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49 U.S. Code § 20136 - Automatic train control and related systems

The Secretary of Transportation shall prescribe regulations and issue orders to require that—
an individual performing a test of an automatic train stop, train control, or cab signal apparatus required by the Secretary to be performed before entering territory where the apparatus will be used shall certify in writing that the test was performed properly; and
the certification required under clause (1) of this section shall be maintained in the same way and place as the daily inspection report for the locomotive.

Historical and Revision Notes

Pub. L. 103–272



Source (U.S. Code)

Source (Statutes at Large)



Oct. 16, 1970, Pub. L. 91–458, 84 Stat. 971, § 202(j); added June 22, 1988, Pub. L. 100–342, § 9, 102 Stat. 628.

The words “Within 90 days after June 22, 1988” are omitted as expired.

Pub. L. 103–429

This amends 49:20136(2) to correct an error in the codification enacted by section 1 of the Act of July 5, 1994 (Public Law 103–272, 108 Stat. 875).

Editorial Notes

1994—Par. (2). Pub. L. 103–429 substituted “section” for “subsection”.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Effective Date of 1994 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 103–429 effective July 5, 1994, see section 9 of Pub. L. 103–429, set out as a note under section 321 of this title.