Federal Railroad Administration March 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Automation in the Railroad Industry
Document Number: 2018-06281
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-29
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
This request for information notice replaces the version published in the Federal Register on March 22, 2018 (83 FR 12646), to make technical corrections to the prior version. FRA requests information and comment on the future of automation in the railroad industry. FRA is interested in hearing from industry stakeholders, the public, local and State governments, and any other interested parties on the potential benefits, costs, risks, and challenges to implementing automated railroad operations. FRA also seeks comment on how the agency can best support the railroad industry's development and implementation of new and emerging technologies in automation that could lead to safety improvements or increased efficiencies in railroad operations.
Automation in the Railroad Industry
Document Number: 2018-05786
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-22
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
FRA requests information and comment on the future of automation in the railroad industry. FRA is interested in hearing from industry stakeholders, the public, local and State governments, and any other interested parties on the extent to which they believe railroad operations can (and should) be automated, and the potential benefits, costs, risks, and challenges to achieving such automation. FRA also seeks comment on how the agency can best support the railroad industry's development and implementation of new and emerging technologies in automation that will lead to continuous safety improvements and increased efficiencies in railroad operations.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2018-05309
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-16
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Monetary Threshold for Reporting Rail Equipment Accidents/Incidents for Calendar Year 2018
Document Number: 2018-04349
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-03-05
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
FRA's accident/incident reporting regulations require railroads to report to the agency all rail equipment accidents/ incidents above the monetary reporting threshold (reporting threshold) for that calendar year (CY). There is no change to the CY 2017 reporting threshold ($10,700) for CY 2018 as the overall increase in wages and equipment costs were not great enough to cause the threshold to change when rounded to the nearest $100.