The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) is requesting to renew the emergency relief to allow for social distancing and workforce shortages. The petition was initially granted by FRA in May 2020.
Additionally, ASLRRA is requesting relief from the annual continuous welded rail training requirements. Due to the social distancing requirements relating to COVID-19 short lines have postponed in-person training.
Interested parties may submit comments on the petition until September 4, 2020. All comments must include the docket number.