February 18, 2020: (FR) Risk Reduction Program

The Federal Railroad Administration has issued a final rule that will require all Class I freight railroads and each freight railroad with inadequate safety performance to develop and implement a Risk Reduction Program in an effort to improve safety.
Risk Reduction Program is a comprehensive and system oriented approach to safety that determines the risk level of a railroad by identifying applicable hazards. It also involves developing plans that will mitigate or eliminate the identified risks.
The final rule will be effective as of April 20, 2020.

Docket No. FRA–2009–0038, Notice No. 7