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NTSB Safety Recommendations R-12-32 through -35



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                   NTSB SAFETY RECOMMENDATION
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National Transportation Safety Board
Washington, DC 20594

June 5, 2012

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NTSB Safety Recommendations R-12-32 through -35

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The National Transportation Safety Board makes the following 
safety recommendations to the Federal Transit 
Administration:

Notify all rail transit agencies regarding the circumstances 
of the January26,2010, accident near Rockville Metro Station 
and urge them to evaluate their roadway worker protection 
programs and procedures to ensure that they adequately and 
effectively address appropriate training, communication, 
maintenance-vehicle movement authorities, flagging 
procedures, rules compliance, and the sharing of a work area 
by multiple work crews. (R-12-32)

Advise all state safety oversight agencies of the 
circumstances of the January 26,2010, accident near 
Rockville Metro Station and urge them to audit the roadway 
worker protection programs and the procedures of all rail 
transit operations in their states to ensure that they 
adequately and effectively address appropriate training, 
communication, maintenance-vehicle movement authorities, 
flagging procedures, rules compliance, and the sharing of a 
work area by multiple work crews. (R-12-33)

Issue guidelines to advise transit agencies and state 
oversight agencies on how to effectively implement, oversee, 
and audit the requirements of 49 Code of Federal Regulations 
Section 659.19(r) using industry best practices, industry 
voluntary standards, and appropriate elements from 49 Code 
of Federal Regulations Part214, Subpart C, Roadway Worker 
Protection. (R-12-34)

Emphasize the effective implementation and oversight of 49 
Code of Federal Regulations Section 659.19(r) as part of 
your safety oversight program audits. (R-12-35)

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http://www.ntsb.gov/doclib/recletters/2012/R-12-032-035.pdf

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