Proposed Rule

Freight Car Safety Standards: Maintenance-of-Way Equipment - Termination of Rulemaking Proceeding

  • 27
  • Mar
  • 2002
SUBJECT: Roadway Maintenance Machine Safety
KEYWORDS: Freight Car Safety Standards
ABSTRACT: In its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), FRA proposed an amendment of the Freight Car Safety Standards, which currently do not apply to maintenance-of-way (MOW) equipment if stenciled and not used in revenue service. The NPRM proposed an additional 20 miles per hour (mph) speed restriction on MOW equipment in order for it to be operated without complying with the Freight Car Safety Standards. Termination of this rulemaking is based on consideration of the comments submitted in response to the NPRM, the need to consider and evaluate more current safety and accident data related to MOW equipment, and FRAļæ½s desire to potentially reevaluate and develop alternative approaches to the issues, if necessary, based on current fact-based data.
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