Railroads work with their employees, suppliers and customers, and federal, state and local officials to safeguard the rail network.

Railroads’ holistic approach to rail safety focuses on four key areas: infrastructure and equipment investment; training and operational improvement; technology deployment; and community outreach and preparedness. The high standard that railroads apply to every aspect of operations underpins this approach. In fact, railroads often exceed federal inspection regulations while also advocating for tougher safety standards. A forward-thinking regulatory framework that encourages the development and widespread deployment of new technologies is critical for railroads to reach their ultimate goal of an accident-free future.