Enabling the safe, reliable, and efficient movement of people and goods via railroad systems

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) promotes safe and environmentally sound rail transportation. With the responsibility of ensuring railroad safety throughout the nation, the FRA employs safety inspectors to monitor railroad compliance with federally mandated safety standards including track maintenance, inspection standards and operating practices. The FRA conducts research and development tests to evaluate projects in support of its safety mission and to enhance the railroad system as a national transportation resource.

California is committed to safety first, mitigating transportation sector climate impacts, and advancing transportation equity for all. On this page, learn about specific programs that have been created using funds from IIJA, to understand how they will impact Californians and travelers in our state.

More details about FRA are available at the Federal Railroad Administration website

Programs Facilitated By FRA