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PHMSA Final Rule on Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Safe Clearance

Posted in on Fri, Sep 27, 2013

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) have amended the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) and Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMRs) to prohibit a driver of a commercial motor vehicle or of a motor vehicle transporting certain hazardous materials or certain agents or toxins from entering onto a highway-rail grade crossing unless there is sufficient space to drive completely through the grade crossing without stopping. This action is in response to section 112 of the Hazardous Materials Transportation Authorization Act of 1994, as amended by section 32509 of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21).  The intent of the changes is to reduce highway-rail grade crossing crashes.  The rule is effective October 25, 2013.  http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-09-25/html/2013-23375.htm

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