Federal Railroad Administration March 22, 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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.