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house Bill H.R. 3551

Railway Inspection and Transparency Act

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Railway Inspection and Transparency Act

Official Title

To require the periodic inspection of certain railroad facilities.


Railway Inspection and Transparency Act - Directs the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to require each railroad carrier to arrange for an independent inspection by a professional engineer of: (1) all railroad bridges at least biennially, and (2) all railroad signals and switches at least semiannually. Requires: (1) each railroad carrier to provide inspection results to the FRA, and (2) the FRA to make those results available to the public.

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      house Committees
      Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
      Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials
    IntroducedNovember 20th, 2013

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