Norfolk Southern Railway (NS) has petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for a waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal railroad safety regulations regarding refresher training for mechanical inspectors. Specifically, NS proposes to create a 3-D simulation using web-based software to satisfy the “hands-on” portion of the training required by 49 CFR 232.203(e),
This is a follow up to the October 19th article regarding the Kansas City Southern Railway Company’s (KCS) petition to allow Class III air brake tests currently required by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to be performed at the U.S. / Mexican border by American inspectors to be instead performed by Kansas City Southern de
Every three years, the Railroad Retirement Board’s (RRB) Chief Actuary conducts a study of the longevity of its annuitants, as part of a valuation of future revenues and benefit payments. Click here to read the questions and answers release that summarizes the results of the most recent longevity study.