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Railroad Industry Workforce Development Survey

Document Series
Research Results
Federal Railroad Administration
Report Number
RR 20-19
Subject Railroad Employees
Technology adoption and impact, rail safety training, rail industry survey, rail education, rail industry diversity, workforce, workforce development

In 2009, the Federal Railroad Administration’s Workforce Development Team (FRA-WDT) conducted extensive research on this subject with railroad industry stakeholders (e.g., Class I freight and passenger railroads, shortline and regional railroads, labor unions, major associations, academia, and specialty experts). This effort established an analytical foundation to identify railroad workforce issues and facilitate awareness and cross-industry collaboration on a national platform.

Last updated: Wednesday, November 4, 2020