• FTA orders out-of-tolerance wheel gauge reporting, asks for fleet-wide inspection

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  by STrRedWolf
 
https://www.reuters.com/world/us/us-ask ... 021-10-29/
WASHINGTON, Oct 29 (Reuters) - The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) said Friday it had asked U.S. transit agencies to conduct inspections of wheel gauges on rail cars following the Oct. 12 derailment of a Washington subway train.

FTA said it was requiring state safety agencies to report out-of-tolerance wheel gauges discovered since October 2020 and advised them to require fleet-wide inspections of wheel gauges in public transportation systems. The Washington subway system said on Thursday it expected to operate sharply reduced service through at least Nov. 15.

FTA says operators must disclose how often they inspect wheel gauges and the number that failed inspections.
Shocking...
  by electricron
 
STrRedWolf wrote: Sat Oct 30, 2021 6:09 pm https://www.reuters.com/world/us/us-ask ... 021-10-29/
WASHINGTON, Oct 29 (Reuters) - The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) said Friday it had asked U.S. transit agencies to conduct inspections of wheel gauges on rail cars following the Oct. 12 derailment of a Washington subway train.

FTA said it was requiring state safety agencies to report out-of-tolerance wheel gauges discovered since October 2020 and advised them to require fleet-wide inspections of wheel gauges in public transportation systems. The Washington subway system said on Thursday it expected to operate sharply reduced service through at least Nov. 15.

FTA says operators must disclose how often they inspect wheel gauges and the number that failed inspections.
Shocking...
Even serious model railroaders know the importance of in spec wheel gauge to avoid derailments. :(