September 2, 2020: Petition for Waiver of Compliance

BNSF Railway has petitioned FRA for a modification to an existing waiver of compliance from 49 CFR 213.109(d)(6) which allows for the use of concrete crossties with one shoulder broken off where, if turned end for end, every other crosstie is fastened 100 percent on both rails (‘‘3/4 Concrete Ties’’).
BNSF believes its proposal would effectively grandfather its current use of these types of crossties across six divisions throughout the BNSF operating system. Interested parties may submit comments on this petition until October 2, 2020. All comments must include the docket number.

Docket Number FRA–2020–0068