Resources

Federal Research Links

OSHA
Safe and healthful working conditions.

Railroad Retirement Board
Information on sickness benefits, retirement annuities, unemployment benefits, etc.

Access to online code of Federal Regulations and Federal Register Publications
Use to read CFR Title 49, Part 200 thru 299 governing railroad regulations. Also CFR Title 49, Part 40 governing drug testing procedures. Title 29 governs labor, specifically relevant to us is it governs the National Mediation Board.

US Government Bookstore Online
Can order print copies of CFR regulations.

Federal Railroad Administration website
Access data on accidents, safety, rail regulation, etc.

FRA

Promotes safe,environmentally sound, successful railroad transportation.

Safety Violations Data by State, Region and Railroad, sorted by CFR Section

DOT Pipelines
PHMSA’s mission is to protect people and the environment by advancing the safe transportation of energy and other hazardous materials that are essential.

DOT Docket Management System
Can access all information on open dockets governing waivers, etc. Using this website, you can: view proposed rules and other regulatory documents; submit a comment; submit an application, petition or adjudication document; read comments; view final rules; view regulatory agendas that list regulations

Surface Transportation Board Site
Can access docket filings on abandonments, trail use requests, etc.

Department of Labor Website
Can access online copies of LM financial reports filed by all union bodies.

Federal Election Commission
Access to federal campaign information and federal election information.

US House of Representatives
Access to addresses, bills, amendments, etc.

Thomas – Congressional information provided by the US Library of Congres