Final Rule

Use of Locomotive Horns at Highway-Rail Grade Crossings

  • 17
  • Aug
  • 2006
DOCKET NUMBER: 1999-6439
SUBJECT: Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Warning Systems
KEYWORDS: Quiet Zone
ABSTRACT: This document responds to petitions for reconsideration of FRA's April 27, 2005 final rule that required that the locomotive horn be sounded while trains approach and enter public highway-rail grade crossings. This document amends and clarifies the final rule, in response to petitions for reconsideration and associated letters in support that have been submitted by interested parties, including the railroad industry, rail unions, and a manufacturer of traffic channelization devices.
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