49 CFR Appendix B to Part 234, Alternate Methods of Protection Under 49 CFR 234.105(c), 234.106, and 234.107(c)

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Appendix B to Part 234 - Alternate Methods of Protection Under 49 CFR 234.105(c), 234.106, and 234.107(c)

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Flagger for each direction of traffic Police officer present Flagger present, but not one for each direction of traffic No flagger/no police
False Activation Normal Speed Normal Speed Proceed with caution - maximum speed of 15 mph Proceed with caution - maximum speed of 15 mph.
Partial Activation* Normal Speed Normal Speed Proceed with caution - maximum speed of 15 mph Proceed with caution - maximum speed of 15 mph.
Activation Failure** Normal Speed Normal Speed Proceed with caution - maximum speed of 15 mph Stop: Crewmember flag traffic and reboard.

*Partial activiation - full warning not given.

Non-gated crossing with one pair of lights designed to flash alternatively, one light does not work (and back-lights from other side not visible).

Gated crossing - gate arm not horizontal; or any portion of a gate arm is missing if that portion had held a gate arm flashing light.

**Activitation failure includes - if more than 50% of the flashing lights on any approach lane not functioning; or if an approach lane has two or more pairs of flashing lights, there is not at least one pair operating as intended.

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Title 49 published on 2015-12-03

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 49 CFR Part 234 after this date.

  • 2016-07-01; vol. 81 # 127 - Friday, July 1, 2016
    1. 81 FR 43105 - Implementation of the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act for a Violation of a Federal Railroad Safety Law or Federal Railroad Administration Safety Regulation or Order
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      DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, Federal Railroad Administration
      Interim final rule.
      This interim final rule is effective August 1, 2016.
      49 CFR Parts 209, 213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 227, 228, 229, 230, 231, 232, 233, 234, 235, 236, 237, 238, 239, 240, 241, 242, 243, 244, and 272

Title 49 published on 2015-12-03.

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  • 2016-07-01; vol. 81 # 127 - Friday, July 1, 2016
    1. 81 FR 43105 - Implementation of the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act for a Violation of a Federal Railroad Safety Law or Federal Railroad Administration Safety Regulation or Order
      GPO FDSys: XML | Text
      DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, Federal Railroad Administration
      Interim final rule.
      This interim final rule is effective August 1, 2016.
      49 CFR Parts 209, 213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 227, 228, 229, 230, 231, 232, 233, 234, 235, 236, 237, 238, 239, 240, 241, 242, 243, 244, and 272