Transportation Dept.), 1200 New Jersey Ave. S.E., 3rd Floor, 20590; (202) 366-4000. Fax, (202) 493-6481. Ronald Batory, Administrator. Public Affairs, (202) 493-6024.

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Develops national rail policies; enforces rail safety laws; administers financial assistance programs available to states and the rail industry; conducts research and development on improved rail safety. Operates eight regional offices.

Federal Railroad Administration (Transportation Dept.), Public Engagement, West Bldg., 1200 New Jersey Ave. S.E., MS 10, 20590; (202) 493-6014. Fax, (202) 493-6481. Timothy Barkley Sr., Director, (202) 493-1305.

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Plans, coordinates, and administers activities related to railroad economics, finance, traffic and network analysis, labor management, and transportation planning, as well as intermodal, environmental, emergency response, and international programs.

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