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Date Subject Part
04/16/2020 Texas Central Railroad High-Speed Rail Safety Standards 299
04/13/2020 Metrics and Minimum Standards for Intercity Passenger Rail Service 273
03/31/2020 Metrics and Minimum Standards for Intercity Passenger Rail Service 273
03/30/2020 Texas Central Railroad High-Speed Rail Safety Standards 299
03/12/2020 Texas Central Railroad High-Speed Rail Safety Standards 299
03/10/2020 Texas Central Railroad High-Speed Rail Safety Standards 299
03/04/2020 System Safety Program and Risk Reduction Program 270 271
02/18/2020 Risk Reduction Program 271
01/21/2020 Administrative Rulemaking, Guidance, and Enforcement Procedures 211
01/15/2020 Miscellaneous Amendments to Brake System Safety Standards and Codification of Waivers 218 221 232
01/13/2020 Administrative Rulemaking, Guidance, and Enforcement Procedures 211
01/02/2020 Training, Qualification, and Oversight for Safety-Related Railroad Employees 243
12/31/2019 Rail Integrity Amendments & Track Safety Standards 213
12/27/2019 Administrative Rulemaking, Guidance, and Enforcement Procedures 211
11/22/2019 Training, Qualification, and Oversight for Safety-Related Railroad Employees 243
11/07/2019 State Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Action Plans 234
10/29/2019 Revisions to Civil Penalty Amounts 221 209 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 270 272
08/30/2019 System Safety Program 270
07/31/2019 Revisions to Civil Penalty Amounts 221 209 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 270 272
07/24/2019 Locomotive Image and Audio Recording Devices for Passenger Trains 217 218 229 240 242
06/12/2019 System Safety Program and Risk Reduction Program 270 271
05/29/2019 Train Crew Staffing 218
05/23/2019 Moving the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Civil Penalties Schedules and Guidelines From the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) to the FRA Website 209 213 214 215 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 270 272
05/17/2019 Revision of Method for Calculating Monetary Threshold for Reporting Rail Equipment Accidents/Incidents 225
05/09/2019 Qualification and Certification of Locomotive Engineers; Miscellaneous Revisions 240
04/19/2019 Passenger Equipment Safety Standards; Correction 238
04/15/2019 Railroad Noise Emission Compliance Regulations 210
12/07/2018 System Safety Program 270
11/27/2018 Revisions to Civil Penalty Amounts 221 209 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 270 272
11/21/2018 Passenger Equipment Safety Standards; Standards for Alternative Compliance and High-Speed Trainsets 229 231 236 238
10/29/2018 Environmental Impacts and Related Procedures 264
09/17/2018 Hours of Service Recordkeeping; Automated Recordkeeping; Correction 228
08/29/2018 Hours of Service Recordkeeping; Automated Recordkeeping 228
07/16/2018 Railroad Noise Emission Compliance Regulations 210
04/27/2018 Training, Qualification, and Oversight for Safety-Related Railroad Employees 243
03/05/2018 Monetary Threshold for Reporting Rail Equipment Accidents/Incidents for Calendar Year 2018 225
12/28/2017 Drug and Alcohol Testing: Determination of Minimum Random Testing Rates for 2018 219
12/20/2017 Training, Qualification, and Oversight for Safety-Related Railroad Employees 243
11/30/2017 System Safety Program 270
09/29/2017 Environmental Impacts and Related Procedures 264
09/28/2017 Program for Eliminating Duplication of Environmental Reviews 264
08/08/2017 Evaluation of Safety Sensitive Personnel for Moderate-to-Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea 240 242
07/07/2017 Competitive Passenger Rail Service Pilot Program 269
06/07/2017 System Safety Program 270
05/22/2017 System Safety Program 270
05/03/2017 Training, Qualification, and Oversight for Safety-Related Railroad Employees 243
04/13/2017 Implementation of the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act for a Violation of a Federal Railroad Safety Law, Federal Railroad Administration Safety Regulation or Order, or the Hazardous Material Transportation Laws or Regulations, Orders, Special Permits, and Approvals Issued Under Those Laws 209 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 270 272
04/03/2017 Implementation of the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act for a Violation of a Federal Railroad Safety Law, Federal Railroad Administration Safety Regulation or Order, or the Hazardous Material Transportation Laws or Regulations, Orders, Special Permits, and Approvals Issued Under Those Laws 209 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 270 272
03/21/2017 System Safety Program 270
02/13/2017 System Safety Program 270


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