Carmen Division Opposes Two Recently Filed Petitions for Waiver

The Illinois Central Railroad seeks a waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal Railroad Safety Regulations regarding Class IA brake tests. The Carrier wants to create a hybrid of the different mileage requirements for cycle trains and extended haul trains. TCU/IAM Carman Division has submitted comments to the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) requesting they deny this request.

Click here to read the comments to the FRA from the Carman Division.

The BNSF Railway Company and the Union Pacific Railroad have jointly petitioned FRA for a waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal railroad safety regulations regarding railroad cars tested with automatic single car test devices. The current rule stipulates that if a car is on a shop or repair track for any reason and has not had a single car air brake test within the previous 12-month period, that test must be performed. The Carriers now request that this requirement be pushed to every two years. TCU/IAM Carman Division has submitted comments to the FRA requesting they deny this request.

Click here to read the comments to the FRA from the Carman Division.

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