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  • add in its place “$116,766”. PART 222—USE OF LOCOMOTIVE HORNS AT PUBLIC HIGHWAY-RAIL GRADE CROSSINGS 46. The authority citation for part 222 … Appendix B (b)(3) Special penalties pertaining to railroad-highway grade crossing violations 49 U.S.C. 31310(j)(2)(B) 16,048 16,453 Appendix … dollar amount “$113,894” and add in its place “$116,766”. PART 234—GRADE CROSSING SAFETY 69. The authority citation for part 234 continues to
  • “the statutory maximum amount”. PART 222—USE OF LOCOMOTIVE HORNS AT PUBLIC HIGHWAY-RAIL GRADE CROSSINGS 54. The authority citation for part … Appendix B (b)(3) Special penalties pertaining to railroad-highway grade crossing violations 49 U.S.C. 31310(j)(2)(B) 15,727 16,048 Appendix … while § 173.24(f) focuses on closures. Use § 173.31(d) for tank cars, when possible. Cite the sections accordingly, using both the leak/non-leak criteria and
  • currently defined in § 214.7. Highway-Rail Grade Crossing FRA is adopting the definition of “highway-rail grade crossing” found in § 225.5 of its accident … Human-Factor Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Accident/Incident In § 219.201(b), FRA prohibits PAT testing after a highway-rail grade crossing accident. FRA … a “human-factor highway-rail grade crossing accident/incident.” This paragraph requires PAT testing after a highway-rail grade crossing accident/incident … Control of Alcohol and Drug Use: Coverage of Maintenance of Way (MOW) Employees and Retrospective Regulatory Review-Based Amendments
  • for roadway workers to use shunts would necessitate additional training to ensure using shunts did not interfere with grade crossing warning devices or signal … prohibits such use. New paragraph (d) of § 214.317 sets minimum standards for the use of such existing niches to ensure their continued safe use. Consistent … to use the exception in paragraph (a), and implements rules governing its use, if a contractor employee vacuums water from a switch in a locomotive shop
  • A grade-separated highway-rail or pathway crossing that has been physically removed is also considered a closed crossing. Highway-Rail Crossing In … pathway crossing is separate and distinct from a highway-rail crossing. While highway-rail crossings may include associated sidewalks, pathway crossings are … trains through highway-rail or pathway crossings to submit information to the U.S. DOT National Highway-Rail Crossing Inventory about the crossings through which … trains through highway-rail or pathway crossings to submit information to the U.S. DOT National Highway-Rail Crossing Inventory about the crossings through which … and new highway-rail and pathway crossings to the U.S. DOT National Highway- Rail Crossing Inventory and to periodically update existing crossing data. … National Highway-Rail Crossing Inventory Reporting Requirements
  • enhance warning at highway-rail grade crossings. The PTC Working Group stressed that efforts to enhance highway-rail grade crossing safety must recognize … requirements for highway-rail grade crossings beyond those set forth in § 213.347. FRA will, however, require that highway-rail grade crossing safety at Class … enhancing grade crossing safety further by implementation of a program to fully eliminate at-grade highway-rail crossings through consolidation and grade separation
  • the use of locomotive horns at public highway-rail grade crossings by establishing an excess risk estimate of 90.9 percent for public highway-rail grade … certain highway-rail grade crossings located in the six-county Chicago Region) to prohibit routine sounding of the locomotive horn at highway-rail grade crossings … Rule on the Use of Locomotive Horns at Highway-Rail Grade Crossings) had a statistical profile that was distinctly different from gated crossings in the rest … the use of locomotive horns at public highway-rail grade crossings by establishing an excess risk estimate of 90.9 percent for public highway-rail grade … grade crossings along the Florida East Coast Railway Company (FEC) line. When this final rule is effective, public authorities will be permitted to establish … Excess Risk Estimate for Highway-Rail Grade Crossings Along the Florida East Coast Railway Line
  • Use of Locomotive Horns at Highway-Rail Grade Crossings; Technical Amendments to Appendix D
  • match the highway-rail incident files for the past five years against a data file containing the list of grade crossings where the train horn was not routinely … http://dms.dot.gov. List of Subjects in 49 CFR Part 222 Use of locomotive horns, Railroad safety. The Rule In consideration of the foregoing … that occurred at crossings where the train horn was not routinely sounded during the period, and (2) those that occurred at crossings equipped with automatic … intended to eliminate confusion regarding the data and calculations that will be used to determine the NSRT on an annual basis. Interested parties may submit written … Use of Locomotive Horns at Highway-Rail Grade Crossings; Technical Amendments to Appendix D
  • include the topography and grade of the work assignment and the use of locomotive horns to provide notice at highway-rail grade crossings. Predicting and addressing … in the locomotive cab. This includes a 1971 study on highway-rail grade crossings  11 and an addendum on the sound environment in the locomotive cab, 12 … noise in any individual locomotive cab will vary greatly, depending on the locomotive model, locomotive age, condition of the locomotive, length of the route … build, and maintenance standards for new locomotives and maintenance requirements for existing locomotives. FRA expects that this rule will reduce the … for railroad employees whose predominant noise exposure occurs in the locomotive cab. FRA's previous standard (issued in 1980) limited cab employee noise
  • FRA's Final Rule on the Use of Locomotive Horns at Highway-Rail Grade Crossings does not apply to public highway-rail grade crossings within the State of Florida … (SSMs) at each public highway-rail grade crossing. In addition, locomotive horn sounding is not required within highway-rail grade crossing corridors that have … of locomotive horns at public highway-rail grade crossings, provided the interests of communities with pre-existing restrictions on locomotive horn sounding … rule that required that the locomotive horn be sounded while trains approach and enter public highway-rail grade crossings. This document amends and clarifies … Use of Locomotive Horns at Highway-Rail Grade Crossings
  • governing locomotive horn use at Chicago Region highway-rail grade crossings where railroads were excused from sounding the locomotive horn by the Illinois … Audible warning at highway-rail grade crossings. (a) Definitions.—As used in this section— (1) the term “highway-rail grade crossing” includes any street … limited manner, over private grade and pedestrian crossings. Locomotive horn use at private grade and pedestrian crossings will be subject to the requirements … rule that required that the locomotive horn be sounded while trains approach and enter public highway-rail grade crossings. The interim final rule contained … injury, use of the locomotive horn is impractical, or safety measures fully compensate for the absence of the warning provided by the locomotive horn. Communities … qualify for this exception may create ``quiet zones'' within which locomotive horns would not be routinely sounded. The final rule issued today amends … Use of Locomotive Horns at Highway-Rail Grade Crossings
  • Final Rule in the Federal Register addressing the use of locomotive horns at highway-rail grade crossings. As FRA was interested in receiving public comments … Final Rule in the Federal Register addressing the use of locomotive horns at highway- rail grade crossings. As FRA was interested in receiving public comments … Use of Locomotive Horns at Highway-Rail Grade Crossings
  • the Federal Register (68 FR 70586) addressing the use of locomotive horns at highway-rail grade crossings. As FRA was interested in receiving public comments … which require railroads to sound the locomotive horn when approaching and entering public highway-rail grade crossings will not take effect until April 1 … requirements of the final rule before routine locomotive horn sounding is initiated at public grade crossings within the area. Issued in Washington, DC … the Federal Register (68 FR 70586) addressing the use of locomotive horns at highway-rail grade crossings. As FRA was interested in receiving public comments … Use of Locomotive Horns at Highway-Rail Grade Crossings
  • the Federal Register (68 FR 70585) addressing the use of locomotive horns at highway-rail grade crossings. As FRA is interested in receiving public comments … the Federal Register (68 FR 70585) addressing the use of locomotive horns at highway-rail grade crossings. As FRA is interested in receiving public comments … Use of Locomotive Horns at Highway-Rail Grade Crossings
  • the Federal Register (68 FR 70585) addressing the use of locomotive horns at highway-rail grade crossings. FRA is interested in receiving public comments … the Federal Register (68 FR 70585) addressing the use of locomotive horns at highway-rail grade crossings. FRA is interested in receiving public comments … Use of Locomotive Horns at Highway-Rail Grade Crossings
  • public and private highway-rail grade crossings. Of those crossings, more than 153,000 are public at-grade crossings—those crossings in which a public road … Federal Register (65 FR 2230) addressing the use of locomotive horns at public highway-rail grade crossings. This rulemaking was mandated by Public Law … public highway-rail grade crossings. This order preempted State and local laws that permitted the nighttime ban on the use of locomotive horns. Twenty … issuing rules to require that a locomotive horn be sounded while a train is approaching and entering a public highway-rail crossing. The rules also provide for … personal injury, use of the locomotive horn is impractical, or safety measures fully compensate for the absence of the warning provided by the horn. This rule … Use of Locomotive Horns at Highway-Rail Grade Crossings
  • signal system, as well as protection at highway-rail crossings through the activation of warning devices at crossings so equipped. The railroad industry … visible to roadway workers on the track and to vehicular traffic at highway-rail grade crossings. This section makes several references to visibility in normal … (b) does not cover locomotives hauling conventional rail cars used in track maintenance work, such as ballast cars. Such locomotives must comply with the
  • a new part 222, entitled “Use of Locomotive Horns at Public Highway-Rail Grade Crossings,” to require that a locomotive horn be sounded while a train is … there is no shared use of general system track if the operations include public highway/rail grade crossings or rail crossings at grade (diamond interlockings) … recently initiated a rulemaking concerning the use of locomotive horns at highway-rail grade crossings. On January 13, 2000, FRA published in the Federal … concerning safety issues related to light rail transit operations that share use of the general railroad system track with conventional trains. That policy … today's Federal Register, describes how the two agencies will coordinate use of their respective safety authorities over shared track operations. FRA is … submitted by light rail operators and other railroads seeking approval of shared use of general railroad system track. … the Safety of Railroad Passenger Operations and Waivers Related to Shared Use of the Tracks of the General Railroad System by Light Rail and Conventional
  • standards do not apply to equipment used exclusively on a rail line (A) with no public highway-rail grade crossings, (B) on which no freight operations … very heavy and long freight trains, often over track with frequent grade crossings used by heavy highway equipment. European passenger operations, on the … equipment of lesser weight than in North America. In many cases, highway-rail grade crossings also pose lesser hazards to passenger trains in Europe due to … existing regulations concerning special notice for repairs, safety glazing, locomotive safety, safety appliances, and railroad power brakes as applied to passenger
  • to see warning devices at highway-rail crossings. Since 1978, accidents and fatalities at highway-rail grade crossings have decreased dramatically … rights-of-way at grade crossings. The additional language is intended only to cover the clearing of vegetation at highway-rail grade crossings to provide adequate … highway grade crossings and rail-to-rail crossings for the highest speed operations, track Classes 8 and 9. Presently no highway-rail crossings exist on … industry with the flexibility needed to effect a safer and more efficient use of resources. The amendments reflect recommendations submitted to FRA by the … However, FRA anticipates that further amendments will be added to address the use of Gage Restraint Measuring Systems.
  • include protection against the hazards of vehicular traffic at highway-rail grade crossings. Another commenter suggested that FRA include contractors who … voluntary measures are being taken to protect roadway workers at highway rail grade crossings. The issue of protecting contractors who are working on the … types, highway-rail cars and trucks while on or near tracks, snow plows-self propelled and pushed by locomotives, spreader-ditcher cars, locomotive cranes
  • a public highway-rail crossing that is in use; (b) an at grade rail crossing that is in use; (c) a bridge over a public road or waters used for commercial … exists on its line: (1) A public highway-rail crossing that is in use; (2) An at-grade rail crossing that is in use; [[Page 31807]] (3) A bridge … have to meet FRA's highway-rail grade crossing warning system standards if a general system railroad operated over the grade crossing. These regulations … maintenance, inspection, and testing requirements for active highway-rail grade crossing warning systems. The final rule being amended also requires that … and railroad employees from the hazards posed by malfunctioning highway-rail grade crossing warning systems. The amendments issued today are technical corrections … Grade Crossing Signal System Safety
  • public highway-rail grade crossing that is in use; (2) an at-grade rail crossing that is in use; (3) a bridge over a public road or waters used for commercial … public highway-rail grade crossing that is in use; (2) An at-grade rail crossing that is in use; (3) A bridge over a public road or waters used for … A public highway-rail crossing that is in use; (b) an at-grade rail crossing that is in use; (c) a bridge over a public road or waters used for commercial … accurate reporting of accidents, casualties, injuries, illnesses and highway-rail grade crossing accidents. Second, railroads are allowed the option to submit … submit, update, and amend accident, casualty, and highway-rail accident reports through transfer of information on computer diskettes, magnetic tapes, or electronically … calculation of the accident reporting monetary threshold is amended to allow for use of publicly available data and statistics. The purpose of the rule is to enhance
  • considered requiring the use of auxiliary lights only during the 20 seconds before a locomotive entered a public highway-rail grade crossing. It was quickly concluded … experience of locomotives equipped with crossing lights to locomotives equipped with a headlight alone. These data suggest that the use of crossing lights … front of the locomotive. Analysis of the 4,240 highway-rail grade crossing accidents reported to FRA in 1993 shows that the lead locomotive of a train … trains at a greater distance. The rule requires that locomotives operated over public highway-rail crossings at greater speeds than 20 miles per hour be equipped … FRA amends the locomotive safety standards to increase train visibility. This action requires that certain locomotives be equipped with auxiliary lights … Locomotive Visibility; Minimum Standards for Auxiliary Lights
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