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State management of transit project eco reviews proposed

Would expand the program for interested states, implementing a key provision of MAP-21. The public is invited to submit its comments through www.regulations.gov during the 60-day public comment period, which will expire on Oct. 29, 2013.

High-speed rail crashworthiness standards recommended

Will provide baseline safety requirements for next-generation rail equipment that would travel up to speeds of 220 mph on high-speed rail tracks, while providing the flexibility to operate with existing freight and passenger systems up to speeds of 125 mph.

FRA proposes training standards for rail workers

Would require each railroad or contractor with safety-related railroad employees to develop a training program designating the qualifications of each employee and then submit that program for the FRA’s approval.

FMCSA posts proposal to increase UCR fees

Believes its proposed new fee levels will both encourage states to aggressively enforce the UCR fees rule and generate the necessary revenue to execute state motor carrier safety programs.