[Nfbc-info] FYI FW: [Nfb-legislative-directors] US Department Of Transportation Federal Transit Administration Guidance Regarding Between-car Barriers

Michael Hingson mike at michaelhingson.com
Tue Sep 29 20:36:13 UTC 2015



From: Nfb-legislative-directors
[mailto:nfb-legislative-directors-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Diggs,
Parnell via Nfb-legislative-directors
Sent: Tuesday, September 29, 2015 12:57 PM
To: NFB Legislative Directors List <nfb-legislative-directors at nfbnet.org>
Cc: Diggs, Parnell <PDiggs at nfb.org>
Subject: [Nfb-legislative-directors] US Department Of Transportation Federal
Transit Administration Guidance Regarding Between-car Barriers


Dear Colleagues,


For those who live in areas where light rail service is available, I am
forwarding as an attachment a recent Dear Colleague letter from the Federal
Transit Administration which is intended to clarify certain federal safety
regulations related to operating multicar trains.


I am also pasting below, for your convenient reference, the applicable
provision contained in the Code of Federal Regulations.  As advocates and
leaders, I want you to be aware of updates to federal law concerning
passenger safety and of course take steps to see that the law is followed in
communities across the nation.  The code section follows.  Thanks; and as
always, please contact me with any questions.


49 C.F.R. 38.85


"Where vehicles operate in a high-platform, level-boarding mode, devices or
systems shall be provided to prevent, deter or warn individuals from
inadvertently stepping off the platform between cars. Appropriate devices
include, but are not limited to, pantograph gates, chains, motion detectors
or other suitable devices."



Parnell Diggs, Esq.

Director of Government Affairs

National Federation of the Blind

200 East Wells Street

Baltimore, MD 21230

Office: (410) 659-9314, extension 2222

Mobile: (843) 267-2018

Email:  <mailto:pdiggs at nfb.org> pdiggs at nfb.org

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