Training, Qualification, and Oversight for Safety-Related Railroad Employees
In response to a petition for rulemaking, FRA proposes amending its regulation on Training, Qualification, and Oversight for Safety-Related Railroad Employees by delaying the regulation's implementation dates for all contractors, and those Class II and III railroads that are not intercity or commuter passenger railroads with 400,000 total employee work hours annually or more.
State Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Action Plans
FRA is issuing this proposed rule in response to a mandate from the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act to issue a rule requiring 40 States and the District of Columbia to develop and implement highway-rail grade crossing action plans. This proposed rule would also require the ten States previously required to develop highway-rail grade crossing action plans by the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008 and FRA's implementing regulation to update their plans and to submit reports to FRA describing actions they have taken to implement them.
Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Restoration and Enhancement Grants Program
This notice details the application requirements and procedures to obtain grant funding for eligible projects under the Restoration and Enhancement (R&E) Grants Program. This notice makes available R&E Grants Program funding provided by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 (2018 Appropriation) and the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019 (2019 Appropriation), as well as available funding remaining from the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017 (2017 Appropriation). The opportunities described in this notice are made available under Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 20.324, ``Restoration and Enhancement.''