Rail

Regulation of rail worker HOS proposed

Posted on February 14, 2007

Per a newly submitted Congressional bill, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) will have the power to regulate railroad worker hours-of-service (HOS) and will provide greater focus on risk reduction to improve safety. The FRA proposal will replace railroad HOS laws, first enacted in 1907, with comprehensive, scientifically based regulations to address worker fatigue. Under the proposal, the FRA Railroad Safety Advisory Committee, made up of railroad management, labor representatives and other key stakeholders, will review the issue and develop recommendations on new HOS limits based on current, sound science. In addition, the FRA will establish risk reduction programs, with emphasis on developing methods to evaluate safety risks to hold railroads more accountable for improving the safety of their own operations. This will include risk management strategies and implementing plans to eliminate or minimize the opportunity for workers to make errors, which can result in accidents. A copy of the full legislative proposal can be found at www.fra.dot.gov/us/content/48.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

WSP USA projects recognized with three Calif. transportation awards

The Exposition Line Light Rail in Los Angeles received the California Transportation Foundation's Overall Project of the Year award.

City Council approves transfer of Atlanta Streetcar to MARTA

The $99 million streetcar opened in December 2014 amid sky-high expectations, but ridership failed to meet expectations in its first year and plummeted nearly 60% after the city began charging $1 to ride.

Honolulu officials submit new light rail plan to FTA

The total project cost included in the new plan remains at $8.165 billion for capital costs exclusive of finance charges, with full revenue service scheduled for December 2025.

Alstom to supply traction system in Chengdu, China

The contract is worth approximately $68.3 million. The line is expected to start revenue service by the end of 2019.

Hyperloop One announces 10 winners of 'Global Challenge'

The company will commit meaningful business and engineering resources and work closely with each of the winning teams/routes to determine their commercial viability.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close