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FRA proposes changes to passenger train emergency regulations

July 11, 2012

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Washington – The Federal Railroad Administration on June 27 issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (.pdf file) that would revise passenger train emergency preparedness regulations. Among the proposed revisions:

  • Railroad personnel designated as emergency responder contacts must receive communication and efficiency training at time of hire and periodically after.
  • Railroads must develop specific procedures for evacuating passengers with disabilities.
  • Railroad companies will have authority to make administrative changes to emergency preparedness plans without FRA approval.
  • Railroads will establish new emergency situation testing requirements for all railroad personnel.

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