Topic : Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

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Feds extend comment period for speed limiting device rulemaking

Motorcoach| November 4, 2016

The new public comment deadline of Dec. 7, 2016, will provide all interested parties sufficient opportunity to fully develop and submit comments and evidentiary materials to the agencies

FTA issues Agency Safety Plan proposed rule, Proposed National Safety Plan

Government Issues| February 9, 2016

Both are statutory requirements first authorized by Congress in MAP-21 Act in 2012 and reauthorized in the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act in 2015.

Motorcoach| January 19, 2016

FMCSA proposes Safety Fitness Determination Rule

The proposal would replace the current three-tier federal rating system of “satisfactory–conditional–unsatisfactory” for federally regulated commercial motor carriers with a single determination of “unfit,” which would require the carrier to either improve its operations or cease operations.

Government Issues| August 18, 2015

FTA proposes rule to establish new safety program for transit

The proposed rule would implement FTA’s authority to conduct inspections, audits, and examinations; testing of equipment, facilities, rolling stock and the operations of a public transit systems; and for FTA to take appropriate enforcement actions, including directing the use or withholding of federal funds and issuing directives and advisories.

Government Issues| December 4, 2014

FMCSA seeking comments on revising financial responsibility levels

An April 2014 Report to Congress found that while catastrophic motor carrier crashes are rare, the costs for resulting severe and critical injuries can exceed $1 million; current insurance limits do not adequately cover these costs, which are primarily due to increases in medical expenses and other crash-related costs.

Government Issues| April 1, 2014

FRA releases critical incident plan rule

Also unveils a new Notice of Proposed Rulemaking intended to improve the integrity of passenger train exterior side door safety systems.
Bus| September 30, 2013

FTA to unveil ANPRM on Safety and Transit Asset Managment

A safety and transit asset management rulemaking is required by MAP-21 and covers several topics that signal FTA’s commitment to ensuring that efforts to keep transit systems in good working order goes hand-in-hand with efforts to keep them safe.
Rail| September 7, 2012

FRA proposes rail system safety programs rulemaking

SSPs would be designed to help the railroad proactively identify and mitigate or eliminate hazards and the resulting risks on each railroad’s system.
Rail| July 3, 2012

FRA proposes rule on rail emergency preparedness

Based on recommendations from General Passenger Safety Task Force. Interested parties are invited to submit comments on the proposed rule by Aug. 27, 2012.
Rail| August 23, 2011

Changes to PTC regs expected to enhance safety, cut costs

Proposed amendments would eliminate the need to perform analyses on forgoing PTC installation and rerouting shipments of some hazardous materials off a rail line. Lines used to provide passenger service would still require PTC. Affected railroads are expected to realize an estimated cost savings of $340 million in the first several years
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