H.R.6066 - Passenger Train Safety Act116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Heck, Denny [D-WA-10] (Introduced 03/03/2020)|
|Committees:||House - Transportation and Infrastructure|
|Latest Action:||House - 03/04/2020 Referred to the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.6066 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
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.