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Federal Railroad Administration

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The Federal Railroad Administration was created pursuant to section 3(e)(1) of the Department of Transportation Act of 1966 (49 U.S.C. 103).
The purpose of the Administration is to promulgate and enforce rail safety regulations, administer railroad financial assistance programs,
conduct research and development in support of improved railroad safety and national rail transportation policy, provide for the rehabilitation
of Northeast Corridor rail passenger service, and consolidate government support of rail transportation activities.

This agency has published 2,770 documents since 1994.

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