January 30, 2020: Notice of Program Approval: Norfolk Southern Railway Company

The Federal Railroad Administration issued a notice to explain its reason for approving a petition submitted by Norfolk Southern Railway Company. The petition was for a test program that is designed to test track inspection technologies and new operational approaches to track inspections. The Test Program is designed to test autonomous locomotive-mounted geometry measurement systems and gradually decreased manual visual inspections as an alternative to FRA’s inspection frequency requirements.

Docket No. FRA–2019–0099