Proposed Rule

Brake System Safety Standards for Freight and Other Non-Passenger Trains and Equipment

  • 09
  • Sep
  • 1998
SUBJECT: Braking Systems
ABSTRACT: FRA proposes revisions to the regulations governing the power braking systems and equipment used in freight and other non-passenger railroad train operations. The proposed revisions are designed to achieve safety by better adapting the regulations to the needs of contemporary railroad operations and facilitating the use of advanced technologies. These proposed revisions are being issued in order to comply with Federal legislation, to respond to petitions for rulemaking, and to address areas of concern derived from experience in the application of existing standards governing these operations.
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