Proposed Rule

Track Safety Standards; Concrete Crossties

  • 26
  • Aug
  • 2010
DOCKET NUMBER: 2009-0007
SUBJECT: Track
KEYWORDS: Concrete Crossties, Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008
ABSTRACT: FRA is proposing to amend the Federal Track Safety Standards to promote the safety of railroad operations over track constructed with concrete crossties. In particular, FRA is proposing specific requirements for effective concrete crossties, for rail fastening systems connected to concrete crossties, and for automated inspections of track constructed with concrete crossties. In addition, FRA is proposing to remove the provision on preemptive effect.
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