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FRA on passenger doors

FRA on passenger doors

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Published by The Hill Newspaper
The Federal Railroad Administration explained that in some cases problems with train doors can be deadly.
The Federal Railroad Administration explained that in some cases problems with train doors can be deadly.

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This document is scheduled to be published in theFederal Register on 03/26/2014 and available online at
http://federalregister.gov/a/2014-06482
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FDsys.gov
1 4910-06-P
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration 49 CFR Part 238 [Docket No. FRA
-
2011-0063, Notice No. 1] RIN 2130-AC34 Passenger Train Exterior Side Door Safety AGENCY:
Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Department of Transportation (DOT).
ACTION:
 Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).
  ________________________________________________________________________ SUMMARY:
 FRA is proposing to improve the integrity of passenger train exterior side door safety systems and promote passenger train safety overall through new safety standards relating to the safe operation and use of passenger train exterior side doors. This proposed rule is intended to limit the number and severity of injuries involving  passenger train exterior side doors and enhance the level of safety for passengers and train crewmembers.
DATES:
Written comments must be received by [
INSERT DATE 60 DAYS AFTER DATE OF PUBLICATION IN THE FEDERAL REGISTER 
]. Comments received after that date will be considered to the extent possible without incurring additional expense or delay. FRA anticipates being able to resolve this rulemaking without a public, oral hearing. However, if FRA receives a specific request for a public, oral hearing prior to [
INSERT DATE 30 DAYS AFTER DATE OF PUBLICATION IN THE FEDERAL
 
2
REGISTER 
], one will be scheduled and FRA will publish a supplemental notice in the Federal Register to inform interested parties of the date, time, and location of any such hearing.
ADDRESSES:
Comments: Comments related to Docket No. FRA-2011-0063, Notice  No. 1, may be submitted by any of the following methods:
Web site: The Federal eRulemaking Portal, www.regulations.gov. Follow the Web site’s online instructions for submitting comments.
Fax: 202-493-2251.
Mail: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590.
Hand Delivery: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W12-140 on the Ground level of the West Building, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name, docket name, and docket number or Regulatory Identification Number (RIN) for this rulemaking (2130-AC34). Note that all comments received will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal inform
 
ation provided. Please see the Privacy Act heading in the
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
 section of this document for Privacy Act information related to any submitted comments or materials. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to http://www.regulations.gov at any time or visit the Docket Management
 
3 Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W12-140 on the Ground level of the West Building, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Daniel Knote, Staff Director, Passenger Rail Division, U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, Office of Railroad Safety, Mail Stop 25, West Building 3
rd
 Floor, 1200  New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590 (telephone: 202-493-6350); or Brian Roberts, Trial Attorney, U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, Office of Chief Counsel, Mail Stop 10, West Building 3
rd
 Floor, 1200  New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590 (telephone: 202-493-6052).
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents for Supplementary Information
I. Executive Summary II. Statutory and Regulatory Background A. Passenger Equipment Safety Standards Background B. The Need for New Design Standards and Operating Practices Relating to Exterior Side Doors on Passenger Train Equipment C. RSAC Overview D. Passenger Safety Working Group and General Passenger Safety Task Force III. Technical Background A. Overview

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