January 9, 2020: Petition for Waiver of Compliance

The Long Island Railroad petitioned FRA for an extension on its currently approved  waiver of compliance from 49 CFR part 222, Locomotive Horns at Public Highway-Rail Grade Crossings. The regulation requires railroads to sound the locomotive horn in a specific manner (two long, one short, one long) as it approaches public highway-rail grade crossings. LIRR is requesting authorization to continue using just one short blast when departing from the 22 train stations that were included in the initial waiver of compliance request.
LIRR believes the request is in the public interest and was consistent with railroad safety. Additionally, there have been no materially changed circumstances since the waiver commenced.
Interested parties may submit comments on the waiver of compliance request until February 24, 2020.

Docket Number FRA–2008–0045