January 15, 2020: Miscellaneous Amendments to Brake System Safety Standards and Codification of Waivers

The Federal Railroad Administration is proposing revisions to the regulations regarding brake inspections, tests, and equipment. The changes include incorporating relief from various provisions provided in long-standing waivers related to single car air brake tests, end-of train devices, helper service, and brake maintenance.  Additionally, FRA is proposing extending the amount of time freight rail equipment can be “off air” before requiring a new brake inspection. Interested parties may submit comments until March 16, 2020.

Docket No. FRA–2018–0093, Notice No. 1