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Track Safety Standards Part 213 Classes 1-5 Workshop –Understanding the FRA Track Safety Standards and the track inspection process.
April 30-May 3, 2019
Council Bluffs, Iowa

This 3.5 day workshop uses an interactive approach to introduce you to the FRA Track Safety Standards (TSS) for Classes of track 1-5. Class 1, Regional and Short Line operators, Industrial plants, and contractors will find this workshop valuable for those responsible for compliance with the TSS. Upon completion of this course, attendees will have an introductory understanding of how to apply TSS for inspecting track, recording defects, and taking necessary remedial action.

Emphasis during this course is placed on: FRA Qualification, Compliance, Railroad/Track Owner Responsibility, Class Specific Defects, Non Class Specific Defects, Turnout Inspections, Rail Defects, and Inspection Report Requirements.


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Here's a brief look at what’s happening in the world of FRA Regulations.

49 CFR Parts 229, 231, 236, and 238, Passenger Equipment Safety Standards; Standards for Alternative Compliance and High-Speed Trainsets. This final rule amends FRA's passenger equipment safety standards using a performance-based approach to adopt new and modified requirements governing the construction of conventional- and high-speed passenger rail equipment. This final rule adds a new tier of passenger equipment safety standards (Tier III) to facilitate the safe implementation of nation-wide, interoperable high-speed passenger rail service at speeds up to 220 mph. While Tier III trainsets must operate in an exclusive right-of-way without grade crossings at speeds above 125 mph, these trainsets can share the right-of-way with freight trains and other tiers of passenger equipment at speeds not exceeding 125 mph. This final rule also establishes crashworthiness and occupant protection performance requirements in the alternative to those currently specified for Tier I passenger trainsets. Together, the Tier III requirements and Tier I alternative crashworthiness and occupant protection requirements remove regulatory barriers and enable use of new technological designs, allowing a more open U.S. rail market. Additionally, the final rule increases from 150 mph to 160 mph the maximum speed for passenger equipment that complies with FRA's Tier II requirements.
Dates: This regulation was effective January 22, 2019.

 

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