49 U.S.C. § 20163 - Certification of train conductors

Cite as49 U.S.C. § 20163

(a) REGULATIONS.-Not later than 18 months after the date of enactment of the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008, the Secretary of Transportation shall prescribe regulations to establish a program requiring the certification of train conductors. In prescribing such regulations, the Secretary shall require that train conductors be trained, in accordance with the training standards developed pursuant to section 20162.

(b) PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS.-In developing the regulations required by subsection (a), the Secretary may consider the requirements of section 20135(b) through (e).

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