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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.


December 2, 2013

FRA announces final rule for rail emergency plans

Among the provisions, the rule requires that vestibule and interior passageway doors on passenger cars be fitted with removable panels and windows to allow passage if the doors do not open.


November 20, 2013

Updated: NHTSA to require seat belts on motorcoaches

The final rule, which amends FMVSS 208, applies to new over-the-road buses and to other types of new buses with a GVWR greater than 26,000 pounds, except transit buses and school buses.


June 13, 2012

FRA issues rail crossings final rule

Requires railroads to install signs at highway-rail grade and pathway crossings with telephone numbers the public can use to alert railroad companies to unsafe conditions.


November 23, 2011

Final Rule banning hand-held cell phone, texting released

The final rule prohibits commercial drivers from using a hand-held mobile telephone while operating a commercial truck or bus. Drivers who violate the restriction will face federal civil penalties of up to $2,750 for each offense and disqualification from operating a commercial motor vehicle for multiple offenses.


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