Rule/Notice/NOFO: FRA, Locomotive Image and Audio Recording Devices for Passenger Trains
Federal Register/Notice: govinfo.gov
Type of Requirement: Final rule
Description: FRA is requiring the installation of inward- and outward facing locomotive image recording devices on all lead locomotives in passenger trains, as required by the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act. In general, the final rule requires that these devices record while a lead locomotive is in motion and retain the data in a crashworthy memory module. The rule also treats locomotive-mounted recording devices on passenger locomotives as “safety devices” under existing Federal railroad safety regulations to prohibit tampering with or disabling them. Further, this rule governs the use of passenger locomotive recordings to conduct operational tests to determine passenger railroad operating employees’ compliance with applicable railroad rules and Federal regulations.
How is it enforced by FTA, DOT, Direct grant requirement, triennial review or other? FRA enforces this requirement through its railroad inspection program.
Is there a cost or time impact to grantees (best estimate): TBD
APTA Comment/Letter: APTA held webinars to develop consensus comments to the NPRM.
APTA Staff Advisor: N/A