Federal Railroad Administration [FRA] Law and Legal Definition

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is an agency in the U S Department of Transportation. The FRA is an agency concerned with intermodal transportation. Chief executive officers of the FRA are the Administrator and the Deputy Administrator.

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is an agency of the U S Department of Transportation concerned with intermodal transportation. Chief executive officers of the FRA are the Administrator and the Deputy Administrator.

The purposes of the FRA are:

(1)to promulgate and enforce rail safety regulations;

(2)to administer railroad assistance programs;

(3)to conduct research and development in support of improved railroad safety and national rail transportation policy;

(4)to provide for the rehabilitation of Northeast Corridor rail passenger service; and

(5)to consolidate government support of rail transportation activities.