Rail Labor Letter to FRA
On March 13th, the FRA opened the Emergency Relief Docket (FRA-2020-0002) for Novel
Coronavirus (COVID-19), activating the provisions of 49 CFR § 211.45. These provisions grant the FRA wide latitude to expeditiously waive its regulations, including those that concern rail safety and the wellbeing and fair treatment of employees. For these reasons, we are carefully
monitoring requests for relief made to the docket and may file additional comments on present or future petitions.