Final Rule

Railroad Workplace Safety; Roadway Worker Protection Miscellaneous Revisions (RRR)

  • 27
  • May
  • 2016
AUTHOR: Federal Railroad Administration
DOCKET NUMBER: Docket No. FRA-2008-0086
ABSTRACT: FRA is amending its Roadway Worker Protection (RWP) regulation to resolve interpretative issues that have arisen since the 1996 promulgation of that rule. In particular, this final rule adopts certain terms, resolves miscellaneous interpretive issues, codifies certain FRA Technical Bulletins, adopts new requirements governing redundant signal protections and the movement of roadway maintenance machinery over signalized non-controlled track, and amends certain qualification requirements for roadway workers. This final rule also deletes three outdated incorporations by reference of industry standards in FRA’s Bridge Worker Safety Standards, and cross references the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) regulations on the same point.
Pdf Download PDF Document [931.4 KB]


The version of the final rule being posted to FRA’s website is not intended to constitute the official version of the final rule.  The official version of the final rule will be the version published in the Federal Register in the near future and may appear slightly different than this website posting due to Federal Register formatting requirements.  Any effective dates or other dates for submission of petitions for reconsideration or other compliance will be based on the date the official version is published in the Federal Register.