NPRM: Rail Integrity Amendments & Track Safety Standards
FRA is proposing to revise its regulations governing the minimum safety requirements for railroad track. The proposed changes include allowing inspection of rail using continuous rail testing; allowing the use of flange-bearing frogs in crossing diamonds; relaxing the guard check gage limits on heavy-point frogs used in Class 5 track; removing an inspection-method exception for high-density commuter lines; and other miscellaneous revisions.
The version of the notice of proposed rulemaking posted to FRA’s website is not intended to constitute the official version of the rule. The official version of the rule will be the version published in the Federal Register in the near future and may appear slightly different than this website posting due to Federal Register formatting requirements. Any effective dates or other dates will be based on the date the official version is published in the Federal Register.