The American Association of Railroads (AAR) requested a waiver for UP trains to use the data from wayside detectors as a means to avoid the required air brake inspections and tests that TCU Carmen do. The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) recently sent a denial of that waiver request.
TCU Vice-President and Carmen General President Rich Johnson said, “This is a big win for helping to maintain a safe environment for Railroad workers and the Public. FRA recognizes the importance of having trained employees inspect these trains rather then using data from an imperfect electronic device.”
Click here to read the earlier article on the TCU Website on this waiver request.
Click here to read the denial from the FRA.