Federal Railroad Association

Railroad Safety

FRA's Office of Railroad Safety promotes and regulates safety throughout the Nation's railroad industry.  The office executes its regulatory and inspection responsibilities through a diverse staff of railroad safety experts.  The staff includes 400 Federal safety inspectors who operate out of eight regional offices. Each regional administrator is supported by two deputy regional administrators, chief inspectors, supervisory specialists, grade crossing safety managers and safety inspectors for five of the safety disciplines focusing on compliance and enforcement in:

  • Hazardous Materials  
  • Motive Power and Equipment
  • Operating Practices
  • Signal and Train Control
  • Track  

Other functions include:

  • Railroad safety and customer training (including State safety inspectors)
  • Accident and employee fatality investigations and reporting
  • Partnerships between labor, management, and the agency that address systemic initiatives
  • Development and implementation of safety rules and standards

More information can be found at http://www.fra.dot.gov

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Region 6

Kansas City, MO

The headquarters is located in Kansas City, Missouri, and governs the following States:

  • Colorado
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • SE Wyoming (Albany, Carbon, Goshen, Laramie and Platte Counties)
  • So. Illinois (Metro St Louis and all railroad and terminals south of I-70 in Illinois)

Region 6 Contact

901 Locust Street, Suite 464
Kansas City, MO 64106

Phone: 816-329-3840
Fax: 816- 329-3867 
Hot Line: 800-724-5996