DOT FRA (NPRM). : Notice of proposed rulemaking Locomotive Safety Standards

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 

Federal Railroad Administration 

49 CFR Parts 229 and 238 [Docket No. FR–2009–0095; Notice No. 1] RIN 2130–AC16 

Locomotive Safety Standards 

ACTION 

(NPRM). : Notice of proposed rulemaking 

SUMMARY : FRA proposes to revise the existing regulations containing Railroad Locomotive Safety Standards. The proposed revisions would update, consolidate, and clarify the existing regulations. The proposal incorporates existing industry and engineering best practices related to locomotives and locomotive electronics. This includes the development of a safety analysis for new locomotive electronic systems. FRA believes this proposal will modernize and improve its safety regulatory program related to locomotives. http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2011/pdf/2010-33244.pdf