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November 24, 2015: FRA Issues Best Practices for Designing Vision Field Test for Engineers and Conductors

The Federal Railroad Administration has issued an interim interpretation to clarify the locomotive engineer and conductor qualification and certification regulations regarding the vision standards and testing. This document focuses on further evaluation of any person that fails to meet the vision threshold criteria and provides guidance for  designing valid, comparable, and reliable field tests that will be able to determine if those who do not meet the threshold criteria can perform their duties safely. Comments will be accepted through January 25, 2016.

Docket No. FRA-2015-0123