Topic : Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

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Feds call for development of highway-rail grade crossing safety plans

Security and Safety | December 3, 2019

Proposed rule would require all states and D.C., to develop and implement a new or updated action plan.

FMCSA proposes DVIR rule it says will save motorcoach industry $74M

Motorcoach| November 5, 2019

Current regulations require commercial bus drivers to submit DVIRs even if there are no vehicle defects to report.

Motorcoach| November 4, 2016

Feds extend comment period for speed limiting device rulemaking

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

Government Issues| February 9, 2016

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

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.
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