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January 29, 2014

FRA issues final rule to improve rail inspections

The new regulations require performance-based inspections, a process designed to minimize rail defects, which will generally result in an increase in tests performed over a designated area of track.


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


December 3, 2010

Feds propose new rear visibility regs

The proposal, issued by the NHTSA, would expand the required field of view for all passenger cars, pickup trucks, minivans, buses and low-speed vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating of up to 10,000 pounds, so that drivers can see directly behind the vehicle when the vehicle's transmission is in reverse.


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