Restrictions on Railroad Operating Employees� Use of Cellular Telephones and Other Electronic Devices
SUBJECT: Cellular Telephones/Other Electronic Devices
ABSTRACT: FRA is amending its railroad communications regulations by restricting use of mobile telephones and other distracting electronic devices by railroad operating employees. This rule codifies most of the requirements of FRA Emergency Order No. 26, which is supplanted by this final rule on the date it becomes effective. FRA has revised some of the substantive requirements of that Emergency Order as well as its scope to accommodate changes that FRA believes are appropriate based upon its experience with the Emergency Order and in response to public comments submitted in response to the proposed rule.
Due to our recent website upgrade some of the links in legacy documents might point to the decommissioned site location. We recommend that users take advantage of the search engine above to locate the material they seek on the current website. Be assured that we are working diligently to upgrade all legacy documents containing outdated links and to keep our content as current as possible.