FRA interprets hours-of-service laws

March 2, 2012

WASHINGTON – In a Feb. 29, 2012, Federal Register notice, the Federal Railroad Administration provides its interpretation of hours-of-service laws “arising out of some of the complex and important amendments enacted in 2008 to the Federal railroad safety laws that govern such matters as how long a railroad may require or allow an employee in a certain category to remain on duty and how long the railroad must give the employee off duty before the employee may go on duty again.”

The FRA said, “In issuing this interpretation, FRA has considered public comments that it received on its June 2009 document that contained the agency’s interim interpretations.”

To read the 24-page Federal Register notice of Feb. 29, 2012, click on the following link:

Federal Register / February 29, 2012