Train Operator Hours-of-Service Requirements


This standard provides minimum hours-of-service (HOS) requirements for rail transit systems that do not comply with more restrictive existing federal or state hours-of-service requirements, to ensure that all operators adhere to maximum hours of service and minimum rest period requirements and that rail transit systems have procedures in place to enforce such programs

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Document Number Version Publication Date Publication Related Information
APTA RT-OP-S-015-09 Rev. 1 06/07/2019 Published Current


hours of service, fatigue, scheduling


This standard outlines the basic elements of an HOS program. An HOS program creates the conditions in which train operators have an opportunity to get sufficient rest (eight hours of uninterrupted sleep) between work shifts to minimize the impact of fatigue on their job performance.

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