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Railroad Safety: Accident Trends and FRA Safety Programs
T-RCED-92-23: Published: Jan 13, 1992. Publicly Released: Jan 13, 1992.
GAO discussed railroad safety, focusing on: (1) four bills to prevent railroad accidents; and (2) railroad accident trends over the past 10 years. GAO noted that: (1) although the number of reportable rail accidents has decreased by about two-thirds from the 1980 high of 8,451, accidents increased from 2,647 in 1987 to 3,045 in 1990; (2) the Federal Railroad Administration's (FRA) enforcement prog...
Hazardous Materials: 1990 Transportation Uniform Safety Act--Status of DOT Implementing Actions
RCED-92-55BR: Published: Nov 5, 1991. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the status of the Department of Transportation's (DOT) implementation of the Hazardous Materials Transportation Uniform Safety Act of 1990 (HMTUSA).GAO found that: (1) action to implement HMTUSA is either in process or planned for all sections except one that has been completed; (2) DOT officials stated that they lacked sufficient fu...