FMCSA revisits railroad crossing proposal
May 7, 2006 12:19 PM
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has withdrawn a July 30, 1998, proposal that would have prohibited the driver of a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) from driving onto a highway-railroad grade crossing without sufficient space to drive completely through the crossing without stopping.
The proposal was issued in response to section 112 of the Hazardous Materials Transportation Authorization Act of 1994.
After careful analysis and review of the comments, FMCSA has concluded that the proposal gave a misleading impression of the statutory mandate and the cost and complexity of complying with an implementing regulation.
The agency, however, will issue a simpler and more clearly written new rule addressing the requirements of section 112.
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