Title 49 published on 2012-10-01
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FRA is amending the Track Safety Standards and Passenger Equipment Safety Standards to promote the safe interaction of rail vehicles with the track over which they operate under a variety of conditions at speeds up to 220 m.p.h. The final rule revises standards for track geometry and safety limits for vehicle response to track conditions, enhances vehicle/track qualification procedures, and adds flexibility for permitting high cant deficiency train operations through curves at conventional speeds. The rule accounts for a range of vehicle types that are currently in operation, as well as vehicle types that may likely be used in future high-speed or high cant deficiency rail operations, or both. The rule is based on the results of simulation studies designed to identify track geometry irregularities associated with unsafe wheel/rail forces and accelerations, thorough reviews of vehicle qualification and revenue service test data, and consideration of international practices.
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§ 2461 note - Mode of recovery
§ 20102 - Definitions
§ 20103 - General authority
§ 20104 - Emergency authority
§ 20105 - State participation
§ 20106 - Preemption
§ 20107 - Inspection and investigation
§ 20108 - Research, development, testing, and training
§ 20109 - Employee protections
§ 20110 - Effect on employee qualifications and collective bargaining
§ 20111 - Enforcement by the Secretary of Transportation
§ 20112 - Enforcement by the Attorney General
§ 20113 - Enforcement by the States
§ 20114 - Judicial procedures
§ 20142 - Track safety
The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 49 CFR 213 after this date.
FRA is proposing to amend the Federal Track Safety Standards to promote the safety of railroad operations by enhancing rail flaw detection processes. In particular, FRA is proposing minimum qualification requirements for rail flaw detection equipment operators, as well as revisions to requirements for effective rail inspection frequencies, rail flaw remedial actions, and rail inspection records. In addition, FRA is proposing to remove regulatory requirements concerning joint bar fracture reporting. This rulemaking is intended to implement section 403 of the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (RSIA).