Thursday, September 11, 2014

FRA Publishes CP Safety Plan Notice

The DOT’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) published a notice in today’s Federal Register (79 FR 54343) that it had received a petition from the Canadian Pacific  Railroad Company for the approval of their Railroad Safety Program Plan (RSPP) as required by 49 CFR 236.905. The actual copy of the RSPP is available on the Federal eRulemaking Portal (; Docket # FRA-2014-0078).

The FRA is apparently not sure if it wants public comments on the RSPP or not. The notice initially states that: “FRA is not accepting comments on this RSPP.” But later in the notice it states that: “Interested parties are invited to participate in these proceedings by submitting written views, data, or comments.” The docket is certainly open for comments though, so feel free to add your two cents worth.

NOTE: The RSPP is the implementation plan for the railroad’s positive train control (PTC) system.

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