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Titles (2)

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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Title(s) as Introduced

Passenger Train Safety Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To require the Federal Railroad Administration and Amtrak to implement and carry out certain National Transportation Safety Board recommendations, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
03/03/2020Introduced in House

All Actions (3)

Date All Actions
03/04/2020Referred to the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials.
Action By: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
03/03/2020Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/03/2020Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (4)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Kilmer, Derek [D-WA-6]* 03/03/2020
Rep. Larsen, Rick [D-WA-2]* 03/03/2020
Rep. Amodei, Mark E. [R-NV-2]* 03/03/2020
Rep. Walberg, Tim [R-MI-7] 03/04/2020

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Transportation and Infrastructure03/03/2020 Referred to
House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials03/04/2020 Referred to

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Introduced in House (03/03/2020)

Passenger Train Safety Act

This bill addresses passenger safety issues aboard trains.

Specifically, the bill

  • directs the Federal Railroad Administration to research safety issues relating to speed signs, seat securement mechanisms, and methods for mitigating derailment injuries;
  • requires the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) to address various safety issues, including developing policies for the safe use of child safety seats and implementing enhanced crew training;
  • directs the Department of Transportation to require each railroad carrier that provides regularly scheduled intercity rail passenger or commuter rail passenger transportation to install inward- and outward-facing audio recording devices in or on all controlling locomotive cabs and cab car operating compartments on such passenger trains;
  • prohibits entities providing regularly scheduled intercity or commuter rail passenger transportation from beginning service on certain routes unless a positive train control system is fully implemented and operational on such routes; and
  • requires railroad carriers to periodically review and update their speed limit action plans.