February 8, 2016: (FR) FRA Issues Final Rule on Glazing

In an effort to reduce paperwork and economic burdens on the rail industry, FRA has revised the existing regulations on glazing materials in the windows of locomotives, passenger cars, and cabooses. The revised regulation no longer requires stenciling on the locomotives, passenger cars, and cabooses that are required to be equipped with glazing. Some compliance dates have been removed after they were deemed  unnecessary. The final rule also addresses how the regulations apply to older equipment and end locations of all equipment, the definition of passenger car, and the modification of how regulations are applied to passenger cars and cabooses that are used for private transportation and older locomotives that are used in incidental freight service.

Docket No. FRA-2012-0103