Final Rule

Track Safety Standards; Concrete Crossties

  • 01
  • Apr
  • 2011
DOCKET NUMBER: 2009-0007 Notice No. 2
SUBJECT: Track
KEYWORDS: Concrete Crossties, Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008
ABSTRACT: FRA is amending the Federal Track Safety Standards to promote the safety of railroad operations over track constructed with concrete crossties. In particular, FRA is mandating specific requirements for effective concrete crossties, for rail fastening systems connected to concrete crossties, and for automated inspections of track constructed with concrete crossties.
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