On Friday, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) placed four additional research studies in the official rulemaking docket for the Hours-of-Service (HOS) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM). The four studies are:
The FMCSA is reopening the HOS NPRM comment period to allow for public review and discussion of these studies. As FMCSA is committed to receiving and analyzing all public comments on the studies before it completes its work on the final rule, the agency will extend the final rule publication date. FMCSA has advised parties to the settlement agreement of the need for an extended rulemaking schedule. The research studies are available on the FMCSA website or regulations.gov.
Teams confirmed to participate include the Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago Cubs, Kansas City Royals, Miami Marlins, Milwaukee Brewers, Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Mets, Texas Rangers and Washington Nationals.
Features on Stylus Transportation Corp.'s coaches include the Cummins/Allison drivetrain, 110-volt plugs, USB ports, Alcoa wheels, and an REI Elite system. Two of the six Temsas are ADA-accessible with a wheelchair lift.
The Niagara Scenic Tours' coaches are equipped with 110-volt plugs, USB ports, Alcoa wheels, a preheater, REI monitors and upright mirrors.
At the same time, MCI added resources to the MCI ERSA call center and enhanced the call routing system.
The agency proposes to accept requests for data reviews that seek to establish the non-preventability of certain crashes through its national data correction system known as DataQs.
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